Saturday, 29 October 2011

Dublin Sluice Rodeo

This year the sluice rodeo in Dublin was one of six competitions used to determine the British champion. Unfortunately, the sluice couldn’t run due to an issue with a repair to a bridge upstream so it was moved 40k north of Dublin to Stackallen – not great when you don’t have a car. Luckily a local kindly sorted us out with a lift. The feature was a tiny wave that you probably wouldn’t bother stopping to play on if at somewhere like Nottingham. But the event was still good fun and more laid back than most competitions. It was a jam session format with best 5 moves counting.

The UK did pretty well. Kim Aldred won the junior girls with some nice loops. Clairo won the womens landing a mcnasty in a really really flushy feature. Paul King came a close second in c1 and I won the Mens.

The league is your best 4 results from the 6 comps. I’ve won the Nene, Tryweryn, Cardiff and now Dublin so will be British Champion for the second time regardless of the Hurley result.

Thanks to Adrian Durrant for organizing the event.

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