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Criteria – Corona World Championships of Snowboarding


TTR/WSF and the WSF Member Nations Snowboard Associations
National Qualification Criteria to WCS 2016
(updated on 25th September 2015)


PART. 1: QUALIFICATION CRITERIA BY TTR & WSF

 

Rider Field Sizes at the Corona World Championships of Snowboarding
The World Championships of Snowboarding will have a maximum of 410 entry spots available for male and female athletes to compete in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air disciplines.

Slopestyle and Halfpipe

Field sizes are estimated at 85 male riders and 55 female qualified riders in Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Big Air

The field size for Big Air is 12 spots for women and 37 for men. Men’s field distribution will take the top 25 from the World Snowboarding Points List (WSPL), 10 national riders based on invitation by WSF (see criteria below) and, in addition, 2 wildcard spots will be allocated by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). All male riders must be in the top 100 of the WSPL in order to compete.

For women, the top 8 riders on the WSPL Slopestyle ranking will be automatically eligible to compete in the WCS Big Air. In addition, 4 wildcards will be selected by the WCS Wildcard Committee.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements
In order to participate in the World Championships of Snowboarding, riders will need to fulfill the minimum requirement of being ranked in the Men´s Top 250 and in the Women´s Top 125 in the respective WSPL discipline ranking.

WSPL Halfpipe includes all Halfpipe and Quarterpipe competitions globally, ranking riders who have competed at least once in the past 52 weeks.

WSPL Slopestyle includes all Slopestyle competitions globally, ranking riders who have competed at least once in the last 52 weeks.

A rider’s position on the respective WSPL is determined by the average of his/her best three results for the WSPL Halfpipe and best three results for the WSPL Slopestyle over a rolling 52 week period. The cut-off date for qualification into the 2016 event will be 15th December 2015.

 

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
Four different criteria have been defined in order for riders to qualify for a spot to compete in the World Championships of Snowboarding, after meeting the minimum requirements outlined above.

  • WSPL Quota

Male riders ranked 50th or higher on the WSPL as of Dec 15, 2015.

Female riders ranked 30th or higher on the WSPL as of Dec 15, 2015.

The Top 50 Men and Top 30 Women on the WSPL Halfpipe or Slopestyle and the top 25 WSPL Big Air as of 15th December 2015 will be automatically eligible to compete in the respective discipline.

  • WSF Nations Quota

Each WSF Member Nation is entitled to qualify one male and one female rider in each discipline (HP and SS). Each nation is entitled to a maximum of 4 spots (2 HP and 2 SS). Quota spots cannot be used for another discipline/gender. In addition, WSF will invite 10 male Big Air Riders (WSF BA Wildcards) – see criteria below.

Each WSF Member Nation will define national qualification criteria, i.e. a national event, such as a national championships event, or other national criteria approved by the WSF Event Committee till 15.09.2015, in order to qualify riders. However, in order to attend, all riders must be in the top 250 (men) and 125 (women) on the WSPL. If a top national rider does not meet this criteria, a petition may be submitted to the WCS for approval. Granting a petition is at the sole discretion of the WCS and no more than one petition will be granted per nation.

All national quota spots for the 2016 event have to be announced by the WSF National Snowboard Associations no later than 15th December 2015

If one or several riders are already eligible to compete through one of the other qualification criteria or if due to injury or other circumstances a nominated rider cannot start, the open spot can be offered to the next best national rider not yet qualified based on the defined national qualification criteria as long as minimum requirements are met.

  • Criteria for the 10 WSF Big Air Wildcards 

The WSF Wildcards will be awarded based on the WSPL Big Air Rank. The next best riders listed who have not qualified will gain a wildcard.  In order to guarantee a wider nation variety, only one additional wildcard per nation is possible. Only nations with less than 4 qualified riders will be eligible for wildcards. In case of an injury, the next best rider of the same nation on the WSPL will gain access to the wildcard.  In general, the minimum criteria have to be fulfilled.

  • TTR World Champions and Elite Level title Winners

All World Snowboard Tour Champions of the last three seasons (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) are eligible to compete in all disciplines.

All Riders who have won an Elite Level Event on the World Snowboard Tour in the last 52 weeks prior to 8th March 2015 and who are not already qualified, will automatically qualify for a WCS spot.

