Organisers won't accept your entry, or give it any priority, until they get your card and your cheque. DON'T email them "to book a place", you are wasting their time and your own.

This space isn't just for Prems

Let's have your pictures of wobbly eight-year-olds, kids in a C2 with Dad, developing Div 3s. All levels, as long as it's slalom action! Email your best slalom action photos to .

Chloe and Paul Whittaker at Marple


15 Jan Stone Mini Slalom 1
  Stone Mini 1 by Class

All 2017 Results>

Register for GB Selection

All paddlers, Senior, U23 and Junior must register by 4th April.

The registration form is at Log in with username simplyslalom and password Lee17Valley. Contact if you have any problem.

Applying for Bibs

YOU WON'T GET YOUR BIB unless you send the bib officer ALL OF:

A completed Bib Application Form

Your BC, SCA, CW or CANI card or a photocopy

A bib voucher or £9 deposit

A large, strong SAE with at least £1.20 postage on it.


Entering On-line at

The following races are now open to on-line entry:

4/5 March - Shepperton Div 1
11/12 March - Shepperton Div 2
18/19 March - Llandysul Div 1
1/2 April - Grandtully Prem and Pan Celtic
1/2 April - Symonds Yat Div 2/3
15/16 April Lee Valley - GB Selection
22/23 April - Washburn Div 2 & Open

13/14 May - Paul McConkey Prem and Div 1
17/18 June - Shepperton 3/4 Double
2/3 September HPP Prem and Div 1
16/17 September Lee Valley - British Open and Prem
7/8 October - Llandysul Div 1, Pan Celtic, Vet and Jnr Champs and Welsh Jnr Champs
21/22 October - Shepperton 2/3 Double

• Transaction fees are calculated at 2.2% of the entry fees + 45p per transaction.

• You can put multiple entries in your basket before paying if you are entering a C1 and K1, say, at the same competition. Please put both entries into your basket before paying as this will save you 45p.

• You must be a ranked paddler to enter online. If you do not know your bib number, just start typing your name in the drop down select box.

• Immediately after successful entry of your card details, your entry will be added to the list on the competition home page. Later, when payment is taken a few weeks before the competition, you will receive an emailed receipt.

• Paddle-ups can add their entry to the waiting list. You will receive an email requesting online payment if a place becomes available.

• You can also enter as an official online. Paddlers who have entered as officials or on the waiting list can remove their own entry – reselect your class and bib and click the button.

If you have any feedback/questions on the online process then feel free to post on the chatter boards or email .

Tully Prem – April 1/2

Entries must be on entry cards or the Excel entry card and accompanied by a cheque OR via the online system

You can enter and pay on line and see which entries have been received (and accepted) at If you are not on the list then I have not received your entry yet. There will be a small fee to cover transaction costs - 2.2% of your entry fee + 45p for the transaction. If you are entering K1 and C1 at the same time you will only pay the extra 45p once.

Double Prem basic fee is £31.25, online entries will pay £32.39
Single Prem fee is £19.50, online entries will pay £20.38

The higher fee does not apply to postal entries, though you will have to send a properly completed card with a cheque and put a stamp on the envelope.

Div 1s go on the waiting list until 3rd March, and after that the enable entry button will be released to allow payment to be made. Waiting list is in order of entry received.

When entering the Pan Celtic, please either mark your card or if entering online, email me at .

Applying for Your New Bib

K1W Prem and Div 1: Sally will be at Lee Valley on Feb 4th and 5th and at HPP on the morning of Feb 12th. She will bring bibs if anyone wants to collect theirs. Bib voucher, paperwork and a glimpse of membership card required. Sally will also be at the Shepperton Div 1 and the Tully Prem and will bring bibs if you send her the paperwork before the races.

K1M Prem: Tracy will be away from 26th January to 12th February, so bib issue will be delayed. She will take bibs to the first Prem race (Tullly) but only if you send her the paperwork beforehand.

Please send it to the right person. The Bib Officers are listed on the Bib Application Form. Make sure you include:

A completed Bib Application Form

Your BC, SCA, CW or CANI card or a photocopy

A bib voucher or £9 deposit (cheques payable to British Canoeing Slalom Committee)

A large, strong SAE with postage for 150g. Postage (large letter) is £1.27 1st class, £1.20 2nd class but please use an A4 envelope.

Make sure there's enough postage on your application. If you use a small envelope and have to fold the return envelope several times it will be too thick for an ordinary letter (over 5mm). If you send a bubble or padded envelope for your bib it WILL be too thick, etc, etc. If it is, put a "large letter" stamp on it! If the Bib Officer has to pay a Post Office surcharge you won't get your bib until you pay the money back.

The bib officers will do their best to fold your bib within the "large letter" rules, but give them a chance!

Do remember to put on at least £1.20 in postage.

Don't use a padded envelope. The extra thickness will make the envelope too thick for even the "large letter" rate.

Don't use anything smaller than A4. The extra fold in the bib will make the envelope too thick, etc, as above.

Don't use one of those super-A4 oversize envelopes. They are too big for a "large letter".


MBE for Joe

Five paddlers amongst the Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medallists - Joe Clarke, Liam Heath, Jeanette Chippington, Emma Wiggs and Anne Dickins were all awarded MBEs, in recognition of their outstanding performances at Rio. Joe Clarke won Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the highly competitive men’s K1. He produced a storming run at the Deodoro White Water Stadium to win Team GB’s second gold of the Rio Games. PRESS RELEASE>

BEM for Esther

Esther Mathews has been awarded The British Empire Medal for services to canoeing - a hugely well deserved honour which reflects the massive amount of work Esther has done over many years for Green Star CC,  Yorkshire Region and the whole sport of canoe slalom.

Junior, U23 and Senior Team Selection Policy

Junior, U23 and Senior Team Selection Policy>

Accompanying Comments>

England Talent Programme – Slalom Squads Winter 2016


GB Selection for 2017

The following additional athletes have qualified to compete at the 2017 U23 and Senior team selection series:

International Panel Statement 31st October 2016

Committee Meetings


27 Nov
ACM 26 Nov
29 Oct
9 Jul
23 Apr
27 Feb


A Change in the Rules

You get a 50 if you pass through a gate in the wrong direction. But from the start of the 2017 season it is not a penalty if there is a momentary movement in the wrong direction - a wash back, a bounce off a rock or the wind moving the gate back and forward - provided that you are going in the right direction at the start and finish of negotiation.

Know the Rules

A guide to the rules in practice for paddlers and judges.

Get Reinstated

Used to paddle slalom? Reckon you could still kick .....? Why not get reinstated and race again? Or you'd like to have a shot at another class, or you're just a good paddler who's never got into slalom, here's a form to make applying for reinstatement/ranking easy.



Slalom Posters

We are happy to publish a miniature on this page, linked to your bigger poster. The miniature will be small. Keep pictures and text big and bold!


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Last updated 24/01/2017