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WBC Invitational Tournament

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The World Barefoot Center is hosting and sponsoring the WBC Invitational Tournament on Lake David  in Groveland, Florida on October 7th and 8th.  The contest consists of an elimination round followed by a head-to-head elimination format.  Scores will be posted immediately after each event.  Skiers who make it to the podium will be rewarded with cash awards.

The top twelve overall skiers in the world, and the top twenty skiers in each individual event, will receive an invitation to attend this major event. If one of these skiers cannot make it, the next best skier will then be invited until all available spots in that event are filled.
The tournament begins with a qualifying round in each event with eight skiers advancing.   From there, it becomes a one-on-one/winner moves forward, competition. From eight skiers you will then have four, from four down to two, and from two you then find your champion in that event. For this to work efficiently, scores will have to constantly be coming out of the boat and will be announced real-time.

In total, the combined cash pool for this tournament is US$20,500. This will be divided up as follows:
$5,000-First place Overall
$2,500-Second place Overall
$1,000-Third place Overall
$2,500-First place in each event
$1,000-Second place in each event
$500-Third place in each event

Now, with 3 events and an overall placing available, that gives any skier the chance to win up to $12,500!  This is one tournament you DO NOT want to miss!!

The whole event will also be broadcast live to the world via the World Barefoot Center site. This gives you the opportunity to be a part of the action, even if you are not able to attend!