The culmination of the 2011 Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Tour is set for two weeks time in the biggest event in the UK bodyboard calendar at Porthtowan, Cornwall.
The Bodyboard HQ British Nationals are scheduled for 8-9 October at Porthtowan; and with results at the Constantine competition ensuring that any one of the top 4 riders can still snag the title, it means its everything to play for.
With a mind-bending array of scenarios still possible due to the best-3-scores format; it’s possible that any one of Jack Johns, Damian Prisk, Alex Winkworth or Rob Barber can secure the Tour title of British Champion if they were to win the Nationals. Even more riders can sneak into second place if results go their way.
BBC Chairman Rich Hall said “It’s been a tough season, but it’s great to see that every event on the Tour has proved significant in deciding the final placings. To come into the final event with the title very much still in the mix is absolutely ideal”.
The Drop Knee and Women’s tour titles are still very much in the balance, with Olly Medland and Alex Winkworth neck and neck on 930 points in the DK, and the Women’s division wide open. The Nationals will also crown the champions in the U14, U16, U18, Seniors and Masters divisions. Each of these divisions has provided some superbly competitive surfing in recent years.
As usual there are cash prizes in every division, with more than £2,500 up for grabs. Alongside headline sponsor Portreath’s Bodyboard HQ, are returning divisional sponsors Alder, Collection House, CW Harwood and Auto-Sleepers. New sponsors include the Beach Cafe Porthtowan, Toys Bodyboards and the BBC itself. The Blue Bar continues to provide both logistics support and the Saturday evening party, with DJ Juan Carlos headlining.
The full prize/sponsor roster is:
Bodyboard HQ Open – 1st £500, 2nd £350, 3rd £250, 4th £150
Alder Wetsuits Drop Knee – 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, 4th £25
CW Harwood Womens – 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, 4th £25
Collection House Youth (U14) – 1st £60, 2nd £40, 3rd £25, 4th £25
Beach Cafe Porthtowan Cadet (U16) – 1st £60, 2nd £40, 3rd £25, 4th £25
Auto-Sleepers Junior (U18) – 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, 4th £25
Toys Bodyboards Senior – 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, 4th £25
BBC Masters – 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, 4th £25
As with last year, the Open British Tour champion will also win an additional prize of £500 in sponsorship from the BBC towards attending an IBA event.
Postal entry forms for the Nationals are available at www.bodyboardhq.co.uk with online entry and payment forms at http://www.britishbodyboardclub.co.uk/events/entry-forms. Weekend accommodation in Porthtowan is available at the Beach Hotel, and great food is available from sponsors the Blue Bar and the Beach Cafe.