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2021 World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals

Black Yeti proudly announces dates and locations

Someone said: “Optimism is the best way to see life”, and Black Yeti is highly optimistic! That is why we want to announce dates and locations for the 2021World Rookie Tour Big Finals, well in advance. Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun in Austria, and Seiser Alm in Italy, are already excited to host hundreds of young aspiring professionals, to live the best experience in their early career. Obviously all our scheduled WRT events will follow both the international WHO and the local guidelines for Covid prevention to ensure the highest security standard for all our riders, their coach, and relatives. Furthermore, is confirmed that the 2021 World Rookie Tour Snowboard and Freeski Champions, male and female, will get a spot in the next season FIS World Cup Tour!

Rider: Stine Olsen
Credit: Gustav Ohlsson

World Rookie Snowboard Finals

A history lasting 16 years, a heritage that Black Yeti improves every year. The next World Rookie Snowboard Finals will take place again in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 11th to the 16th April 2021, with Slopestyle and Big Air events. But as always it´s not just about the competition, with workshops and side events, education and a lot of fun is a big part of the World Rookie Finals as well. If you want to see the future of snowboarding, you have to be there.

Watch here the trailer for the 2021 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: vimeo.com/475818755

World Rookie Freeski Finals

A brand-new tour, an incredible opportunity for all the young skiers around the world. World Rookie Freeski Finals will take place again in Seiser Alm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th March 2021. Snowpark Seiser Alm is one of the best parks in Europe, hosting location for several international events, including FIS World Cup Slopestyle.  The chance to compete here is a must and the program of the event will include very typical social activities in order to discover the South Tyrol culture and heritage.

 

Breaking news for the last season-qualified riders, for Snow and Freeski Finals 2020

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, World Rookie Tour canceled the last 2020 winter events scheduled in Japan, Italy, and Austria, including the World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals 2020.

For the season 2020/2021 Black Yeti has decided that all the last year qualified rider for the 2020 finals, if they are still in the age, could take part in the World Rookie Finals 2021 scheduled in Austria and Italy. Unfortunately, the World Rookie Tour cannot confirm the economic efforts for the free ticket.

If you are one of the qualified riders from season 2020, please write to registration@worldrookietour.com

 

 

World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Provisional Calendar 2021

World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, ITA 16.-21.01.2021

UK Rookie Fest (Rail + BA) – Glasgow, SCO,22.-24.01.2021

Copper Mountain Rookie Fest (HP) – Copper Mountain, USA, 28.01.2021

Winter Park Grom Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 11.02.2021

Winter Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 12.02.2021

QKLS Rookie Fest (SS) – Ruka, FIN, 11.-14.02.2021

Hungarian Rookie Fest (SS) HUN – Budapest, HUN, 20.-21.02.2021

Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, JPN, 26.-27.02.2021

Ursus Rookie Fest (SS) – Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 28.02.-04.03.2021

World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, AUT,11.-16.04.2021

World Rookie Tour Freeski – Provisional Calendar 2021

Copper Mountain Rookie Fest (HP) – Copper Mountain, USA, 07.01.2021

UK Rookie Fest (Rail + BA) – Glasgow, SCO 22.-24.01.2021

Winter Park Grom Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 11.02.2021

Winter Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 12.02.2021

Innsbruck Rookie Fest (SS) – Innsbruck – Skyline Park, AUT, 19.-21.02.2021

Ursus Rookie Fest (SS) – Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 28.02.-04.03.2021

Kronplatz Rookie Fest (SS) – Kronplatz, ITA, 12.-14.03.2021

World Rookie Finals (SS) – Seiser Alm, ITA, 23. –27.03.2021

 

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ABOUT BLACK YETI ssd
The Black Yeti is an amateur sport club dedicated to the realization of snowboard, freeski and skateboard projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, in Italy and abroad. One of the most successful projects is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 2.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called “Rookie Fest”, organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops, and English talks.

 

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World Rookie Tour: All upcoming events cancelled

Due to the Corona virus international outbreak emergency, World Rookie Tour cancels all the next events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria. The official statement from the World Rookie Tour crew follows:

“We decided to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in order to protect our rookie community and to counteract the COVID-19 epidemic with the only reasonable action: to cancel all our upcoming events and to don’t announce new events until the situation will be declared safe again.

