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2012 Open Class Snowboard Qualification Criteria

2012 USASA Snowboard Nationals

Open Class HP, SS and SBX Qualification

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All snowboarders awarded slots in Open Class must be members of USASA prior to registering for USASA nationals.

 

Halfpipe  and Slopestyle: Total field size (men and women combined) = 160 riders

Men’s Snowboard:   

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SS National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA HP and SS Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 riders from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings
-    Invites will be sent by March 23rd, 2012
-    Spots will not handed down the Rev Tour standings if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
10 Riders from the most current TTR Points list
-    Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 23rd, 2012
-    TTR Rankings as of 3/20/2012 will be used to determine eligibility
-    Must be a US rider ranked in the top 200 overall
-    Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1990-1998)
-    If more than 10 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on TTR ranking
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings   

Women’s Snowboard:

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SS National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA HP and SS Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 5 riders from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings
-    Invites will be sent by March 23rd, 2012
-    Spots will not handed down the Rev Tour standings if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
5 Riders from the TTR Points list
-    Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 23rd, 2012
-    TTR Rankings as of 3/20/2012 will be sued to determine eligibility
-    Must be a US rider ranked in the top 100 overall
-    Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1990-1998)
-    If more than 5 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on TTR ranking
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

BoarderCross: Total Field Size (men and women combined) =  160

SBX rankings will be determined using the USSA system of averaging the rider’s top two finishes in the designated qualification events.  Point values will be assigned to each position according to the World Cup point scale (1000 pts for 1st, 800 for 2nd, 600 for 3rd, etc.)  1st tie breaker is the riders best result, 2nd tie breaker is the riders 3rd best result and 3rd tie breaker is their 4th best result.

SBX Qualifying Events:

Northstar Revolution Tour
Copper Holeshot #1 and #2
Mt Otsego Revolution Tour
Killington Holeshot #1 and #2

Men’s SBX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SBX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
US riders selected for Junior World Championship Team
USASA SBX Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 US riders from USSA SBX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings   

Women’s SBX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SBX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
US riders selected for Junior World Championship Team
USASA SBX Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 5 US riders from USSA SBX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Giant Slalom and Slalom: Total Field Size (men and women combined) =  160

Alpine rankings will be determined using the USSA system of averaging the rider’s top two finishes in the designated qualification events.  Point values will be assigned to each position according to the World Cup point scale (1000 pts for 1st, 800 for 2nd, 600 for 3rd, etc.)  1st tie breaker is the riders best result, 2nd tie breaker is the riders 3rd best result and 3rd tie breaker is their 4th best result.

Alpine Snowboard Qualifying Events:

Copper RTTC
Steamboat RTTC
Holimont RTTC

Men’s GS and SL:

Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class GS National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SL National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Alpine Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 US riders from USSA Race to the Cup Standings (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Top 5 Riders from FIS NorAm Standings (spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Women’s GS and SL:

Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class GS National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SL National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Alpine Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 7 US riders from USSA Race to the Cup Standings (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Top 5 Riders from FIS NorAm Standings (spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

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