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World Rookie Finals 2009

10:16 25th March 2009 by Onboard Snowboarding
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Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria (15-19 April) will Nominate the Rookie Champion 2009

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 TTR 4star 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 World Rookie Champion Title and unbelievable prizes like an invitation to a filming sessions with Pirates Movie Productions, shooting with Onboard European Snowboard Magazine and tickets to international events.

“Through the World Rookie Fest programme the youngsters have a fair and clear chance to enter the pro system: even an unknown rider can now be invited to a world class event or join a film production company.” said Martin Freinademetz, snowboard legend and n.asa president.

The youngsters have already shown amazing tricks like double front flip 180s and 1260s 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 stars are expected to come and shred.

To offer the riders a new opportunity of progression, there is a special Bag Jump session on the training day (requested written form from riders parents to take part in it: download it here).

The photoshooting with Onboard will be held in Ischgl straight after the event, from 20-24 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 back home.

Participation at Protest World Rookie Final 2009 in Ischgl

Participation at the event costs €350 including inscription, lift tickets from 16-18 April, hotel in half board from 15-19 April and gifts. Fee for coach and parents is €250 and one coach/parents per nation will have the lift tickets included.
Every WSF national snowboard association 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.

Prizes for Protest World Rookie Finals 2009 in Ischgl

Title of WSF World Rookie Champion 2009
Filming with Pirates Movie Production
3 invitations to an Onboard photoshooting (in Ischgl from 20-24 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 tickets to the next World Rookie Fest stop
and many other goodies like avalanche tranceivers from Pieps, goodies from Protest Boardwear and Ride Snowboards

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