The Burton Qualifiers North American snowboard tour returns for the 2017/2018 season offering up-and-coming riders the chance to compete for a piece of the $20,000 cash purse in a fun open-format. The six-stop tour includes some of North America’s most-dedicated snowboard resorts where riders will have the opportunity to show off their best moves in an effort to win podium fame and a stack of that cash. Also up for grabs at the five semi-finals stops are invites to advance to the finals event at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.    

Registration for all of the semi-final events is FREE and open to the first 100 riders to register. Riders have the option of competing in either the 15 & Under or the Open divisions. The top six winners in each division from all five semi-final events are invited to the finals event at Seven Springs. Here riders in their respective divisions will compete for the opportunity to ride away with the fame and fortune of an even bigger chunk of the overall prize purse.

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DIVISIONS:

15 & Under | Open Division

*Cap of 100 Riders*


PRIZES:

Semi-Finals - 15 & Under:

1st $300 (Invite to Finals)

2nd $200 (Invite to Finals)

3rd $100 (Invite to Finals)

4th (Invite to Finals)

5th (Invite to Finals)

6th (Invite to Finals)


Semi-Finals - Open Division:

1st $800 (Invite to Finals)

2nd $400 (Invite to Finals)

3rd $200 (Invite to Finals)

4th (Invite to Finals)

5th (Invite to Finals)

6th (Invite to Finals)


Finals - 15 & Under Division:

1st $1,500

2nd $1,000

3rd $500


Finals - Open Division:

1st $4,000

2nd $2,000

3rd $1,000


FORMAT:

The Burton Qualifiers is a jam-style format, which means each of the two divisions (15 & Under and Open division) compete in two separate heats for one hour each. Riders can take as many runs as they like in that hour-long session to impress the judges and wow the spectators.  

JUDGING:

Judges for the Burton Qualifiers are hand-selected at each stop. They will be scoring based on two categories: Trick Execution and Style. This means that, just like in the big leagues, riders should focus on not only landing the most difficult tricks, but also doing so with good style. Our all-seeing judges will notice if you huck, come off early, or miss that grab—so focus on both execution and style to stand out and win that money.