Burton Asian Open cancelled for 2010

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 13, 2009 5:24 am

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts (mainly with preparing for the Olympics), this year’s Burton Asian Open will not be happening. It was supposed to happen from March 2-7, 2010 in Japan, but the athletes are all so busy this year that officials though it better to cancel. Now, the amount of results riders need to maximize their chance of winning the BGOS title has been reduced from five to four, so that means more riders can have a shot at the title. The top 3 men and women in the BGOS (Burton Global Open Series) will get some good cash, totaling $200,000.

Next up for the series is the Burton European Open (BEO) in Switzerland from January 9-16. Switzerland will offer riders a prize purse of $125,000, important points towards the 2010 Burton Global Open Series Championship titles and points towards the Swatch TTR (Ticket to Ride) World Tour Ranking.

 Here’s Burton Events Director Liam Griffin: “Our first goal with any Global Open Series event is to provide riders with the best scenario possible. We had already made the decision to push the event into the first week in March instead of the normal dates the last week of February. This allowed a bit of time in the schedule after the Olympics, but made things pretty tight with the US Open. After talking to riders, we decided it was better to just take a year off with the Asian event, rather than risk burning people out after such a hectic early season.”


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