  • Local Organizing Committee Wildcards

The LOC of the World Championships of Snowboarding has the right to qualify additional male and female competitors in each discipline (10 riders total for BA – 2 Men, HP – 2 Women + 2 Men and SS – 2 Women + 2 Men, subject to approval by TTR/WSF

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS
Registration and entry into the World Championships of Snowboarding is free to all riders who meet the defined qualification criteria.

All qualified riders are required to confirm their attendance as soon as possible and no later than 1st January 2015. This is to allow the necessary time to issue an invitation from the Chinese Government and process a visa.

The registration system and website will be provided by TTR/WSF – which will be online as of December 15th.

 

TITLES, AWARDS & PRIZE MONEY AT THE CORONA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SNOWBOARDING

Riders will be competing for male and female Halfpipe World Champion, Big Air and Slopestyle World Champion titles at the World Championships of Snowboarding. These World Championship titles will be awarded to the winning male and female rider in each discipline. In addition, all top three finishers in each discipline (first, second and third place finishers) will receive recognition in the form of a medal/trophy along with prize money.

 

About the Corona World Championships of Snowboarding
The World Championships of Snowboarding (WCS) is the pinnacle snowboarding event organized by TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation. The WCS crowns snowboarding’s World Champions in the disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. It is a high calibre celebration of the sport held every 4 years, bringing together over 200 Riders representing 40 WSF Member Nations, staged by alternating resort locations around the world. In 2016, Yabuli resort, the largest winter sports resort in China, will host the 2nd edition of the World Championships of Snowboarding.

About the World Snowboard Federation
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 nations and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with TTR Pro Snowboarding. Through this collaboration and coordination of events on the World Snowboard Tour, the WSF and TTR aim to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an Elite level event held every four years in alternating cities around the world.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding strives to promote competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the World Championships of Snowboarding together with the World Snowboard Federation, the TTR Tour Ranking and the widely respected global ranking system – the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). By offering a fair, unbiased, global ranking platform, and through maintaining global competition, course-build, safety and judging standards, TTR brings transparency to the sport, across the freestyle disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. Through TTR’s four-tiered Regional to Elite level tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding competition. 

 

PART. 2: APPROVED NATIONAL QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FROM WSF AND PRE-QUALIFIED RIDERS FROM WSF NATIONAL QUOTAS – updated at 25th January 2012

 

ARGENTINA
(AAS – Argentina Snowboard Association)

Reference Person:
MARTIN SOSA del VALLE – President of the (AAS) Argentina Snowboard Asosiation
SANTIAGO GAMEN-  AAS National Coach. Mobile: 00 54 2944 580731- gamensantiago@hotmail.com

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

The Argentinian Snowboard Association has decided to establish the following qualification criteria to attend the WSF-TTR World Snowboarding Championship:

The Argentinian Riders must achieve the following requirements to participate in World Snowboarding Championships:

1) Argentinian Nationality.

2) Have been competing in the events of the Argentinian Snowboard Tour / The Argentinian Snowboard Tour is the Tool to find the national quota spots for SS and HP

 

AUSTRALIA
(SSA – Ski & Snowboard Australia)

Reference Person: Ryan Taylor
rtaylor@skiandsnowboard.org.au
Mobile: +61 3 9696 2344

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
Please find below a link to the current Ski & Snowboard Australia Selection Criteria and Ranking List which will be used for selection of athletes to compete at WSF World Championships.

http://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/customdata/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_main&ItemID=12048&OrgID=2083

http://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/customdata/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_main&ItemID=14260&OrgID=2083

This criteria is currently used for selection of the National Snowboard Team while the Ranking List is used to prioritise those riders for entry into events such as FIS World Cup, Junior World Championships and World Championships. The criteria and ranking list is reviewed and approved by the SSA Snowboard Committee each year so small changes may be implemented prior to the 2015/2016 season.

 

AUSTRIA
(N.ASA – New Austrian Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Meinhard Trojer
Vice President of N.ASA (New Austrian Snowboard Association)
meinhardtrojer@powdern.com
Mobile: +43.650.5637424

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
The 4 spots will be assigned to the winners of the Austrian National Championships 2015 in halfpipe and slopestyle (the event is called Shred Down Austrian Masters 2015). In case of injuries or any other events which will not allow the selected riders to participate in Yabuli 2016, the spots will move to the other riders following in the ranks of the national championships 2015.

