[2009] Love Monkey British Open Championships 11/12 July

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[2009] Love Monkey British Open Championships 11/12 July

Post by Rob Ashby » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:19 pm


Love Monkey British Open Slalom Championships @ NASS '09 - 11th & 12th July 2009

The British Open Slalom Championships will again be held at this year’s NASS Festival at the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. As the title suggests, we have renewed our old ties with Paul Nash and his team at Glastonbury Ales - so bring your board and best beer drinking Vans too; those that attended last year will know I mean!

The NASS festival will feature vert and street skating, in-line, BMX, FMX alongside many other extreme attractions, rides, stalls and try-outs. There are also a host of music acts playing on Friday and Saturday night on the outdoor and indoor stages. Last years festival attracted almost 10,000 visitors.

Photos from last year:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robs_galle ... 5651666975

The event runs from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July.

Weekend camping is also available in the “competitor only” campsite.

The format for racing will be:

Friday – Set up camp, courses and ramps

Saturday – Dual Tight Slalom

Sunday – Dual Hybrid Slalom

Qualifying will be the best time of two runs, one run in each lane.

Starting for qualifying will be individually timed, but in order to keep up the racing impetus, racers are requested to go within ten seconds of being permitted on course, with parallel qualifying preferred (i.e. racers going together ASAP).

Time and numbers (and weather) permitting, there will then be bracketing into two groups of 16, A and B Groups. If there are any delays then a single bracket of top 16 will be arranged. We are not limited to a particular finish time on Saturday so we may be able to cram in some additional races as well as!

Starting in the heats will be via the standard European system of 'five second warning’, where, once racers are ready, a start will ensue at any point within the next five seconds. Anyone DEEMED to be jumping the start will be given just one verbal warning before being given the DQ penalty of 10per cent of the fastest qualifying time.

Cone penalty will be 0.1 seconds per cone.

If a cone is hit and remains either touching or in part of its circle then it is not to be counted as a penalty. If a cone is out of place on your run, then pull out of the course and raise your hand immediately. If cones are knocked out in front of you by the opposition's cones then do likewise. A re-run will occur. If these rules are deemed to be abused, then the organiser's delegated referee decision will be final. Even if wrong!

Camping will be away from the main public campsite in the separate competitor area.
Access will be limited to those wearing competitor wristbands (issued on signing into the showground) and will have 24-hour security.

There will also be medical teams on onsite with 24-hour cover.

Relentless, one of the main sponsors will be providing an “Athletes Lounge”, access to this area is restricted and access will be by “Competitor” wristband.

Due to the erection of crowd fencing, vehicular access will be severely restricted after the festival starts at 12pm on Friday; we will however have use of the competitor’s car park.

What we ask from all of you is that you sign up as soon as possible and make your payment by PayPal to ukssa01@gmail.com
Please make sure that you put ‘NASS Festival 2009’ in the header of your payment; stating, where necessary, on which day you will be attending.

£20 for one day
£30 for the weekend (All proceeds go to UKSSA).
Juniors: (15 and under) FREE!

We need to submit a list of all registered racers to the organisers by the beginning of July – if your name is not on the list you don’t get in! I know this is quite short notice but urge you not to miss out on this event!
As last year we will be encouraging other skaters etc. to “have a go” so please enter into the spirit of it – this is a showcase event!
The main NASS sponsors are Vans and Relentless. I would like to thank our own race sponsors, Octane Sport, Pavel, Gecko, Foiled Concepts, Pistache and of course Glastonbury Ales for their support and generosity.

Sign up here:
http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... 433#signup

More details will follow as they are announced.

For more information on the NASS Festival, band line up and how to get there please visit the NASS website here: www.relentlessnass.com

Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en ... =53.800651

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Post by Bart Brunninkhuis » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:52 am

i'll be there! but i want to compete in the freestyle competition as well...

are there timetables known yet?

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Post by Rob Ashby » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:25 pm

We have a meeting with the event organisers next week so we should have further details on timings etc. after this meeting.

We will try and ensure that heats and finals do not clash with other events taking place.

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Slalom Ape just loves the ladies!

Post by Rob Ashby » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:37 pm


Don't let Slalom Ape have all the fun, sign up!

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Post by Spike Taylor » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:37 pm

I skate up here with a bloke that looks like that!

FUN-is the bottom line!

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Event Poster

Post by Rob Ashby » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:23 pm


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Event information

Post by Rob Ashby » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:51 pm

What you need to know!

Unlike last year we will not have access to the site on Thursday night there will however be a couple of logistical exceptions.

Please note: Cars are not allowed onto the site, you will not be allowed to park next your tent. (This was the case last year too!)

On arrival you will need to park in “Production Parking” then go to the Main Entrance, where your name will be on a list of competitors (but only if you have signed up!) and you will need to show some form of ID to prove who you are. You then go to the Event Office to get your competitor wristband. (If you look on the link below there is a site map showing where things are.)

You will need to carry your camping stuff to the athlete camping area. The campsite will be guarded by security and you will only get in with by showing your competitor wristband.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to all "competitor only areas" will be by your wristband - so don't lose it!!

On Saturday evening we plan to have a "Racers BBQ". Details to follow shortly on that.
We have a “Relaxation Station” kindly provided by Paul Nash of Glastonbury Ales and he will be on site with his crew for all of our “race fuel” needs!

