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Fourth Annual Burton Canadian Open Kicks Into Gear


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

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