We hope you are all looking forward to the coming season and that the weather soon improves enough to get back out on the lake!
Rider Cup 2013
Unfortunately at the present time it is again looking unlikely that the event will be going ahead. Two deadlines have now passed for gaining a response from the USA, so we have to assume that it will not be happening this year.
The event was to be held at White Rose WSC, Elland on 3/4 August 2013, so we have now agreed to incorporate the 4th August for the third tour stop.
Kneeboard Tour 2013
Apologies for the delay in releasing the rest of the dates for this season – we have had some difficulties in securing dates and venues for this year.
We can now confirm dates for three of the four events. The second event is still to be confirmed, however we are hoping to confirm the venue for one of the final two Sundays in June, or the beginning of July. (More info will be available after 5th April).
19 May – Calmwater Bay, Knaresborough (Two-round Trick event)
June/July – TBC
4 August – White Rose WSC, Elland
7/8 September – Humber Bridge WSC (Finals)
The first competition is not far away now. We have managed to secure a competition at a new site so would appreciate everyone’s support at this event in particular. The address for Calmwater Bay is; Farnham Quarry, Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough, Nr Harrogate, HG50QQ – check their website for directions)
Camping will be available (the site does have changing rooms but does not however have showers), and the club will be putting on a BBQ on Sunday. The site is also only 2 minutes drive away from Knaresborough town centre, so there are plenty of hotels/shops nearby.
The club does not have a full slalom course, so we will be running two rounds of tricks for the first competition only.
A New Kneeboard Championship
Following on from the discussion forum at Marnham, we have decided to implement a championship format this season.
The season’s overall winner will be calculated based on the scores from the events throughout the season. Please make sure you attend as many events as possible to be in with a chance of the overall championship title.
We have decided to present prizes in the form of medals for all competitions, with a trophy for the Championship winners of each division at the end of the season.
The winners and of each division of the Kneeboard Tour Finals at Humber Bridge will also receive trophies, so it is now possible to ‘win the double’!
Competition Entry Fees
We have decided to freeze the entry fees at the same level as the 2012 season, despite incurring a loss due to the difficult economic climate.
We would appreciate it if everyone could please support all events this year, or regrettably we will be forced to pass on the increase in price for next season.
Important: please be reminded of the deadline for competition entry fees of 7 clear days before the event. Late entries created a significant amount of extra work in chasing money and forms last season, as well as influencing the decision whether to run a competition in the event of low numbers.
So therefore, it is essential that entry forms and payments be received 7 days prior the competitions.
An entry form is attached so please get your form completed and returned now for the first event.
Those of you on the UK Kneeboarding Facebook page will be aware of the recent interest in cable kneeboarding (we recommend watching the videos on there if you haven’t already!).
Most of you will be aware of the proposed cable meet up at Box End Park, Bedford on Monday 6 May (Bank Holiday). This is a great way to promote the sport, as well as trying something new at an informal meet-up, so if you are interested, please get involved!
Further details will be posted on Facebook as they become available.
Jason Ellis is looking into organising a training day. Further details will be posted once confirmation has been received.
We are looking to increase our numbers of kneeboard judges.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who does not compete to get involved.
Full training will be provided, and if there are a number of people who wish to be involved we will consider running judge’s training days in conjunction with rider’s training days.
Please keep checking the website as we are updating this regularly.
Please could you all send in any content which could be included – only a few people have supplied their Rider Profile so far, and any photos, articles or videos you have would also be great.
Please send any information to be included to Ryan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
#27, Posted 25 Mar 2013 14:47:48:320 by Rachel Clarke