Courtier-Jones Lewis Wins Half Pipe Rookie Fest

Mon 13 February 12

The first edition of the Halfpipe Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone, Trentino, Italy, was won by English ripper Courtier-Jones Lewis among the male Rookies and Diana Augustinova, Czech Republic, among the girls

Courtier-Jones Lewis Wins Half Pipe Rookie Fest

Courtier-Jones Lewis Wins Half Pipe Rookie Fest © Raggie Lenora

French rising star Boris Mouton resulted the best in the Grom category. With riders from 8 nations and a unique lifestyle program with many extra activities, the event ended up as a big success and it is already confirmed for season 2013

Teams from The Netherland, Austria, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Romania, France, Italy and Chile landed in Monte Bondone, Trentino, for the first halfpipe event of the World Rookie Tour ever. In a perfectly shaped halfpipe, the event was not only an international meeting for young pipe riders but it offered a 4-days schedule training opportunity as well. The event program also offered the partecipants several lifestyle activities: film premiere, night walk in the mountain woods with torches, a visit to Trento city and a final sunset party on the top of the mountain hut "Cima Palon" with a night powder home-run.

 
The finals saw a high level of riding and English Courtier-Jones Lewis resulted the best male of the event, winning a ticket for the Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, and an invitation to an "Entry-BoardTV Shooting" in Val Senales, Italy. French ripper Boris Mouton was the best male Grom while Diana Augustinova from Czech Republic won the women category obtaining an invitation to the World Rookie Fest 2013 in Livigno.
 
 
FINAL RANKS from HALFPIPE ROOKIE FEST 2012 in MONTE BONDONE, TRENTINO, ITALY
 
 
WOMEN
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1  AUGUSTINOVA DIANA CZE NIKITA
 
2  SILKSTONE NATHALIE GBR ANIMAL, GIRO, ROCKET DOG, SNOW DOME
3  POTTER MAISIE GBR PGL, FUNI, CHILL FACTORE, SKIERS TRUST
 
4  THIDLING AYLA GBR ANIMAL, GNU
 
5  LOCATIN GIORGIA ITA
 
6  YANEZ LASALVIA ANTONIA CHI FYL, ROXY
 
7  BRAD RUXANDRA ROU
 
 
 
GROM MEN
 
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1  MOUTON BORIS FRA N.O.K., DAKINE, VANS
 
2  THIO DANIEL NED FLOW
 
3  ZULIAN EMIL ITA
 
4  DEVRIES MAX NED GRENADE, SKULLCANDY
 
5  LINDMOSER ALOIS AUT
 
6  GHIGNOLA MATTEO ITA BLACKHOLE, BAITA DELLA NINFA
 
7  GANZ NICOLA ITA
 
8  YANEZ LASALVIA ALVARO CHI DC, VOLCOM, ADRENALIN
 
9  YANEZ LASALVIA BENJAMIN CHI FYL, NITRO
 
10  LIVIERO NICOLA ITA NITRO
 
11  MARCHESI GIULIO ITA
 
12 GRAZIOLI ENRICO ITA
  
 
ROOKIE MEN
 
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1 COURTIER-JONES LEWIS GBR O'NEILL, HEAD, PLEISURE HOLIDAYS
 
2  ROOS TAMOR NED SMOKING SNOWBOARDS, WESTBEACH, SHAPED, ADIDAS
 
3 TAYLOR SEAN NED NITRO, ADIDAS, SKULLCANDY
 
4  SHACKLETON HENRY GBR QUICKSILVER, MAGICTOAST
 
5  VERKLEIJ KEN-JAKE NED ELAN
 
6  THIDLING MAX GBR
 
7 GERRITSEN JEREMY NED PROTEST, POC
 
8  KUNDRATITZ PHILIPP AUT
 
9  OTTENS THYS NED ARBOR, FLUX BINDINGS, REVERT
 
10 DISTEFANO FEDERICO ITA
 
11 LASZLO ALBERT ITA
 
12 DESILVESTRO ADRIANO ITA
 
13 REDAELLI FILIPPO ITA
 
14 LIBERATORE DAVIDE ITA
 
 
The Halfpipe Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone, Trentino, Italy, was organized by the World Snowboard Federation in collaboration with Board Riders,  and it was made possible by TRENTINO, Trento Funivie, APT Trento Monte Bondone e Valle dei Laghi, Hotel Montana,  energized by REDBULL, supported by Tech Riders and CHUCKBUDDiES. You can follow the Halfpipe Rookie Fest on our international media partners Onboard European Snowboard magazine, Cooler, MPora and on our italian media partners Snowpark.it, Entry Magazine and Board.tv.
 
World Rookie Tour 2012 Calendar
Protest World Rookie Fest - Livigno, Italy - Jaunayr 14-18, 3Star slopestyle // DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest - Arena Platos, Romania - January 27-29 - 2Star, slopestyle // DONE
Protest French Fries Rookie Fest - Avoriaz, France - February 3-5 - 3Star, slopestyle  // DONE
Halfpipe Rookie Fest - Monte Bondone  Trentino, Italy - February 8-11 - 3Star halfpipe // DONE
Canuck Chuck Rookie Fest Canada - Horseshoe Resort, Canada - February 24-26 - 3Star, slopestyle
Ride East Rookie Fest - Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic March 16-18 -  3Star, slopestyle
Protest World Rookie Finals - Ischgl, Austria - April 11-15 - 4Star, slopestyle
Summer Rookie Camp - Val Senales, Italy-  June 30 - July 14 - Training Camp
Australia Rookie Fest -  Thredbo, Australia - July (date tbd) - 3Star slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest - Valle Nevado, Chile - August (date tbd) - 2Star slopestyle
 
If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts here at the Rookie Fest!

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