After yesterday’s Alpine finals, tonight theHalfpipe finals were held at the Jakobshorn in Davos/SUI.

A huge crowd ofapproximately 5000 spectators, a huge Halfpipe and world’s best riders weredoing a simply great show ending with the awards for the World champions andfireworks.

The Motorola ISF World Champions 2000 in Halfpipe are: Ross Powers(USA/Burton) and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas (NOR/Duotone)

The contest was very exciting and the starting field the “Who is Who” inPipe riding performing on an almost incredible level. The huge pipe allowedthe riders to go extremely high AND technical. “Simply Pipe-riding at itsbest” as vice Champion Therry Brunner stated right after competition.

At the men’s contest tonight the decision was very tight between MarkusHurme (FIN/Oxygen) and Ross Powers (USA/Burton) where the points earnedoverall were exactly the same. The decision came down to the points given bythe “Overall Impression” Judge who had Hurme ranked higher. So only 1,4points balanced differently were missing for Powers, who otherwise wouldhave won the event in addition to the title. Third came (new vice WorldChampion) Therry Brunner (SUI/Sims), who also could crown his successfulseason with an event-podium place.

At the women’s it was a perfect scenario: Stine Brun Kjeldaas today was twotimes on the highest step of the podium, first for winning the event, thenfor winning the tour and so being the new World Champion. Swissgirl MartinaTscharner (K2), ISF World Champion 1999, came second tonight, but had tooless points from previous competitions to get better than 4th in theChampionship. Third tonight and vice-world Champion was US Girl KimStacey(USA/Völkl).

1 1 4250003 BRUN KJELDAAS Stine NOR DUOTONE 424.66

2 7 5150108 TSCHARNER Martina SUI K2WESTB 413.35

3 3 5350174 STACEY Kim USA VOLKL 407.23
4 9 5150319 REUTELER Fabienne SUI SALOMON 401.58
5 5 1850002 HESSO Minna FIN SALOMON 396.32
6 4 1850006 JARVELA Satu FIN ALLIAN 391.37
7 11 5150138 ROTH Daniela SUI SIMS 386.67
8 12 1850048 RAUTAVA Kirsi FIN DUOTONE 382.21
9 16 5150027 GLAUS Ariane SUI OXYGEN 377.94
10 18 5150083 PESKO Manuela SUI BURTON 373.84
11 8 4250021 THORESEN Christel NOR BURTON 369.89
12 14 550325 EHRENSTRASSER Caroline AUT BURTON 366.09
13 6 4250056 OESTGAARD BUAAS Kjersti NOR BURTON 362.40
14 2 1050090 ZUREK Natasza CAN BURTON 358.83
15 19 5150293 MARBACH Miriam SUI OVOMALTIN 355.35
16 15 2950029 MASOLINI Romina ITA BURTON 351.98
17 22 5150200 COMBELLES Aude SUI NORTHWAVE 348.69
18 17 5150023 ROHRER Joelle SUI NITRO 331.76
19 13 5150155 QUIRICI Lisa SUI BURTON 320.12
20 20 3050099 YANAGISAWA Keiko JPN SALOMON 301.83
21 21 4050014 MENTEL Bibian NED DUOTONE 297.73
22 10 5352149 NIEVES Catherine USA BURTON 221.23

Results Halfpipe Men1 12 1800053 HURME Markus FIN OXYGEN 395.74
2 1 5300449 POWERS Ross USA BURTON 380.45
3 2 5100763 BRUNNER Therry SUI SIMS 373.20
4 5 5100086 SIMMEN Gian SUI BLUE WIN 366.58
5 3 1001248 MORISSET Guillaume CAN — 360.46
6 14 5100323 HITZ Marcel SUI FANATIC 354.73
7 7 4200025 FRANCK Daniel NOR SALOMON 349.33
8 20 500018 PLOETZENEDER Max AUT QUIKSILVE 344.20
9 38 5100087 SAPPA Daniel SUI RADAIR 339.32
10 4 4200252 ARVESEN Espen NOR BURTON 334.64
11 31 4300150 SASIADEK Marek POL BURTON 330.15
12 11 2000805 MICHAELIS Jan GER BURTON 325.82
13 8 5100300 COSTANDACHE Dani SUI NITRO 321.64
14 24 5100878 MUELLER Nicolas SUI BURTON 317.59
15 26 4200258 ODDEN Jon NOR NITRO 313.66
16 27 2001045 WEBER Christoph GER SALOMON 309.84
17 33 2900604 KRATTER Giacomo ITA NITRO 306.13
18 13 4200037 VANGEN Klas NOR NIKE 302.50
19 17 4900010 FERNANDEZ Iker SPA BURTON 298.97
20 19 4200031 CHRISTIANSEN Kim NOR ELAN QUIK 295.52
21 42 2000849 SCHMALTZ Alexander GER VOELKL 292.14
22 39 5100380 SCHWAB Marco SUI NITRO 288.83
23 37 2000151 BENEDEK David GER SALOMON 285.59
24 32 3000107 N.A. Goripon JPN BURTON 282.42
25 16 1800247 SORSA Heikki FIN BURTON 279.30
26 21 4200149 HARSTAD Thomas NOR DUOTONE 276.24
27 36 5300031 SCOTT Jimi USA NIKE 273.23
28 25 5302022 PETRASKA Adam USA BURTON 270.27
29 29 5100379 SCHWAB Roman SUI OVOMALTIN 267.36
30 40 5100587 BAUMANN Daniel SUI NITRO 264.50
31 18 5100311 FURGER Franco SUI PALMER 261.68
32 34 5100627 WYDEN Thomas SUI FANATIC 258.90
33 9 2000328 TYRKAS Daniel GER G & S 256.17
34 41 5101344 KELLER Markus SUI OVOMALTIN 254.46
35 35 3000278 SUTO Katsura JPN SALOMON 245.75
36 10 500321 KOEFFLER Joachim AUT DUOTONE 243.99
37 30 1800136 ERATULI Jukka FIN AIRWALK 235.03
38 22 1800191 TUORINIEMI Sami FIN ROSSIGNOL 157.31
39 28 5100534 IMHOF Pascal SUI ROSSIGNOL 62.98
40 23 500276 ALIBABIC Sani AUT BURTON 0.01
6 2000106 HOFFMANN Xaver GER BURTON DNS 15 4200009 SOMMER Marius NOR K2 DNS

Motorola ISF World Championships 1999/2000 – Halfpipe Women: 1 BRUN KJELDAAS StineNOR DUOTONE
2 STACEY KimUSAVOELKL
3 ZUREK Natasza CAN –

Motorola ISF World Championships 1999/2000 – Halfpipe Men: 1 POWERS Ross USA BURTON 49373.0
2 BRUNNER Therry SUI SIMS 27608.0
3 MORISSET Guillaume CAN — 24687.0