The WSF World Rookie Tour is ready to kick off the season 2010.11 with the first international events and national series. In july and august 2010 the tour will land in Europe, Oceania and South America, from Northern to Southern Hemisphere. Next months calendar includes Swatch TTR slopestyle events, training camp and freeride trip to start searching the next snowboarding future stars.
The World Rookie Tour 2010.11 “The Future is STILL here”, announce today its kick off events in july and august 2010, in Northern and Southern Hemisphere: across Summer and Winter. Last season World Rookie Tour 09.10 included events in Southern and Northern Hemispheres. More than 500 young riders from 27 nations joined last season tour. It culminated in Ischgl, Austria, with the 4Star Protest World Rookie Finals where finnish ripper Roope Tonteri won his second World Rookie Champion title. Waiting for next winter program and prize announcement, these are the preliminary info about the international rookie events confirmed for july and august 2010.
Rookie Camp, Val Senales, Italy – 3.10 july 2010 (Advanced Training Camp)
From 3 to 10 july 2010, Val Senales in Italy, will host the Rookie Camp, a freestyle training camp for riders of any level up to 18 years old. Ride with the Champions as the World Rookie Champion Roope Tonteri and many other talented youngsters will join this unique training program. The Rookie Camp will offer snowboard & Skateboard lesson for any riding level, trainings, photo&video shootings, English Talks and many other activities. Riders from all Europe are already confirmed. Inscription fee is 670€ all inclusive. All info and registration on www.rookiecamp.eu.
Summer Rookie Fest, Val Senales, Italy – 6.10 july (2Star Slopestyle and Summer Chill)
From 6 to 10 july, the second edition of the 2Star slopestyle “Summer Rookie Fest” will be held in Val Senales, Italy, during the last days of the RookieCamp. With a 2Star slopestyle and tons of chilling possibilities, it will be the only TTR summer event on the Alps hosted in one of the finest European summer snowpark. This slopestyle contest will award a ticket to the legendary 4Star World Rookie Fest 2011 in Livigno, Italy, an invitation for a film shooting with Board.TV and many snowboard goodies by Nike6.0 and Nitro. Inscription fee is 350€ all inclusive.
Australian Rookie Fest, Thredbo, Australia – 28.30 july (2Star Slopestyle)
After Val Senales, the Rookie Fest will move “down under” with the first stop ever in the Southern Hemisphere. Thredbo in Australia will held the 2Star slopestyle Australian Rookie Fest, from 28 to 30 july. It will be the pinnacle event of the Australian Junior Series, which will include events also in Victoria on 23.25 july, and Perisher Blue from 12 to 14 august. This event will assign 3 tickets for the 4Stars slopestyles World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, and World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria.
South America Rookie Fest, Valle Nevado, Chile – 13.23 august (2Star Slopestyle and Freeride Trip)
The World Rookie Tour will move in the backcountry of the Andes for the South America Rookie Fest, from 13 to 23 august, in Valle Nevado, Chile. The event will be integrated in the Circuito Bichos, the Chilean youth snowboard series, and international pro riders and selected European rookies will join it. The program of this unique event include an opening 2Star Slopestyle with snowboard clinics with the pros. After the best rookies from South America, will be invited to a freeride program with European Top Rookies and RedBull pros to enjoy a week of powder kickers, photo shootings and film sessions in Valle Nevado backcountry area.
World Rookie Tour – International Summer Stops 2010.11
Rookie Camp, Val Senales, Italy – 3.10 july 2010 – www.rookiecamp.eu
Summer Rookie Fest, Val Senales, Italy – 6.10 july 2010, 2Star Slopestyle
Australian Rookie Fest, Thredbo, Australia – 28.30 july 2010, 2Star Slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest, Valle Nevado, Chile – 13.23 august 2010, 2Star Slopestyle and Freeride Trip
Northern Hemisphere events 2010.11 to be announced
World Rookie Tour Rules
The title of World Rookie Champion 2011 will be awarded to the winner of the 4Star World Rookie Finals 2011 in Ischgl, Austria, reserved to the top riders from previous Rookie Fests, plus selected riders from National Snowboard Associations and the top 20 riders, male and female, from the World Rookie Rank.
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st january 1993 to 31st december 1995) and Grom (born from 1st january 1996 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the Swatch TTR Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation in association with the Swatch TTR World Pro Tour.