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nudie Australian Boardriders Battle - NSW Northern Region

Sat 7th October 2017
Registration Open
Tue 1st August 2017 9:00AM
entries close 02 Oct 2017

This is a fully mobile event with possible locations between Arrawarra and Sawtell. For confirmed location and running schedule please call the event hotline from 6:45am on the day - 0458 247 212

Heat Draws and Schedule will be posted online by Thursday 5th October 5pm 

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 16-18, 2018 Newcastle Beach, NSW. 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.

HOW TO ENTER
Clubs can enter online via each States website or call each respective State branch for more info. 
Entries open on July 28, 2017.
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
Only one competing team/squad can be nominated per club.
Each club team/squad will consist of 1 Junior (male or female), 4 Opens (3 males & 1 female) and 1 Over 35 (male or female).
1 reserve per Open, Junior, Female and Master (over 35) will be allowed.
Each club must have a designated competing club captain, and a non-competing designated coach and or manager.

CLUB COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY
Club competitors must be current and financial members of their respective club for the 2017 and 2018 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 (Aug 25th 2017 to Feb 19th 2018).
Masters must be 35 and over at the beginning of the event series window (Aug 25th 2017).

STATE BATTLE SEEDING
State events will be seeded as per previous State Australian Boardriders Battle events in 2016/17. 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 2017/18 National Battle seeding will be based on the results from the 2017 final.
The highest placed club from each state will determine the state seeding order.
The selected wildcard clubs will be given the 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th seeds. The 24th seed will be the winner of the nudie trials to be contested on the 16th of February 2018 at Newcastle City Beach.

NUDIE TRIALS
The nudie trials will be the final qualifying opportunity for clubs in the Newcastle region. These clubs will be competing for the final Wildcard position for the National Final. This event will be held on the 16th of February 2018.
1)  All eligible Newcastle region clubs are encouraged to compete in the
NSW central regional round.

2) The “Newcastle region” is defined by the Surfing NSW State regions.

3) The nudie Trials will be the contested under the same format as regional
Qualifying events.

4) Any eligible Newcastle region clubs that qualify through their regional
State event or have already been provided a Wildcard position for the
National Final will be ineligible to compete in the nudie Trials.

WILDCARD APPLICATION & CRITERIA
Criteria for the National Final

The six National Final Wildcard Boardriders Club positions will be determined by the Surfing Australia selection panel on application. The wildcard applications must be made prior to the 11th January, 2018.
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 2013/14/15/16/17 ABB series

2) Club results in any other State or National interclub events in 2015/16/17.

3) Individual club surfer/athlete results for 2016/17:

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 2018 National Final.

The six successful wildcard clubs will be notified by the 15th January, 2018.

Decisions made by the selection panel for the invited wildcard positions for the 2018 nudie Australian Boardriders National Final are final, there is no right of appeal.

The selected wildcard clubs will be given the 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd seeds into 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 a safe, on-beach alcohol and smoke free environment at the State and National events.

- Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the officials, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision
- Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Surfing Australia, affiliated State branches or clubs into disrepute
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow surfers, clubs, coaches, officials and spectators
- Be fair, considerate and honest in your dealings with others
- Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions
- Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality
- Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, Surfing Australia’s standards, rules, regulations and policies
- Refrain from any form of harassment of fellow surfers, clubs, coaches, officials and spectators
- Care for and respect the equipment provided to you from your club or Surfing Australia and its affiliated State branches
- Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury while competing
- Maintain a high personal behaviour standard at all times – Surfing Australia does not tolerate acts of aggression!
- No conflicting sponsor branding on any club items is allowed to be brought into event area including but not limited to tents and club signage
- No alcohol is to be brought into the on-beach event area of any State event or the National Final
- All areas of the event sites are alcohol and smoke-free unless licensed
- No alcohol at presentation ceremonies on-beach
- Do not hand winners any alcoholic drinks in celebrations on-beach
- Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches, of this code of behaviour
- 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

STATE QUALIFYING SCHEDULE 

EVENT 1  
Queensland
Gold Coast, QLD – Aug 26, 2017

EVENT 2 
NSW South
Kiama, NSW – Sept 2, 2017

EVENT 3 
NSW Central
North Narrabeen, NSW - Sept 23, 2017

EVENT 4 
NSW Nth  
Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 7, 2017

EVENT 5 
Western Australia
Trigg, WA - Oct 21, 2017

EVENT 6  
South Australia
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 11, 2017

EVENT 7 
Victoria
Phillip Island, VIC – Dec 9, 2017

EVENT 8  
Tasmania
Scamander, TAS – Dec 16, 2017

ABB - National Final 
Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, NSW - Feb 16 - 18, 2018

NATIONAL FINAL WILL CONSIST OF: 
9 x New South Wales Boardriders Clubs (3 from each qualifying event) 
4 x Queensland Boardriders Clubs 
1 x Victoria Boardriders Club
1 x Western Australia Boardriders Club 
1 x South Australia Boardriders Club 
1 x Tasmania Boardriders Club 
1 x nudie Newcastle trials winners 
6 x Wildcard Clubs (by application) 

Please note: 
In regards to the state allocations of qualifying clubs into the National Final; if either WA and or Victoria have 6 or more clubs competing in their state qualifying event an extra club allocation for the National Final will be allocated to the 2nd placed club/s.

The 2018 National Final seeding will be based on the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final results in February 2017. See event rules for clarification.

PRIZEMONEY; 
$82,000
Prize money up for grabs for clubs across the National series

$24,000
Across 8 State qualifying rounds 

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 -2 event = 1 club qualify)
1st = $2,000
2nd = $1000
(Total $3,000) x 1 = $3,000

State Winners (VIC x 1 - 2 event = 2 clubs qualify) ** (Dependant on respective States BRC participation) **
1st = $2,000
2nd= $1,000
 (Total $3,000) x 1 =$3,000

State Winners - (TAS x 1 event = 1 club qualify) ** (Dependant on respective States BRC participation) **
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 = $24,000


STATE PRIZEMONEY SCHEDULE
$68,500
Split between the 24 clubs at the National Final, including the below;

1st - $20,000.00
2nd - $7,000.00
3rd - $5,000.00
4th - $3,000.00
5th- 15th - $2,000.00
16th- 20th - $1,500.00
21st-24th - $1000.00  

TOTAL= $68,500.00

PLUS;
$8,000
Across 16 Skins Heats

$3,000
Across 6 Women’s heats

$500
Rabbit Bartholomew award/one off award

$500
Layne Beachley award/one off award

$500
Milwaukee Heavy Duty Hack/one off award

$500
Woolworths Fresh Wave
Each for best and fairest male and female junior surfer

TOTAL= $13,500

GRAND TOTAL= $82,000

OVERALL GRAND TOTAL= $106,000

For more information please visit - www.australianboardridersbattle.com

Conditions

All competing Boardrider Clubs must be current and affiliated with their respective State branch.

Division Price
Team Event Shortboard $350.00
Entries Closed