As many others around the world, we didn’t realize the situation immediately, and we apologize for this. People are afraid, this is normal and appropriate, and we don’t want to encourage rookie teams with their coaches and parents, to travel to our events and to travel in general. There is only one thing to do: stay at home and follow the WHO recommendations for the prevention of the Coronavirus.

As an immediate consequence, all the below WRT events are cancelled:
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // Snowboard SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // Snowboard and Freeski SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kroplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun. AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // Snowboard SS/HP

We don’t know at the moment if there will be reserve dates for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. More information about World Rookie Tour future events and the calendar for Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard will be released as soon as possible.

Black Yeti recommends to inform yourself about the Corona virus situation and prevention by reading, first, all the necessary information on World Health Organization dedicated page www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.

Cancellation of some WRT events is not the end of the world: it is a small contribution to avoid it.
We, as rookie and sport community, can take together serious action to support the prevention of Coronavirus, so let’s do it, taking it as a serious danger.

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Young Guns Rookie Fest is goin’ down in Takasu, Japan on February 16th!

The Black Yeti will soon arrive in Japan for another great edition of the Young Guns Rookie Fest that will take place on February 16th in Takasu.

Takasu Snow Park is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. The resort is on the eastern slopes of Mt. Dainichi, part of the Ryohaku mountain range. Takasu Snow Park has been operating since 1999 and it’s well known in the country for its halfpipe, the “nihon ichi” (best in Japan), thanks to the support of Global Snow Design.

2019 World Rookie Champion Ruki Tomita showed up for the first time here last year, same as Shuichiro Shigeno who won the Grom Title.  Who is going to be the next Japanese rising star?

Check out the video from the Young Guns Rookie Fest 2019:

Info and registrations for the 2020 Young Guns Rookie Fest in Tadaku, Japan:

Contacts: Ishi icyroad2@mac.com phone: +81(0)90.6518.8574

Age Groups  

2019/2020 World Rookie Tour events are reserved for Rookies (born from 1st of January 2002 to 31st of December 2004) and Groms (born from 1st of January 2005 and up), both male and female. All contests in the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the World Rookie Rank.

The World Rookie Tour is organized by Black Yeti company in collaboration with National and International Sports Associations and it is made possible by Red Bull, Völkl, Marker, Union Bindings, TSG Protection, Level Gloves, Surftolive.com, Jail Jam, Elle-Erre Easy Flag, Rock&Ride, Jart Skateboard, and Moon. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Sequence Magazine, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Prime Skiing, Sourge Skateboarding, and Quattro Media. 

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World Rookie Tour hits USA!

The World Rookie Tour continues in the USA

After the kick-off in Livigno, Italy, the Black Yeti crossed the ocean and landed in Vail, USA, where the Colorado Rookie Fest went down on January 26th, 2020, where the young snowboarders enjoyed the first halfpipe contest of the season.

Coming up next, Mammoth Mountain will host REV TOUR Rookie Fest, the second tour stop in the USA, from February 7th – 9th, 2020 where both slopestyle and halfpipe contests will take place.

The third tour stop of the World Rookie Tour in the USA will be Colorado Rookie Fest in Keystone, on February the 8th, with a slopestyle contest on the schedule

Find here all the information about Colorado Rookie Fest. For further info about the events you can also contact: registration@worldrookietour.com

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Video highlight from the World Rookie Fest Livigno 2020

The celebration of the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest was a blast with 100 riders from 15th nations who took part in the slopestyle contest in the new pro-line of the Mottolino Snowpark.
Check out the highlight edit:

Read the full report here.

Filming & Editing: Silvio Ottonello & Federico Romanello
Drone Footage: Andrea Matteoli

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The 15th edition of World Rookie Fest Livigno has its winners

The celebration of the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest was a blast with 100 riders from 15th nations who took part in the slopestyle contest in the new pro-line of the Mottolino Snowpark: athletes from 10 different nations obtained a spot on the podium, underlining the international stance of this iconic youth snowboard event.

A bluebird sky and a bright sun welcomed the riders in Livigno, where Mottolino Snowpark presented its astonishing new set up for international events: three tables with different kickers and two tables with multi jib obstacles. The perfectly shaped jumps were 18, 22, 19 meters for the XL line, 15, 17, 16 meters for the L line and 6, 8, 10 for the M line.

