Judges for The World Snowboarding Championships confirmed

The really tricky part in a snowboarding competition is to get the judging right. The World Championships in Oslo February 2012 requires the worlds’ best judges. So let it be written, so let it be done

The World Champs is going to showcase the most progressive riders in the world on the best courses with SLS, the most innovative judging system in snowboarding! The World Champs demands the best judging and TTR has selected the most dedicated and focused judges from around the world to judge what is to be the signature event in the history of snowboarding,”says Lee Gregory Johnson, member of the TTR Judges Committee.

The WSC2012 crew and TTR proudly present the best judges in the world, which have judged every major event from Air and Style, US Open, Dew Tour, X-Games and all the TTR -6 star events.

WSC Pipe Judges

Thierry Monay – Head Judge – SUI

Sandy MacDonald – Assistant HJ – CAN

Mel Simmons – NZL

Connor Manning – USA

Carter Smith – CAN

Bartek Golebiowski – POL

Adam Merriman – USA

Fredric Westman – SWE

Martti Hahtonen – FIN

Tony Proctor – USA

WSC Slopestyle Judges

Dani “Kiwi” Meier – Head Judge – NZL

Tom Zikas – Assistant HJ – USA

Pascal Imhoff – SUI

James Stentiford – UK

Ingemar Backman – SWE

Julien Haricot – FRA

Heinz Loele – GER

Giom Morrisset – CAN

Jeremy Lepore – USA

Satu Jarvela – FIN

The SLS system
The Snowboarding Live Scoring System, or SLS, combines a sharp focus on individual tricks combined with overall impression. There are dedicated Trick judges and Flow judges. The combined result of Trick and OI (Overall Impression) judges. The combined result of Trick and OI scores gives a detailed overview of a rider’s performance per Trick, their overall run impact, and the effect it has on their ranking. The SLS system allows an easy to follow scoring path delineating how the run result was achieved, a result that can be compared trick by trick, from run to run.

Each TRICK judge (in teams of two) will focus on just one obstacle in the Slopestyle, and one hit in the Halfpipe. Judges will concentrate their judging values on Amplitude, Difficulty and Execution.

Each OI judge (Overall Impression) will focus on the overall impact of the run over the entire course. Judges will concentrate their judging values on Variation, Style and Combinations.

Trick and Flow judges will score on a 0 -100 scale. The Run score is the sum of the total trick and flow score and will be communicated with a common 0 – 100 points value.

Author: silvia