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Burton 2006/2007 Global Open Snowboarding Championships announced -
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Tuesday, 27 June 2006
Burton 2006/2007 Global Open Snowboarding Championships announced - BURLINGTON, VT - Confirmed dates and locations are listed below for the upcoming Burton Global Open Snowboarding Championships, the international event series that gives local, amateur
BURLINGTON, VT - Confirmed dates and locations are listed below for the upcoming Burton Global Open Snowboarding Championships, the international event series that gives local, amateur and pro snowboarders an equal shot at a world class title. This season, the contest series will crown its first male and female Global Open Champions at the Burton US Open, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007.
Burton Global Open Snowboarding Championship Dates:
New Zealand Open August 3-5, 2006 SnowPark, New Zealand
Australian Open August 25-27, 2006 Falls Creek, Australia
European Open January 20-27, 2007 Laax, Switzerland
Nippon Open February 20-25, 2007 ALTS Bandai, Japan
US Open March 12-18, 2007 Stratton, VT USA
"We're expanding the Burton Global Open series to give more people the chance to witness some of the best snowboarding in the world," says Bryan Johnston, Vice President of Global Marketing at Burton. "Each of the Burton Opens will take it to the next level in terms of event execution, TV coverage and podcasting to give riders, spectators and viewers at home the best possible experience."
In addition to having a shot at the Global Open Champion title, the male and female winners of each Open competition will receive airfare and accommodations at the next contest in the Burton Open event series. More details to come on all Open events as the dates draw nearer.
The Open Snowboarding Championships are the pinnacle snowboarding events of the season. Founded by Jake Burton, the Opens have grown from grassroots events to global spectacles attracting tens of thousands of spectators and riders from around the world. Since the beginning, the Opens have been driven by riders, for riders evolving with snowboarding and riders' needs over the years. With events held in Europe, Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the Opens set the standard for snowboarding events around the globe.