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News Update: June 29, 2006

Burton Announces Dates for 2006/2007 Global Open Snowboarding Championships

BURLINGTON, VT (June 27, 2006) - Confirmed dates and locations are listed below for the upcoming Burton Global Open Snowboarding Championships, the international event series that gives local, amateur and pro snowboarders an equal shot at a world class title. This season, the contest series will crown its first male and female Global Open Champions at the Burton US Open, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007.

Burton Global Open Snowboarding Championship Dates:

New Zealand Open August 3-5, 2006 SnowPark, New Zealand

Australian Open August 25-27, 2006 Falls Creek, Australia

European Open January 20-27, 2007 Laax, Switzerland

Nippon Open February 20-25, 2007 ALTS Bandai, Japan

US Open March 12-18, 2007 Stratton, VT USA
"We're expanding the Burton Global Open series to give more people the chance to witness some of the best snowboarding in the world," says Bryan Johnston, Vice President of Global Marketing at Burton. "Each of the Burton Opens will take it to the next level in terms of event execution, TV coverage and podcasting to give riders, spectators and viewers at home the best possible experience."

In addition to having a shot at the Global Open Champion title, the male and female winners of each Open competition will receive airfare and accommodations at the next contest in the Burton Open event series.

More details to come on all Open events as the dates draw nearer.
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