>Citing scheduling conflicts during an Olympic year, Burton announced today that it has canceled the 2010 Asian Open Snowboarding Championship Contest, which was scheduled for March 7-10 at ALTS Bandai in Japan.“Our first goal with any Global Open Series event is to provide riders with the best scenario possible,” said Burton Events Director Liam Griffin. “We had already made the decision to push the event into the first week in March instead of the normal dates the last week of February. This allowed a bit of time in the schedule after the Olympics, but made things pretty tight with the US Open. After talking to riders, we decided it was better to just take a year off with the Asian event, rather than risk burning people out after such a hectic early season.”
Along with the cancellation, Burton announced the number of finishes riders will need to win the Burton Global Open Series, which offers a $200,000 purse split amongst top three men and women, has been reduced from five to four.
The second stop on the Burton Global Open Tour – The Burton European Open is schedule to go ahead as planned starting January 16, 2010.
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