The British Snowboard Championships 2001Incorporating Music on The Mountain

The 2001 British Snowboard Championships takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria between 28th March and 7th April, marking the 11th anniversary of the event. This year sees a big change in the format of the competition which also sees a new look ‘festival’ approach integrated into the event schedule.

For the first time ever the Champs will feature ‘Music on the Mountain’ ¿ which promises to make the event the ‘end of season’ celebration to the snowboard calendar. With music journalist and club promoter, Kirk Field responsible for music programming the line up is guaranteed to rock the mountain ¿ French band, Shaggy Dog Story and Perrier Award finalists, the Cuban Brothers are amongst those already confirmed. The week-long event will embrace great boarding, themed bars, clubbing, street festival and a massive finale party with live music.

The resort itself has committed extensive resources to developing and improving facilities such as the extended fun park and the new Horberg Bahn gondala system which will cut out the queues and hassle of getting up to the action and help ensure that Championship-goers are kept happy both on and off the mountain.

For the latest championship news and competition results, log onto the official snowsports website at www.snowsport.uk.com

Thomson Snowboarding, the event’s official tour operator, has several packages available; book on-line at www.thomson-snowboarding.co.uk or call their reservations line: 020 8939 5466.

Travel
Travel packages (Self Drive and Fly) are available through Thomsons for 7,10 and 14 day periods as follows:
Drive Fly
7 Day £260 £375
10 Day £345 £479

The competitions
Taking account of the growing field of entrants each event will take place over two days, the first day being a Qualifier for the Final which will take place the following day.

Timetable:
28th & 29th March – Practice days

Competition Days:
30th Parallel Giant Slalom
31st (Qualification) /1st (Final) Snowboardercross
2nd (Qualification) /3rd (Final) Halfpipe
4th (Qualification) /5th (Final) Big Air and Style
6th April – Bad weather contingency

All the above disciplines will take place on the Penken, in and around thefun park and will be designed by the Austrian Snowboard Association andevent organisers – Snowsport Ltd.

PRE-QUALIFICATION
There will be pre-qualifying direct to the final for each discipline in thefollowing format:

From the combined ISF/FIS points list:
Top 5 Senior men, top 3 Junior men, top 2 Senior women. = 10 (8 men, 2women)

From last year’s championship:
Top 8 Senior men, The top Master man, top 3 Junior men, top 3 Senior women,The top Master women, The top Junior woman. = 17 (12 men, 5 women)

From the Scottish Rider Cup series:
Top 3 Senior men, top 1 Junior man, top 1 Senior woman, top 1 Junior woman= 6 (4 men, 2 women)

QUALIFICATION
From the QUALIFICATION round for each discipline:32 men and 8 women will be selected.

FINALS
The above selection criteria will take the total maximum field for the Finalof each discipline to:56 men and 17 women = 73 competitors

RACE LICENCE
All competitors will require a BSA Race Licence. Race licences will not beavailable at the event so order yours now. Last years licence will haveexpired prior to this years Championships. Yearly Licence fee – £25.

ENTRY FEES
£60 for all four events, or£20 per event.

PRE ENTRY:
Pre Entry will be essential to avoid disappointment.
Please write, telephone or email the following addresses to receive acomprehensive registration pack:

The British Snowboard Association
Hillend
Biggar Road
Midlothian
EH10 7EF
Tel: 0131 445 2428
sbbsa@yahoo.co.uk