The Burton Qualifiers North American snowboard tour returns for 2017 offering up-and-coming riders the chance to compete in a fun open-format snowboarding event. 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 a cash prize and the chance to advance to the finals event at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.  

Registration for all 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 a chunk of the $10,000 prize purse.

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Divisions:
15 & Under | Open Division
*Cap of 100 Riders*

Prizes:
Semi-Finals - 15 & Under:

1st $300.00 (Invite to Finals)
2nd $200.00 (Invite to Finals)
3rd $100.00 (Invite to Finals)
4th (Invite to Finals)
5th (Invite to Finals)
6th (Invite to Finals)

Semi-Finals - Open Division:
1st $800.00 (Invite to Finals)
2nd $400.00 (Invite to Finals)
3rd $200.00 (Invite to Finals)
4th (Invite to Finals)
5th (Invite to Finals)
6th (Invite to Finals)

Finals - 15 & Under Division:
1st $1,500.00
2nd $1,000.00
3rd  $500.00

Finals - Open Division:
1st $4,000.00
2nd $2,000.00
3rd $1,000.00

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 showcase their best moves and impress the judges. 

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

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