 

BRASIL
(BSA – Brazilian Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Marcelo Gabriel Olivetto                                                                                           marcelo@snowtravel.com.br

Qualification Criteria for National Quota Spots:
The Brazilian Snowboard Association has decided to establish the 2015 National Ranking as the qualification criteria to attend the WSF-TTR World Snowboarding Championship.

 

BELGIUM
(Belgian Ski & Snowboard Federation)

Reference person: Tom Coeckelberghs
Topsport Coordinator – BSSF
Mobile:      +32 477 58 32 85
Mail:      Tom@sneeuwsportvlaanderen.be
Web:      www.sneeuwsportvlaanderen.be

Qualification Criteria for National Quota Spots:
Decisions about participation for international competitions with limited quota spots are made by the Elite Sports Committee (ESC) from our federation. The ESC consist of our elite coach, our youth coach, our elite sports coordinator and a delegation of the riders. Their decisions towards the World Snowboard Championships in Yabuli is based on:

  • the results from our national championships (The Belgian Open, Les 2 Alpes 2015)
  • the 2 best results for each rider in international competitions
  • the position of the candidate in comparison with the technical evolution line in half pipe and/or slopestyle

 

CANADA
(C-S Canada Snowboard)

Reference Person: Tyler Ashbee                                                                                                                                                        Coordinator High Performance       
Email: tyler@canadasnowboard.ca
Office: 604.568.9462 
Mobile: 778.320.2924
Web: www.canadasnowboard.ca

SELECTION PROTOCOL:

2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SNOWBOARDING

December 16, 2014

INTRODUCTION

  1. This document sets out the process for identifying those athletes who will be invited by Canada~Snowboard, TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation to participate in the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Championships of Snowboarding are a major competitive opportunity for members of the Canada~Snowboard High Performance Program. The 2016 World Championships will take place in March 2016 in Yabuli, China.
  1. Canada~Snowboard, through its membership with the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is granted the right to qualify eligible athletes to compete at 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding through the criteria of WSF nation quota.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Canada~Snowboard’s first objective at the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding is to win at least two medals.
  1. Canada~Snowboard’s second objective at the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding is to place at least:
  •    50% of its participating athletes in the top 12 in the Slopestyle and Big  Air events and;
  •    50% of its participating athletes in the top 24 in the Halfpipe events.
  1. Canada~Snowboard’s third objective at the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding is to develop athletes with the potential to medal in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

QUOTAS

  1. The World Championships of Snowboarding will have a maximum of 300 spots available for male and female athletes to compete across all disciplines.         The estimated field sizes will be 70 riders for men in each discipline and 50              riders for women in each discipline. Big Air is still under discussion.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. To be eligible to participate in the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding, an athlete must:
  2. a) Be in good standing with Canada~Snowboard and with his or her provincial snowboard association. This is applicable for all athletes who qualify under the nation quotas.
  3. b) Be ranked in the Men´s Top 250 or in the Women´s Top 125 on the respective WSPL (World Snowboarding Points List) discipline ranking. The cut-off date for qualification into the 2016 event will be Tuesday December 15th, 2015.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA 

  1. Riders can qualify for a spot to compete in the World Championships of Snowboarding through one of the following four criteria, provided that  eligibility requirements are fulfilled.
  • World Snowboarding Points List Quota (WSPL)   The Top 50 Men and Top 30 Women on the WSPL for Halfpipe and Slopestyle at the announced cut-off date (December 15, 2015) will be automatically eligible to compete in the respective discipline at the event.
  • TTR World Champions and Elite Level Winners    All TTR World Tour Champions from the last three years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) are eligible to compete in all disciplines at the World Championships of Snowboarding. All World Snowboard Tour Elite Level title winners from the last 52 weeks prior to 08.03.2015 are eligible to compete in the discipline in which they won the title.
    • The following Canadian athletes qualify under this criterion for being crowned as former TTR World Champions:
      Maxence Parrot 2014 Big Air Champion
      Mark McMorris 2013 Slopestyle Champion
      Sebastien Toutant: 2013 Big Air Champion
  • Local Organizing Committee Wildcards   The organizing committee of the World Championships of Snowboarding is entitled to qualify two additional competitors in each discipline for men and women (eight total wild cards) who all need to be approved by TTR/WSF.
  • WSF Nation Quota Each WSF member is entitled to qualify one rider for both men and women in the disciplines of Halfpipe and Slopestyle. The allocation of these four quota spots will be assigned using the Canadian Ranking Lists for the corresponding disciplines and genders. These quotas will be assigned to the highest ranked national competitors who have not qualified via the other criteria methods. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the highest points at a single event shall be selected. In the event of a further tie, the athlete with the next highest points at a single event shall be selected until the tie is broken. The allocation of these quotas will be announced on Friday December 15th, 2015.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR NATION QUOTAS 

