We’re still waiting for our comprehensive coverage from Thailand, there’s still big news coming from the King’s Cup. Recently, the IJSBA announced that a new system will be established to award a new International Rider title during the 2019 King’s Cup event. There’s still quite a few details left to has out but the announcement will work to shoehorn an IJBSA presence into the wildly popular one-time international PWC event.
Here’s the original press release:
IJSBA is pleased to announce the creation of a new ranking system and title that will be bestowed to a select few divisions of competitors at the 2019 King’s Cup. The title will be based upon a series of events leading up to the 2019 King’s Cup where competitors, in individual categories, will be given a points system that accumulates through various competitions in: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Of the several meetings held at the 2018 Kings Cup, the request to develop this end of the calendar year award was regularly seen as a priority. This new ranking system, which intends to acknowledge competitors who challenge IJSBA Sanctioned Races on at least three continents per season, will be measured by a system that takes into account the needs and opportunities of competitors in all of the global regions for consistency.
Please visit IJSBA.com over the next coming weeks as the formula for the ranking is presented in the first draft for comment.