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Title Burton European Open 2011
Description At the BEO, amateurs from around the globe get the chance to challenge the world‘s top pro riders. The 12th edition of the Burton European Open will take place in Laax, Switzerland, from 8th to 15th January 2011. With 8 days of elite competition in Halfpipe and Slopestyle, over 400 competitors and a prize purse of US$ 125,000, the BEO is the biggest and most well respected snowboard event in Europe and the only one which offers juniors, women and men the opportunity to show their skills in the same superpipe and slopestyle course. The BEO is the 2nd stop of the Burton Global Open Series and a 6Star TTR event.
Location Laax
Nation Switzerland
History The Burton European Open, BEO, part of the Burton Global Open Series, is the only Open Snowboarding Event in Europe, with freestyle competitions in the dsiciplines halfpipe & slopestyle. Innovative Freestyle Snowboarding is a key factor of the BEO, constantly pushing the sport to new frontiers. The BEO is mainly all about bringing the best riders in the world – including Olympic Winners, World Champs & Snowboarding Legends – together with the very grass roots, kids & juniors from 8-14. So the event addresses both sexes & all age categories. Top riders per discipline are invited & compete with qualified riders from the previously held open contests. More than 400 riders from all over the world, the BEO takes a full week to complete it's contest riding, at the same time giving everyone the chance to go freeriding in between. The event venue is compact and easy accessible. Both superpipe & slopestyle are constructed on Crap Sogn Gion, very close to the mountain cable car station. The evenings are filled with international live concerts & kick-ass parties in the Riders Palace and rocksresort, meanwhile a standard at the swiss resort Laax. Finally the organiser Burton & the hosting resort Laax are knowingly the leaders in their field. High competence & devotion guarantee a top level event! All snowboarding events are free to the public to view.
Partner Burton - Laax - Mini - TTR - Monster - Metacafe Sports Live - Contour
Format The BEO are using the SLS (Snowboarding Live Scoring) System. The system combines a sharp focus on individual tricks combined with overall impression. There are dedicated Trick judges and Flow judges. The combined result of Trick and Flow scores gives a detailed overview of a rider’s performance per Trick, their overall run impact, and the effect it has on their ranking. The SLS system allows an easy to follow scoring path,showing how the run result was achieved, a result that can be compared trick by trick, from run to run. Each TRICK judge will focus on just one obstacle in the Slopestyle, and one hit in the Halfpipe. Judges will concentrate their judging values on Amplitude, Difficulty and Execution. Each FLOW judge (much like overall impression in the OI system) will focus on the overall impact of the run over the entire course. Judges will concentrate their judging values on Variation, Style and Combinations.
Disciplines Slopestyle - Halfpipe
Startdate Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 11:00
Enddate Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 19:00