2011 SEASON FINALE APPROACHES

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The finale of the 2011 UK bodyboarding competition season is rapidly approaching, with the last two competitions on the Auto Sleepers Tour looming large on the horizon.

First up is the Pit/NMD North Kernow challenge at Constantine Bay on the weekend of 24-25 September. Entries from the previously postponed date will carry forward to the new date, but entries can still be made up until the Thursday before the event.

This is the first time the BBC has run an event at Constantine, and the team are stoked to have Jon Brookes from the Pit and Rob Muscutt from NMD behind the event getting exposure down to another new tour venue. The usual Open, Women’s & Drop Knee divisions will be run and online entry is available at http://www.britishbodyboardclub.co.uk/events/entry-forms

Hot on the tail of the Constantine event is the Bodyboard HQ British Nationals at Porthtowan over the weekend of 8-9 October. The traditional culmination of the competition season will see the biggest competitor crowd of the year meet for the Nationals, in what should again be a hotly contested weekend. The event will see the culmination of the Auto Sleepers Tour in the Open, Women’s and DK divisions, with 5 other age specific titles up for grabs – Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Seniors & Masters.

Rich Hall said “It’s a busy few weeks for us now with the season having been compressed and the Euro’s wedged into the middle; but everything is coming together nicely and it looks like it’s going to be a great end to the Tour. With the drop-one-event format the titles are still wide open and there’s everything to play for”.

The BBC will be making an announcement shortly with regards to the end of season sponsorship prize, Rich continued “there have been some further developments on the Tour winner’s sponsorship prize and as soon as we manage to flesh out what support we have from Surfing GB we’ll be able to go public with what our plans are”. Rest assured that the winner will not be disappointed.

Entry forms for the Bodyboard HQ British Nationals are now available online. Enter early to avoid disappointment, as usual beach entries will only be taken if there is room in the heats. Beach entries in the Open will usually be seeded at the bottom of the draw.

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