  1. Selection rankings notwithstanding, Canada~Snowboard shall have the discretion to select athletes to participate in an order other than that indicated by the rankings. Canada~Snowboard shall also have the discretion to select fewer male and/or female athletes than the maximum quota provided by WSF. The grounds for any such decisions must be set out in detail in the minutes of the meeting of the Selection Committee, and must reflect the objectives of Canada~Snowboard as presented in the General High Performance Program Policies and in Park to Podium: Canada Snowboard’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan.
  1. Grounds which may be considered in decisions such as those indicated in Section 9 shall include, but may not be limited to:
  2. The athlete’s commitment to a long-term training program, as demonstrated by training logs, evaluations, and other documentation maintained by the athlete and her or his coach.
  3. The athlete’s level of physical conditioning, evaluated in terms of the physical conditioning benchmarks established for the High Performance Program.
  4. Anomalies in competitions, arising from factors such as weather or abnormally small field sizes, which are determined to be a factor in the attainment of or failure to attain results.
  5. Gaps in the points used to rank athletes, which may be taken to represent a significant gap in performance ability. For instance, if three athletes have 100, 97, and 96 points respectively, and the next ranked athlete has 85 points, a gap may be said to exist which indicates an athlete’s potential ability or inability to compete at the same level as other Canada~Snowboard athletes in the same discipline.

EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR NATION QUOTAS

  1. It may be that an athlete who is otherwise selected to participate in the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding is or becomes, by reason of a health related curtailment of activities, unable to compete. In such circumstances Canada~Snowboard shall have the discretion to replace this athlete with another athlete.
  1. Canada~Snowboard may, at any time, require an athlete who appears, by reason of a health curtailment of activities, to be unable to participate in training or competition activities to obtain a medical assessment conducted by a Canada~Snowboard recognized doctor. The purpose of the medical assessment is to assess the extent of the athlete’s inability to compete and the anticipated time of the athlete’s recovery.

SELECTION COMMITTEES FOR NATION QUOTAS

  1. The Selection Committee for the Halfpipe and Slopestyle nation quota’s shall consist of the HPP Director, the Coaches of the respective HPP programs and the HPP Manager.
  1. The Executive Director, on the basis of the recommendations of the Selection Committees, shall ratify the final selection of athletes for the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding.

APPEALS & DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR NATION QUOTAS

  1. Any decision of the professional staff relating to the operation and conduct of the HPP may be appealed by any member of Canada~Snowboard who is materially affected by that decision, and who is a member in good standing. Appeals must be conducted in accordance with the Canada~Snowboard Appeals Protocol, which is available on Canada~Snowboard website (http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/).
  1. Issues not otherwise covered by this Selection Protocol shall be resolved by Canada~Snowboard’s Dispute Resolution Policy, which is available on the Canada~Snowboard website (http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/)

 

CHINA
(CSBA – China Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Miriam Deller                                                                                                                                                                Mail: miriam@bytoken.com                                                                                                                                                                              Mobile: +43 699 17810912

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
CSbA has decided to use the World Snowboard Tour points list (WSPL) as benchmark for rider qualification.

Any Chinese riders who will not be qualified based on their rank, will be eligible for a spot based on their results shown in the WSPL.

Thank you for your support, and the hard work you continuously put into growing snowboarding. We are looking forward to Yabuli 2016!

 

CZECH REPUBLIC
(CSA – Czech Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Martin Cernik
Mail mc@martincernik.cz
mobile: 00420 602 244 015

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
The 4 spots to be assigned to the highest ranked rider male & female Czech snowboarders on WSPL – fulfilling the minimum criterias. In case of injuries or any other events which will not allow the selected riders to participate Yabuli 2016, the spots will move to the other riders following in the WSPL fulfilling the minimum criteria.

