When: Sat 4th of October 2008
Where: SNO!zone Glasgow, UKThe British Snow Tour made its final stop of the series on Saturday 4th October at SNO!zone Glasgow for the Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships and Slopestyle Jam. The competition was fierce as riders went head-to-head in the four way races. The Schools Tour Team also proved to be a big hit in Glasgow with over 100 enthusiastic kids taking part in the FREE beginner lessons, courtesy of the Trespass Lessons Academy.
The Trespass Snowboardcross Championships kicked off the snowboard competition on the Saturday morning with riders charging through the start gates and on into the head-to-head qualifying rounds, until only the fastest four male and female competitors were remaining. In the womenís final, Jules Chappell had the gold in her sights and accelerated out of the start gates, leading the entire race and over the finish line in first place, taking the 2008 Women’s Trespass Snowboardcross Title. Second place went to Jennifer Clarke with Riona Mary Peterson taking a close third.
It was a tight race out of the start gates in the menís final with all neck and neck until the first burm where three competitors spectacularly collided. The only kids men to make it through to the final, Tom Hunt, was quick to seize this opportunity and edged away from the pack to take the lead which he held through to the finish line to take the 2008 Men’s Trespass Snowboardcross Title, leaving Andrew Mackinnon and Gary Walsh to take second and third respectively.
During the afternoon’s Slopestyle Jam, Jules Chappell scored her second win of the day after riding super smooth all session opting for switch boardslides on the gas pipe and the up-rail. Tom Hunt, who was fresh from taking the gold in the snowboardcross, was consistently spinning on and off the rails and doing a frontflip to nose bonk over the barrel to deservedly win the under 16ís category. Whilst consistent boardslides, 270s on and 450s off on the gas pipe and sweet butter 360s to stall on the log, secured Jaime Nicholls the top spot in the men’s final.
Trespass Snowboardcross Championship Results
1st – Tom Hunt – Leeds
2nd – Andrew Mackinnon – Glasgow
3rd – Gary Walsh – Milton Keynes
1st – Jules Chappell – Leighton Buzzard
2nd – Jennifer Clarke – Nottingham
3rd – Riona Mary Peterson – Glasgow
Trespass Slopestyle Jam Results
1st Tom Hunt – Leeds
2nd Sam McGrath – Renfrew
3rd Jacob Robertson – Glasgow
1st Jamie Nicholls – Bradford
2nd David Lindsay – Glasgow
3rd Simon Cudlip – Wakefield
1st Jules Chappell – Leighton Buzzard
2nd Kirsty Taylor – Perthshire
3rd Katie Ormerod – Bradford