Protest World Rookie Finals 09

Peetu is the TTR Champion 2009 but the battle for the title of World Rookie Champione 2009 is still open. From all over the world the best youngsters are ready to compete at the Swatch 4star “Protest World Rookie Finals 2009” in Ischgl, Austria.

Protest World Rookie Finals will Nominate the Rookie Champion 2009
Slope Style TTR 4Star, 15.19 April 2009, Ischgl, Austria

After the stops in Italy, Korea, Serbia and Czech Republic, and many only rookie events at 1 and 2 stars level all over the world, the final youngster challenge of the season, the Swatch 4 star “Protest World Rookie Finals 2009” will be held in one of the best parks in Tirol, Austria: Ischgl presented by n.asa (new austrian snowboard association). The rookies will go big in Ischgl and will compete for the WSF World Rookie Champion Title and unbelievable prizes like an invitation to filming sessions with the Pirate Movie Productions, shooting with Onboard European Snowboard Magazine and tickets to international events.

“With the World Rookie Fests program the youngsters have a fair and clear chance to enter the pro system: even an unknown rider can now be invited at a world class event or join a film production company.” said Martin Frejnademetz, snowboard legend and n.asa President.

The best youngsters already showed amazing tricks like double front flip 180 and 1260 during the previous stops and now is time to move to Austria for the final rookie event of the season where a great level of riding is expected. All previous winner, including Red Bull rider Dimi de Jong from Holland, Teddy Koo and Yuki Motoki from Japan, Staale Sandbach from Norway and Michaela Devis-Meehan from Australia already confirmed their partecipation at the event, but many other rising star are expected to come and shred. To offer the riders a new opportunity of progression a special Bag Jump session on the training day (Requested written form from riders parents to take part in it: download it here)

An Onboard Europe photoshooting will be held in Ischgl straight after the event, from 20 to 24 april. The shooting is reserved to previous stops winners Staale Sandbach (NOR), Teddy Koo (JPN), Tim Kevin Ravnjak (SLO), Eskii Korneluissen (NOR) plus winners from the finals in Ischgl: best male rookie, best male grom and best girl from Ischgl who will receive up to 250€ of travel budget to arrange their trip to home after the 24 april.

Partecipation at Protest World Rookie Final 2009 in Ischgl
Partecipation at the event costs €350 including inscription, lift tickets from 16 to 18 April, hotel in half board from 15 to 19 april and gifts. The partecipation for coach and parents cost €250 and one coach/parents per nation will have the lift tickets included.
Every WSF national snowboard associations is invited to register a rookie team consisting of maximum 3 male and 3 female rookies, 2 male and 2 female groms.
In addition to the national teams the best riders from previous stop (list below) and the top 16 rookies of the World Rookie Rank at 5th april, will be admitted at the event.
Age groups: Rookies are born 1991,1992 and 1993, Grom are born 1994 and over.

Prizes for Protest World Rookie Finals 2009 in Ischgl
the title of WSF World Rookie Champion 2009
Filming with Pirate Movie Production
3 invitation to an Onboard Europe Photoshooting (in Ischgl from 20 to 24 april 2009)
6 Protest Surfcamps
For the best girl and the best male grom: a golden ticket to join for free every World Rookie Fest 2009/10
5 ticket to the next World Rookie Fest stop
and many other goodies like avalanche tranceivers from Pieps, goodies from Protest Boardwear and Ride Snowboards

Invited Riders to Protest World Rookie Finals 2009 from previous stops
Male Rookie (born in 1991,1992, 1993)
Staale Sandbach, Norway (1st in Livigno – invited for free)
Kevin Backstrom, Sweden (2nd in Livigno – invited for free)
Aleksander Oesterng Mihailovic, Norway (3rd in Livigno – invited for free)
Teddy Koo, Japan (1st in Korea – invited for free)
Yuki Motoki, Japan (2nd in Korea – invited for free)
Aljosa Krivec, Slovenija (1st in Serbia – invited for free)
Luka Jeromel, Slovenija (2nd in Serbia – invited)
Eskii Korneluissen, Norway (1st in Czech Republic – invited for free)
Rudi Oesterhus, Norway (2nd in Czech Republic – invited for free)