 

HUNGARY
(Hungarian Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Miklós Bordács
Executive chairman                                                                                                                                                 
Email: bordacsm@gmail.com
Mobile: +36 30 6452722

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
Hungary will take out the national riders in each discipline who are ranked highest on the TTR discipline ranking the 15th of December 2015.

 

GERMANY
(Snowboard Verband Deutschland e.V.)

Reference Person: Stefan Knirsch 
tel_ +49 89 / 85790 – 403 (fax_ 400)
stefan.knirsch@snowboardgermany.com

Halfpipe

Best German rider of the national championship 2015, taking place March 15th to 16th 2015 in Kühtai (AUT) Slopestyle.

Slopestyle

The best ranked German Rider in the WSPL who has not already gained a quota-spot should get a wildcard – cut off day will be December 15th 2015.

 

GREAT BRITAIN
(BSS – British Ski and Snowboard)

Reference Person: Lesley McKenna
GBR Park and Pipe Team Manager
Tel +447974235308
MAIL: Lesley@lesleymckenna.com or Sophie.Morrison@TeamBSS.org.uk

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
GBR qualification criteria set out by BSS is:

  • The riders who are ranked the highest in the WSPL in their respective discipline will qualify for the WSC in priority position as long as they meet the minimum WSPL points qualification criteria by the 15 December 2015 and also the skill based selection criteria for the GB Park and Pipe Team out-lined on the BSS website – Sophie.Morrison@TeamBSS.org.uk.
  • If the top ranked rider has already qualified via other methods or is injured, then it will be left with the BSS committee to decide as to who takes the GBR quota spot by taking in to consideration the WSPL ranking as well as the published skill based criteria used to select the GB Park and Pipe Team.

 

IRELAND
(SAI – Snowsport Association of Ireland)

Reference Person:  Sam  Wilkinson 
Head Snowboard Coach
Email: sammydubz@gmail.com
Mobile: +17604458745

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
Snowsports Ireland has decided to use the World Snowboard Tour points list as benchmark for rider qualification.
Any riders who will not be qualified based on their rank, will be eligible for a spot based on their results shown in the WSPL.

If one or several riders are already eligible to compete through one of the other qualification criteria or is injured, the open spot falls to the best national rider not yet qualified based on the defined national qualification criteria.

 

JAPAN
(JSBA)

Reference Person: Shigeru Ishihara
Director of International Committee
E Mail : icyroad2@me.com
Mobile : +81.90.6518.8574

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
The 4 spots were select from JSBA and PSA-ASIA’s Tour “Combined Ranking” from 2015. In case of injuries or any other events which will not allow the selected riders to participate Yabuli 2016, the spots will move to the other riders following in the rank of the Tour “Combined Ranking” from 2015 recognized by Event Committee of both created from respect snowboard Association.

 

FINLAND
(Finnish Snowboard Association FSA)

Reference Person: Jussi Räsänen
Mobile: +358 40 1670110
Email: jussi.rasanen@fsa.fi

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

Finnish Snowboard Association (FSA) will qualify one rider for both men and women in each discipline. Finland is entitled to a maximum of 4 spots and will use a national championships event as qualifier.

Qualification will take place in National Championships event in Ruka, Finland, 9.-12.4.2015. Disciplines are Slopestyle and Halfpipe for both men and women.

Best rider in each category and discipline will be qualified to World Championships.

If one or several riders are already eligible to compete through one of the other qualification criteria, the open spot falls to the best national rider not yet qualified based on the defined national qualification criteria.

 

ITALY
(FSI – Federazione Snowboard Italia)

Reference Person: Lucio Bresciani
FSI National Secretary
Email: segreteria@fsi.it
Office: 0039.045.8303277
Website: www.fsi.it

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
For the 2 Slopesyle spots (male and female), the Italian NSA “FSI”, propose to use a national slope style tour “Italian Snowboard Tour” that will elect the best italian male and female rider for slope style discipline.
Italian Snowboard Tour is a national circuit with 8 stop around different italian ski resort from Alps to middle Italy, it will start 25th january 2015 and will end with the final contest on march 2015.

For the 2 Halfpipe spots, FSI should organize an halfpipe event during the current winter season 2014/2015. If this will not possible, FSI should select the riders with an internal committee, to check who is the best rider in half pipe for male and female.

