The Third Annual Transfer Banked Slalom - Official Results, Video and Recap

14th of August 2016


Quiksilver's Austin Sweetin took the top spot in the Open Men's category, narrowly edging out Aussie Olympian, Alex "Chumpy" Pullin. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell

Transfer | Banked Slalom

With the dust now settled on Transfer's day of days, the Third Annual Transfer Banked Slalom has been etched in the memories of Hotdoggers, shred-lords and fanatical spectators who all came, witnessed and participated in one of most vibrant celebrations of Australian Snowboarding.

Each year the TBS has continued to grow in numbers, and 2016 was no different with over 200 riders showing up to ride the walls and whippy transitions built by the relentless work of Thredbo’s park crew. From Olympians to international super-pro's to micro-grommets, each and every rider was challenged by the creative use of the Sponars fall line. The banks were shaped and largely built by hand, which allowed riders to flow through the course with two optional lines that enabled competitors to choose their own story.

The racing wasn’t the only challenging element of the weekend, with the event having to be postponed until Sunday due to winds and poor visibility. However, come Sunday morning it was evident that the right call had been made with the sun shining and zero wind meaning it was time to race. For the crew behind the event, it was a matter of making it all happen. The event’s tight time frame led to multiple riders being on course at the same time – this ultimately created timing issues with overtaking and delayed the day's presentation until well into the night.

CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL RESULTS

We’d like to apologise to all the crew who stuck around for the results, however, the ultimate decision was made to wait for the results to be re-checked – to make sure that the times would be correct and true. On behalf of all the crew involved on the day, Transfer would like to thank each and every competitor and spectator who came out for the gathering of the tribe.

We’d also like to send a sincere thankyou to the loyal supporters of the Tournament of Turns: Quiksilver, Lib Technologies, Oyuki, Dragon, Mammoth Mountain, Corona and Red Bull.

Winners of each of the categories listed in the following results will receive their timber trophies in the mail shortly. Both of the winners from the Open Mens and Womens division will receive brand-new boards thanks to the bitchin-board builders - Lib Tech. The winners of the Junior divisions will be backed by a one-year sponsorship with Dragon. The Spirit of TBS award went to "Shaun White", aka Lucas Mcgrath, winning four nights and four days lift passes for two people at Mammoth Mountain!

Special mention to the Thredbo Parks crew for tireless work headed by Matty Galina, Rueben Cameron and Andrew Thomson making yet another insane course of speed and slashing.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delays, however the necessary decisions had to be made to ensure a great day of racing. See you at the gates next year.

Competitors wishing to claim their prizes, please e-mail: customerservice@coastalwatch.com


Thredbo local and Aussie golden-girl Torah Bright took a clear win in the Open Women's division. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Chumpy Pullin was a clear home-crowd favourite thanks to his boardercross nous, but unfortunately Sweetin was just a fraction faster on the day. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Burton's Jye Kearney is known for his aggressive style and fast pace through the course. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


2015's defending champion, Matt Crepel was tipped to make it two from two, but the diversity of talent in the field and varied course saw him finish in 3rd place. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Scotty James would easily win the award for having the most fun, and his jovial approach also saw him round out the Top 5. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Canada's Robin Van Gyn came out all the way from Canada just to race the Banks! Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Event manager Robbie Warden still managed enough time to squeeze in a solid race run, seeing him finish a respectable 61st place with no practice run! Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


This year's course was even more creative and varied than the last two, meaning competitors had their work cut-out to find the fastest lines. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


Fast, loose and low seemed to be the winning formula. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


The crowd kept things interesting for the competitors, erupting in laughter when the banks proved too much to handle. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


The local community showed out in force to support the riders, and made the most of it with some celebratory brews. Image:: Aedan O'Donnell


The run had two options, over the top or around and under - you decide! Image:: Aedan O'Donnell

Open Men:
1st. Austin Sweeten
2nd. Alex Pullin
3rd. Mathieu Crepel

Open Women
1st. Torah Bright
2nd. Maddy Alexis
3rd. Biba Turnbull

Veteran Men
1st. Matt Galina
2nd. Jason Currie
3rd. Damon Hayler

Junior Men
1st. Carter Mills
2nd. Luke Harvey
3rd. Evan Bichon

Junior Women
1st. Tess Coady
2nd. Tamara Cowley
3rd. Lucinda Joyce

Grommies
1st. Zephyr Ashe
2nd. Jessie Parkinson
3rd. Thomas Krpan

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