WSF and TTR 2013 General Assemblies Report

Seventeen National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) met in Prague, Czech Republic, for the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and TTR Pro Snowboarding joint 2013 General Assemblies.

World Snowboard Federation delegates from 17 nations and TTR Pro Snowboarding met in Prague to discuss the actions for the upcoming 2013-14 season

Prague, Czech Republic, 4th of June 2013
Seventeen National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) met in Prague, Czech Republic, for the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and TTR Pro Snowboarding joint 2013 General Assemblies.

During the joint sessions between TTR and WSF, besides presenting the season reports of both international snowboard organizations, an open session was scheduled where all delegates from National Snowboard Associations and event organizers could exchange topics of common interest.

Workshops and presentations in outbreak sessions included World Snowboard Point List, 1-6 Star level World Snowboard Tour events, Grassroots and Girls Development. An update about the ongoing organization of the 2016 World Snowboard Championships in Yabuli, China, was given by TTR President Reto Lamm. In a panel discussion, the TTR riders’ representative Chas Guldemond highlighted the importance of the two organizations cooperating for the good of Snowboarding: “It is cool that WSF and the World Snowboard Tour (WST) work together. That means more people that support the sport. The cooperation underlines that we want to do the best for the riders: good traveling schedules, best possible events, best possible exposure. We are all in this together”. WSF President Marco Sampaoli explained the Boardfather Concept, a new WSF project for kids recruitment, developed in association with EuroSIMA and Outdoor Sport Valley.

During the General Assembly the new WSF Board of Directors was elected for the upcoming 2013-14 season:
President: Marco Sampaoli, Italy
Vice-President: Cecilia Flatum, Norway
Vice-President: Meinhard Trojer, Austria
Board Member: Danny Buntain, Canada
Board Member: Boris Kilvinger, Germany
Board Member: Shigeru Ishihara, Japan
Board Member: Sandro Garcia, Peru
Deputy Board Member: Olle Danielsson, Sweden

Other sessions included reviews of the WSF competitive season, educational programs, World Rookie Tour reports and future plans, South America development and a revised WSF Statutes was approved by the General Assembly.

The complete minutes from the 2013 General Assembly, including all the presentations, can be downloaded at this link.

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website:

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through our Star rating system. TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Snowboard Tour includes Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and awards Championship titles in each discipline.

Author: mucca