UK Bodyboarding

The British Bodyboard Club are set to launch a tour of 4 events to decide the 2010 Open Champion it was announced today.

Chairman Rich Hall said “the concept of deciding the British Champion via a series of events rather than a single one has been in discussion for some time”.

He continued “the BSA has given us the freedom to explore the options and are quite happy to support us in this; so we’re going to progress the idea this year”.

The 4 proposed events are:
The Sorted Surf Reef competition at Boscombe on March 20-21,
The Tolcarne Wedge Air Jam in July/August
The Greenaway Pro in St Ives in September
The British Nationals at Porthtowan in September/October.

Rich said “we’re going to be teaming up with other organisations and/or competitions initially for 2 of the events; but will be providing the judges and backup to ‘sanction’ those competitions.

The first 3 events will be scored as regular events with 500 points for the winner, whilst the Nationals will be an IBA style ‘grand-slam’ event with 1,000 points available.”

If the experiment is successful, the plan will be to roll out the tour to wider geographical venues in 2011.

The Nationals event will still decide the age and discipline divisions, with the usual entry restrictions.

The events will be open to all comers, but only those eligible to enter the British Nationals can accrue points towards becoming the Open British Championship.

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