Posts Tagged ‘Slalom Grand Prix’

GOLDEN FALLS SLALOM GRAND PRIX 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

TIME TO GET READY FOR THE BIG SUNDAY AUGUST 27th SLALOM CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

SLALOM GRAND PRIX BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN ALL

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

FINAL COMPETITION OF THE YEAR GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL

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It has been one of the best seasons on the water for all at Golden Falls for many years. Finishing our competition season on a high helped even more to highlight the talents of our Slalom Skiers of the future – well done to all.

A special thanks to Walter Dickson for all his hard work on site preparation and the great renovations this Summer. Many thanks also to Carl Cautley for his Chief Judge work and encouragement and Judge Dianne Kirby for coming down from Belfast to help. ‘And thanks also one again to Martin Cullinan for providing our Sound System which makes such a difference every year and to Ciara Durham who organises the great food on site to stop us all from getting cranky.

‘And now for the athletes …..

As a Personal Best Competition, each Skier competed against their own Person Best scores over the past two seasons. For Novices, their base scores were estimated as fairly as possible – and then the competition began. In the Novices, we were delighted to welcome newcomers local skier Fran Flynn and Etrusca Eleuteri form Italy via London. As it turned out, Fran took the Gold Medal Cash and Etrusca the Bronze Medal Cash. Ben Dickson, who has shown enormous improvements this season took the well deserved Silver Medal Cash. Well done to all three and we really do look forward to seeing them back again with us next year.

For the Open Skiers, a tough battle tested the nerves of season warriors Simon Durham, Sam Burke-Kennedy, Fiachra O’Riordan, JoJo Cox and others. This time it was our rising star and Show Jumper and Golden Falls member Abby Durham who took home the top prize – closely followed by Geovanni Benton from Italy and Megan Fitzpatrick from Meteor WSC. Congratulations to you all.

Finally, as we all headed for Mick Murphy’s to celebrate, we will be closing off 2015 as soon as there is a sign of frost but when we get back again in 2016, be prepared for a few major surprises at the Club. Our lips are sealed till then !!!!!GF Sept 2015-3

SLALOM GRAND PRIX WEEKEND IS HERE

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

LAST MAJOR SLALOM COMPETITION OF THE YEAR

Yes, we know it clashes with the Saturday IRELAND v CANADA Rugby World Cup Match on Saturday afternoon but our Driver Carl has confirmed that he will be ready for all arrivals on Saturday anyway and Sunday will also be a busy day for all who want to set a new PERSONAL BEST score. So, come on down and enjoy the fun.

New Planting from the sun deck

Our GRAND PRIX is open to all – as long as you have your Irish Federation Competition License and that is very easy to obtain on http://irishwwf.ie/competition-licenses/

Toby Durham

Forget the weather ! We often get stuff that is better than in all surrounding areas – and the water is at its warmest right now. You can watch and enjoy the fun on the water if you would just prefer to be on site with us and the kettle and biscuits are waiting for you at the Clubhouse.

‘See you all on Saturday and Sunday and even if you can only make the Sunday, that may get you your new Personal Best score 🙂