Brits rule the Burton AM series at mid-season

Tue 18 March 08

Laura Berry and Sam Turnbull are leading the Junior girls/boys section of the Burton AM series with only 5 events remaining

Brits rule the Burton AM series at mid-season

Brits rule the Burton AM series at mid-season © Photo: philipp ruggli

 

Burton AM serries Grandvalira
Burton AM serries Grandvalira
Photo: philipp ruggli

Motivated local park crews and an ever growing number of followers help this season’s Burton AM Tour to live up to its good reputation. Europe’s biggest snowboarding amateur contest series has already stopped in eleven resorts in eleven different countries, with another six stops in four more countries to go. Throughout Europe, riders born between 1988 and 2000 have been greeted by an excellent support from the resorts. However, three stops had to be cancelled due to the warm weather in February. The tour’s main sponsor Suzuki and tour sponsors Burton, RED, and Anon are nevertheless looking forward to crowning the next overall tour winners at the last stop on 26 April 2008 in Val Senales, Italy.

Tim-Kevin Ravnjak, eleven year-old rider from Slovenia and last year’s overall tour winner, is again in the lead in the Kid Boys category. A duel between Alicia Bonnaud (FRA) and Enya Beutler (SUI) is taking place in the Kid Girls category. At the Junior Boys, British rider Sam Turnbull is currently ranked first, with Stefan Ackeret (SUI) hot on his trail. Laura Berry, also from the UK, is in the lead in the Junior Girls category.

All riders collect points for the Swatch TTR World Ranking as every stop is a 2-star event. The overall tour winners will get a Burton European Open 2009 Package, consisting of a reserved starting slot and ‘board and lodging’ for Europe’s biggest snowboard competition held each year in Laax, Switzerland. All riders of the junior categories also compete for a brand new quad from main sponsor Suzuki. For everyone else there are tons of prizes from tour sponsors Burton, RED, and Anon.

Current Tour Leaders:

Kid Boys
1. Ravnjak Tim-Kevin / Velenje / SLO / 11 / p. 1950
2. Zilaji Kristian / Medvode / SLO / 14 / p. 1826.50
3. Zilaji Daniel Miha / Medvode / SLO / 10 / p. 1754.75

Kid Girls
1. Bonnaud Alicia / Vars les Claux / FRA / 15 / p. 1500
2. Beutler Enya / Trin / SUI / 14 / p. 1471.25
3. Rusin Katarzyna / Krakow / POL / 13 / p. 942.50

Junior Boys
1. Turnbull Sam / Leeds / GBR / 16 / p. 1601.25
2. Ackeret Stefan / Winterthur / SUI / 18 / p. 1554.50
3. Parvex Denis / Ins / SUI / 18 / p. 1462

Junior Girls
1. Berry Laura / Milton Keynes / GBR / 19 / p. 2000
2. Podgorna Anna / Innsbruck / POL / 19 / p. 1942.50
3. Giacomazzi Gaia / Manno / SUI / 17 / p. 1884

Remaining stops of the Burton AM Tour 2007/08:
22.03.2008 Zolotaya Dolina (RUS)
29.03.2008 Talma (FIN)
05.04.2008 Kläppen (SWE)
11.04.2008 Are (SWE)
26.04.2008 Val Senales (ITA)

More information under www.burtonamtour.com

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