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Registration Now Open For Burton NZ Open 2008

Registration Now Open For Burton New Zealand Open 2008



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LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (May 15, 2008) – Registration is now open for the Burton New Zealand Open Snowboarding Championships, the country’s top snowboarding competition, to be staged from July 29 to August 2 at Snow Park NZ.

Riders can register at www.opensnowboarding.com and event organisers are encouraging all Slopestyle, Quarter Pipe and Half Pipe riders to sign up for a chance to win great cash prizes. The grand total prize purse for the Burton New Zealand Open is set at $50,000.

The opening of the entries coincides with the unveiling of the new Burton Global Open Series website. Launched this week it includes new features such as rider profile pages featuring rider snapshots, bios, current BGOS standings and event results per rider.

Attracting the world’s top professional riders, the Burton NZ Open kicks off the 2009 international snowboard competition series. Below are the dates and locations for all 2008/2009 Burton Global Open Series competitions.

Burton New Zealand Open July 29 – August 2, 2008 Snow Park, New Zealand
Burton Australian Open Sept 2 – 6, 2008 Perisher Blue, Australia
Burton Canadian Open December 1 – 7, 2008 CODA’s Canada Olympic Park
Burton European Open January 9 – 16, 2009 Laax, Switzerland
Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open February 24 – March 1, 2009 ALTS Bandai, Japan
Burton US Open March 16 – 22, 2009 Stratton Mountain, USA

“Heading into our third year of the Series, we’ve got some great momentum,” said Liam Griffin, Director of Events and Entertainment for Burton. “It has been amazing to watch the level of riding at the Opens around the world increase over the past few seasons. All the riders are really pushing the sport to new heights and we’re really looking forward to seeing what this next year of competition brings.”

With events scheduled year-round and in six countries, the Burton Global Open Series boasts the most lucrative cumulative prize purse in snowboarding. All six Burton Global Open Series events offer riders the chance to earn points towards a male and female championship title, each worth $100,000, currently the largest single payout in snowboarding.

The Burton Global Open Series is also part of the Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a TTR World Champion at the US Open.

Go211.com 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 Go211.com for more information.

For more information on TTR, visit www.ttrworldtour.

For registrations, more information and to check out the new site see www.opensnowboarding.com

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About the Burton Global Open Series
The Burton Global Open Series events are the pinnacle snowboarding events of the season. Founded by Jake Burton, the Opens have grown from grassroots events to global spectacles attracting tens of thousands of spectators and riders from around the world. Since the beginning, the Opens have been driven by riders, for riders evolving with snowboarding and riders’ needs over the years. With events held in Canada, Europe, Japan, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, the Opens set the standard for snowboarding events around the globe.

About the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour
The Burton Global Open Series is part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a Swatch TTR World Champion at the US Open. For more information, visit www.ttrworldtour.com

About Go211.com
Go211.com is the leading community and video site for lifestyle sports created by and for action sports athletes and enthusiasts. It’s the place to hang with the pros and friends to get behind-the-scenes video, blogs, photos, webcasts and podcasts from featured contributors along with other action sports fans. Go211.com offers a broad range of exclusive content submitted directly from the athletes. The current Go211 Pro Team roster includes Keir Dillon, Keegan Valaika, Danny Kass, Hannah Teter, Kevin Pearce, Kelly Clark, Jack Mitrani, Ben Watts, Donny Robinson, CJ Hobgood, Christian Hosoi, Holly Beck, Sarah Burke and Mike Losness, among others.

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