Go Big or Go Home: Bearsden comp report

News from the ‘Go Big or Go Home’ competition held at Glasgow’s Bearsden dry slope – which has the best features and vibe anywhere north of the border… There’s a couple of edits to go along with it – one from Salomon (which is effing SICK!) and the other from Librance…

Well the Scottish summer was true to form and it was wetter than an otter’s pocket on Saturday for this year’s Go Big or Go Home at Bearsden. That did nothing to take away from an awesome day and made slope conditions perfect for some of the finest dryslope riding ever seen, anywhere, ever! After a lengthy practice session the top skiers and snowboarders advanced to the finals where the judges had a tough time separating them. Several riders put down doubles, and switch 9s were pretty much mandatory to make it on to the podium for the guys. Most notable was Matt McCormick’s massive and perfectly stomped Switch backside 9. Nathan Sim stepped it up to win Best Unsponsored and took home the one-of-a-kind Union bindings. Best Slam was taken by Sam Gaskin, who got steam-rollered by Connor Carey during the Rail Jam, and took home a Bern Helmet for his troubles!

Special thanks must go out to our incredibly generous sponsors, the volume of prizes was phenomenal. Many thanks to Salomon, Niche, Propaganda Holidays, Armada, Westbeach, K2, Nikita, Bawbags, Vans, Northwave, Bern, Mons Royal, Line, Hoppipolla, DVS, Matix, Rome, Skull Candy, Celtek, Animal, Clast, Oakley, Full Tilt, CLWR, Union, Boax, Bamboo Rider, Data, Butta, International Paintball, Park. And Big Ups to the McCormick family for putting it all together as well as Librance and Freeze Pro Shop who called on their generous brands for prizes. And finally Jamie Nicholls and Will Smith who made the trip up north.

Once the dust settled and the judges deliberated and cogitated the days events, Danny McCormick and Vaila Chapman took home top places for snowboarding. Congratulations guys! Full results at the bottom

Photos by Barry Cairns Photography

Girls 1st Vaila Chapman, 2nd Nathalie Silkstone. 3rd Abbie Dorward

12 and Under: 1st Findlay Bremner, 2nd Tomski Robinson, 3rd Cameron Smith

13 to 16: 1st Matt McCormick, 2nd Matt Corry, 3rd Nathan Sim

17 +: 1st Danny McCormick, 2nd Jesse Smith, 3rd Pete Meadows

Best Bail (Girl) – Amber Cordingley. Best Bail (Boy) – Sam Gaskin

Best Unsponsored – Nathan Sim. Best Trick (Switch B/s 900) – Matt McCormick

Bearsden Club Champion for 2012:
Snowboarding – Danny McCormick

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