Male Grom (born in 1994 and up)
Dimi De Jong, Nederland (1st in Livigno – invited for free)
Tim Kevin Ravnjak, Slovenija (1st in Serbia – invited for free)
Martin Mikyska, Czech Republic (1st in Czech) Female Rookie (born in 1991, 1992, 1993)
Davis-Meehan Michaela, Australia (1st in Livigno – invited for free)
Rovena Jesensek, Slovenija (1st in Serbia)

Female Grom (born in 1994 and up)
Maria Delfina “Bibi” Maiocco, Italy (1st in Livigno – invited for free)
Taja Korpar, Slovenija (1st in Serbia)
Diana Augustinova, Czech Republic (1st in Czech)

In addition will be admitted at the finals also the 12 rookies from World Rookie Rank at 5 april 2009 (check it here: and every National Snowboard Association can register 3 male and female rookies, 2 male and female groms.

Official website:
Info, inscriptions and hotel booking: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424,
Info and media: Marco Sampaoli, +39.340.3285569,

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the Swatch TTR 4Star “Protest World Rookie Finals” in Ischgl, Austria, from April 15 to April 19, 2009. Only the winners of the previous qualifiers will be able to go to Ischgl, together with the best athletes of the World Rookie Rank on April 5, and the wild cards that single nations give to their most promising rookies. The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR. At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: an invitation to a Video Shooting with the Pirate Movie Production, a Photo Shooting by On Board Europe and an invitation to an event which is still kept secret are awaiting the winner.

WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels.


Event Protest World Rookie Finals
Location Ischgl, Tirol, Austria
Date April 15-19, 2009
Shuttle Service Avaible from Innsbruck airport.
Event Format Slope Style (4 Star), (helmet obligatory)
Age groups Rookie (born 1991-92-32) and Grom (born 1994 and younger)
Prize Filming with Pirate Movie Productions, Onboard Photoshooting, Golden ticket to 09/10 World Rookie Fests, 6 Protest Surfcamps, 5 tickets to World Rookie Fest 2010, and goodies from Pieps, Ride Snowboards and Protest Boardwear.
Overall value of the prize money about 22.000€
Inscription By returning the registration form attached to before April 10th 2009
Entry fee 350 € for lift ticktes, event registration, hotel in half board. To be payed at the riders office in Ischgl in cash.

Accommodation For hotel booking contact: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424,
NOTE: Untill one week before the Event, room cancelation is possible without penalty. Afterwards a storno-fee is to pay for the booked rooms and registred riders/nation will be invoiced.

Judging Will be accomplished by official headjudges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Snowparkcrew Käpten Kaos
Note for media A limited number of accreditated media will receive free lift tickets and free accomodation (contact
TV Production & Pics: Video highlights will be avaible on friday 17 april and monday 20 april; 10 minutes TV show on the 23 april; Avaible daily reports and pictures. For any media request please contact
Sponsor&Partner: Protest, Ischgl, RedBull, Ride Snowboards, Pieps, X Double, Sweetdream,
Media Sponsors Onboard European Snowboard Magazine, Tacky,
Organization N.ASA (new austrian snowboard association) in cooperation with WSF World Rookie Fest Organizing Committee
Official website

Admission Criteria
Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1991 and younger are admitted
Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 1994
Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted. Can partecipate pre-qualified riders from previous Rookie Fest stops, top 12 male rookie from World Rookie Rank, and national rookie team up to 3 male and female rookies and 2 male and female grom per nation plus pre-qualified riders from previous stop and world rookie rank at 5th april 09. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions

N.ASA (new austrian snowboard association) – Trojer Meinhard
Email: Mobile: +43 650 56 37 424

WSF – Marco Sampaoli
Email: Mobile: +39.340.3285569