- 20 March 2012 | Bodyboarding
The Auto Sleepers 2012 British Championship Tour has locked the official events for the upcoming bodyboard season.
The British Bodyboard Club has decided to increase the number of stages by including competitions in several new bodyboard-friendly locations.
Portreath and Mawgan Porth have been added to the schedule to bring the itinerary up to six contests for 2012.
All events will have Open, DK and Women's divisions. Also, they will score a maximum of 500 ranking points. The Porthtowan event will host the British Nationals age divisions.
Competitors can drop a maximum of their two lowest scoring results, so in a six-stages participation, the top 4 scores will count. If a bodyboarder only rides four or five events, then the top three scores will count.
An all-surf-twice format will be run where time, conditions and entry numbers allow. The Auto Sleepers 2012 British Championship Tour will kick off with The Welsh Showdown, between 19th-20th May.
Event 1: The Welsh Showdown - May 19/20 (backup 26/27)
Event 2: Bodyboard Depot Tolcarne Wedge Airshow – July 7/8 (backup July 21/22)
Event 3: The MP Encounter – Aug 25/26/27 – Mawgan Porth
Event 4: Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic including the British Nationals – Sept 22/23 (backup 29/30) – Porthtowan
Event 5: Causeway Coast Surf Festival – Oct 6/7 (backup 20-21) – Portrush, Ireland
Event 6: The Harbour Wall frenzy – Oct 13/14 (backup 27/28) – Portreath