$27,000 in Prize Money Announced for Ukrainian Wake Park Open

May 5, 2008

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 2008 WWA WPWS. This event will take place August 8-10 in Kiev and is open to all international competitors with 6 different categories: Pro Men Wakeboard, Pro Women Wakeboard, Pro Wakeskate, Junior Men and a Best Kicker Trick and Best Rail Trick contest.

Riders from around the world will gather at five prestigious events in 2008 to compete and accumulate points for this first ever professional global series for cable wake park. With two of the WWA WP World Series events already under their belt, the world’s top riders will continue the challenge at the X-Traction cable park in Kiev for the coveted series title and the overall $17,500 bonus cash purse. 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 five Jr. Men finalists.

Prize Money Breakdown:


Pro Men Wakeboard

$13,800 TOTAL:

1st – $5,000


2nd- $3,000

3rd- $2,000

4th – $1,000


5th- $700

6th- $700

7th- $700


8th- $700

Pro Women Wakeboard

$4,600 TOTAL:

1st – $1,500

2nd- $1,000

3rd- $850

4th – $600

5th- $400

6th- $250

Pro Wakeskate

$4,000 TOTAL

1st- $2,000

2nd- $1,000

3rd- $500

4th – $250

5th- $150

6th- $100

Best Kicker Trick

$2,300 TOTAL

1st- $1,000

2nd- $750

3rd- $550

Best Rail Trick

$2,300 TOTAL

1st- $1,000

2nd- $750

3rd- $550

Traveling to Kiiev:

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and located in the northern part of the country on the border of a forest-steppe zone and a zone of mixed woods along the middle part of the Dnepr River. International flights arrive into Boryspil Airport. Traveling from the Airport to the “Slavutich” hotel takes about 35minutes (22km). 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 hotel “Slavutich” to the UWF cableway every contest day (8-10 August). Traveling time is about 30 minutes.

Hotel Info:

Hotel “Slavutich”

There are 400 rooms in the Hotel and can admit up to 550 guests at a time.

(Single Standard – 359 UAH ($72), Twin Standard – 439 UAH ($88))

1, Entuziastiv Str, Kiev, Ukraine, 02154

Tel.: 380 (44) 561-11-12, 561-11-13, 561-11-11

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