11th Burton European Open kicking off in LAAX/Switzerland
Laax, SUI The preparations for the 11th Burton European Open are finalized. The hosting resort LAAX and organizer Burton Snowboards are ready to kick off the event tomorrow with the youngest competitors of the week. Traditionally the Juniors (up to 14 years) open the event with the Slopestyle Junior competition on Saturday, which will be followed by the Halfpipe Junior event on Sunday, before the adults take over the BEO. More than 400 riders from four continents will be gathering in LAAX during the next 8 days.
13 girls registered for the event
The programme is packed with 8 days filled with contests, culminating in the big Slopestyle finals on Friday, Jan. 15th, and the absolute highlight of the week, the Halfpipe finals on Saturday, Jan. 16th. The 11th BEO will close with “The Sounds” live-in-concert on Saturday, Jan. 16th, in Riders Palace Club. The Burton European Open is the second stop of the 2009/2010 Burton Global Open Series (BGOS) and a Swatch TTR 6Star event. The event-theme this year is “Circus” and a colourful, action-packed week here in LAAX, Switzerland awaits all riders, media and fans
If you can’t make it to Laax, watch the finals live on www.GO211.com.
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010: 09h45 –15h00 Slopestyle Juniors, 19h00 Juniors DJ Party
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010: 09h45 Slopestyle Qualification Women/Men
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010: 09h45 Halfpipe Quali Women, 22h30 Live in concert: BudZillus (INDY Bar)
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010: 10h15 Slopestyle Semi-Finals Women, 12h00 Finals Women/Men,
23h00 Crazy Circus Party & DJ Il Clauns (Riders Palace Club)
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010: 10h15 Halfpipe Semi-finals Women, 14h30 Finals Women/Men;
22h00 Live in concert: The Sounds (Riders Palace Club)
Contest Location: Laax, Crap Sogn Gion mountain (2220 m)
Side Event Location: Riders Palace Club, rocksresort
For more information visit www.opensnowboarding.com.
photos Janos Schmidt