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WSF World Rookie Tour 2014: 10 events calendar to search the next snowboard star

As the past editions, the Black Yeti will catch again the winter season of 5 continents and confirm his mission to shred with the best rookies of the world in a 10 international events series and search for the next snowboard star.
The tour will open in Europe with the legendary WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, in early January 2014, and it will culminate in Ischgl, Austria, for the end of season big final. Other events are planned in Romania, Japan, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, double events with both Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest in Avoriaz (France) and Monte Bondone (Italy) and 2 events in the Southern Hemisphere: Chile and Australia.
Each event program will combine freestyle contests, in slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines included in the TTR World Snowboard Tour, with many other lifestyle activities offering a unique experience for all the partecipants.
The winners of the main stops will be awarded with Onboard and Cooler photoshootings, video shooting with film production company, invitations to world class events and snowboard freeride trips in Chile. Also the top riders of each tour stop will get their spot for the 2014 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, where the ‘WSF World Rookie Champion’ titles will be awarded.

 2014 World Rookie Fest – Official Calendar

WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy –  06.11 January 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 17. 19 of  January 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France –  01.03 February 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and halfpipe
Indy Park Banzai Rookie Fest  Nekoma, Japan – 16.-17.February 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
Trentino Rookie Fest  – Monte Bondone, Italy – 19.23 Feb 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and halfpipe
East Rookie Fest – Vitkovice, Czech Republic – 07.08 March 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest – Pamporovo, Bulgaria – 22.23 March  2014 – 3* TTR slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 02.06 April 2014 – 3* TTR slopestyle
Australian Rookie Fest - Thredbo, Australia –August 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest - Valle Nevado, Chile – August 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and freeride

 If your dream is to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from Rookie Fest! 

World Rookie Tour Rules
The title of World Rookie Champions 2014 will be awarded to the winner of the 3Star Volkl World Rookie Finals 2014 in Ischgl, Austria.
This event is reserved to the following riders:
• All riders that finished on the podium (top 3) from a previous Rookie Fest, both male and female, Rookie and Grom age groups
• Selected riders from NSAs: each nation has a national quota of five (5) riders (2 male rookies, 1 female Rookie, 1 male and 1 female Grom).
• The top 20 riders from the World Rookie Rank at the end of March + the top 10 riders from the Grom Rank
• The riders inscriptions have to be submitted by the official WSF member nation only

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1996 to 31st of December 1998) and Grom (born from 1st of January 1999 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation in association with the TTR World Pro Snowboard Tour.

The WSF World Rookie Tour is organized by the World Snowboard Federation in collaboration with its National Snowboard Associations, and it is made possible by REDBULL,Blue-Tomato, Völkl Snowboards. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Onboard European Snowboard magazine, Cooler and MPora.

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