During the final day, the grom girls started first and Mia Brooks from Great Britain conquered the highest spot of the podium with her run which included Frontside 180 over the gap, Switch Blunt 270 out, Cab 540 Indy, Backside 540 Mute, Cab 720 Indy, Switch Bluntslide, followed by Andrina Salis as second place and Heli Bockhorni as third place. In the Rookie Girls, the riding level was very high too: Evy Poppe from Belgium took the first place with Cab 180 over the gap, 50-50 180 out, cab 540, Backside 360 Tailgrab, Frontside 720, 50-50 Backside 180 out, Evelina Taka and Novalie Engholm the second and the third place.

From Italy Ian Matteoli won in the groms’ category with a score of 83 in his run where he landed Cab 180 over the gap, hardway 270 on lipslide to fakie, Switch Backside 540 Mute, Backside Double Cork 1080 Mute, Frontside Double Cork 1080 Frontside grab, 50-50 Frontside 360 out. Julien Merken from France rounded out the podium as second and Joshua Robertson Hahn from Australia as the third.

Øyvind Kirkhus from Norway arriving first in the Rookie’s category thanks to his best run which included Switch Frontflip over the gap, cab 180 on 50-50 to Boardslide prezel 270 out, Switch Backside 1260 Mute, Backside Double cork 1080 Mute, Frontside Double cork 1260 Frontside grab, cab 270 on 270 out. On the male rookie podium after Øyvind there were Valtteri Kautonen from Finland and Johannes Taklo from Norway.

Norway conquered the title of the best team.


Full results can be found here.

As you know, the World Rookie Tour is not just a competition, but a unique lifestyle and travel experience for all the participants with a lot of side activities in the program such as the arva freeride clinic and the yoga session. You can see what has happened in these three days in Livigno thanks to the official pictures.

All the pictures from 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno are on the link below:

2020 World Rookie Fest – Day1
2020 World Rookie Fest – Qualifications Day
2020 World Rookie Fest – Finals DayPhoto credits: Ania GrzelkaThanks to 2020 World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners:

Red Bull, Livigno Touristic Office, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Mottolino Snowpark, Skipassion, Union Binding Company, TSG, Level Gloves, Jail Jam, SurftoLive, Sticker Mule, Arva Safety Equipment, Panorama Sports Diffusion, Elle-Erre, Rock and Ride, Moon srl, Boardriding.com, Pleasure Magazine, Quattro Media, World Snowboard Federation and FSI Federazione Snowboard Italia.

2019/20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Calendar:

Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP – DONE
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
World Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS – DONE
Colorado Rookie Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu. JPN // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

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Mail: info@worldrookietour.com

About World Rookie Tour
The WRT is organized by the Black Yeti company in collaboration with International and National Sports Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, in snowboard, freeski and skateboard, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies in their personal and athlete grow, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since the foundation in 2005 it awards tickets to world class events such as The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, the X Games, the Audi Nines, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Southern Hemisphere. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of season “World Rookie Finals”, a unique event where the best youngsters from all over the world compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com 

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Watch the future generation of snowboarding at World Rookie Fest Livigno 2020 – livestream starts tomorrow!

The World Rookie Tour partner Boardriding.com will broadcast qualifications and finals of the World Rookie Fest 2020 in Livigno. Keep the links below in your note! Live streaming will display the incredible riding level in Livigno all over the world and will thus showcase the future generation of competitive snowboarding! Stay tuned!

2020 World Rookie Fest – Qualifications live streaming
13 January 2020 – 9:00 am

 

2020 World Rookie Fest – Finals live streaming
14 January 2020 – 9:00 am

 

Download the full program in this link.

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

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World Rookie Fest is back in Livigno for its 15th edition!

15 years of fun, 15 of evolving snowboarding  
Each edition of World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, has been extraordinary thanks to the excellent Mottolino Snowpark structures, the welcome town and the beautiful people who took part in the event for more than a decade. More than 100 riders from 20 nations arrive every year in Livigno for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest. Roope Tonteri, Marcus Kleveland, Staale Sandback, Seppe Smith, Mons Roisland, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten, Sven Thorgren, the complete Italian National Snowboard Team, are just some of today professional riders who took part in the event in the last 15 years and now Black Yeti is guessing who will be the next.

