Usher Cup 2022
Supporting Local Athletes and Charities
As we approach Year 2 of Usher Cup we are excited to be heading back to Snapper Rocks – the OG location with our hosts, Snapper Rocks Surfirders Club.
In January 2021 we set out to create a unique hybrid surf contest- to recognise grassroots club surfing and to unite boardrider clubs up and down the coast – and we had a blast!
Supporting individual and club programs, Usher Cup provides a platform for the sport’s emerging stars to showcase their talents and take their skills to the next level.
By invitation only, Boardrider Clubs bring their best 4 surfers who then compete for both the individual and club top spots. Creative expression is also recognised throughout the comp and most importantly male and females receive equal prize money.
See event format below and keep your eye on news and socials for the latest updates!
Please note: This event will coexist with normal public activities on the day.
28 Boardrider Clubs will host regional qualifying events to determine the 3 best male and 1 best female surfers.
Each club will receive $300 to hold their Clubs entrant trials.
**The Men’s event will run over two days with a total of 96 competitors – 3 male surfers from each club plus a number of wildcard entrants.
**The Women’s event will run over one day with a total of 48 competitors – 1 female per club plus a number of wildcard entrants.
The competition format is based on the highest score individual – male and female, highest score club and expression sessions.
Individual surfers will be scored by the judging panel. The two highest scoring waves will contribute to the highest score.
** Proposed schedule**
Day 1: Female rounds – all heats
Day 2: Male – Round 1 and Round 2 – first 12 heats
Day 3: All remaining rounds plus Male and Female finals. Winners presentation held on the beach directly after the finals.
Individual Expression Prizes
Individual prizes will be given to competitors for:
o The Highest Score
o The Best Aerial
o Most Creative
o Best Spirit of Usher Cup.
Males and females will receive equal prize money with a massive prize pool of $73,400 up for grabs.
Prize money kindly donated by Usher Group.
The Winning Club receives $3,000 in prize money.
The criteria is based on the top three male scores and top female competitor scores combined.
The Winning Club will hold the perpetual trophy for the entire year.
Each year, the new recipient is added to the trophy.
** Please note: All competitors – male and female – to be prepared to compete on Day 1. A final running schedule will be posted on Tuesday 25th morning, 3 days before the event.
Continuing our ongoing charity drive to assist those in need, Usher Cup 2022 is proud to launch the #$10kforTEN campaign.
In association with the grassroots surf contest, Usher Cup will be raising funds to directly contribute $10,000 to ten local charities across South East Queensland.
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