Thyon’s Central Park was reserved for the girls this weekend. Under bluebird skies the resort of the canton of Valais welcomed the final of the NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR 09-10, the first Swiss circuit of exclusively femine “freestyle” competitions. 24 girls, coming from the five qualifying rounds, took part in the event and threw down their best tricks.
The girls were honoured this weekend on the Central Park in Thyon (VS) for the final of the first edition of the NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR. A line of obstacles, including kickers of 12 and 15 m and a series of modules of jib (box down, rail down, tube, up-flat-down box, wave box, flat-down boxe, c-box and tree) were especially prepared by the Central Camps team for the event.
Qualifications in the morning and the final in the afternoon
The competition started in the morning with qualifying. The 24 competitors had 2 runs to convince the judges. The level was particularly high during the qualifications with some big backflips, frontflips, 540° and 360° on the jumps! After two hours of “jam session” 13 girls were chosen to participate in the final in the afternoon.
During the final the judges were impressed by the technique and the style of Isabel Derungs. The snowboarder from Zurich assured all runs of the final either on the jumps or on the modules of jib. She made some big back 540° and switch back 180° on the kickers of 12 and 15 m ! Isabel Derungs got a prize money of CH 2000.- and an invitation to participate in the NIKITA CHICKITA EUROPE in Serfaus in Austria. Second came Elena Könz. The Swiss girl made some big back 360° and 540° on the jumps and made backflip on the boxe down. She received CHF 1500.-. Laura Berry completed the podium. The Englisch rider showed polyvalency during this final with a series of back and front 360° on the kickers, frontboard on the down-boxe, 360° on the flat-boxe, boardslide 270 out on the c-boxe. A run which brought her CHF 500.-.
The final of the NCST 09-10 was followed by an enormous party at the disco “Underground” in Les Collons. DJ Madkid, DJ Adri and DJ Kab enflamed the people until 4h30 in the morning.
For the Ladies First Crew Maude Richon.
COMPLETE RESULTS SNOWBOARD
1. Isabel Derungs (CH) : CHF 2000.-
2. Elena Könz (CH) : CHF 1500.-
3. Laura Berry (UK) : CH 500.-
4. Chani Michaux (ARG)
5. Andrea Binkers (CH)
6. Sophie Defayes (CH)
7. Jo Chastney (UK)