Joanna Blythe-Shields at the British Open - picture © Kim Jones


Email your best slalom action photos to .

Zoe Blythe-Shields at HPP
picture © William McCaig MORE>

Sam Ibbotson at HPP
picture © Malcolm Cook

Bob Grundy at the British Open
picture © Malcolm Cook

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!



Calendar for 2020

You can view the provisional race calendar for next year HERE>. It's very much provisional - don't make bookings around it! Some changes are already in the pipeline.

You have to log in (same login as for CanoeSlalomEntries).

If you have a sponsor...

Or a second club, please email  to get it put on the ranking database. Adding it to your online entry will get it into the results for that race, but it won't get it anywhere more permanent.

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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

4 Aug   18 May   30 Mar
    2 Feb    
25 Nov     ACM 24 Nov     4 Aug
9 Jun   21 Apr     27 Jan


12 Oct Llandysul Div 1      19 Oct Tees Barrage Prem
  Symonds Yat Div 2/3   20 Oct Tees Barrage Div 1
  Llandysul Lake Div 4      
13 Oct Llandysul Div 1      
  Llandysul Lake Div 4      

All 2019 Results>

Harry Downes at the British Open - picture © Kim Jones

Check Your Details

Do the ranking lists have your name, age category, club and any second club or sponsor right? If not, email  to get it fixed, or the version we have will go into the 2020 Yearbook!


Chris Kevane

Sadly, Chris Kevane passed away last week. Chris made the British Team in C2 back in his younger days and he returned to slalom with his son Luke, eight years ago. In that time, Chris has given so much to the sport, particularly at Lower Wharfe Canoe Club, with the Yorkshire Region Slalom Committee and helping to coach the Regional Squads. The passion Chris had for the sport, his great humour and his willingness help anyone will be deeply missed.

The funeral will be held at 1.00 pm on Friday 25th October at Harrogate Crematorium, Wetherby Road, HG3 1DE


British Open Champions 2019

MK1 Senior

Huw Swetnam

Precision Trophy (M)

WK1 Senior

Fiona Pennie

Precision Trophy (W)

MC1 Senior

Tom Abbott

Chester S & C.C. Trophy

WC1 Senior

Mallory Franklin

Slalom Committee Trophy

C2 Senior

Harvey Merrifield / Thomas Merrifield

Andy Nicoll Memorial Cup

MK1 U23

Chris Bowers

John MacLeod Trophy

WK1 U23

Sophie Ogilvie

Slalom Committee Trophy

MC1 U23

Will Smith

Slalom Committee Shield

WC1 U23

Bethan Forrow

Slalom Committee Cup

C2 U23

Harvey Merrifield / Thomas Merrifield

2012 Medal Winners Trophy

MK1 Junior

Ben Haylett

Richard Fox Cup

WK1 Junior

Bethan Forrow

Slalom Committee Tray

MC1 Junior

James Kettle

Slalom Committee Tray

WC1 Junior

Jada Mustafa-Moore

No Trophy

MK1 Vet

Not Awarded

No Trophy

WK1 Vet

Fiona Pennie

The Claret Jug

MC1 Vet

Not Awarded

No Trophy

Coach Award - Core Coach Training

This course is being organised at Stafford & Stone Canoe Club on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October. The course is aimed at trainees who wish to progress to Coach Award - Slalom Discipline Specific Training. If interested please email  for full information.


International Panel – 2020 Tokyo Olympic Team Selection

The British Olympic Association has nominated the following athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:

K1M: Bradley Forbes-Cryans

K1W: Kimberley Woods

C1M: Adam Burgess

C1W: Mallory Franklin


Joe Clarke, Fiona Pennie, David Florence, Kimberley Woods


2020 Junior, U23 and Senior Selection Policy

The draft 2020 Junior, U23 and Senior selection policy is open to public consultation from today until 28th October. The International panel invites feedback from any interested party on ideas on how to improve the policy, errors in the policy or other feedback, and there is also an opportunity to feed back on plans for the 2021 policy due to an early Junior & U23 World Champs in 2021. Following consultation, the final policy will be published by the end of December.


World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2019 Junior, U23 and 2020 Olympic Selection Policies>

Returning Bibs

It's almost the end of the season, and once you've done your last race it's time to return your bib. Please send it back to your Bib Officer, with at least £1.32 in postage on the envelope, and enclose a small stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher.

C1M Div 2 and 3: Nigel will be at Dart and Shepperton, and at Stone every Tuesday night and HPP most Wednesday evenings. Just find the big blue van or Vet bib 8.

K1M Div 3: Karen will collect bibs at Stone.

K1W Div 2 and 3: Donna will be at Stone.


What to do if you get promoted late in the year

If you are promoted late in the year and won't be racing in your new division until next year, get in touch with the Bib Officer for your new division. He/she will probably ask you to fill in a bib application form and post it (or scan and email it) so they can complete their records.

If you are going to race, please try to get a bib. A bib number in your new division will be issued automatically, and you can use the online entry system at once for races that offer it, but you must apply for your new bib or your points will be suspended.

Send to the Bib Officer for your new division:

Your old bib (you are swapping your old bib for your new one)
A large, strong SAE with at least £1.32 postage on it
A copy of the bib application form, filled in and signed
A copy of your British Canoeing / Canoe Wales / SCA / CANI membership card

And PLEASE make sure you put enough postage on! MORE>

European Canoe Slalom Championships - get your tickets!

From the 15-17 May 2020 the world’s best slalom athletes will take to the water at Lee Valley’s White Water Centre for the last time before competing on the Olympic stage in Tokyo. Tickets are on sale - get yours at the cheapest available prices before they go on general sale next year!

Full booking details on the British Canoeing Events website.

C1 Canoe Slalom Technique Website

Interested in developing your C1 canoe slalom skills? Take a look at>

Its main aims are:
• Provide resources to aid C1 development
• Provide discussion on C1 Technique
• Develop common language around C1 Technique




is an independent website run for the sport of canoe slalom in the UK. Although informally recognised as "the" slalom website, and having some support from the Slalom Committee, it is not owned or controlled by British Canoeing or the Slalom Committee. Opinions expressed here are our own. If you don't like them, complain to , not British Canoeing.

Last updated 21/10/2019