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Indoor Open Kicks Off 17-18 Triple Crown!

(Photo: Leon Drynan | Craig Robinson, Bluebird Photography)

The Triple Crown got underway this weekend with the Indoor Open at Snow Factor, Braehead. The Snow Factor crew put out a great park set up for the range of competitors with some familiar faces making an appearance on the podium on Saturday but a few younger than some may have expected! The day started off with the U12 Jam Competition with all U12 skiers and snowboarders getting a feel for the features with a jam competition before moving on to the 2+2 event in the afternoon. Making the trip from South of the border, Mia Brookes impressed in U12 Girls Snowboard ahead of Cairngorm Snowboard Club duo Rosie and Emily Rothney. Aberdeen skiers Fiona Muir and Abbie Harkness took gold and silver respectively in U12 Girls Ski whilst in the Boys category Tom Cummings put in a great performance to take 1st but was unfortunately injured and unable to continue in the afternoon. No stranger to the Snow Factor park after riding for Braehead in CSS, 7 year old Deja Parker took home silver in U12 Boys ski. Roahan Duncan won gold in U12 Boys Snowboard. 

Fresh off a training camp in New Zealand, Bearsden Freestyle rider Chris McCormick took top spot in the Mens Ski category. After qualifying in top spot and wowing the judges with two impressive runs in the final Chris was able to get back on top of the podium for the 2nd year running. Chris Wadsworth followed him in 2nd position with Rob Wilkinson stepping up in the final to finish in 3rd Overall. Bradley Fry came in 4th overall whilst topping the U16 category.

 The Women's Ski saw U16 Kirsty Muir reign supreme again winning Overall with some stylish 7's off the kicker. The Aberdeen rider was followed by Olivia Burke who finished in 2nd with Molly Fitzpatrick coming in 3rd. 

The Men's Snowboard category had a high standard of qualifying with last year's winner Angus Malloch narrowly trailing Leon Drynan heading into finals. Unfortunately Malloch wasn't quite able to put together a clean run in the finals leaving the door wide open for Leon Drynan to take top spot with two impressive runs in the final. Lewis Moore had a great first run in the finals to get him 2nd place overall in what was a repeat of the Schools Freestyle result just a few days prior at Snow Factor. Matt Corry came in 3rd behind the two U16s. 

The Women's Snowboard proved to be one of the closest for the judges to call. With U12 rider Mia Brookes qualifying in 1st the other finalists had their work cut out in the finals. 15 year old, Jade Walsh was able to deliver in the final with two solid runs giving her 1st place just ahead of Hollie Smith. Mia Brookes came in 3rd Overall ahead of Aberdeen's Abby Greig. 

See full results here and U12 Jam Results here

Huge thanks to Snow Factor, the volunteers, judges and of course the competitors for making the event a success. 

The next event of the Triple Crown, the Dryslope Open will take place on Saturday 2nd December at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre! More details to come soon! 

Another huge thank you as well to the Triple Crown sponsors NorVern Snowboards and Pre-fit who have both donated prize money for the pot at the end of the Triple Crown! To see the current standings click on the links below:

Women's Snowboard
Men's Snowboard
Women's Ski
Men's Ski


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