Australian Kiteboarding

Kiteboarders wishing to compete in the Australian National Freestyle Championships (Feb 11, 12, 13 in Melbourne) are to gain pre-qualification prior to the event.

Entries are to be lodged no later than the 5th of February, 2010.

Entries for all divisions: Open Men's, Women's, Junior's (U18 as of 1st June 2009) and Master's (over 35 as of 1st June 2009) are open now for lodgment by going to www.kitemag.com.au and click on events to register. To read about the rules and qualifications for the nationals go to the articles section on the website.

Read below for details of pre-qualification process, if you fall into the pre-qualification as a ranked rider you must still lodge your application ensuring you highlight your National ranking as gained from 2009 championship results.

To pre-qualify in the 2010 Freestyle National Titles:

1> Placed anywhere in the top 4 in either division at 2009 Championship (Riders in this category hold seeded positions 1-4 respectively)

2> Previous competitor at 2009 championship in any division (Riders will carry their respective ranking if placed 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th) all other riders will gain pre-qualification status only.

3> Riders who did not compete at the 2009 championships but did compete in an AKSA sanctioned state freestyle title event and placed in the top 5 in any division (Riders in this category must contact their state AKSA official to confirm ranking to gain pre-qualified status)

4> Riders who are known to AKSA officials to be of standard that has either competed previously at the National or International level but have not competed in AKSA sanctioned events for a period of no longer than 2 years, may gain pre-qualified status if they make their intentions known by lodging application by the due date and highlighting last event competed in and result.

5> All other riders must lodge respective application by the due date and highlight in the application riders level, profile and trick repertoire to try and win a wild card selection.

To compete it costs just $30. Go to www.kitemag.com.au and click on events to register. All riders are to make themselves aware of the rules and regulations including being a current financial member of AKSA, Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

Registrations lodged after the 5th of February will incur a $30 late fee for administration costs.


SOURCE: WAKSA