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The Brits ’09 in Laax, Switzerland – super cool

Its the place to have been this last week – Laax, Switzerland – where the most established winter festival in Europe has just been held and celebrated its 20th year celebrating all things snow and music. As one commentator said ‘it is where Glastonbury meets the FA Cup on snow and thats one hell of a recipe for entertainment.’

Below is action provided by soulsportstv from the mens and womens Animal British Slopestyle 2009 Championship for snowboarders – Jenny Jones, who had just flown in from the US, won the women’s event with Laura Berry taking second. The men’s event set a new record when 15 year old Jamie Nicholls broke a Brits record for being the youngest competitor to win an overall title.

Winners of the events are listed below:

Animal British Slopestyle Championship Results
Men
1st – Jamie Nicholls, Halifax
2nd – Jack Shackleton, Newbury
3rd – Ben Kilner, Banchory

Women
1st – Jenny Jones, Bristol
2nd – Laura Berry, Milton Keynes
3rd – Claire Frost, Edinburgh

Quiksilver British Big Air Championship Results
Men
1st – James Woods, Sheffield
2nd – Paddy Graham, Sheffield
3rd – Joe Tomlinson, Rossendale

Women
1st – Katie Summerhayes, Sheffield
2nd – Claire Hughes, Fife
3rd – Jessica Thom

Another video from soulsportstv of the SNO!zone British Halfpipe Championships

SNO!zone British Halfpipe Championship Results
Men
1st – Ben Kilner, Banchory
2nd – Dom Harington, Leeds
3rd – Dan Wakeham, Plymouth

Women
1st – Lesley Mckenna, Aviemore
2nd – Kate Foster, Sussex
3rd – Laura Hill, Leeds

Trespass British Skiercross Results
Men
1st – Gregg Samuels
2nd – Craig Robinson
3rd – Edward Cozzi
4th – John Andree

Women
1st – Jasmin Taylor
2nd – Danielle Freeze
3rd – Serena Woods
4th – Helen Pickford

Another video from soulsportstv of the Qucksilver British Big Air Championship

Quiksilver British Big Air Championship Results
Men
1st – Nate Kern, Sussex
2nd – Andy Nudds, Halifax
3rd – Dom Harington, Leeds

Women
1st – Laura Berry, Milton Keynes
2nd – Claire Frost, Edinburgh
3rd – Jo Chastney, Dorset

Animal British Slopestyle Championship Results
Men
1st – James Woods, Sheffield
2nd – James Webb, Bracknell
3rd – Julian Ball, Kent

Trespass British Snowboardcross Results
Men Women
1st – James Foster 1st – Zoe Gillings
2nd – Tim McGregor 2nd – Lesley McKenna
3rd – Nick Dudar 3rd – Dani Stone
4th – David Osgood 4th – Ivy Taylor

Women
1st – Katie Summerhayes, Sheffield
2nd – Claire Hughes, Fife
3rd – Emma Lonsdale, Settle

Quiksilver British Big Air Championship Results
Women
1st – Emma Lonsdale, Settle
2nd – Katie Summerhayes, Sheffield
3rd – Claire Hughes, Fife

Men
1st – James Machon, Bamford
2nd – James Woods, Sheffield
3rd – Charlie Richards, Sheffield

Of course its not all about the action in the mountains at the Brits ’09 – one thing the Brits takes very seriously is the apres ski and this year was no exception with every noise pollution law being flagrantly abused and music loud enough to tear the roof off of any chalet from the likes of Scratch and Vadim, Gentlemans Pistols, Jett Black, Kandi Coded, Funk Royale with Deep Sax and MC Tucca, Darren Jay, Micky Finn and MC Rhymes,The Go Team DJs and Kovak, and MC Tim Warwood and Mitch Matthews.

No doubt Laax is now recovering from an invasion from Britain and celebrating the fact that it was another very successful week from which very few left disappointed.

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