Registrations are now open with Early Bird offer  
As usual special deals in selected hotels and apartments are available for WRT teams to ensure a great experience in Livigno. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the event, an Early Bird discount of 30€ per rider is offered to all-inclusive bookings received latest by December the 10th 2019. For all the info about program and all-inclusive packages click here.
To get your spot at the 2020 World Rookie Fest, download the registration form  here, fill it and send it to  registration@worldrookietour.com.

Not only a slopestyle competition  
In addition to the legendary slopestyle, rookies and groms can join many side activities such as the  yoga lesson, for an energy boost, the unavoidable film premieres for the  “2018.19 World Rookie Tour tv show”, Freeride Safety Clinic by ARVA, and many dinners and parties to meet other riders and to make new friends coming from all over the world.

Make your trip to the Youth Olympic Winter Games  
To support the foreign team travel schedule, the departure day of the 2020 World Rookie Fest on January the 15th, is the arrival day for the freestyle competition at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tons of huge prizes  
All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle, male and female, grom and rookie, will be qualified for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. Furthermore, the best riders of the event will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2020 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria), 2 all-inclusive tickets for 2020 Summer Rookie Jam in Les 2 Alpes (France), 2 tickets to the 2020 Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camps in Santander by Surftolive.com and other prizes offered by other WRT sponsors: Union Binding, ARVA, Level, Jail Jam and TSG.

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Notes for Italian Competitors  
The World Rookie Fest in Livigno will be also the kick-off event of the 2020 Rookie Tour Italy and it will assign a direct qualification spot for the 2020 WRT Finals in Kitzseinhorn to the best Italian male rider in the overall rank. Also, the event will provide points for the Italian Rookie Rank to define the other qualification spot for Italian riders to the 2020 WRT Finals.

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES  
All-inclusive packages including 4 nights (in double room) check-in 11/01 check out 15/01, 3 days lift tickets, race registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and parties:

Type of accommodation  
2 ** hotel – half board Rider € 440,00 – half board Coach € 400,00
3 *** hotel – half board Rider € 480,00 – half board Coach € 440,00
Single room plus € 80,00 (20€ per night)

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for booking received and paid the latest by December the 10th of 2019, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied. No discount available for coach/parents.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (Apartment for 7 nights, specific hotel, less or more nights) just contact us and/or the Livigno Tourist Office will take care of all your requests!

For no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance a penalty of the full amount of the reservation will be charged to the national snowboard association.

Info and registrations for the 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy:
Contacts:  registration@worldrookietour.com phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.340.3285569

Watch the 2019 World Rookie Fest video:

Photo: Ania Grzelka

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World Rookie Tour 2019/20 calendar

The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Les2Alpes and 2 events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is proud to announce 2020 northern hemisphere calendar with events in world premium resorts: Skyline Park in Innsbruck, across the oceans to Nekoma and Taksu in Japan to land in USA, in Mammouth, Vail and Keystone resorts. Mottolino Park in Livigno, will host the 15thedition of the World Rookie Fest, the oldest event in the tour. Finally new top destinations will debut in the rookie tour this season: Ruka in Finland, and Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.

The legendary World Rookie Snowboard Finals will be held for the 4th time in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 30th of March to the 5th of April 2020.

The World Rookie Tour (WRT) is the largest youth snowboard series in the world with thousands of fans from all over the world. Every event is not just a competition: it features loads of other activities to help rookies in their personal and athlete grow such as photo & video shootings, English talks, avalanche and rescue clinics, meeting with photographers and international team managers, parties and big prizes.

At the end, the winners of the World Rookie Finals will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champions and will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: all the last season champs, male and female, got invited to the Audi Nines and conquered a spot in the 2019.20 FIS World Cup Tour. The special prizes for 2020 Champions will be announced soon.

 

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboarding – Calendar

Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest //  Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
Wordl Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Colorado WRT Grom Fest //  Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu . JPN // 28-29.02.2020 // HP
Indy Parka Rookie Fest // Nekoma . JPN // 06-07.03.2020 // SS
MDC Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 14-18.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

What are you waiting for?

