2013 INFO FROM THE BBC, TOUR DATES, AGM AND CONTEST QUALIFICATION

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BBC Contests, AGM and Training for 2013
With 2012 being such a difficult year for the Club and a major change made to the calendar halfway through the year we’ve had a quick look at what’s coming up.  Here’s what we hope will happen.
Contests
Learning from the 2012 season and our big brother’s at the IBA we’re going to try extended contest windows and take advantage of the long evenings.  It’s been pointed out that we all surf after work, why not compete?  If it makes it run in good conditions we’re willing to try.
Portrush – March 30/31st (no extended window due to the event being run by another organiser).  Entries are available online at http://www.causewaycoastsurffestival.com/ a great chance to compete with the best Irish surfers and enjoy a great weekend of surf and Irish craic.
2012 Nationals Completion – April – Portreath
Tolcarne Wedge – June 22 – 29 and back up date July 6 – 14th
Dropped events
Mawgan Porth Encounter – Whilst this is a great wave for bodyboarding the venue doesn’t meet all the needs of a contest so the event is sadly dropped.
Welsh Showdown – We have been unable to find a venue that meets all the requirements for a competition in Wales so the Welsh Showdown has for now been taken off the calendar.  If you know a venue that is consistent, good for bodyboarding, breaks for at least 3 hours of tide and is accessible for competitors and judges please let us know.
2013/14 Season
Portreath – August 19 – 25 and back up date – September 2 – 8th
Nationals (Porthtowan) – September 14/15 and back up date 28/29.  Due to the number of entries for this event we need to run it over a weekend and not an extended window.
Porthleven – we hope to make this a winter fixture for 2013/14 but it yet to be confirmed.
Annual General Meeting
Date – Sunday 14th April
Venue – Bodyboard Board Depot
Time – 12 – 1.30pm
The AGM is open to members of the BBC but we will as in previous years open up period of the meeting to non-members for wider input.
The British Bodyboard Club Contest Qualification Sponsored by Bodyboard-Depot
We’re looking for more faces to join the team delivering BBC events.  To ensure everyone knows what they’re doing and is confident on the day we’d like to offer a contest qualification.  Being involved behind the scenes of this sport we love is hugely rewarding and gives something back to the sport we have gained so much from.
The qualification will cover
  • Contest Directing
  • Judging following IBA criteria
  • Beach marshaling
  • Tabulator
  • Plus all the other jobs that are essential for a smooth event
  • The BBC AGM will be included
What’s in it for you?
  • BBC Membership
  • Gain insight into the sport behind the scenes
  • Earn a BBC qualification which will result in invitations to national and possibly international events
  • You can earn up to £80 working at a BBC event
  • Learn what judges are looking for at competitions, it will help your contest surfing
Date – Sunday 14th April
Time – All day
Venue – The Bodyboard Depot, Newquay
Cost – £30 (includes lunch)
The day will be a blend of classroom and beach-based activity making sure you get the chance to put all the theory into practice.To book a place please contact admin@britishbodyboardclub.co.uk

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