TTR World Snowboard General Assembly 2010

Snowboard sport representatives from across the world came together for two days in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss the future of competitive snowboarding.

2010 General Assembly.  Photo: Event HostThe annual TTR General Assembly 2010, held together with the World Snowboard Federation (WSF), took place from May 21st to 22nd.

Open workshops and meetings were held in which a variety of topics were brought before TTR and WSF members, snowboard industry representatives and the media. The main topics and proposals are outlined below.

World Snowboarding Championships: It was voted to proceed with planning a World Snowboarding Championships. The championships will be held every four years and will feature both men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle. The first event is planned for the 2011/2012 season in Oslo. The final decision whether the event will take place is pending approval by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment for the expansion plans of the event arena at Tryvann Vinterpark.

Preparations towards the World Snowboarding Championships: In preparation for a legitimate qualification system for the World Snowboarding Championship in 2012, the TTR has decided to introduce separate world rankings for halfpipe/quarterpipe and slopestyle/big air events.

More value for riders ranked on the World Rankings: To add additional benefits for riders ranked on the World Rankings and increase the value to lower level events, the TTR World Rankings will be used to select riders for all open spots in open qualifications at 5 and 6Star level events on the tour.

Improved communication with riders: TTR strives to increase communcation with the athletes and supply them with more relevant event information, by improving its rider hospitality services.

A stronger women’s leg on the TTR Tour: TTR hopes to strengthen the women’s leg of the Swatch TTR Tour, to create more coverage for women athletes and to attract more female riders to join the tour. The TTR will also look into a proposal to adapt the point scale for women in the next months.

These changes were approved by the TTR members and the TTR Board of Directors during the 2010 General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain.

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