World Cup chosen for World Leisure Games

World Cup chosen for World Leisure Games

The Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup series will celebrate the staging of its 30th Stop in the picturesque 1,000 year-old City of ChunCheon. This is  located in the north east corner of South Korea and takes place on August 29th / 30th. This host City of the first ever World Leisure Games will welcome over 13,000 athletes from 50 countries, scheduled to compete in 15 different sports at this major international inaugural event.

ChunCheon City is also a perfect location for this 30th anniversary of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup. It is surrounded by lakes on the north, south and west boundaries and is home to five Universities. A very popular tourist area, it stages a wide variety of both Summer and Winter Festivals, including the Snow & Ice Festival in January. Temperatures at the end of August for the World Leisure Games are expected to be a comfortable 28-29C / 86-88Fh

The Korean Waterski and Wakeboard Association (KWWA) and the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) have worked closely for over a year on the preparations for this 30th World Cup Stop. As ChunCheon City is famous for its Watersports, Spas and Hot Springs, the arrival of the World Cup will add greatly to its range of attractions. This Stop  will include Wakeboard, Waterski Jump and Waterski Shortboard, also known as Tricks. Only the highest IWWF ranked athletes are eligible to compete. At this time those who have qualified for entry include World Champions and World Record Holders. They represent 17 countries including Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Singapore and USA.  As the 30th World Cup Stop, it will highlight the success of a Series which has already brought the thrills of both Waterski and Wakeboard to large audiences in China, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Russia – and now Korea. Already, the 2011 World Cup calendar is looking promising for the future of the Series. As for all 30 World Cup Stops to date, MasterCraft will again supply the sophisticated competition boats and technical support throughout the event.

With a combination of World Cup TV News Edits transmitted via Satellite and an edited World Cup TV show, the highlights of this ChunCheon City Stop on Uiam Lake will be distributed to over 500 million viewers following the event. The World Leisure Games will also be televised live throughout South Korea.

Details of the final list of international World Cup competitors will be released shortly.

Also featured throughout the event will be The Stars Of Florida – a spectacular Waterski Show. This will add further to the focus on this World Cup Stop in ChunCheon City.

The timetable for the 30th Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Stop is as follows :

Aug. 28 – SATURDAY

09:00 – Official Practice

13:00 – World Cup Opening Ceremony

14:00 – Official Practice

19:00 – Opening Ceremony World Leisure Games

Aug. 29 – SUNDAY

09:00 – Women Wakeboard Preliminary Round

10:30 – Men Wakeboard Qualifications

13:30 – Women Shortboard/Tricks Preliminary Round

14:30 – Men Shortboard/Tricks Preliminary Round

16:30 – Women Waterski Jump Preliminary Round

17:30 – Men Waterski Jump Preliminary Round

Aug. 30 – MONDAY

09:00 – Men Wakeboard Semi Finals

10:50 – Women Shortboard/Tricks Finals

11:40 – Men Shortboard/Tricks Finals

12:30 – Women Waterski Jump Finals

13:30 – Men Waterski Jump Finals

14:30 – Women Wakeboard Finals

15:30 – Men Wakeboard Finals

17:00 – Award Ceremony – Water Sports Park

19:00 – Farewell Party Bears Hotel