Sarah Woodward - 2019 Ladies' National Junior Champion (Vanessa Fry Photography)

The opening week of the 2019 Delancey GB Alpine Championships came to a close over the weekend with the technical events of the National Junior Championships and GB Para Alpine Championships.

Ladies’ National Junior Championship

Jess Anderson’s successful week in Tignes continued on Saturday when she stood atop the podium for winning the ladies’ slalom national junior championship. Anderson (1:32.69) claimed the Ski Club of Great Britain Salver ahead of Sarah Woodward (1:33.49) with Daisi Daniels (1:34.60) in third.

Woodward won the ESC Cup as the fastest under-18 ahead of Daniels and Lois Jackson (1:37.71).

In today’s giant slalom, Olivia Foster (2:04.93) was victorious and etched her name on the Mappin Salver. She claimed the title ahead of Abi Bruce (2:05.28) with Hannah Gray (2:10.05) third.

Foster also won the SNSC Cup as the top under-18 ahead of Jackson (2:10.67) and Siena Horton (2:12.00).

The weekend’s results saw Woodward (280 points) crowned the ladies’ national junior champion and winner of the Snowsports Scotland Trophy ahead of Anderson (240 points) and Bruce (220 points).

Men’s National Junior Championship

On Saturday, Iain Innes (pictured) put himself into prime position to claim the overall National Championship by winning the men’s giant slalom and lifting the Walter Hutchinson Challenge Cup.

Innes (1:51.69) was more than half a second clear of Owen Vinter (1:52.34) with Angus Wills (1:57.88). Vinter won the Dragon Ski Club Cup for the fastest under-18 ahead  of Charles Rankin (1:53.33) and Edouard Guigonnet (1:54.79).

In today’s slalom, Vinter won the tightest contest of the week with the podium separated by just 0.12sec. Vinter (1:30.00) claimed with Ski Club of Great Britain Salver by three-hundredths of a second from Oliver Weeks (1:30.03) with Wills third (1:30.12) less than a tenth of a second back. Vinter also won the Scottish Ski Club Quaich as the quickest under-18 ahead of Weeks and Diaco Abrishami (1:31.04).

The weekend’s results meant Innes (350 points) won the Aberdeen Millennium Trophy as the men’s national junior champion ahead of Vinter (340 points) and Guigonnet (177 points).

** Ambition (1881) won the Patterson Trophy as the overall team pointscore winners ahead of British Ski Academy (934) and Evolution (601)

** At today’s prize giving ceremony, Lois Jackson was presented with a training grant as winner of the Kirsteen McGibbon Award. Trustees of the fund set up in Kirsteen’s honour award the grant to a female athlete at the Championships which they believe to be the most-deserving.

LEFT Iain Innes won the men's National Junior Championship overall from Owen Vinter (2nd, left) and Edouard Guigonnet (3rd, right); RIGHT Sarah Woodward is the 2019 ladies' National Junior Champion after beating out Jess Anderson (2nd, left) and Abi Bruce (3rd, right) .

 

 

 

GB Para Alpine Championships

The GB Para Alpine Championships were contested over the weekend in slalom and giant slalom.

Darcy Werner and guide Katie Guest won the ladies’ visually impaired races in both disciplines, while Molly Griffith won the ladies’ standing slalom.

Capping off a breakthrough season, Neil Simpson (and guide Andrew Simpson) took the men’s visually impaired slalom-giant slalom double, with Charlie Muston (and guide Bradley Wheeler) second in both races. James Luetchford (and guide Alice Luetchford) were bronze medallists in the slalom while Josh Fuller (and guide Angus Hudson) took the final podium place in the giant slalom.

PyeongChang Paralympian James Whitley won the men’s standing slalom ahead of Kevin Drake, while Drake took out the giant slalom. Sochi Paralympian Ben Sneesby won the men’s sitting slalom in front of Dan Sheen and Alex Slegg while Sheen took gold in the giant slalom in front of Grant Taylor.

LEFT Neil Simpson and guide, brother Andrew (centre) won the men's visually-impaired slalom-giant slalom double; RIGHT Darcy Werner and guide Katie Guest were victorious in the ladies' visually impaired slalom and giant slalom.

 

2019 DELANCEY GB ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April - Tignes, France

2019 LADIES NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Giant Slalom NJC – Mappin Salver 1st Olivia Foster (2:04.93), 2nd Abi Bruce (2:05.28), 3rd Hannah Gray (2:10.05)

Giant Slalom NJC U18 – SNSC Cup 1st Olivia Foster (2:04.93), 2nd Lois Jackson (2:10.67), 3rd Siena Horton (2:12.00)

Slalom NJC – Ski Club of Great Britain Salver 1st Jess Anderson (1:37.69), 2nd Sarah Woodward (1:33.49), 3rd Daisi Daniels (1:34.60)

Slalom NJC U18 – ESC Cup 1st Sarah Woodward (1:33.49), 2nd Daisi Daniels (1:34.60), 3rd Lois Jackson (1:37.71)

Overall Pointscore – Snowsport Scotland Trophy 1st Sarah Woodward (280 points), 2nd Jess Anderson (240 points), 3rd Abi Bruce (220 points)

 

2019 MEN'S NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Giant Slalom NJC – Walter Hutchinson Challenge Cup 1st Iain Innes (1:51.69), 2nd Owen Vinter (1:52.34), 3rd Angus Wills (1:52.88)

Giant Slalom NJC U18 – Dragon Ski Club Cup 1st Owen Vinter (1:52.34), 2nd Charles Rankin (1:53.33), 3rd Edouard Guigonnet (1:54.79)

Slalom NJC – Ski Club of Great Britain Salver 1st Owen Vinter (1:30.00), 2nd Oliver Weeks (1:30.03), 3rd Angus Wills (1:30.12)

Slalom NJC U18 – Scottish Ski Club Quaich 1st Owen Vinter (1:30.00), 2nd Oliver Weeks (1:30.03), 3rd Diaco Abrishami (1:31.04)

Overall Pointscore – Aberdeen Millennium Trophy 1st Iain Innes (350 points), 2nd Owen Vinter (340 points), 3rd Edouard Guigonnet (177 points)

 

2019 GB PARA ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ladies’ Visually Impaired Slalom 1st Darcy Werner (guide: Katie Guest)

Ladies’ Visually Impaired Giant Slalom 1st Darcy Werner (guide: Katie Guest)

Ladies’ Standing Slalom 1st Molly Griffith

Men’s Visually Impaired Slalom 1st Neil Simpson (guide: Andrew Simpson), 2nd Charlie Muston (guide: Bradley Wheeler), 3rd James Luetchford (guide: Alice Luetchford)

Men’s Visually Impaired Giant Slalom 1st Neil Simpson (guide: Andrew Simpson), 2nd Charlie Muston (guide: Bradley Wheeler), 3rd Josh Fuller (guide: Angus Hudson)

Men’s Standing Slalom 1st James Whitley, 2nd Kevin Drake

Men’s Standing Giant Slalom 1st Kevin Drake

Men’s Sitting Slalom 1st Ben Sneesby, 2nd Dan Sheen, 3rd Alex Slegg

Men’s Sitting Giant Slalom 1st Dan Sheen, 2nd Grant Taylor

 

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