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IWSF Announces Record Cash Prize For 2005
After a successful first year in 2004, the World Wakeboard Council (WWC) of the IWSF is pleased to announce the start of the 2005 Wakeboard World Cup series

With a total Cash Prize fund of US$230,000, this is the largest Cash Prize on offer anywhere in the World this year.

Each of the four Stops will have a cash prize of USD$50,000 including a US$15,000 first place prize for the men’s category, plus a season ending total bonus of US$30,000.00 for the top male and female riders competing in the 2005 Wakeboard World Cup series:

2005 Wakeboard World Cup Schedule

  • Enghien, France 18th & 19th June
  • Moscow, Russia 1st September 2005
  • Singapore 23rd & 24th October 2005
  • Qatar 18th & 19th November 2005

    Twenty three riders from twelve countries will head for the perfect spa waters of Enghien-les-Bain in France this weekend, 18th & 19th June 2005. All the action will take place in front of the Groupe Lucien Barriere Hotel at the tented village beside the Casino.

    The invited riders include the 2004 World Cup Overall winner, Daniel Watkins (Australia) the current WWC Wakeboard World Champions Robi Rendo (Argentina) and Phillip Soven (USA). This perfect location gives the public a spectacular waterfront setting where they can get within a few meters of the riders during the event. Here are the latest entrant details :

    Daniel Watkins Australia
    Brett Eisenhaur Australia
    Josh Sanders Australia
    Xavier Bonnett Belgium
    Julien Bonnett Belgium
    Rusty Malinoski Canada
    Jesson Vedel France
    Lucas Langlois France
    Tomshimitzu Suzuki Japan
    Jeff Weatherall New Zealand
    Nikita Martyanov Russia
    Matt Lamers South Africa
    Morgan Krause South Africa
    Cyril Cornaro Switzerland
    Dan Knott UK
    Phillip Soven USA
    Darin Shapiro USA
    Andrew Adkinson USA

    Robbie Rendo Argentina
    Caroline Jansen Sweden
    Louise Moore UK
    Cathy Williams USA
    Justine Charrière Switzerland
    Lauriane Masson France
    Estelle Tuaz France

    With MasterCraft and the world famous X-Star as the official tow boat, riders are expected to achieve their best possible performances.

    In partnership with the City of Enghien-les-Bains, this first Stop of the Wakeboard World Cup will be sponsored by MasterCraft, Sport+, Europe2, Caisse d’Epargne, Groupe Lucien Barriere and Perles de Tahiti. The action packed programme will feature two days of spectacular competition. Also on the programme are a Tahitian Concert, Laser Show and Fireworks. The public will be offered a chance to win a holiday for two in Tahiti as they enjoy the wines, cheese and a variety of French specialities in the colorful tented village.

    Last year, over 20,000 spectators crowded the Enghien-les-Bains lakefront tented village and even larger crowds are expected next weekend. With eight cities already bidding to host World Cup Stops in 2006, this is a unique way for each to show its waterfront tourism investment and developments to the World at large. Enghien-les-Bains is just 12km from the Eiffel Tower and will be the centre of attention next weekend for wakeboard fans in France.

    For more information on the Wakeboard World Cup, log onto:

    Released by: World Wakeboard Council (WWC) of the IWSF
    Wakeboard Contact: Colin Hart

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