BBC 2012 Tour dates finalised


Following a successful AGM last week, the BBC has decided to increase the number of events on the tour by including competitions at a number of new bodyboard friendly locations.  Portreath and Mawgan Porth have been added to the schedule to bring the itinerary up to 6 events for 2012.


The Auto Sleepers 2012 British Championship Tour will now encompass the following:

Event 1:  The Welsh Showdown – May 19/20, back-up 26/27

Event 2:  Bodyboard Depot Tolcarne Wedge Airshow – July 7/8 back-up July 21/22

Event 3:  The Pit MP Encounter – Aug 25/26/27 – Mawgan Porth

Event 4:  Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic including the British Nationals – Sept 22/23 back-up 29/30 – Porthtowan

Event 5:  Causeway Coast Surf Festival – Oct 6/7 back-up 20-21 – Portrush, Ireland

Event 6:  The Harbour Wall frenzy – Oct 13/14 back-up 27/28 – Portreath

The Tour winners will receive a sponsorship package from the BBC, the Open division £500, DK and Women’s £250.  The sponsorship will come in the form of support to compete at an IBA/ISA/ESF international event.

Notes for competitors:

  1. All events will have Open, DK & Women’s divisions.  The Porthtowan event will also host the British Nationals age divisions.
  2. All events will score a maximum of 500 ranking points; see the BBC website for full points score details.
  3. Competitors can drop a maximum of their 2 lowest scoring results, so in the event that all 6 events run your top 4 scores will count; if only 4 or 5 events run then the top 3 scores will count.
  4. An all-surf-twice format will be run where time, conditions and entry numbers allow.  Failing which the conventional knock-out format will apply.
  5. Top 8 finishers in the Open division automatically qualify for next years tour.
  6. The schedule is subject to amendment depending on conditions and beach permission.
  7. Eligibility criteria for competing on the Tour can be found on the BBC website.

Sponsorship opportunites are still available for tour Events 1, 3, 5, and 6 as well as divisional sponsorship at the British Nationals.  Please contact us for details if you would like to take this opportunity to promote your company in conjunction with us.