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Burton Global Open Series Announces 2009/2010 Competition Dates


The Burton Global Open Series announced dates for its 2009/2010 international snowboard competition series, which will kick off in New Zealand this summer. Below are dates and locations for all 2009/2010 Burton Global Open Series events. New Zealand Open August 11-15, 2009 Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand European Open January 9-16, 2010 Laax, Switzerland Canadian Open February 2-7, 2010 Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, AlbertaAsian Open March 2-7, 2010 ALTS Bandai, Japan US Open March 16-21, 2010 Stratton Mountain Resort, USAInstead of having two events down under in 2009, Burton has decided to combine the Australian Open and the New Zealand Open into one premier Southern Hemisphere event taking place in New Zealand.Heading into a busy Olympic year, weve decided to reduce the number of events to free up some room in the global events calendar, said Liam Griffin, Global Events Director for Burton. Were totally committed to the riders who support the series, and are trying to make it easier for everybody to hit all the different events they need to this coming season.With events scheduled year-round and in five countries, the Burton Global Open Series boasts the most lucrative cumulative prize purse in snowboarding. All five Burton Global Open Series events offer riders the chance to earn points towards male and female championship titles, which are awarded at the US Open in Stratton, Vermont. The Burton Global Open Series is also part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. The Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champions are crowned at the end of the season. is the official webcaster of the BGOS and home to live scoring, standings, rider bios and more for each Burton Global Open Series stop. Check out for more information.For more information on the Burton Global Open Series head to www.opensnowboarding.comFor more information on TTR, visit Contacts: Birgit GruberBurton