Völkl World Rookie Fest in Ischgl, April 2008


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16 April 2008 - 20 April 2008

Völkl World Rookie Fest in Ischgl, April 2008


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Date And Time

16 April 2008 - 20 April 2008

After the stops in Italy and Czech Republic and many dedicated rookie events at a 1 and 2 stars level, the last World Rookie Fest of the season, powered by Völkl, will be 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 WSF World Rookie Champion title and unbelievable prizes like an invitation to the Nokia Air&Style 08 Rookie Challenge in Munich, a filming session with Pirate Movie Productions and international sponsorships from Protest and Völkl. Moreover the program include a dinal concert on sunday with Jimmy Cliff!

With the World Rookie Fests the youngsters have a fair and clear chance to enter the pro system: even an unknown rider can now be invited at the Nokia Air&Style, have contact with international media, join a film production company and get an international sponsorship.” said Martin Frejnademetz, snowboardlegend and n.asa President.

Völkl is one of the first TTR Sponsors and one of the few Board Brands. The World Rookie Fest is an absolute highlight in the TTR Tour and in the snowboard sport it is one of the few events where enthusiasts do something for the “offspring” of our sport. And this is exactly the reason why we see that it is important to support this great concept“ said Karsten Mohr, Völkl Snowboards brand manager.

The best youngsters already showed their best tricks like double corked and cab10 at the previous World Rookie Fest stops in Italy and in Czech Rupublic. Now is time to move to Austria for the final rookie challenge of the season where a great level of riding is expected. Red Bull rider Manuel Pietropoli from Italy, Dimi de Jong from Holland and Sarka Poncochova from Czech Republic are already confirmed and many other talented rookies from all over will be in Ischgl for the Völkl World Rookie Fest 2008.

Prizes for Völkl World Rookie Fest in Ischgl
– For the overall winner of the event:
o the title of WSF World Rookie Champion 2008
o a ticket to Nokia Air&Style 2008 Rookie Challenge in Munich
o 2 weeks trip to Canada with Pirate Movie Production
o a fresh meat on Method Mag
– The best ranked rider without sponsor get an international sponsorship from Protest and Völkl
– For the best national rookie team: a week on Garda Lake, Italy at Camping Zoo (info here).
– For the best girl and the best male grom: a golden ticket to join for free every World Rookie Fest 2008.09
– 5 ticket to Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2009
– and many other goodies like avalanche tranceivers from Pieps

Invited Riders to the Völkl World Rookie Fest from previous stops in Italy and Czech Republic

Male Rookie (born in 1990,1991, 1992)
Kevin Bronckaers Belgium (1st in Livigno)
Simen Neraker Norway (2nd in Livigno)
Gjermund Braathen Norway (3rd in Livigno)
Victor Daviet France (4th in Livigno)
Teddy Koo Japan (1st in Czech – Invited for free)
Yuuki Motoki Japan (2nd in Czech – Invited for free)
Darek Bergmann Czech Republic (3rd in Czech – Invited for free)
Filip Gutwirth Czech Republic (4th in Czech – Invited for free)

Male Grom (born in 1993 and up)
Dimi De Jong Nederland (1st in Livigno)
Emil André Ulsletten Norway (2nd Livigno)
Dan Paulicek Czech Republic (1st in Czech – Invited for free)
Martin Mikyska Czech Republic (2nd in Czech – Invited for free)

Female Rookie (born in 1990, 1991, 1992)
Sarka Poncochova Czech Republic (1st in Livigno and in Czech – Invited for free)
Mirabelle Thovex France (2nd in Livigno)
Aimee Fuller Great Britain (2nd in Czech– Invited for free)

Female Grom (born in 1993 and up)
Alicia Bonnaud France (1st in Livigno)
Emma Bernard France (2nd in Livigno)
Maria Delfina Maiocco Italy (1st in Czech – Invited for free)

Partecipation at Völkl World Rookie Fest in Ischgl
– Partecipation at the event costs €350 including inscription, lift tickets from 17 to 19 April, hotel in half board from 16 to 20 April and gifts. For coach the fee is €250, for parents travelling with the rookie teams 250,- exclusive lifttickets
– Every WSF national snowboard associations is invited to register a rookie team consisting of 3 male and 3 female rookies, 2 male and 2 female groms.
– In addition to the national teams the best 4 male rookies, 2 female rookies, 2 male and 2 female groms from WRFs in Livigno, Italy and Neklid, Czech Republic will be admitted directly to the super finals of their category in Ischgl.
– Age groups: Rookies are born 1990,1991 and 1992, Grom are born 1993 and over.

Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
Official Rookie Community: www.myspace.com/worldrookiefest
Info, inscriptions and hotel booking: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424, meinhardtrojer@powdern.com
Info and media: Marco Sampaoli, +39.340.3285569, marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org


Event Voelkl World Rookie Fest
Location Ischgl, Tirol, Austria www.ischgl.com
Date April 16-20, 2008
Shuttle Service Avaible from Innsbruck airport. € 160 for 8 people which is a full car.

Event Mode Slope Style (3 Star), helmed obligatory
Age groups Rookie (born 1990-91-92) and Grom (born 1993 and younger)

Prize Ticket to Nokia Air&Style 08 Rookie Challenge, trip to Canada with Pirate Movie Productions, fresh meat on Method Mag, International sponsorship by Protest and Voelkl, holiday on Garda Lake (Italy) for the best team, Golden ticket to 0809 World Rookie Fests, 5 tickets to Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno 09.

Inscription By returning the registration form attached to meinhardtrojer@powdern.com before April 6th 2008
Entry fee 350 € for lift ticktes, event registration, hotel in half board. To be payed at the riders office in Ischgl.

Accommodation For hotel booking contact: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424, meinhardtrojer@powdern.com
Till one week before the Event, roomcancelation is possible. Afterwarts stornofee is to pay for the booked rooms!!

Invited riders The best 4 male rookies, 2 females rookies, 2 male and female groms from Protest World Rookie Fest 2008 in Livigno and from 02 World Rookie Fest in Czech are invited directly to the super finals of their own category.

Judging Will be accomplished by official headjudges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Snowparkcrew Käpten Kaos

Note for media A limited number of accreditated media will receive free lift tickets and free accomodation (contact marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org)

TV Production & Pics: Few days after the event, a TV production roughcut and pictures will be avaible
contact: marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Sponsor&Partner: Voelkl, Ischgl, Protest, RedBull, Pieps, Tobis Travel Solution, X Double, Sweetdream, Blue Tomato;
Media Sponsors Method Mag, Tacky, Snowpark.it,

Organization N.ASA (new austrian snowboard association) in cooperation with WSF World Rookie Fest Organizing Committee

N.ASA (new austrian snowboard association)
Trojer Meinhard
Email: meinhardtrojer@powdern.com Mobile: +43 650 56 37 424

Marco Sampaoli
Email: marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org Mobile: +39.340.3285569

Official website www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

Admission Criteria Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1990 and younger are admitted
Riders will be devided in 2 age groups: born before/after 1993
Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted. Limited to 3 male and female rookies and 2 male and female grom per nation.
National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions


16 apr 2008 – Arrival Day
10.00-22.00 Registration. Payment of entry feee. Bibs distibution at Race Office
17 apr 2008 – Opening and Training Day
10.30-13.30 Training at Ischgl Snowpark
14.30 Avalanche Clinic and Bagjump test session www.bagjump.com
18.00 Opening Party, Coach Meeting, and judging criteria Presentation
19.30 Dinner at Voelkl World Rookie Fest restaurant
18 apr 2008 – Qualification Day
9.00–10.30 Training
11.00–15.00 Qualification
19.30 Dinner at Voelkl World Rookie Fest restaurant. Afterwards nomination of the finalists
19 apr 2008 – Final Day
9.00–10.30 Training
11.00-14.00 Super Finals in Slope Style at Ischgl Snowpark – top 24 male rookie, 8 female rookie, 8 male rookie and 8 female grom
19.30 Dinner at Voelkl World Rookie Fest restaurant
21.00 Final Party with Prize giving ceremony
20 apr 2008 – Reserve or Departure Day / Free Jimmy Cliff Concert at Ischgl skiresort