There will also be the “Relentless Athlete Lounge” where you will also be able to quench your thirst, get snacks and fruit - or have a massage or a dip in the hot tubs!

What else is going on?

For those of you that can skate a bit of street bring your board, there will be a number of Pro and Am “Spot Comps” with cash, games consoles etc. to be won – these will be 20 min jam format.

Horse-boarding – yes horse and rider pulling rider on mountain board!

FMX Demos – men on motorcycles doing insane sh*t!

Goliath Ramp Comp (8 metre roll-in!) NASS Mega Ramp, Skate, BMX and streetboard comps.

Skateboard Street, Vert and Freestyle comp – featuring Bart and Paul Brunninkhuis from Holland – you may have already met Bart at the Blighty Championships (they will also be racing!)

BMX Street, Vert and Dirt Comps.

In-line Street and Vert Comps

There are numerous extreme rides including the "Air Extreme" Free Fall simulator.

Roller Derby - Crazed women in fishnets racing to be the best (Google it, you won’t be disappointed). Think roller disco meets WWF… oh yes!

Oh and if that isn’t enough The Loaded Girls will be having a wet T-shirt competition!

For the music acts and further information on the events and how to get there then look on the main website: http://www.relentlessnass.com/

If you have any further questions please post up here.

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Last Post before NASS

Post by Rob Ashby » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Only those who have pre-arranged to go down on Thursday can do so. I will be arriving on site Friday lunchtime.
On arrival you will need to park in the “Production Car Park” Then go to the main entrance where your name will be on a list, but ONLY IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP!
(If you have not yet paid by PayPal (we know who you are) we will collect your money at the camp site.)
You will be asked to show some form of ID before being admitted.

Once in the show ground turn right and proceed to the Event Office for “competitor registration”. Here you will need to fill in a registration form before being issued your wristband – DO NOT LOSE IT! You will then be able to go back out to your car via the Production Car Park Gate by showing your wristband. You will have to carry you stuff to the Competitor Campsite as cars are not permitted on the showground. In fact vehicles are not allowed to move anywhere on the showground during the event opening hours - unless of course in an emergency or they are flying through the air off ramps etc.!

http://www.relentlessnass.com/files/REL ... S%2009.pdf

You will find site maps available at the Event Office; the Competitor Camp site is on the far side of the main event itself (almost in line with the office) beyond the main arena/grandstand. You will only be able to access the camp site by showing your Competitor wrist band. There is 24 hour security around the perimeter.
We will have our own Loo and Shower block – don’t get too excited The Ritz it ain’t, but it is not used by the hordes either!

For those of you that came last year we will try to get the spot we were then, along the hedge – look for Clingfilm’s’ large trailer tent!

Please remember:

Some ID

Something for the bar-b-q

A gazebo - if you have one that you can bring?

A Chair(s) – stops yer bum getting cold!

Tents – but you know that right?

A broom - if you can fit one in? (The road may be a bit gritty at first – it is an agricultural showground after all!)

Air bed pumps! (Mick)

Please bring cones if you have some - rather too many than not enough, we may want to set up a Grom course?

I think that’s about it? If you have problems with admission please call me: 07765 236997

See you there.

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Post by Sam Gordon » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:39 pm

Saturday saw bucketloads of rain, so Paul from Glastonbury Ales coated our insides with Love Monkey ale in order to 'drink the sky blue.' It nearly worked. Here are the results of the Tight Slalom course as set by Chris Linford, based on qualifying times:

TS Results

1 Sam Gordon
2 Mmedo Duffort
3 Mike Allison
4 Louis Selby
5 Paul Brunninkhuis
6 Chris Linford
7 Gabe Steptoe
8 Mick Reiss
9 Nat Halliday
10 Paul Taylor-Crush
11 Rob Ashby
12 Andy Makeham
13 James Parry-Jones
14 Sam Slaven
15 Ryan Cook
16 Terry St George
17 Nigel Allgood
18 Milo Linford

Sunday brightened enough to allow a sporadic, yet highly competitive and closely raced Hybrid Slalom event as racers emerged from the trenches:

Hybrid Slalom Results

A Group

1 Louis
2 Nat
3 Clingfilm
4 Sam
5 Mick
6 Ella
7 Mike A
8 Gabe

B Group

1 Nutsac
2 Paul T-C
3 Rob
4 Andy
5 Sam S
6 Ryan
7 Terry
8 Tim

9 Nigel
10 Milo Linford
11 Mike S

Great going guys. And Nat Halliday, what a brilliant result!

Overall Results:

Louis Selby 50 + 100 = 150 1
Sam Gordon 100 + 50 = 150 2
Nat Halliday 29 + 80 = 109 3
Chris Linford 40 + 60 = 100 4
Mike Allison 60 + 36 = 96 5
Mmedo Duffort 80 + = 80 6
Mick Reiss 32 + 45 = 77 7
Gabe Steptoe 36 + 32 = 68 8
Paul Taylor-Crush 26 + 26 = 52 9
James Parry-Jones 20 + 28 = 48 10
Rob Ashby 24 + 24 = 48 11
Paul Brunninkhuis 45 + = 45 12
Andy Makeham 22 + 22 = 44 13
Sam Slaven 18 + 20 = 38 14
Ryan Cook 16 + 18 = 34 15
Terry St George 15 + 16 = 31 16
Nigel Allgood 14 + 14 = 28 17
Milo Linford 13 + 13 = 26 18