New for 2013, the Burton US Open has a revamped format and new entry criteria. In order to earn your spot at the US Open in Vail, you must be one of our invited riders, finish in the top two in the 2013 Burton European Open Junior Boys Halfpipe/Slopestyle or first place in the BEO Junior Girls Halfpipe/Slopestyle, or compete and qualify at the all new US Open Snowboarding Qualifiers event to be held at Seven Springs, PA on February 1st - 3rd, 2013.
For the first time, Burton is partnering with US Snowboarding on a unique competition that will allow riders to earn valuable Rev Tour points as well as 4Star TTR points, but most importantly earn the right to move on to the next round of competition in the US Open Snowboarding Championships. We will be inviting the top 10 men and top 5 women in each discipline to compete in the Semi Finals in Vail, CO on February 25th - March 2nd based on their results from the qualifiers in Seven Springs.
To register for the US Open Qualifiers, visit www.register-for-events.com and click on "USO Qualifiers." Registration will go live on November 20th and remain open until December 31st. On January 4th, riders will be pulled from the wait list based on their standing on the World Snowboarding Points List for HP and SS and notified of their status at that time.
Remember, there will NOT be a pre-qualifying or qualifying round in Vail this year...all competitor spots in Vail will be by invitation or qualification ONLY, so you must register for the US Open Qualifiers in Seven Springs, PA if you are not an invited rider listed on the US Open Page.
Registration fee is $55 USD per discipline. All competitors are required to have a current USSA Membership. Temporary USSA Memberships valid for the US Open Qualifiers only are available to international and domestic riders for $25 USD. Information on how to obtain a temporary membership will be provided to competitors once they are confirmed from the waitlist on January 4th.
Complete schedule and full event details will be posted here at www.burton.com/USOquals so check back soon for the launch of our new site. Basic schedule is below. See everyone at Seven Springs!
Friday, Feb 1st : HP and SS practice
Saturday, Feb 2nd : Slopestyle Competition
Sunday, Feb 3rd : Halfpipe Competition
Monday, Feb 4th : Weather day