02/10/2006 | by Onboard
The Burton Global Open Series, presented by Motorola, is set to make snowboarding history by offering the largest prize purse for one contest. The international series of snowboarding competitions will play out in five countries throughout the course of a year and award a record-breaking prize purse totaling over $700,000 US dollars.
The Burton Global Open Series features an international field of local, amateur and pro snowboarders, all having equal opportunity to win the single largest title payout in the sport. The male and female cumulative-points champions will collect $100,000 each, after competing in slopestyle and/or halfpipe Open events in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan and the United States during the 2006-07 season.
The winners will be announced at the final stop of the series, the 25th Annual Burton US Open in March 2007.
The 2006-2007 BGOS dates and locations are set for:
- Aug 3-5: New Zealand Open, Snow Park, New Zealand
- Dates TBD: Australian Open, Falls Creek, Australia
- Jan 20-27: European Open, Laax, Switzerland
- Feb 20-25: Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open, ALTS Bandai, Japan
- Mar 12-18: US Open March, Stratton, VT, USA
For more details on the Burton Global Open Series presented by Motorola, visit www.opensnowboarding.com or www.motorola.com/burton.