In case of injuries or any other events which will not allow the selected riders to participate Yabuli 2016, FSI will select Italian riders using WSPL.

 

KOREA
(K
OSF – Korea Snowboard Federation)

Reference Person: Liz Kim
KOSF International & Riders Committee

Mobile: +82-10-2763-0214
Mail: liz@kosf.org

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
1. Due to currant WSPL ranking for Men’s HP, KWANG-KI LEE, HO-JUN KIM, LEE-JUN KWEON have priority, however assume to be invited as WSPL Quota without difficulty for WSC. (http://www.worldsnowboardtour.com/points-lists/?type=HP&gender=M#table)

  1. For national quota spots, based on WSPL, Korea Snowboard Federation selected the top riders (next of top riders above) for slopestyle and halfpipe as below.

 

NEDERLAND
(
Nederlandse Ski Vereniging)

Reference Person: Lourain van der Vleuten
coördinator topsport en talentherkenning
T: +31 70 310 11 42
M: +31 6 28 12 96 43
www.wintersport.nl
www.snowboard.nl
www.nskiv.org

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

*Best man or woman on the discipline SBS or HP at the Dutch Championship 2015 in Laax

Besides the national quota the minimal requirement for participating in the event is

* ranked in the Men´s Top 250 or in the Women´s Top 125 on the respective WSPL (World Snowboarding Points List) discipline ranking.
WSPL Halfpipe includes all Halfpipe and Quarter pipe competitions globally and will rank riders who have competed at least once in the last 52 weeks prior to the cut-off date. WSPL Slopestyle includes all Slopestyle competitions globally and will rank riders who have competed at least once in the last 52 weeks.
A rider’s position on the respective WSPL is determined by the average of his/her best three results for the WSPL Halfpipe and best four results for the WSPL Slopestyle over a rolling 52 week period. The cut-off date for qualification into the 2016 event will be Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.

 

NEW ZEALAND
(SSNZ – Snow Sports NZ)

Reference Person: Adam Dooney
+64 21 989 321                                                                                                                                                                                    adam@snowsports.co.nz

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
Snow Sports New Zealand will use the World Snowboard Points List for selection of riders to the 2016 WSF World Champs in Yabuli. The top ranked available riders will represent New Zealand.

No athlete shall be precluded from selection because of injury on the selection date provided they will return to their previous performance level (with appropriate medical clearance) by the event.

There is no right of appeal from decisions regarding selection or non- selection of athletes to the team. Any athlete aggrieved by a decision of the selection panel regarding their selection or non-selection to a team may submit their grievance in writing to the Selectors within 48 hours of the selection announcement. The Selectors shall use their best efforts to arrange without prejudice meeting or response as soon as practicable to discuss the grievance in good faith with the aggrieved athlete.

 

NORWAY
(Norwegian Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Thomas Harstad
Norwegian Snowboard Association – Sportssjef / National team manager
Mob: + 47 930 11 660
E-mail: thomas@snowboardforbundet.no
www.snowboardfobundet.no

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
In 2015-2016 season, we will use a selection of major events like TTR / Dew Tour / Grand Prix to evaluate which riders who will get the national quota spots. The Norwegian snowboard federation will evaluate the candidates for the quota spots for Norway.

 

PERU
(APSS Associacion Peruana de Snowboarding & Sandboarding)

Reference Person: Sandro Garcia (President)
Email: sandrogarciae@gmail.com

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

The Peruvian Snowboarding & Sandboarding Association has decided to establish the following qualification criteria to attend the WSF-TTR World Snowboarding Championship:

The Peruvian Riders must achieve the following requirements to participate in World Snowboarding Championships:

1) Peruvian Nationality.

2) International experience in High Level International Snowboarding Events according to the following priority:

1° TTR Events

2° Industry Events (as for example: Rock Star Energy, DC, Burton, etc and also appearances in Snowboard Industry Movies).

3° FIS Events

4° International Clinics and Training Camps;

Instead of International experience, the Rider must be ranked within Top Ten National Ranking according to the last National Championship.

 

ROMANIA
(APSR – Romanian Snowboard Asociation)

Reference person: Radu Lungu
Email: radu.lungu@arenaplatos.ro
Mobile: 0040 747 554892

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

Results at the national events: Arena Platos Freestyle Open 30.01.2015 and Snow on Fire 21.03.2015.

