$500,000 (US) prize money at The World Championships of Snowboarding in China.
OVER 1.5 MILLION US$ IN PRIZE MONEY AND 250+ EVENTS
TTR is inviting tour riders to co-manage the tour and help decide its future
Tour membership for riders
The start of the 15/16 Tour is upon us with The Mile High By Carlton Dry kicking things off in Australia in just under a month’s time. Before the new season launches we are excited to bring you news of the year ahead.
Stale Sandbech @ The Mile High - Australia.
$500,000 (US) PRIZE MONEY AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SNOWBOARDING
9 – 16 March 2016
TTR and the WSF host the World Championships of Snowboarding in Slopestyle, Big Air and Halfpipe. Backing up the success of the Oslo World Champs, China is out to prove to the world just what a future they have in their new market of snowboarding. With this being their first major international snowboarding event and a test event for the 2022 Olympic bid, China is bound to put on a show. The TTR team has been working closely with the host city delegation to ensure a smooth landing for athletes and teams and to make sure their vision for competition infrastructure is at the top of its game. Qualification will be through the World Snowboard Points List (WSPL). As a late entry into the snowboarding marketplace, China with its massive population could make a huge difference for snowboarding worldwide.
2015/16 will see more events at both the Elite level and at the International level than last year.
OVER 1.5 MILLION US$ IN PRIZE MONEY
250 events are currently on the World Snowboard Tour with more joining.
TTR IS INVITING TOUR RIDERS TO CO-MANAGE THE TOUR AND HELP DECIDE ITS FUTURE.
The TTR was originally set up by riders, for riders, so as an organization we have decided that this philosophy must continue in our structure. To keep perspective on the sport’s needs and in order to keep the direction of competition inline with the progression of the riders themselves we - the event owners who own the tour - have decided to donate 33% of the voting rights of the tour back to the riders themselves through a riders union. We have also taken a good long look at the structure of global snowboarding competition and assessed that currently the largest stakeholders in competitive snowboarding are the nations. With this in mind we have donated another 33% of the voting rights to the WSF who primarily represent nations. By doing this we have evened out the playing field. The three major stakeholders in the World Snowboard Tour and competition snowboarding globally are now the events, the riders and the nations.
TOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR ALL RIDERS
Starting July 7 we will introduce a Riders Membership Fee. This is necessary to finance the services TTR has been providing to the riders for free, like the Points List and the riders profiles. Over the past two years the TTR organization has been financed solely by event fees. As we are working to bring in additional finance from industry, partners, sponsors, media, rights and licenses we are also asking the riders to make a moderate contribution for clearly defined services. The income we generate from the Riders Tour Membership Fee will go into running the World Snowboarding Points List and other database services, educating judges, creating more and better content and developing the tour. These services are all in the best interest of the riders. Helping to run the tour they now own a third share through the riders union in is a healthy business relationship.
The Riders Tour Membership Package includes:
Ranking in World Snowboard Tour
Ranking in World Snowboard Points List
Profile on website (riders to submit rights-free portrait/action photo for website, plus any additional desired content)
The Riders Tour Membership Fee will be affordable:
EARLY BIRD FEE: $40 (US) in the period July 7 – October 31, 2015
REGULAR FEE: $60 (US) in the period November 1 – December 15
LATE-SHOW FEE: $100 (US) after December 15, 2015
Payment will by credit card in the MemberPro system