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Snowboarding News | Tuesday August 09, 2011 | Shared By: TTR

Snowboarders from
around the globe are currently making the annual
pilgrimage to Cardrona Alpine
Resort
in Wanaka, New Zealand for the 2011
installment of the Burton New
Zealand Open
(BNZO).  The BNZO is back as
a 5Star event on the TTR World Tour and will kick off with open
qualifications on Tuesday, August 9th and wrap up with slopestyle finals
on Friday, August 12th and halfpipe finals on Saturday, August
13th. 
The New Zealand Open is the first major event for halfpipe and
slopestyle of the 2011/12 TTR season where all competing riders will
earn points towards the all-new TTR World Tour Ranking
lists.

TTR Slopestyle and Halfpipe World Tour
Rankings get a Jump Start at New Zealand Open Riders
from around the world will not only be competing for a piece of the
generous $50,000 NZD prize purse but will also be going after valuable
TTR World Tour ranking points that will count toward the TTR Halfpipe
Tour Ranking, the TTR Slopestyle Tour Ranking and the TTR Overall Tour
Ranking lists.  On the men's side, slopestyle specialists,
Eric Willett
(USA), Mark McMorris
(CAN), Gjermund
Braaten
(NOR), Seppe
Smits
(BEL)
and Roppe Tonteri
(FIN) will be among the favorites competing in New
Zealand.  For halfpipe, three-time TTR World Tour Champion,
Peetu
Piiroinen
(FIN) will be up against the likes of Iouri Podladtchikov
(SUI), Louie Vito
(USA), Christian
Haller
(SUI) and Scotty James (AUS)
who all took down some major podiums last season.

On
the women's
side, slopestyle competition will be top-notch with reigning two-time
TTR World Tour Champion, Jamie Anderson (USA), up against a highly
talented field of international riders including Enni Rukajarvi (FIN),
Cilka Sadar (SLO),
Sarka Pancochova
(CZE), Spencer
O'Brien
(CAN) and
Kjersti Buaas
(NOR).  In the halfpipe, women will continue to play
catch-up with Kelly
Clark
(USA) who won almost every single halfpipe
competition she entered last season.
FEATURED: Christian Haller | Eric Willett | Jamie Anderson | Kjersti Buass | Louie Vito | Mark McMorris | Peetu Piiroinen | Roope Tonteri | Sarka Pancochova | Scotty James | Seppe Smits | Spencer O’Brien | Burton |

TTR Burton New Zealand Open 2011 Teaser

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The final day of the 5Star 2010 Burton New Zealand Open went off featuring men’s and women’s halfpipe finals at Cardrona Alpine Resort.  The weather cleared from the previous day and the sky popped blue making for a perfect day up on the hill for the event.  The women took to the pipe first and Kelly Clark (USA), for the second consecutive year, dominated the field finishing in first place.  The men’s competition kicked off after the women and it was a heated battle for a podium spot.  In the end, it was Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) who rose to the top and took home the title.  Clark and Podladtchikov both walked away with 850 Swatch TTR Ranking points and a cool NZ $6,000 in their pockets.

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