$27,000 in Total Cash Prizes Announced for the Ukrainian Wake Park Open & 3rd Stop of the 2009 WWA Wake Park World Series in Kiev!

The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) and the Ukrainian Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation (UWF) are pleased to announce the Ukrainian Wake Park Open and third stop of the 2009 WWA Wake Park World Series. This event will take place August 21-23 at the X-Traction Wake Park in Kiev with $27,000 in total cash prizes on the line.

In addition to being the 3rd stop of the 2009 WWA WPWS, this event will also kick off as the 1st stop on the 2009 WWA Europe Wake Park Series (EWPS). Riders will earn ranking points for both the WWA Europe and World Series as well as the chance to win the overall cash prize bonuses and titles in Pro Men, Pro Women and Pro Wakeskate at the end of each tour.

This contest is open to all international competitors with 7 different categories in Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate, Junior Men, Masters Men, Obstacles Only contest and Night Winch Jam held on the Sesitec System 2.0. In addition to some incredible riding, there will be live music, open-air parties and a host of other activities, along with some sightseeing opportunities for those who wish to visit Kiev.

With 2 WWA Wake Park World Series events already under their belt, the world’s top riders will continue the challenge at the X-Traction cable wake park in Kiev for the coveted series title and the overall cash prize bonus. Jr. Men competitors, this is your chance to showcase your talents and ride alongside the best in the world. Cool prizes and gear will be given to the top three Jr. Men finalists and Masters Men finalists.

Prize Money Breakdown:

Pro Men Wakeboard
1st – $ 6,000
2nd – $ 3,500
3rd – $2,000
4th – $ 1,500
5th – $500
6th – $500
7th – $500
8th – $500

Pro Women Wakeboard
1st – $1,500
2nd- $1,000
3rd- $800
4th – $600
5th- $400
6th- $200

Pro Wakeskate
1st – $1,500
2nd- $1,000
3rd- $800
4th – $600
5th- $400
6th- $200

Obstacles Only Jam
1st- $750
2nd- $400
3rd – $250
4th – $100

Pool Jam on Sesitec System 2.0

1st- $750
2nd- $400
3rd – $250
4th – $100


Pre-registration is now open for all categories and divisions.

* Jr. Men (18 and under)
* Pro Women (no age limit)
* Pro Men (no age limit)
* Pro Wakeskate (no age limit)
* Masters Men (30 and above)
* Obstacles Only Contest (no age limit)
* Pool Winch Jam on Sesitec System 2.0 (no age limit)

You can download the entry form here Ukrainian Wake Park Open 2009 – Registration Form or http://www.wpws.com.ua/rider_reg.htm

Entry fee is $130 USD for PRO Divisions and $65 USD for additional divisions. All other categories are $100 USD each and $65 USD for additional divisions. A $50 Late Fee will apply for all registration forms received after 14 Aug 2009. Entry fee is inclusive of free riding on the cable, free meals, drinks and transportation to and from the Hotel from Aug 21-23, as well as access to all parties and events being held throughout the weekend.

All athletes must be WWA Members to compete. European athletes can obtain membership by contacting info@wwa-europe.com and all others can download the form from www.thewwa.com. Membership can also be obtained onsite during registration and rider check in on Friday, August 21st. Membership entitles you to compete in any WWA event behind the boat, cable or rail jam anywhere in the world for the calendar year.

All Registration Forms should be sent to danielle@thewwa.com A registration confirmation will be sent to you by email.

Traveling to Kiev:

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and located in the northern part of the country along the middle part of the Dnepr River. International flights arrive into Boryspil Airport. Traveling from the Airport to the “Tourist” hotel takes about 35minutes (22km). For groups of 4 or more, a free transportation shuttle will be provided. Please contact us with your arrival times to make arrangements. Also, a free transportation shuttle will be provided from the “Tourist” hotel to the X-Traction cableway every contest day (21-23 August). Traveling time is about 30 minutes.


The “Tourist” Hotel

Located on the left bank of the Dniper River, this hotel is the largest hotel in Kyiv with the best views of the city landscape. The metro station “Livoberezhna” is right outside the hotel and 10 minutes away from the city center. Hotel services include internet center, restaurant, several bars, gym, hair salon and dentist.

Standard rooms: Single 1 category Standard room ($62)
Single 2 category Standard room ($56)
Double Standard room ($60)
Breakfast is included in the price.


To get this special rate, please send a reservation request directly to milana@security.com.ua

Event Schedule:

Thursday August 20th
(Practice, Rider Demos and Media Day)

09:00 – 19-00 – Free Practice for all categories
Specific times for rider demos, media filming and photo sessions to be announced

Friday, August 21st
(Practice and Registration Day)

09:00 – 19-00 – Free Practice for all categories
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30 – Press conference
12:00 – 18:00 – Onsite Registration and Rider Check In
18:00 – 20:00 – WWA judge's and official's training
20:00 – 21:00 – Dinner for all riders and officials
21:00 – 23:00 – Party for all riders and officials

Saturday, August 22nd
(Qualification and Semi-Finals Day)

09:00 – 10:45 – Free Practice for competitors
11:00 – 13:00 – Qualifications in all categories
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 – Official opening ceremony
14:30- 19:00 – Qualifications and Semi Finals
19:00 – 20:00 – Obstacles only Jam
20:00 – 21:00 – Dinner
21:00 – 23:00 – Video-highlights, concert, party

Sunday, August 23rd
(Semi-Finals and Finals day)

09:00 – 10:45 – Free Practice for competitors
11:00 – 13:00 – Semi Finals continued and Finals Masters Men Top 5
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 – Finals Pro Men – Top 8 Head to Head
15:00 – 16:00 – Finals Jr. Men – Top 5
16:00 – 17:00 – Finals Pro Women – Top 6
17:00 – 18:00 – Finals Pro WakeSkate – Top 6
18:00 – 19:00 – Finals Pro Men – Top 4 Head to Head
19:00 – 20:00 – Final Pool Winch Jam on Sesitec System 2.0
20:00 – 21:00 – Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 – Prize Giving Ceremony
21:30 – 23:00 – Video-highlights, concert, party

Monday, August 24th

12:00 – 15:00 – Sightseeing Trip to Kiev

* This is a tentative schedule only and is subject to change

For general questions and assistance with accommodations and transportation, please contact: admin@wpws.com.ua and milana@security.com.ua

Please check www.wpws.com.ua for all contest information and an overview of the wake park, obstacles and winch zone.

Stay tuned to www.thewwa.com for continuing coverage of the WWA Wake Park World Series and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/TheWWA)

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We look forward to seeing you in Kiev!