Trespass British Skiercross Championships
The Trespass British Skiercross Championships started off a busy day as over 55 skiers charged through the start gates against the clock and on into the head to head qualifying rounds. In the women’s final it was neck and neck out of the start gates until the second turn where Shelly Jones and Danielle Freeze collided, leaving Kate Williams and Teri Spencer to battle it out for first and second respectively. First to recover Shelly Jones dusted herself off to cross the line in third. In the men’s final, more spectacular wipe-outs where witnessed. Stuart Riches and Paul Telling clipped each other but recovered well to see a tight race until 5 meters before the finish line where Robbie Debbage and Paul Telling collided allowing Andrew Longley to cruise home and take the title. Scrambling to his feet first local skier Robbie Debbage crossed the line next in second place, leaving Paul Telling to finish in an extremely close third.
In the afternoons Big Air Jam, the ladies were pushing the limits with switch 3’s and 5’s being thrown down. Shelly Jones landed a smooth switch 360 to take the women’s title with Katie Summerhayes also opting for a switch 360 to take second place and with a big 540 Kate Williams took third. In the men’s final the younger skiers were stepping it up, including 14 year old local Tom Coe, who landed his first back-flip and Chris Mavin who landed a sweet fakie front-flip, but it was James Woods who pulled out a massive 720 to take first. Second place went to Andy Bennett, who was landing rodeo 540’s with text book precision, whilst Salomon’s Josh Fawcett finished in third after he stomped a stylish rodeo 540.
1st – Andy Longley – Sheffield
2nd – Robbie Debbage – Norwich
3rd – Paul Telling – Guildford
1st – Kate Williams – Sheffield
2nd – Teri Spencer – Warmwell
3rd – Shelly Jones – Stoke-on-Trent
Big Air Jam
Big Air Jam
1st – James Woods – Sheffield
2nd – Andy Bennett – Newark
3rd – Josh Fawcett – Sheffield
1st – Shelly Jones – Stoke-on-Trent
2nd – Katie Summerhayes
3rd – Kate Williams – Sheffield
The schools tour team continued their quest to introduce and inspire new comers to skiing and snowboarding prior to the weekend by visiting two Norwich schools and over 600 pupils on the 20th and 21st September. Coming away from his free snowboard lesson, one young lad was heard saying to his dad: “its not that I want to come back… I am coming back!” good work….
The next event on the British Snow Tour calendar will be the Quiksilver British Snowboard/Freeski Big Air Championships and Quarterpipe Jam at Warmwell Holiday Park on the weekend of 29th & 30th September. For event timings and info please go to www.britishsnowtour.com