Calgary, AB -The fourth annual Burton Canadian Open Snowboarding Championships, presented by MINI, got underway today at WinSport Canada’s Canada Olympic Park (COP) in Calgary, Alberta.
The second stop on the 2011/2012 Burton Global Open Series and a TTR 5Star event, the Canadian Open will include slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, offering riders the chance to earn a piece of the $72,000 prize purse and gain valuable points towards Burton Global Open Series championship titles and the Ticket To Ride World Tour Championship titles.
Day two of CANO had 64 men competing under a bluebird sky on the slopestyle course. They battled it out through pre-qualifiers and qualifiers to be one of the lucky 10 to advance to semi finals against invited riders like Chas Guldemond (USA), Robby Balharry (CAN), Scotty James (AUS) and Janne Korpi (FIN)
In the afternoon it was the women’s turn with 31 riders aiming for 6 spots in semi-finals. The ladies that made it today will compete against high caliber riders like Jamie Anderson (USA), Cilka Sadar (SLO), Silvia Mittermuler (GER) and Sina Candrian (SLO) during the semi-finals on Friday, February 2.
Men’s Slopestyle Qualification Results:
Ville Paumola FIN Quicksilver
Logan Haubrich CAN DC Shoe Co USA
Codey Ellison USA Smith
Nicholas Julius USA Volcom
Darcy Sharpe CAN Monster Energy
Kim Hansen NOR Burton
Colin Spencer USA YES
Craig McMorris CAN Oakley
Justin Morgan USA Status
Jacob Aaronson USA 525 East
Women’s Slopestyle Qualification Results:
Shelly Gotlieb NZL Burton
Christy Prior NZL Mountain Dew
Jessika Jenson USA Ride
Breanna Stangeland CAN Forum
Stefi Luxton NZL Ride