O2 World Rookie Fest in Czech


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14 February 2008 - 17 February 2008

O2 World Rookie Fest in Czech


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14 February 2008 - 17 February 2008

After Livigno, the next stop for the youngsters is the O2 World Rookie Fest in Czech Republic. A breaking news from the organizing committee is a new additional prize for the WSF World Rookie Champion at the end of the rookie tour: a trip to Canada with the Pirate Movie Production featured in their next boardbagged movie.

O2 World Rookie Fest 2008
Slope Style TTR 3Star, 14-17 February 2008, Neklid – Bozi Dar, Czech Republic.

The most famous rookie event goes to East: 02 World Rookie Fest 2008 in Czech Republic.

After the incredible rookie event in Livigno, the next call for the best european youngsters arrive from Neklid in Czech Republic, for the Swatch TTR 3Star slope style “O2 World Rookie Fest” reserved for boys and girls borned from 1st january 1990 and up. Tons of fun, high level of riding, party, avalanche clinics, many gifts and free energy by RedBull will be the main features of this event. The competition will assign 10 free tickets to the Voelkl World Rookie Fest in Austria and 1 ticket for a main TTR event to be announced soon.

Kevin Bronckaers from Belgium won in Livigno a ticket to Waengle Taengle

The O2 World Rookie Fest in Neklid will be the last european qualification to enter the final stop in Austria (Voelkl World Rookie Fest) where the WSF World Rookie Champion will be nominated and will get incredible prizes. Already announced a ticket to the Nokia Air&Style Rookie Challange 08 and a fresh meat on Methog Mag, now a new additional price is confirmed to ensure the next champion an open door to the pro scene: he will join a trip to Canada with the Pirate Movie Production featured in their next boardbagged movie.

“Thanks to the effort of many organizers, coachs, media and industries and with the support of partner that offer such huge prizes to the champion, the World Rookie Fests rappresent today a fair and clear way from the rookie to the pro system.” said Marco Sampaoli, WSF World Rookie Fests manager.

Some action from Livigno WRF – Gjermun Braathen from Norway

O2 World Rookie Fest in Neklid Prizes
– A ticket to a main TTR even to be announced.
– 10 “all inclusive” tickets to the TTR 3Star Voelkl World Rookie Fest at Ischgl in Tyrol, Austria from the 16th to the 20th April for the best 4 male rookies, 2 female rookies, 2 male groms and 2 female groms
– Stuff from sponsors
– An interview on Tacky Network (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Italy, England)

World Rookie Tour Prizes (assigned at Voelkl World Rookie Fest – Ischgl)
– For the WSF World Rookie Champion 08: a ticket to Nokia Air&Style Rookie Challange 2008 in Munich, a trip to Canada with the Pirate Movie Production featured in their next boardbagged movie, a freash meat on Method Mag.
– International sponsorship from Protest for the best male rookie without an outwear sponsor.

For the first time ever the WRF will move to East – a picture from Neklid

Admission criteria at the final stop in Ischgl to challange for the World Rookie Champion Title
– Every WSF national snowboard associations can register a rookie team with maximum 3 male and 3 female rookies, 2 male and 2 female groms.
– In addition to the national teams the best 4male rookies, 2 female rookies, 2 male and 2 female groms from WRFs in Livigno and Neklid will be admitted directly to the super finals of the WRF in Ischgl.

Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
Official Rookie Community: www.myspace.com/worldrookiefest
Infos, inscriptions and media accreditation
Marco Sampaoli, +39.340.3285569, rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

About World Snowboard Federation and World Rookie Tour: from rookie to pro system
World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is a non profit international organization that takes care of the snowboard promotion at every level thanks to a network of more than 30 countries worldwide. The World Rookie Fest’s were born in 2003 in Norway, collecting the inscriptions of the most promising athletes from all over the world. The WSF World Rookie Tour 2008, in addition to the THREE(3)STAR World Rookie Fests, include other Rookie Events at ONE(1) STAR and TWO(2) STAR level in Europe, Asia and North America while in South Hemisphere the Australian Junior Series are already completed. All together the WSF rookie events will realize the WSF World Rookie Tour 2008. All these competitions will ensure results valid for the TTR ranking and WSF is working on a special World Rookie Rank, which will let nominate the World Rookie Fest Champion, based on the results at the last event in Ischgl (AUT), on 19th April 2008. The World Rookie Fest Ranking is a ‘work in progress’ concept. In development, organizers will to schedule meetings and presentations designed to develop and official calendar, criteria and general rules for a World Rookie Tour and World Rookie Ranking in the near future.

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All infos on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org.

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Event O2 World Rookie Fest
Location Neklid in Bozi Dar (Czech Rep), www.bozidar.cz
Date February 14-17, 2008
Shuttle Service From Prague Airport to Neklied (details below)
Event Mode Slope Style (3 Star)
Age groups Born from Januar 1st 1990 and up
Prizes Ticket to a main TTR event to be announced – 10 “all inclusive” tickets to Voelkl World Rookie Fest in Tyrol, Austria – avalanche tranceivers from Pieps – Interview on Tacky Network
Qualified Riders Will be admitted national rookie teams from WSF member nations (list on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org).
Inscription By returning the Registration Form attached to rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org before Febbruary 12th 2008
Entry fee 70 € for skipass, event registration. Around 25 € for day accommodation with breakfast and Dinner (Final prize depends on kind of hotel. Maximum is 30 €). 40 € deposit for the bibs. Everything to be paid cash at Race Office on first day.
Accomodation Organizing Committee and Neklied Touristic Office will provide housing for riders and coaches included in the inscription rate of 145€. Registred riders, crew, coach will receive your booking details by mail or directly at the race office.
Invited riders The best 4 male rookies, 2 females rookies, 2 male and female groms from Protest World Rookie Fest 2008 in Livigno will join the event for free.(rank avaible on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org)
Judging Will be accomplished by official headjudges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Neklid Snowpark Crew
TransportationA shuttle service is avaible from Prague airport to Neklid. Van transport for five persons cost 200 € for both way. If you want to pick up from Air Port you have to send number of persons date, time and code of your flight.
Note for media Accreditated media will receive free lift tickets and free hotel. (contact marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org)
TV Production & Pics: Few days after the event, a TV production and many pictures will be avaible (contact marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org)
Sponsor&Partner: O2 Telephonica, Protest, Ride, CEZ group, Impromat, Black Diamonds
Media Sponsor: Method Mag, Tacky, Radio – Evropa 2, TV Galaxie sport, Freemagazine, Freeride.cz, Denik, Snow, Euro AWK, Bbarak,
Organization WSF World Rookie Fest Organizing Committee
Official website www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
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Marco Sampaoli
email: marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org
mobile: +39.340.3285569

Admission Criteria
Only riders, male and female, born from 1st January 1990 and up are admitted
Riders will be devided in 2 age groups: born before/over 1993
Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted
National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their riders inscriptions
No limits in the number of riders from each nation admitted at the event

Alicia Bonnaud resulted the best girl in Livigno 2007 and best grom in Livigno 2008

Pictures courtesy from RaggiEleonora.com

Dowload Press Release in English

Dowload Program and inscription form in English

Dowload Media Kit of O2 World Rookie Fest in Neklid