WSC Qualification Criteria Updates, June 2011

16 nations from all around the world had already decided the qualification criteria for the national riders who would like to compete to the World Snowboarding Championships: Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and Slovakia are the nations that had been just added to the updated WSF qualification criteria document.

(photo credit: Eleonora Raggi)

You still don’t know how to qualify? Read here below..

There are 5 ways to qualify: By winning TTR 6 star events, by being TTR top 50 men or Top 30 women after Burton European Open 2012, by receiving a wildcard, by national quota and by being TTR World Tour Champion the last three seasons. All participants must be among TTR Top 500 men and Top 250 Women by the end of Burton European Open 2012. It’s a fair and open rider entry protocol with equal opportunities for all. The wild card portion is under 5% of the starting field.

TTR has created a 52 weeks rollover discipline ranking starting and ending with European Open, that serves as the main qualification tool. It is published both at the TTR website and on . Here you will see the riders that currently have made the cut marked in red. The challengers marked in grey. As the TTR ranking is becoming more and more relevant, it will be a qualification drama peaking at the Burton European Open 2012. Compared to previous years, it now requires solid results to make it into TTR top 50. Yale Cousino, currently holding the 50th position on the slopestyle rank, has only posted 4, 5 and 6 star results. Number 30 on that same ranking, Sven Thorgren, has a 8th place in the 6 star Burton European Open as one of his results.
The ongoing qualification will be a great sports drama, and we expect it will increase rider interest for all upcoming events – and not only 6 star events. Doing good in 5 star events as the New Zealand Open will be crucial for determine your ranking position. All events up till the European Open will count, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to become the true champion of snowboarding!

Download here the approved qualification criteria and/or qualifed riders from 16 WSF National Snowboard Associations

For updates about the World Snowboard Championships go to

Author: silvia