Formats / Scoring

Riders will be rewarded based on individual performance (i.e. cash prize for top 3 in HP and SS and 5star World Snowboard Tour points), as well as for their team performance. 

Individual Performance:  Riders can ride in both HP and SS.  Teams will be awarded points based on the final results of the individual members which will be added up to make a final team standing.   However, only the top 3 rider rankings from HP and top 3 rider rankings from SS (across men and women) will count towards a team’s total ranking points (i.e.:  Team A’s HP riders finished in 1,8, 9, and 12 for the men and 2,4,7 for the women.  Team A shall only count 1(male), 2 (female) and 4 (female) towards its team HP ranking).  Same process will be followed for SS giving each team a total of 6 scores posted from on-hill competitions towards their overall team point total.

Points shall be allocated as follows:

1st place  = 300

2nd place = 280

3rd place = 260

4th place = 240

5th place = 220

6th place = 210

7th place = 200

8th place = 190

9th place = 180

10th place = 170

11th place = 160

12th place = 150

13th place = 140

14th place = 130

15th place = 120

16th place = 110

17th place = 100

18th place = 90

19th place = 80

20th place = 70

Competition Formats:  Finals only.  3 runs. Best run wins.

Team Challenge:

Riders will be grouped into twelve teams of five riders each (2 men, 2 women and a rookie).  Each rider will be asked to participate in a challenge.   The following points will be awarded to the riders for each challenge (with the exception of the Nokia Photo Challenge which will only award points to the top 3 teams):

1st place  = 300

2nd place = 280

3rd place = 260

4th place = 240

5th place = 220

6th place = 210

7th place = 200

8th place = 190

9th place = 180

10th place = 170

11th place = 160

12th place = 150

Final Team Ranking:  Challenge points and individual competition result points will be added together to make final team standings, in which the team with the most points will be awarded USD $10,000 to be split between the 5 winning team members (USD $2,000 each).   

Tie breaker:   If any of the teams end with the same amount of team points, the team with the next highest ranked rider from HP or SS competition that wasn’t already counted towards their overall team score will be declared the winner.  If the tied teams have riders with the same ranking for the tie breaker, then the next highest ranked rider on each team will be compared until the tie is broken.

Overall Impression Judging System: 

The Burton High Fives will be utilizing the IJC Overall Impression Judging System.

The rational for utilizing the Overall Impression judging System is to take advantage of the spontaneous flow of the riders competing and to give qualified high level judges the ability within the OI system to judge more effectively by taking the whole run into consideration rather than a specific criteria area.

All phases of all the tricks are evaluated by the OI judges.  The judges will score the run by evaluating the run’s overall precision which includes the execution of the run and the routine attempted no matter how the run is setup in its formation.   The emphasis of the OI judge in the OI judging system is to evaluate the whole run with all elements of the criteria combined but not placing a major emphasis on any facet but rather evaluating what makes the most dynamic run in the contest at the specific moment.  Therefore the main emphasis is the sequences of tricks, the amount of risk in the routine and the progression of new material presented. The overall impression judge evaluates the specific tricks individually and as a sequence and looks at line, the use of the pipe/features, amplitude in relation to the tricks and overall flow.   What is looked for is the highest level of progression…whether a run is done with only one straight air and five inverted rotations or an all switch run that is done with maximum technicality or a run that has a new move or sequences of moves that pushes snowboard progression forward.  The OI judge must recognize subtle as well as obvious changes in a routine to determine what makes it more difficult, as well as what tricks are being performed at the highest standards for that specific contest.  As always the OI judge does take falls into consideration.

Focus then is as follows for the judges:

•      All phases of the trick evaluated

•      The whole run appraised (use of pipe/feature, line, amplitude)

•      First emphasis on progression

•      Secondary emphasis on trick sequences

•      Third emphasis on risk