The Main Event kicks off this Saturday at Sugarbush, VT

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Stop Number One of The Main Event Hits Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT February 4th, 2012

The Main Event, now in it’s eighth year, is going hard in 2012 with all new course layout, format, judging and prizes. Stop number one will take place at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT on Saturday, February 4th, 2012.

 

In the heart of the Green Mountains, Sugarbush Resort is a staple of the snowboard scene with great terrain and excellent parks for all abilities.. The Main Event is proud to partner up with this renowned Vermont resort to be our first stop in 2012. The course layout is once again being built by Josh Lempert of Snow Grind featuring two back to back hips and then a rail garden, judging will be based on use of all elements on course.

Registration opens at 8am sharp and runs until 9:30am.  Access to the course for practice starts at 9am and runs until10:30am. There will be a 30 minute break between practice and Round One, the “Tap Out Round,” for a riders meeting and course maintenance by Snow Grind.

 

The “Tap Out Round” will run for one full hour from 11am to Noon with the riders determining who moves onto the finals with the shoulder tap rule. 10 men, 5 women and 5 grom riders will move onto the finals, aka the “Knock-Out Round”.

The “Knock-Out Round” will showcase all 20 finalists for an entire hour of jamming on the course to produce the overall man, woman and grom champions. The judge's panel will determine the winners with a “Main Event” scoring theme based on the overall use of all elements on course. Many top prizes will be awarded to the riders, below is a breakdown:

 

Title Belt, SGT Argentina Trip & US OPEN Wildcards – Overall Winner (M & F)
NIXON Watches – Most Progressive Trick (M & F)
Year Supply of Vitamin Water – Highest Air (M & F)
Arbor Boreal Trip – Best Rail Section by an Unsponsored Rider
Nike Quickstrike Boot – Overall Grom Winner

New for this year, The Main Event is proud to announce an official after-party kicking off with special guests Stalley and Afro-Man at the Local Folk Smokehouse in Waitsfield, VT. Show will start at 9pm and run until the doors close, so bring your dancing shoes and hip hop vibes to Vermont to get down with The Main Event.

 

Registration is now live on The Main Event website – so get on it as the contest will be limited to 100 riders total. Additionally, stay updated on all things The Main Event by visiting maineventseries.com and following @maineventseries on twitter.