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2011 BURTON NEW ZEALAND OPEN JUST 1 WEEK AWAY

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2011 BURTON NEW ZEALAND OPEN JUST 1 WEEK AWAY

With much of the Northern Hemisphere sweating it out in the summer heat, snow is dumping in New Zealand – just in time for the ninth annual Burton New Zealand Open (BNZO) presented by MINI. Known as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier snowboarding event, the BNZO will go down from August 9-13 at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka where top riders will compete in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle.

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NEW JUDGING System Introduced at Burton New Zealand Open

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NEW JUDGING System Introduced at Burton New Zealand Open

Following the successful launch of the Snowboarding Live Scoring System™ at The Oakley Arctic Challenge slopestyle last winter, major events on the Swatch TTR World Tour have agreed to work together to expand and implement the system for all halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions for the upcoming 2010/11 season.

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New TTR Tour Leader Mason Aguirre After Epic New Zealand Open Pipe Finals

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New TTR Tour Leader Mason Aguirre After Epic New Zealand Open Pipe Finals

The Swatch TTR 5Star Burton New Zealand Open came to a climactic close today with history making Halfpipe runs from one of the most heavy-hitting rider contingents the NZO has ever seen. US riders and former TTR World Champions Kelly Clark and Shaun White each bagged their first results and Halfpipe titles of the 09/10 season along with 850 TTR ranking points while fellow US pipe shred Mason Aguirre moved into the Tour Lead.

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Kelly Clark and Shaun White Win Halfpipe Titles at the 2009 Burton New Zealand Open

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Kelly Clark and Shaun White Win Halfpipe Titles at the 2009 Burton New Zealand Open

New Zealand’s largest snowboarding event, the Burton New Zealand Open Snowboarding Championships, came to a close today after four intense days of competition. Part of the Burton Global Open Series and the Swatch Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour, the 7th Annual New Zealand Open showcased some the world’s top snowboarders competing in halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for over NZ$50,000 in prize money.

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