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2017 IWWF National Cable Wakeboard Championships
Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd
IWWF Irish Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
Nat. 3 Star Event - National Championships
The 2017 IWWF National Cable wakeboard championships will be hosted by Ballyhass Wakepark on Saturday & Sunday October 21st & 22nd. The IWWF, E & A Rules will apply to the competition and the event is being hosted on behalf of the Irish Waterski and Wakeboard Federation. While it’s late in the year, we didn’t want a season to pass without an Irish Nationals competition. It will be a stripped back comp based purely on riding and the comp format. Have a look at our last event to get an idea of what’s in store https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTsU86--1aI&t=19s
Eoghan McCarthy / Taran Kelly / Elaine O’Riordan / Tim Burke
Tel: +353 22 7773
GPS: 52.174072 / -8.7985411
You can find a full list of fees below;
-- Competition weekend entry: €25
- Comp Entry
- Coffee & Pastry Sun
- Jams & Warm up Sessions Saturday All Day East Park
-- IWWF Licence: First Timers Free! Others Under 18 €15, Rest €30, this covers the entire Season and entry to a draw for a Go Pro!
By Air - Cork Airport - Bus Links to Mallow - 10 mins by car to the park.
By Air - Shannon Airport - Bus Links to Mallow - 10 mins by car to the park.
By Train - Direct routes to Mallow Train Station from Limerick, Cork, Dublin & Galway followed by 10 mins by car to the park.
By Car - See https://www.ballyhasswakepark.ie/cable-wakeboarding-cork/Contact/Find-Us
Directions From Mallow -
- Take the N72 (Killarney direction) for 5km (3 miles)
- Turn right at the sign for Longueville House and Ballyclough
- The village of Cecilstown is 7 km (4.3 miles) from this turning
- Go through the village and the wakepark is 1km (0.6 miles) on the left hand side.
There will be a coffee and snack stall on site all weekend.
- Ballyhass Self-catering Accommodation On-site: We have a limited number of houses on site to rent. At the time this goes to publish we only have two houses left so please get in touch ASAP if you are interested. Full details on the houses available here https://www.ballyhasslakes.ie/activity-centre-cork/Sleep/Holiday-Homes?
- Ballyhass On-site Camping: We have camping on site that is available to use for the duration of the competition. Facilities include showers, toilets, dry storage room, outdoor sink & fire pit. There are no kitchen facilities so please bring your own BBQs or similar.
The National Cable Wakeboarding Championships are an official Irish Waterski and Wakeboard Federation event. In order to compete at the event you will need to have a licence which you can obtain from the federation website here:
Every rider must hold a licence to enter, to avoid congestion you should apply on line to the IWWF in advance of the competition to the link above. Please make sure that you get the licence well in advance of the event. The cost of the one off event licence is €10.
Each rider must Register by Thursday 19th of October, on registering they will be obliged to sign an Anti Doping form and show proof that they have a valid competition Licence from the IrishWWF. Please register online at www.ballyhasswakepark.ie. From Monday 9th October Direct link to the registration form here: Open Monday 9th October.
To be run in accordance with the Cable Wakeboard World Rules see link below:
U11 (11 or under), Mini Boys & Mini Girls: The last year a rider is allowed to compete in this category is the year of his 11th birthday.
U15 (15 or under), Boys & Girls: The last year a rider is allowed to compete in this category is the year of his 15th birthday.
U19 (19 or under), Junior Men & Ladies: The last year a rider is allowed to compete in this category is the year of his 19th birthday.
Open Men, Open Ladies: No age restriction
+30, Masters Men & Ladies: The first year a rider is allowed to compete is the year of their 31st birthday.
+40, Veterans Men & Ladies: The first year a rider is allowed to compete is the year of their 41st birthday.
Provisional Schedule (subject to change):
Saturday October 21st:
- All day warm up on the east park on a first come first served basis. 10am to 6pm.
Sunday October 22nd:
- Comp first rounds: 10.00 - 13.00
- Lunch 13.00 - 14.00
- LCQ's Finals 14.00 - 17.00
- Pro Jam 17.00 - 18.00
- Prize Giving - 18.00 - 19.00
Official page on cable wakeboard.net http://myzone.cablewakeboard.net/
We have set up a competitor's facebook page for up to date event information here https://www.facebook.com/groups/978286248850868/
Every competitor will have a minimum of two rounds. Each round will have two passes of the course (up and back x 2). The rounds will be broken into qualifiers, LCQ’s (last chance qualifiers) Semi Finals & Finals depending on the amount of riders in each division.
One round will consist of two runs (passes) through the course, each run consisting of combinations of inverts, grabs, rotational tricks, and features. Riders may perform any tricks they choose in any order they wish. Only the best out of the two runs will be scored.
This format will be different to anything we have run at Ballyhass before but will ensure loads more time on the water in actual competition.
To be advised in Bulletin 2.
The competition will be held on the East Park and will be stacked with Industry Wakepark Features including;
Large Kicker x 2
The warm-ups will be on the East Park allowing for maximum time on the water for the competitors.
Members of the IrishWWF are bound by the Irish Anti-doping rules and fully accept that by becoming a member of the IrishWWF they agree that they are bound by these rules. You will be required to sign a declaration to abide by these rules at registration on competition day.
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