Results at the Opening Season Freestyle Competition on 19.12.2015.

 

RUSSIA
(Russian Snowboard Federation)

Reference Person: George Stetsenko
Vice Chaiman of Russian Snowboard Federation
E-mail: nexus11@mail.ru

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
the choice is based on a combined criteria resulting from:

#1. WSPL Standing (in respective discipline SLOPESTYLE, HALFPIPE)

#2. Russian Championships 2015 result

#3. Overall standing in Russian Cups.

RUNNER-UP REPLACEMENT FOR QUOTA SPOT: If by Dec.15th Current Quota Spot Holder cancels the trip (due to Injury or lack of travel budget or overlapping contest schedule through sportsclub plan obligations)

His/Her Spot Transferred to next rider down in Criteria Formula

This also corresponds with actual skill level & experience – down to top 5 of RUS NC (SBS, HP).

 

SLOVAKIA
(Slovakia Snowboard Association)

Reference Person: Julius Hermely
Director
Mobile: 00421.917.271277
Email: julius.hermely@gmail.com
www.sas-snowboarding.sk

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:
WSPL will be used as the base to choose the national quota spots. The best not qualified already qualified rider are supposed to get the spots.

 

SLOVENIA
(Slovenia Ski Association)

Reference Person: Matevz Pristavec
Mobile: +38641747247
Email: m.pristavec@gmail.com
Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:                                                                                                                                    The SZS Snowboard Departmend decidet to use the WSPL as referance made by the headcoach to confirm the athletes for participation. Any rider which is not qualified based on their rank, will be eligible for a spot based on their results shown in WSPL and final confirmation made by head coach for the Slovenian Snowboard Team.

 

SWITZERLAND
(Swiss-Snowboard // Swiss-Ski)

Reference Person: Sacha Giger
Chief Snowboard
Mobile: +41 (0)79 335 43 66
Email: Sacha.Giger@swiss-ski.ch
http://www.swiss-snowboard.ch

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots:

Halfpipe:

Herren: Den Nationen Spot erhält der beste nicht direktqualifizierte Athlet (WSPL)

Damen: Den Nationen Spot erhält die beste nicht direktqualifizierte Athlet (WSPL)

SBS:

Herren: Den Nationen Spot erhält der beste nicht direkt qualifizierte Athlet (WSPL)

Damen: Den Nationen Spot erhält die beste nicht direkt qualifizierte Athletin (WSPL)

Eine Selektion in einer Disziplin bedeutet nicht automatisch auch eine Selektion für eine andere Disziplin. Es besteht die Möglichkeit das Athleten in mehreren Disziplinen eingesetzt werden obwohl sie die internen Selektionsrichtlinien nicht erfüllt haben.

 

SWEDEN
(Swedish Ski Association)

Reference Person: Olle Danielsson
Sportchef / Snowboard Sport Director
Mob: +46 (0)70 558 33 69
E-mail: olle.danielsson@svensksnowboard.se

Qualification Criteria for national quota spots: 

In 2015-2016 season we will use a selection of major events like WST / Dew Tour / WC to evaluate which riders who will get the national quota spots. The Swedish Ski Association will evaluate the candidates for the quota spots for Sweden.

 

UNITED STATES of AMERICA
(United States of America Snowboard Association- USASA)

Jason Toutolomin
Executive Director
Mobile: + 011 530 416 2323
Jason@usasa.org
www.USASA.org


Qualification Criteria for national quota spots: 

Each WSF member is entitled to qualify one rider for both men and women in each discipline.

Therefore, each nation is entitled to a maximum of 4 spots and will need to use a national event, such as a national championships event, or national criteria approved by the WSF Event Committee, to qualify riders.

USASA WSC Criteria – One spot each for men and women in each discipline.

 

Male and Female Slopestyle:

Top US finisher from the WSPL Elite Level, Mammoth US grand Prix, 2/2/15-2/08/15

not already qualified from the WSPL points list on December 15th, 2015.

 

Male and Female Halfpipe:

Top US finisher from the WSPL Elite Level, Mammoth US grand Prix, 2/2/15-2/08/15

not already qualified from the WSPL points list on December 15th, 2015.
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