nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2016/17 - Events

PLEASE NOTE: SURFING AUSTRALIA DOSEN’T TAKE ENTRIES FOR THIS SERIES

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The nudie  Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, surfing boardriders event series.

It involves Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds and a National Final.

In February 2016, North Narrabeen won series three of the Australian Boardriders Battle at Cronulla.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, surfing boardriders event series.

It involves Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds and a National Final.

In February 2016, North Narrabeen won series three of the Australian Boardriders Battle at Cronulla.

HOW TO ENTER

Clubs can enter online via each States website or call each respective State branch for more info.

Entries open on July 18 2016.

State entries to the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle close 1 week prior to each State scheduled event. The entry fee will be $350 incl’ GST per club, payable to the State Branch.

Nominated team lists are to be sent to the State Branch a minimum of 2 days prior to each State qualifying event.

CLUB ELIGIBILITY

All competing clubs must be current and affiliated members of their Surfing Australia Member State Branch.

CLUB SQUAD

(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CLUB SQUAD TEMPLATE)

Only one competing Squad can be nominated per club.

Each club Squad will consist of 1 Junior (male or female), 4 Opens (3 males & 1 female) and 1 Over 35 (male or female).

Each club must have a designated competing club captain, and a non-competing designated coach and or manager.

1 reserve per Open, Junior, Female and Master (over 35) will be allowed.

CLUB COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY

Club competitors must be current and financial members of their respective club for the 2016 and 2017 surfing seasons. A surfer can only compete for one club in Regional and National battles.

Club competitors must be holders of an Australian passport, Australian birth certificate or hold current Australian citizenship documents.

Proof of all of the above will be on the onus of every competitor and can be requested by the Technical Committee/Director at any time prior, during, or after the specified event.

AGE GROUPS ARE DEFINED AND DETERMINED BY

Juniors cannot be, or turn 18 in the event series window (Sept 3rd 2016 to Feb 19th 2017).

Masters must be 35 and over at the beginning of the event series window (Sept 3rd 2016).

STATE BATTLE SEEDING

State events will be seeded as per previous State Australian Boardriders Battle events in 2015/16. If there are no possible seeding arrangements available, this will be seeded by a random draw or at the discretion of the State Branch.

NATIONAL BATTLE SEEDING

The 2016/17 National Battle seeding will be based on the results from the 2016 final.

The highest placed club from each state will determine the state seeding order.

The selected wildcard clubs will be given the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th seeds. The 24th seed will be the National Final home beach club. The National Final home beach club will be determined by a trials event the day prior to the National Final.

WILDCARD APPLICATION & CRITERIA FOR THE NATIONAL FINAL

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The five National Final Wildcard Boardriders Club positions will be determined by the Surfing Australia selection panel on application. he wildcard applications must be made prior to the 16th January, 2017.

Application forms can be filled out and returned to Surfing Australia PO Box 928

Coolangatta QLD 4225 or by email info@surfingaustralia.com

Each club application will be reviewed under the following guidelines and results:

 1) Club results in the 2014/15/16 ABB series

 2) Club results in any other State or National interclub events in 2014/15/16.

 3) Individual club surfer/athlete results for 2015/16:

 WSL World Tour results

 WSL Star/Qualifying Tour results

 ISA World Championship event results

 Surfing Australia National Title results

Please note: The surfers/athletes that are documented as part of the clubs Wildcard application must be competing for the club in the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final. Failure to fulfil these Wildcard obligations can result in your wildcard being revoked at the 2017 National Final.

The five successful wildcard clubs will be notified by the 20th January, 2017. Decisions made by the selection panel for the invited wildcard positions for the 2017 nudie Australian Boardriders National Final are final, there is no right of appeal.

The selected wildcard clubs will be given the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd seeds into the National Final. The 24th seed will be the National Final home beach club. The National Final home beach club will be determined by a trials event the day prior to the National Final.

Wildcard application forms are included in the back of the manual

CODE OF CONDUCT

Surfing Australia and all of our partners want to encourage all of the Boardriders Clubs to compete in a professional manner, and we require your support in providing an alcohol and smoke free environment at the State and National events.

- No alcohol is to be brought into the event area of any State event or the National Final

- No alcohol branding on any club items is allowed to be brought into event area such as tents, towels, t-shirts, eskies or hats etc.

