2016 Völkl World Rookie Finals – Registrations Are Open

Ischgl, Austria. 5-10 April 2016

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Ischgl is hosting the 2016 Völkl World Rookie Finals for one more time, and young shredders from across the globe will be gathering for this prestigious event. All of them will rock the Iscghl slopestyle course as they will compete to reach the finals, scheduled for April 9.

A mix of Rookies from more that 20 countries are getting ready for their run out on the Ischgl slopestyle course, for the most exclusive youth snowboard event on the Planet! The program of 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle contest, many lifestyle activities which will be announced soon, and the famous final party.

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 11 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to Air&Style, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. Mons Roisland, Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Ischgl?

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If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Ischgl, Austria, is the place to be from April the 5th to April the 10th.

The program and the pre-registration form are attached to this e-mail. Further information about the event can be found online at www.worldrookietour.com

Download here the event info, program and registration form at www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2016/WRF_Ischgl_2016.zip

Registration, info and bookings
rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the 12 minutes TV Show with the best moment from the 2015 Völkl World Rookie Finals here: https://vimeo.com/155226590

Photo Credits: Gustav Ohlsson

VERY IMPORTANT!! QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE VOLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS
(WHO CAN JOIN THE EVENT IN ISCHGL)

– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1998 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2001.
– Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted.
– Qualified are the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 male, top 20 female) + the top 10 riders from the Grom rank by the 23th of march 2016. you can check the rookie ranks here: www.worldrookietour.com/rank
– Additional every Nation is allowed to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Girl, 1 Grom Men, 1 Grom Girl.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops in Chile, Switzerland (Corvatsch and Laax), Italy (Livigno and Monte Bondone), France, Norway, USA and Japan are already qualified to the Volkl World Rookie Finals. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions.

PRE-QUALIFIED RIDER LIST FROM PREVIOUS 2015.16 WORLD ROOKIE TOUR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

GROM GIRL

Bianca GislerI (SUI)
Chutz Elena (SUI
Tina Steffensen (NOR)
Luan Salgueira (FRA)
Emma Gennero (ITA)
Marilù Poluzzi (ITA)
Margaux Herpin (FRA)
Molly Philips (FRA)
Asanuma Hinari (JPN)
Murase Kokomo (JPN)
Murase Yura (JPN)
Wicki Berenice (SUI)
Muller Anna (SUI)
Tanno Livia (SUI)
Steffensen Tina (NOR)
Mylius Maria (NOR)
Bakke Emma (NOR)
Salgueira Luan (FRA)
Deloriere Kiara (FRA)
Guitard Zoe (FRA)
Reira Iwabuchi (JPN)

ROOKIE GIRLS

Antonia Yañez (CHI)
Mai Gonzalez (CHI)
Albertin Sina (SUI)
Brodier Juliette (FRA)
Henna Ikola (FIN)
Nora Frisvold (NOR)
Hanne Eilertsen (NOR)
Chloé Silliers (FRA)
Emmi Parkkisenniemi (FIN)
Lucie Silvestre (FRA)
Suffys Manon (BEL)
Bischof Babet (SUI)
Parkkisenniemi Emmi (FIN)
Bruserud Marie (NOR)
Herleiksplass Elise Seljevoll (NOR)
Komuro Yuuna (JPN)
Takahashi Aoi (JPN)
Aizawa Mao (JPN)
Abou Lola (FRA)

GROM MEN

Alvaro Yañez (CHI)
Julian Cortes (CHI)
Benja Yañez (CHI)
Jaros Samuel (SK)
Camezind Samuel (SUI)
Neff Cedric (SUI)
Elias Rupp (SUI)
Casper Wolf (NED)
Samuel Camenzind (SUI)
Rakim Foy (NED)
Joey Van Der Noort (NED)
Gabriel Adam (GBR)
Umehara Souta (JPN)
Kunitake Hiroaki (JPN)
Kimata Ryoma (JPN)
Vicktor Noah (GER)
Guetl Leon (GER)
Puenter Nick (SUI)
Mathisen William (SWE)
Ndoumbe Natan Elijah (FRA)
Artus Brian (FRA)
Merimee Luca (FRA)
Takeru Otsuka (JPN)

ROOKIE MEN

Fede Chiradio (Arg)
Bruno Natalucci (Arg)
Erik Bastiaansen (NED)
Niek Van Der Velden (NED)
Tom Harveyson (AUS)
Khadarin Vladislav (RUS)
Fischer Florian (SUI)
Sutter Gian Andrea (SUI)
Nicola Liviero (ITA)
Sebastian Springeth (ITA)
Loris Framarin (ITA)
Van der Velden Niek (NED)
Mustonen Ville (FIN)
Ulstein Isak (NOR)
Gjerdalen Bendik (NOR)
Eckhoff Mathias (NOR)
Valax, Enzo (FRA)
Miramond de laroquette Adrien (FRA)
Chaminade Tanguy (FRA)
Miyazawa, Yutaro (JPN)
Suzuki, Atsuhiro (JPN)
Hiroaka Keitaro (JPN)
Gauger Wendelin (SUI)

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

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . postponed to 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016 – DONE
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016 – DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016 – Deleted
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway 26.28 February 2016 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016 – Deleted
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016 – DONE
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016
World Rookie Shooting . Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy. 10.13 Aprile 2016 NEW!

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 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.

ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).

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