Biggest ever World Cable Wakeboard Championships

World Cable Wakeboard Championships

Tuesday November 6th 2012 sees the start of the pinnacle of the cable calendar, the World Cable Wakeboard Championships. This year promises to be the biggest competition to date with riders representing 30 different countries, double the amount of competing countries at the last World championships in Germany, another great testament to the growth of the sport around the world.

The venue for this mammoth event is the Deca Clark Wakeboard Park, just outside Manila in the Philippines. The man-made park houses five Rixen towers supporting the 718m cable system. With eight Rixen obstacles on the water including kickers, tables, rooftops and funboxes the riders are sure to be pushed to their limits and give us spectators a very exciting few days.

With cable wakeboarding being shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 olympics, it is understood that representatives of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) will be at the event. If all goes according to plan, they will see what a great addition to the Olympic games wakeboarding would be and hopefully this will influence their decision prior to the big announcement by the IOC Executive Board in September 2013.

Watch it live for free

The IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) are providing a free webcast on the Saturday and Sunday, so you have no excuses not to watch in awe...

Timetable

Tuesday, 6th November
08:00 - 17:30 Qualifications WB Girls, Boys, Junior Ladies, Junior & Veteran Men, Master Men, Master Ladies

Wednesday, 7th November
08:00 - 17:30 LCQ WB Girls, Boys, Junior Men, Master Ladies , Master Men, Semi Finals Boys, WS Qualifications Junior Ladies, Junior Men, WB Qualifications Open Ladies
16.00 Finals Girls, Boys
17:00 Medal Ceremony

Thursday, 8th November
08:00 - 16:00 LCQ WS Junior Men, LCQ WB Junior Ladies, Qualification WB Open Men Qualification WS Open Ladies, Qualification WS Open Men
15:00 - 17:30 Finals WB Veteran Men, WS Junior Ladies, Junior Men
17.:30 - 18:00 Medal Ceremony

Friday, 9th November
08:00 - 15:00 LCQ WS Open Ladies, LCQ WB Open Ladies (or Saturday), LCQ WB Open Men Semi-Finals WB Junior Men
14:30 - 17:30 Finals WB Master Ladies & Master Men, Finals WS Open Ladies, Open Man
17:30 - 18:00 Medal Ceremony

Saturday, 10th November
09:30 - 10:30 Warm Up Junior Ladies and Junior Men finalists and Open Men Finalists
11:00 - 13:00 Semi-Finals WB Open Men
13:00 - 14:45 Finals WB Junior Ladies & WB Junior Men
15:00 - 15:30 Medal Ceremony
15:30 - 17:30 Free Training Session Open Ladies and Open Men Finalists

Sunday, 11th November
11:30 - 12:30 Warm Up Open Ladies & Open Men
13:00 - 14:45 Finals Open Ladies & Open Men
15:00 - 15:45 Medal Ceremony

Countries competing

The following Countries have registered to compete for this years event: Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and USA.

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UPDATE: There will be over 200 riders from 32 countries competing for their respective crowns. You can watch live at http://www.IWWF.tv The FREE live Webcast will cover both the Junior and Open Men and Women Finals on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. For those in the UK wanting to watch, they are 8hrs ahead, so if you want to watch the Mens and Womens Open Finals you need to tune in at 05:00 AM on Sunday.