Come and join the 2019/2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here.

You can also visit www.worldrookietour.com/calendar to see the full calendar at the tour’s website.

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Photo credit: Ania Grzelka

About World Rookie Tour
The WRT is organized by the Black Yeti company in collaboration with International and National Sports Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, in snowboard, freeski and skateboard, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies in their personal and athlete grow, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since the foundation in 2005 it awards tickets to world class events such as The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, the X Games, the Audi Nines, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Southern Hemisphere. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of season “World Rookie Finals”, a unique event where the best youngsters from all over the world compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com

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World Rookie Rank – 2019/20 season

We are happy to present the World Rookie Rank for the 2019/20 season! In the following article we answer to the questions which may arise. In the meantime, the youngsters may strap in!

What is the WSF World Rookie Rank?

  • The World Rookie Rank is a classification for riders 18 and under through the WSF and the WSPL
  • Through a partnership with WSF and the World Rookie Tour, results from the WRR will qualify athletes for the World Rookie Finals
  • Selected winners of various WRT events will also compete in the finals of the World Rookie Tour
  • Winners of the World Rookie Finals will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion

Athletes are then offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding through various filming and events invitations reserved exclusively for World Rookie Champions. This gives the young riders an amazing platform to develop their future snowboarding careers.

The average of the best 3 results generate the overall rider’s points in the World Rookie Rank and World Grom Rank used as one of the qualification criteria for the 2020 World Rookie Finals.

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the “World Rookie Finals” in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.

What are the goals of World Rookie Rank & World Rookie Tour?

  • Serve each nation with a true World Rookie Rank that will grow participation in the events
  • Develop momentum and brand loyalty with WSF to then build and support WSF Mission and Values
  • Partnering with the already established WRT and Yeti brand builds on strengths and already existing network
  • Through qualifying events WSF can help to populate the WRT finals and create a new revenue stream in partnership with WRT
  • Promote inclusion for non-FIS aged event schedule via the WSPL through the WSF for a nominal fee
  • Qualification pathway to World Rookie Finals

What are the benefits of the WSF World Rookie Rank?

  • Incorporate existing WRT to raise event value
  • Qualify to higher level events through regional WSF/WRR competitions
  • Build a global network of events and riders
  • More than 1000 riders out of 30 Nations on the rank in the 2018/19 season
  • Focus on age appropriate in line with WSF Mission and Vison
  • Provide access to WSPL for non-FIS events
  • Offer national young riders more opportunities to qualify for the World Rookie Finals

What are the requirements for the WSF World Rookie Rank?

  • Nations pay WSF for WRR events on the WSPL
    Both Regional or National Level is possible – see WSPL Requirements for Regional and National Level Events
    $50 per event and discipline
    Examples:
    Slopestyle – Rookie + Grom – Male + Female Results – $50
    Slopestyle + Halfpipe – Rookie + Grom – Male + Female Results – $100
  • Results have to be submitted not later than 48 hours after the event in this provided Results Template
    (the year of birth of athletes is necessary)
  • Only WSF Members (nations or events) can apply for World Rookie Rank

What are the qualifying criteria for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals?

Ages:

  • Rookies (boys and girls) born from the 1st of January 2002 to the 31st of December 2004
  • Groms (boys and girls) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger

WSF Members:
Riders must be from WSF member nations to be considered.

Qualification – World Rookie Final:

  • Top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 male, top 20 female) + the top 10 riders from the Grom rank by the of March 25th 2020 will qualify.
  • The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals. (see WRT Calendar)
  • Additional WSF Member Criteria. – 2 Rookies Men, 2 Rookie Girl, 1 GromMan, 1 Grom Girl.

To sum it up, this platform is and will be without a doubt one of the key platforms for the young up-and-coming riders and generally the well-being of the snowboarding world which relies on those youngsters!

See or download the relevant Powerpoint presentation here.

You can SUBMIT A SINGLE EVENT USING THIS FORM.
To submit more events at once USE THIS MULTI EVENT FORM. Please send the form then back to events@worldsnowboardfederation.org.
Make sure to always include the year of birth of the competitors (not the full date).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at events@worldsnowboardfederation.org.