The World Snowboarding Points Lists are calculated every Thursday for Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air disciplines for both men and women. A rider’s position on the Points Lists is determined by calculating an average of a rider´s points of his/her best results over a 52 week period. The number of best results counting per discipline are as specified below:
The points used for the calculation are based on the World Snowboarding Points System. All events are categorized in 6 different points categories (1-6Star level events). The points levels of the non-World Snowboard Tour event results are determined and approved by representatives of the sport of snowboarding based on criteria like rider, field and course set-up.
The seeded rider protocol guarantees the World Snowboard Tour Top 10 Men and Top 5 Women in the respective disciplines direct seeding into World Snowboard Tour 5Star and 6Star events. The World Snowboarding Points List, as of 3 months before the event start date, determines which riders are eligible for direct seeding. World Snowboard Tour 5Star and 6Star events must grant entry to eligible riders 4 weeks before the event. If the rider does not confirm his attendance within the 4 weeks before the event, the organizer can re-allocate these places as Wild Card entries.
The qualified rider protocol provides priority access to the World Snowboard Tour Top 250 Men and Top 125 Women on the respective points list at all 4Star, 5Star and 6Star events that feature open qualifications. Available qualified entry places at events are limited by the total spots and are assigned based on a rider´s position on the points list at the cut-off date. To determine the eligible riders, organisers will use the most recent points list available when registration closes for an individual event. Riders who missed the registration deadline can´t request entry under this rule, it is up to the rider to register on time.
Example: Event A has an open slopestyle qualification with 80 spots available on the start list. The registration deadline is November 30th, 2012. The event will use the World Slopestyle Points List as of Thursday, November 24th to determine the qualified riders.