- All areas of the event sites are alcohol and smoke-free

- No alcohol at presentation ceremonies

- Do not hand winners any alcoholic drinks in celebrations

- No references to alcohol during any acceptance speeches

- Any breaches of the above will result in the disqualification of the surfer and or club

SURFER CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

In addition to Surfing Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any nudie Australian Boardriders Battle State or National events.

- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators

- Do not tolerate acts of aggression

- Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors

- Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program

- Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements

- Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality

- Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times

- Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision

- Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team

- Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the biggest grassroots boardriders event in Australian surfing history. It will involve more than 100 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds and will culminate in a two day National Final for 24 clubs on February 18-19, 2017 at a location TBC. The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL) which allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (Men & Women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.

STATE QUALIFYING SCHEDULE;

EVENT 1 - CLICK HERE FOR EV1 RESULTS
NSW CENTRAL
North Narrabeen, NSW - Sept 3, 2016

EVENT 2 - CLICK HERE FOR EV2 RESULTS
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Sept 17, 2016

EVENT 3 - CLICK HERE FOR EV3 RESULTS
TASMANIA
Scamander, TAS - Oct 8, 2016

EVENT 4 - CLICK HERE FOR EV4 RESULTS
NSW NORTH
Yamba, NSW - Oct 29, 2016

EVENT 5 - CLICK HERE FOR EV5 RESULTS
QUEENSLAND
Gold Coast, QLD - Nov 5, 2016

EVENT 6 - CLICK HERE FOR EV6 RESULTS
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Trigg, WA - Nov 19, 2016

EVENT 7 - CLICK HERE FOR EV7 RESULTS
NSW SOUTH
Kiama, NSW - Dec 10, 2016

EVENT 8 - CLICK HERE FOR EV8 RESULTS
VICTORIA
Phillip Island, VIC - Jan 7, 2017

NATIONAL FINAL 
NEWCASTLE, NSW
Feb 17-19, 2017

NATIONAL FINAL WILL CONSIST OF:

• 9 x New South Wales boardriders clubs (3 from each qualifying event)
• 4 x Queensland boardriders clubs
• 2 x Victoria boardriders clubs
• 1 x Western Australia boardriders club
• 1 x South Australia boardriders club
• 1 x Tasmania boardriders club
• 1 x nudie Newcastle trials winner
• 5 x wildcard clubs (by application)

Please note: The National Final seeding will be based on the Australian Boardriders Battle results in January 2016. See event rules for clarification.

STATE PRIZEMONEY SCHEDULE                        

State Winners (NSW x 3 events = 9 clubs qualify)                                
1st = $1,500
2nd = $1,000
3rd = $500
(Total $3,000) x 3 = $9,000                                

State Winners (QLD x 1 event = 4 clubs qualify)                                   
1st = $2,000
2nd = $1,500
3rd = $1,000
4th = $500
(Total $5,000) x 1 = $5,000                                      

State Winners - (WA x 1 event = 1 club qualify)                                   
1st = $2,000
2nd = $500
(Total $2,500) x 1 = $2,500                                       

State Winners (VIC x 1 event = 2 clubs qualify)                                     
1st = $2,000
2nd= $1,500
3rd = $500
(Total $4,000) x 1 =$4,000                                       

State Winners - (TAS x 1 event = 1 club qualify)                                   
1st = $1,500
2nd = $500
(Total $2,000) x 1 = $2,000                                      

State Winners - (SA x 1 event = 1 club qualify)                                     
1st = $1,500
2nd = $500
(Total $2,000) x 1 = $2,000                                

STATE TOTAL = $24,500

NATIONAL SERIES PRIZE POOL

$160,000 IN CASH + PRIZES

$110,000 Prize money across entire national series including:

$85,500
Prize money up for grabs for clubs across the national series

$24,500
Prize money across 8 state qualifying rounds

$50,000
In prizes across national series National Final

Prize Money;

$20,000
To the winning boardriders club

$22,500
Split between 2nd – 24th

$8,000
Across 16 skins heats

$3,000
Across 6 women’s heats

$2,000
Rabbit Bartholomew and Layne Beachley medals

$1,000
Milwaukee Heavy Duty Hack Award

$5,000
Patriot Award

PLUS:
A year’s supply of nudie juice for the winner of the nudie Junior Spirit Award

PLUS:
Overseas trip for 6 surfers from the winning club thanks to World Surfaris valued at $30,000

For more information please visit - www.australianboardridersbattle.com 

PLEASE NOTE: SURFING AUSTRALIA DOSEN’T TAKE ENTRIES FOR THIS SERIES

 

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