As the 10th Red Bull Nanshan Open looms closer, join us this Saturday January 7th for what will be an equally significant event for some Chinese snowboarders – the 10th Red Bull Nanshan Open National Qualifier!
A TTR 2Star event held in the same Nike Nanshan Park that hosts the TTR 5Star main event the following weekend, this qualifier allows locally based riders the chance to grab the remaining wildcard spots and is the first opportunity Chinese snowboarders have to enter the TTR World Ranking! With significant TTR points, cash and limited edition Nixon + Nanshan Open watches up for grabs, this event will be the perfect stepping stone for local riders to gain some international recognition and exposure. Check out the full run-down below.
Judges will be looking at technical difficulty, execution, amplitude, style and landing – any trick not landed will not be counted. Each rider will have three runs to impress the judges, with only their top ranking run counting. The event is open to anybody – the top six placed Chinese Nationals will earn a spot in the TTR 5Star 10th Red Bull Nanshan Open held January 14th and 15th, and any non-Chinese rider that places in the top four will also be eligible to join them.
1st – US$ 1,000 / 200 TTR points / Ltd Nixon + Nanshan Open Watch
2nd – US$ 600 / 188.46 TTR points / Ltd Nixon + Nanshan Open Watch
3rd – US$ 300 / 180 TTR points / Ltd Nixon + Nanshan Open Watch
4th-6th = US$ 100 / TTR points
09:00 – 11:00 Sign up
11:00 – 12:00 Training
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break and park maintenance
13:00 – 14:30 Qualification: 3 runs per rider
14:40 – 15:00 Prize giving ceremony