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THE BRITS 2018 Results - The Snow Centre

Kris Amstutz | 7 April 2018

THE BRITS 2018 Results - The Snow Centre

The Snow Centre’s, Hemel Hempstead freestyle team brought home 29 medals this week, at the legendary competition and annual celebration of UK freestyle skiing and snowboarding, THE BRITS. 

The Brits 2018

A highlight of the British freestyle calendar since 1989, The Brits, welcomes famous faces, newcomers, kids and grown-ups every year to compete for the title ‘best in Britain’ — and ends the winter season with more than a few epic parties. 

The Brits 2018 was once again set in Switzerland’s Laax ski resort, where only last year The Snow Centre’s freestyle team bagged plenty of podium spots, beating their 24 medals in 2016 with a huge 40 medals in 2017. 

With a slightly smaller team than in the spring of 2017, over the last week, once again The Snow Centre’s team competed across slopestyle, halfpipe, ski and boarder cross, and big air in the spring time Laax competition — with great success.

This time, there was also the chance to compete against or in front of international ski and snowboard legends, such as Jamie NichollsAimee Fuller,  and recent Olympic Big Air Bronze medal winner, Billy Morgan— making The Brits one of the best competitions of the year.


From 1-7 April 2018, The Snow Centre’s freestyle team competed across many of The Brits events in various age categories. The Snow Centre’s snowboarders included, Aimee FullerStephen Smith, Sophie Smith, Stephen French, Harvey Causer, Liam Tynan, Charlee Lane, Jess Smith, Cerys Allen, and Eddy Livesey. While The Snow Centre’s freestyle ski team were represented by Justin Taylor-TiptonElla Taylor-Tipton, Palmer Parish, Lexi Rowlands, David Gornall and Oscar Louth.

Following bad weather throughout the training week, the competition kicked off with slightly improved conditions. However, the team still faced windy days and flat light during certain events. Coach, Kris Amstutz was pleased to see the professionalism and progression from our Hemel Hempstead athletes as they practiced and competed on the huge jumps, rails, halfpipe and snowboard and ski cross course.

Ritblat Endeavour Awards - The Snow Centre (TSC) Results

All under 18 skiers and snowboarders competing in the Big Air competitions at The BRITS were eligible for the Ritblat Endeavour Awards. During practice, qualification and finals all tricks were filmed, with a panel of experienced judges rewarding the top two tricks in each category with a £500 prize for the best trick and £250 for runner up.

  • Cerys Allen - 1st in the Female Snowboard
  • Justin Taylor-Tipton - 1st in the Men's Ski

British Snowboard Halfpipe Championships - TSC Results

  • Harvey Causer - 1st in the Under 18s
  • Liam Tynan - 1st in the Under 16s and 2nd Overall
  • Stephen Smith - 3rd in the Under 16s
  • Sophie Smith - 2nd in Under 16s
  • Jess Smith - 3rd in Under 16s

British Snowboard Slopestyle Championships – TSC Results

  • Liam Tynan - 1st in the Under 16s
  • Harvey Causer - 3rd in the Under 18s
  • Cerys Allen - 1st in the Under 18s and 2nd Overall
  • Sophie Smith - 1st in the Under 16s and 3rd Overall

British Snowboard Big Air Championships - TSC Results

  • Liam Tynan - 2nd in the Under 16s
  • Harvey Causer - 2nd in the Under 18s
  • Cerys Allen - 1st in the Under 18s and 1st Overall
  • Sophie Smith - 1st in the Under 16s

British Snowboard Cross Championships - TSC Results

  • Harvey Causer - 1st in the Under 18s
  • Stephen French - 2nd in the Under 16s
  • Stephen Smith - 3rd in the Under 16s
  • Cerys Allen - 2nd in the Under 18s
  • Sophie Smith - 2nd in the Under 16s
  • Aimee Fuller - 3rd Overall

British Ski Halfpipe Championships - TSC Results

  • Justin Taylor-Tipton - 3rd in the Under 18s
  • Lexi Rowlands - 3rd in the Under 16s

British Ski Slopestyle Championships – TSC Results

  • Ella Taylor-Tipton - 3rd in the Under 18s

British Ski Big Air Championships - TSC Results

  • Justin Taylor-Tipton - 1st in the Under 18s and 2nd Overall
  • Palmer Parish - 3rd in the Under 12s 

British Ski Cross Championships – TSC Results

  • Amy Clayton - 3rd in the Under 16s 

More TSC Rider Achievements

  • Liam Tynan landed his first double cork 1260 on a snowboard.
  • Following an accident in training, David Gornall was unable to compete, but assisted the other team members, coaches and judges throughout. We're pleased to hear that not only was he a credit to the team, he's also feeling much better.
  • Stephen French came in the top 12 in the Men's Overall Slopestyle Snowboard.
  • Amy Clayton came in the top 6 in the Women''s Overall Slopestyle Ski.
  • Ella Taylor-Tipton finished in the top 6 overall in Slopestyle and Big Air Ski.
  • Regular riders at The Snow Centre, Evie Smith, Anya Allen and Rauf Allen also picked up medals in the Under 12s and Under 16s snowboard events.

The Snow Centre's Freestyle Coach, Kris Amstutz said, "Despite the conditions the team were outstanding and represented themselves and The Snow Centre to a high standard. I am looking forward to the year ahead with the team and I am excited to see what progression we can deliver." 


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