Knoxville will be the third stop of the season, when the Tour arrives at Volunteer Landing on June 27-28. Knoxville has never hosted a Pro Tour event either, despite it being the home of MasterCraft. The wake scene throughout the Volunteer State is ever-growing and it should prove to be a fun and exciting event.
The King of Wake is an eight-event series points race. The top athletes who qualify into each contest will compete to earn points towards the series standings. Athletes are ranked according to total points earned throughout the eight-event season. Following the final contest of the season, the highest total points-earner in the series will be crowned the King of Wake.
To keep the points race tight, the King of Wake series features the "Chase for the Crown" format. The Chase limits the eligibility for crown to the top-ten highest points-earners, midway through the season. Following the fifth stop of the series, only the current top-ten ranked athletes in the standings will receive a point bonus, adjusting their totals to keep the points race tight, and making only the top-ten eligible for the King of Wake crown.
All athletes will still compete at each of the remaining contests in the series, but only the ten athletes involved in the Chase will have the remaining three stops to top each other in the standings for the King of Wake crown.
The next stop of the King of Wake series will be the WWA Wakeboard National Championships in Oklahoma City on July 8-12. The following stop will be the 4th stop of the Pro Wakeboard Tour in Louisville, Kentucky, July 18-19th.
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June 27, 2009 - March 28, 2009