2010 Protest Cable Call and 2nd Stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series in the Netherlands!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22nd, 2010

There  is less than 4 weeks to go before the Protest Cable Call and second stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series in the Netherlands, August 13-15, 2010. The weekend promises some spectacular action at the new Down Under Cableway & Wavesurfer www.downunderrecreatie.nl in Nieuwegein, Holland.

Top riders such as Nick Davies, Tom Fooshee and Lior Sofer  have already confirmed their participation. More big names are expected including a number of Dutch riders such as Maxine Sapulette, Sjors van de Kerkhof and Mike Ketellapper.
This puts the spotlight on the Protest Cable Call! Never before have so many top riders travelled to the Netherlands for a wakeboard event. Dutch crowds should get ready for a wakeboard weekend of exciting tricks, pumping tracks provided by various DJs and an awesome party on Saturday.

Weekend Timetable

* This is a tentative schedule only and all times are subject to change.

Thursday August 12th

9.00 am – 12.00 pm                      Free practice for competitors

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm                       Cable open to public

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm                         Free practice for competitors

TBD (7:30 pm)                                 Shuttle back to hotels

– If the cable is not fully booked, it is possible to practice the whole day.

– You can also register for the contest today at the Down Under Cableway!

Friday August 13th

TBD (9:00 am)                                 Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

9.00 am – 12.00 pm                      Free practice for competitors

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm                       Cable open to public

TBD (12:30 pm)                              Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

2:00 pm – 6.30 pm                         Registration and Rider Check In

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm                         Free practice for competitors

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm                         Rider’s Meeting

7.30 pm – 9:00 pm                         BBQ for registered riders at Down Under Cable

TBD (9:00 pm)                                 Shuttle back to hotels

– If the cableway is not fully booked, it is possible to practice the whole day.

– You can also register for the contest today at the Down Under Cableway!

Saturday August 14th

TBD (9.00 am)                                 Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

9.00 am –12:00 am                       Free practice for competitors

TBD (11:00 am)                              Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

TBD (11:30-12:30)                           Media / Press Interviews with Riders

12: 30 pm – 2:30 pm                      Qualifications Open Men and Pro Women

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm                         Qualifications Jr. Men

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                         Qualifications Pro Men

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                         Semi-Finals Open Men and Pro Women

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm                         Dinner at Down Under Cable

8.00 pm – 9:30 pm                          Live Band and Party

9.30 pm -12:00 am                        Live DJ and Party

TBD (12:15 am)                              Shuttle back to hotels

Sunday August 15th

TBD (10:00 am)                              Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

10:00 am –12:30 pm                     Free practice for competitors

TBD (11:45 am)                              Shuttle from hotels to Down Under Cable

TBD (12:00-1:00 pm)                     Media / Press Interviews with Riders

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm                          Semi-Finals Jr. Men

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                         Semi-Finals Pro Men

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                         Finals Open Men

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm                         Finals Pro Women

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm                         Finals Jr. Men

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm                         Finals Pro Men

6:00 pm                                            Prize Giving Ceremony

TBD (7:00 pm)                                 Shuttle back to hotels

–  Riders are responsible for knowing the schedule and must be onsite one hour prior to their scheduled riding time.

Contest Information

Divisions

Pro Men

Pro Women

Open Men

Junior Men – born after January 1st 1992 and before January 1st 1996.

Registration

To register online, please go to: the www.protestcablecall.com/en/signup

The entry fee is €75 and includes dinner on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, the event t-shirt, cap and free entry to the party. You only can pay the entry fee onsite at the Protest Cable Call in cash.

Membership

All riders must have a valid WWA membership to compete. You can obtain membership onsite during registration and rider check in on Friday August 13th or sign up online at: www.wwa-europe.com/?page_id=135

Course layout

By Sjors van de Kerkhof


Prize Money Breakdown $ 27,000 (€ 19708,-)

Pro Men

1st – $7,000.00

2nd – $4,000.00

3rd – $3,000.00

4th – $2,000.00

5th – $1,250.00

6th – $1,250.00

7th – $750.00

8th – $750.00

Pro Women

1st – $3,000.00

2nd – $1,500.00

3rd – $1,000.00

4th – $800.00

5th – $600.00

6th – $600.00

Travel information

Nearest Airport: Schiphol Amsterdam International Airport

From the Airport you will need to take a train to either Utrecht or Houten Central Stations or you can rent a car directly at the airport.

Directions to Down Under Cableway

From Utrecht Central Station, take bus 47 (Connexxion) in the direction Houten. You will get out of the bus at bus stop Koppeldijk. From there it is 5–10 min walk to the Down Under cableway.

From Houten Central Station, take bus 48 (Connexxion) in the direction

Nieuwegein. You will get out of the bus at bus stop Koppeldijk. From there it is 5-10 min walk to the Down Under cableway.

Directions to Host Hotels

From Utrecht Central Station to hotel Van der Valk, take bus 47 (Connexxion) in the direction Houten. You will get out of the bus at bus stop Hoofdveste. From here it is 4 min walk to the Hotel.

From Utrecht Central Station to the hostel StayOkay, take bus 41 (Connexxion) in the direction Wijk bij Duurstede. You will get out of the bus at bus stop Rhijnauwenselaan in Bunnik. From there it is 10 min walk to the StayOkay hostel.

Accommodations

Hotel Van Der Valk Houten

Hoofdveste 25

3992 DH Houten

0031-306346800

www.valk.nl/houten

We’ve secured some good prices for these luxury hotel rooms. A single room costs €65 per night (breakfast incl.) A double room costs €70 per night (breakfast incl). If you would like to book this hotel, please send an email to Zalen@houten.valk.nl with booking reference GF9960 in order to get the discount. You will need to provide a credit card number, otherwise it isn’t possible to book!

Stay Ok Hostel

Rhijnauwenselaan 14

3981 HH Bunnik

+31 30 656 1277

In this hostel you can stay for €23,- per night (breakfast incl.). You can call or send an email to bunnik@stayokay.com to book a room.

Shuttles

Transportation shuttles will be provided from these 2 hotels to the Down Under Cableway throughout the competition weekend. More info and specific times will follow.

Partners

Media

Boardforce www.boardforce.net

Unleashed www.unleashedwakemag.com

WWA Europe www.wwa-europe.com

NUsport www.nusport.nl

Partners

Protest Boardwear www.protest.eu

World Wakeboard Association www.thewwa.com

Down Under Cableway www.downunderrecreatie.nl

Hyperlite www.wakeboardworld.eu

Unit Parktech www.unit-parktech.com

Contact

For any questions, please send an email to: info@protestcablecall.com

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