BEO11_Morten Kleivdal_by D. Blazek

The 3rd day of the Burton European Open continued with Men’s Halfpipe Pre-Qualifications and Women’s Slopestyle Qualifications. Some fresh snow in the morning and a little fog didn’t hinder the riders in today’s competitions.

99 men from 18 nations dropped into the Halfpipe on Monday to determine which 40 riders will move on to the Halfpipe Qualifiers on Tuesday. Riders were divided into four heats and had two runs, the best one counted. The top 5 riders from each heat plus the next 20 highest scored riders from all four heats advanced to the Qualifiers. The outstanding rider of the day was Australian Nathan Johnstone who received the highest score from the judges, stomping an impressive run that put him ahead of the rest of the field. Nathan went huge all the way and had the biggest amplitude of all riders. Another rider from down under, New Zealand’s Ben Stewart, who won his heat too, showed a massive Alley Oop McTwist on the last hit.

The ladies were scheduled for the Slopestyle Qualifications on Monday with 38 women from 15 countries hitting the course. Switzerland’s Isabel Derungs was the winner of the Qualification with a top score of 82.33. Ty Walker, who won the Junior girls’ slopestyle two days ago extended her trip and made it into 2nd place in the Qualification round of the Women’s event.

On Tuesday the Burton European Open continues with Women’s & Men’s Halfpipe Qualifications.

Halfpipe Pre-Qual Men Session I Heat 1

1. Johnstone Nathan AUS RIPCURL 99.00

2. Shaw Spencer USA UNDER ARMOUR 95.33

3. Campbell Mike USA UNITY 94.67

4. Brown Mitchell NZL RIPCURL 93.33

5. Mensch Joseph USA FLOW 92.00

6. Osanai Shuhei JPN KISSMARK 90.00

7. Scherrer Jan SUI NIKE6.0 86.33

8. Grimsrud Per Iver NOR NITRO 85.00

9. Van Der Wal Dolf NED PROTEST 84.00

10. Kavcic Filip SLO ELAN 83.00

11. Moline Scott USA O'NEILL 71.33

12. Hoepfl Johannes GER BURTON 70.00

Halfpipe Pre-Qual Men Session I Heat 2

1. Kleivdal Roger NOR SWEET 94.00

2. Mindnich Nils USA BURTON 90.33

3. Esser Brett USA SMITH 89.67

4. Piiroinen Petja FIN BILLABONG 87.33

5. Tierney Chris USA LIBTECH 85.33

6. Oesch Adrian SUI RIDE 84.67

7. Weissenbacher Mathias AUT QUIKSILVER 77.00

8. Schattschneider Clemens AUT RIDE 75.67

9. Baume Lucas SUI VOLCOM 73.00

Halfpipe Pre-Qual Men Session II Heat 1

1.Stewart Ben NZL O'NEILL 93.00

2. Kleivdal Morten NOR BILLABONG 90.00

3. Harada Naoki JPN ALLIAN 87.00

4. Nilo Enzo FRA QUIKSILVER 85.00

5. Ciancaleoni Giorgio ITA BURTON 81.33

6. Jones Quinton USA FLOW 80.33

7. Rüedi Moritz SUI RIPCURL 73.33

8. Hryckiewicz Ryan USA NICHE 71.33

Halfpipe Pre-Qual Men Session II Heat 2

1. Friberg Daniel SUI DC SHOE CO USA 89.33

2. Ruegg Thomas SUI HEAD 87.00

3. Farrow Benji USA PACSUN 86.67

4. James Scotty AUS RED BULL 85.67

5. Birkendahl Linus GER NITRO 85.33

6. Kilner Ben GBR PROTEST 84.67

7. Swanson Brennen USA RIDE 82.33

8. Grigis Marco ITA NITRO 74.00

9. Koch Lucien SUI O'NEILL 70.67

10. Imhof Rafael SUI ELEVEN 70.00

11. Buzzoni Lorenzo ITA PROTEST 69.67

Slopestyle Qualification Women

1. Derungs Isabel SUI 82.33

2. Walker Ty USA ROXY 79.17

3. Somaini Carla SUI NEVER SUMMER 78.17

4. Olafsen Helene NOR OAKLEY 76.00

5. Pehkonen Saana FIN ICON 74.33