First Reports from British Snowboard Tour 07/08

The British Snowboard Tour is on! 3 events are already done and other will follows. Here are all info, results and pictures and several videos are already on line for free download.

Following five very successful years of the AIM Series, that has witnessed over 1000 competitors, visited over 50 schools and introduced over 4,000 newcomers to our beloved sports, the National Championship circuit has undergone a wee nip and tuck, and is ready to reveal the new look “British Snowboard Tour”, which is unveiled this September 2007.

By adding two new venues, Norwich and Chatham, and incorporating a dedicated schools tour program, which takes professional athletes and Olympians into the classroom, the British Snowboard Tour 2007 will create new breeding grounds for emerging talent and continue to provide a path from grass roots participation through to international competition.

The British Snowboard and Freeski Tour organisers are stoked once again, to be working with three of the industry’s rock steady brands, Animal, Quiksilver and Trespass, to roll out the UK tour.

The British Snowboard Tour Dates
Saturday 15th September: Chatham – Artificial Slopestyle Championships
Sunday 23rd September: Norwich – Artificial Snowboardcross Championships
Saturday 29th September: Warmwell – Artificial Big Air Championships
Saturday 6th October: SNO!zone, Castleford – Indoor Slopestyle Championships
Saturday 13th October: SNO!zone, Milton Keynes – Indoor Snowboardcross Championships
Friday 26th October: Metro Ski and Snowboard Show – Best of British Invitational
Saturday 3rd November: SNO!zone, Glasgow – Indoor Big Air Championships
15th – 22nd March 2008 (TBC): Laax, Switzerland – The BRITS

Chatham Kick Starts the British Snow Tour
Animal British Slopestyle Championships and Big Air Jam

The sun was shinning and so was the local talent at the Animal British Snowboard Slopestyle Championships in Chatham on Saturday, with local riders, Cody Hierons and Callum Wilkin setting the high standard for the day. The Big Air Jam kick started the day’s competition and after throwing down a huge switch underfilp 720, Jamie Nicholls was crowned the men’s champ. Setting a new tour record for the youngest female winner EVER!, 10 year old Katie Ormerod nailed a big backside 360 off the big kicker to take the women’s title.

Big Air Jam Results
1st – Jamie Nicholls – Bradford
2nd – Jack Shackelton – Newbury
3rd – Cody Hierons – Chatham
1st – Katie Ormerod – Bradford
2nd – Samantha Rogers – Reading
3rd – Becca Richardson – Middlesex

Animal Slopestyle Championship Results
1st – Jamie Nicholls – Bradford
2nd – Cody Hierons – Chatham
3rd – Callum Wilkin – Canterbury
1st – Samantha Rogers – Reading
2nd – Katie Ormerod – Bradford
3rd – Vickie Pullin – Tewkesbury

British Snowboard Tour – Chatham Picture Gallery

High-Speed Action at Norfolk
Trespass Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and Big Air Jam

The Trespass Snowboardcross Championships were welcomed in with true Norfolk agricultural style by local rider and MC, James Thorne, sporting a flat cap, waistcoat and wellies. During the competition each rider received a timed run before going head to head into the eliminating rounds with the hopes of making it through to the final. After a great start Samantha Rogers set the pace in the women’s final, with 2006 Artificial Snowboardcross Champion Vickie Pullin hot on her heels. Taking advantage of her lead Samantha crossed finish line first to take the 2007 women’s title, with Vickie and Becca Richardson in a very close second and third. The men’s final was one of the closest races of the day, with Harry Kingsley-Jones, Jamie Keeble and Jack Albrow pushing Nathan Onions out after the third turn to make it tight race for 1st 2nd and 3rd. Harry opted to gap the rollers and scraped his way over the line in first to take the title, with Jamie Keeble and Jack Albrow following in second and third respectively.

Trespass Snowboardcross Championships Results
1st – Harry Kingsley-Jones – Sailsbury
2nd – Jamie Keeble – Bury
3rd – Jack Albrow – Norwich
1st – Samantha Rogers – Reading
2nd- Vickie Pullin – Tewkesbury
3rd – Becca Richardson – Middlesex

Big Air Jam Results
1st – Sparrow Knox – Crouch End
2nd – Jamie Keeble – Bury
3rd – Tom Percival – Bury
1st – Samantha Rogers – Reading
2nd – Becca Richardson – Middlesex
3rd – Claire Andrews – Bedfordshire

British Snowboard Tour – Norwich Picture Gallery

Next British Snow Tour Event
Animal British Indoor Slopestyle Championships

28th September 2007 – The British Snowboard & Freeski Tour gets set to head indoors and make its fourth stop of the series at Castleford SNO!zone on Saturday 6th October for the Animal British Indoor Slopestyle Championships. Stopping off at two local schools along the way on the 4th & 5th October, the tour looks to inspire even more newcomers, give away 100 FREE lessons, offer FREE product testing and freestyle coaching, plus display some of the UK’s finest snowboarding and freeskiing.

The Animal British Indoor Slopestyle Championships
The Animal British Indoor Slopestyle Championships will showcase some of the UK’s most progressive freestyle riding as over 150 of the UK’s best riders including, freeskiers, Paddy Graham, Andy Bennett and 2007 Animal Artificial Slopestyle Champion Jamie Nicholls, put together an assortment of technical rail lines.

To compete, all riders must pre register online before 6pm on Thursday 4th October, so get online to secure your spot and check out further information about the FREE coaching from Method Snow School and product testing from, Ride, K2, Salomon and Faction Skis up for grabs: Salomon and Faction Ski’s are continuing to reward fresh talent during the event by giving away new set-ups in the “Salomon Best Un-sponsored” and Faction Skis “Step Up” awards.

Author: mucca