Stine Brun-Kjeldaas (NOR/Duotone) and Gian Simmen (SUI/Blue Win)! Even though this final showdown was not decisive for the titles in Halfpipe any more, both fresh Champions gave their best in the last superpipe-session this winter.

Both have been dominating this season, Brun-Kjeldaas won every single competition she attended until she got beaten the first time by Natasza Zurek in Snow Summit/USA in February! She then continued with winning the Stoneham Canadian Masters, the next Motorola ISF Championship event right away. She defended her Championship title, which is “even more worth it” – as she stated.

Also Simmen set the right direction already at the season takeoff in Laax, where he won impressively. He also won the Nippon Open (ISF World Series), came second in the Championship events in Leysin/SUI and in Sierra at Tahoe/USA, third in Snow Summit/USA, in short: constantly on top this season.

Second on the Championship-podium and defending his title as vice Champ at the men’s is next Swiss rider, Therry Brunner (Nitro). At the women’s, Fabienne Reuteler (SUI/YDOIRIDE) impressively proved her pipe-skills after already winning the Snowboardcross finals in Laax (8th in the final ranking) – with a win tonight, she more than secured her vice Champ title.

Third on the podium are Daniel Franck (NOR/Salomon) and Kelly Clarke (USA/AspenSBS), both unfortunately not present at this final event. “It’s been a long and exhausting season, and thanks to the system (where only the best 6 results count for the title-race), I also did not attend all events but picked the bestfitting ones. Davos is a great place and for me, it’s the symbolic end of the season”, Champion Simmen stated.

Today’s night finals showed Halfpipe riding at its best: 18 years old Italian Giacomo Kratter (Nitro), Junior World Champ 99/00 and one of the real upcoming rockstars on the tour showed awesome Haakonflip 720, front to switch 720, Backside air … all with very high amplitude and cleanly executed. The win was his, Martin Cernik, showing trick combinations of about the same difficulty was not that clean and came second, ahead of world ranked number 31 in Halfpipe, 20 years old Norwegian Thomas Harstad (Billabong). At the women’s, Fabienne Reuteler showed some big, safe 540 to 540 combos and won with her second run.

What about the World Champions? While Stine Brun Kjeldaas took it “pretty easy” tonight and ending up second tonight, Simmen and Brunner wanted too much: Both were chasing after the 110% runs, sick airtime witch technical masterpieces, but crashing both at the last hit of each of their runs. “Therry (Brunner) and I both got our championship-rankings secured before tonight and so we just wanted to do the best possible show for the crowd. We did not have to do these last hits and would have been pretty top, but we were giving everything to the fantastic Davos-crowd “,Simmen stated. He finally ended up 8th, Brunner 10th tonight.

Results Motorola ISF Tour, UBS Snowboard Championship Davos women:
Rank Surname First Name Nat Sponsor
1 REUTELER Fabienne SUI YDOIRIDE
2 BRUN KJELDAAS Stine NOR DUOTONE
3 THORESEN Christel NOR HEAD
4 COMBELLES Aude SUI ASNOWBOARD
5 TSCHARNER Martina SUI K2WESTB
6 HELLMAN Anna SWE K2
7 YOSHIKAWA Yuri JPN AIRBORN
8 ROTH Daniela SUI O’NEILL
9 SCHULER Andrea SUI DUOTONE
10 HEGERTUN WIIK Lisa NOR NITRO
11 MITTERMUELLER Silvia GER SESSVOLKL
12 LIGOCKA Paulina POL SIMS BTL
13 STUDER Murielle SUI OVOMALTINE
14 QUIRICI Lisa SUI 55DSL
15 ‘+PEDERZOLLI Nici AUT O’NEILL
16 MARBACH Mirjam SUI OVOMALTINE
17 UNSELD Silke GER ACG NIKE
18 SEKIGUCHI Mayuko JPN TQX.NW.TS
19 JARVELA Satu FIN ALLIAN
20 STEINBAUER Annette GER BILLABHMR
21 BLEICHER Conny GER BURTONRAT
22 JAEGER Mirjam SUI SIMSVANS
23 KRISELL Asa Jenny SWE HEAD
24 STEINMANN Stephanie SUI AXION
25 BAUMGARTNER Tanja AUT K2
26 POSPISCHIL Elisabeth SUI SANTACRUZ
27 BAUER Claudia GER BURTONDRAA
28 HEIMSTAEDT Konstanze GER HEAD
29 LARISCH Jenny GER SCOTT
OESTGAARD BUAAS Kjersti NOR BURTON

Results Motorola ISF Tour, UBS Snowboard Championship Davos men:
Rank Surname First Name Nat Sponsor
1 KRATTER Giacomo ITA NITRO
2 CERNIK Martin CZE QUIKSILVER
3 HARSTAD Thomas NOR BILLABONG
4 LUNN Halvor NOR BURTON
5 LUNDSOER Rune NOR VALHALL
6 LUEPS Vinzenz GER TD1BURTON
7 HOFFMANN Xaver GER TD1BURTON
8 SIMMEN Gian SUI BLUE WIN
9 KALBERMATTEN Frederik SUI BURTON
10 BRUNNER Therry SUI NITRO
11 SASIADEK Marek POL BURTON
12 KESTENHOLZ Reto SUI BLUEWIN
13 SOMMER Marius NOR HEAD
14 HITZ Marcel SUI FANATIC
15 ODDEN Jon NOR NITRO
16 HURME Markus FIN OXYGEN
17 VANGEN Klas NOR SANTACRUZ
18 KRATTER Filippo ITA NITRO
19 TSUYUSAKI Norihumi JPN MORROW
20 SCHWAB Marco SUI NITRO
21 WYDEN Thomas SUI FANATIC
22 GUTTORM Juha FIN NITRO
23 LIEN Ivar NOR OXYGEN
24 WEBER Christoph GER SALOMON
25 BRECHBUEHL Raymond SUI SIMS/WB
26 BERGER Sergio SUI OVOMALTIN
27 N.A. Goripon JPN BURTON
28 SAPPA Daniel SUI RADAIR.CO
29 TETER Abe USA BURTON
30 GRILC Marko SLO BURTON
31 SPAENI Renato SUI OVOMALTIN
32 JUSTAFRE Mathieu FRA ROSSIGNOL
33 SCHMALTZ Alexander GER VOELKL
34 VANGEN Espen NOR SALOMBON
35 BUMANN Daniel SUI NITRO
36 BUVOLI Gianluca SUI HEAD WB
37 FELDMANN Rolf SUI PALMER
38 THORESEN Christian NOR HAMMER
39 PLUEER Dominic SUI BLUEWIN
40 LIGOCKI Mateusz POL HAMMER
41 BUVOLI Michel SUI HEAD
42 JACCOUD Maxime SUI SALOMON
43 VANSKA Kalle SUI VOELKL
44 FURGER Roberto SUI PALMER
45 WENK Jonas SUI ABOARDS
46 VAN OMMEN Luc NED BURTON
47 STUDER Caspar SUI ROSSIGNO
48 WIESNER Florian SUI QUIKSILVER
49 RUEEGG Roger SUI NITRO
50 BACHER Michael AUT SCOTTUSA
51 KELLER Markus SUI OVOMALTIN
52 BAECKSTROEM Iikka FIN GNU,QUICK
FRANCK Daniel NOR SALOMON