With 4000 more Swatch TTR ranking points on the table till the end of the season the women’s tour is far from decided. Some girls still have a shot at stopping current Tour Champion Jamie Anderson who has been leading the tour since the Southern Hemisphere and would win the first ever consecutive TTR titles in history. Kjersti Buaas, Sina Candrian and Cheryl Maas – all with excellent skill in all terrains and thus most likely to finish well in the upcoming SS and HP comps – are most likely in contention for the 08/09 Women’s TTR trophy! But current World Nr. 2 Silvia Mittermueller will try her best to stay up in the mix as well. Also invited and competing is Trycia Byrnes – GO211’s Nr. 1 on-the-spot commentator and we were wondering why her age on the startlist says 34 and on her Go211 profile 29 (EIM didn’t pay attention at the Accreditation and made her older accidentally? When does the “legends” age class start again?). Will she be able step into Nicola Thost’s footsteps who also dominated the Burton European Open in Laax’s superpipe as the oldest competitor? (Germany’s Nicola Thost won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She also pushed women’s pipe-riding like Kelly and Torah in the 90ies with the first back to back 7’s in women’s snowboarding) But let’s cut the crap and look into some more serious stuff below (or check out the men’s predictions here ): RANK NAME COUNTRY AGE 6STAR BURTON US OPEN HP 1 Jamie Anderson USA 18 Stays in Tour Lead and can improve her Rankings score 2 Silvia Mittermueller GER 25 Could stay World Nr. 2 if she places higher than Sarka and Lisa 4 Sarka Pancochova CZE 19 Fighting with Lisa and Silvia for the World Nr. 2 spot 5 Lisa Wiik NOR 29 Fighting with Sarka and Silvia for the World Nr. 2 spot 7 Sina Candrian SUI 20 Could enter TOP 5 8 Kelly Clark USA 25 Could improve her position in the TOP 10 11 Ellery Hollingsworth USA 17 Could enter TOP 10 12 Cheryl Maas NED 24 Could enter TOP 10 15 Kjersti Buaas NOR 26 Could improve her position in the TOP 20 27 Elizabeth Beerman USA 17 Could enter TOP 20 37 Cilka Sadar SLO 17 Could enter TOP 20 39 Linn Haug NOR 19 Could enter TOP 20 46 Kendall Brown NZL 19 Could enter TOP 20 if she places up to 19th 49 Soko Yamaoka JAP 34 Could enter TOP 20 if she places up to 16th 89 Madeline Schaffrick USA 14 Could enter TOP 40 if she places up to 20th 117 Kaitlyn Farrington USA 19 Could enter TOP 50 if she places up to 20th 137 Torah Bright AUS 22 Could enter TOP 50 if she places up to 9th 144 Palmer Taylor CAN 16 Could enter TOP 70 06/07 Tour Champion Torah Bright has not been competing much this season due to other commitments as a professional snowboarder and will therefore not be in contention for the Championship this season. But she still has a chance to finish inside this year’s TOP10 if she places high at the Open and the Chicken Jam next weekend!