Jacob Holmes at the Scottish Championships
- picture © Peter Smith. More at
FROM THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS>
Trophies or Souvenirs?
Great Corgi Figurines, originally sold for just under £20. £3.99
each plus £2.80 postage and packing no matter what size your order
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!
MORE ABOUT POSTERS>
Junior & U23 Selection
The draft policy has been developed in line with established principles
and the purpose of the consultation is to seek feedback – good and bad
on the proposed policy and to point out errors or areas of ambiguity to
ensure the end product is a transparent policy.
Talent Programme Slalom Squads Winter 2015/16>
2016 Slalom Calendar
DRAFT CALENDAR FOR 2016>
As there are motions to drop or delay portable points could all clubs/ committees that have
put in for events next year please consider before the ACM whether, if
either of these motions goes through, they will be want an
additional division at their event.
There will be a very short period of
time after the ACM to make changes to the calendar before the yearbook
is published. Where there is a clash between an event already on the
calendar and a club requesting a new division the event already on the
calendar will take priority. PLEASE NOTE:
This is NOT a chance for NEW events to be added to the calendar,
ONLY for a new division to be added to an EXISTING event.
As the season comes to an end, it is time for all good folks to think:
Do I have time to help develop the
sport? If so perhaps I should get nominated to be on the
Slalom Committee and move the sport forward.
Do I not like the way the sport is
going? If so perhaps I should get nominated to be on the
Slalom Committee and move things in the right direction.
Is there something that bugs me? If so
get your club together and propose a motion to correct
There are vacancies for members of the committee, and elections for Vice
Chair and Secretary. Motions and nominations for Vice Chair / Secretary
must be received 30 days before the ACM, that is 29th October.
Nominations for members can be submitted up to the time of the election.
It is with great sadness that I report the news that
Sue Burns, nee Ward, passed away peacefully in Perth yesterday. Sue
was a member of the GB Slalom Team in the Eighties and a coach to
many youngsters in Scotland over the years. As recently as this
month she was at the Scottish Champs at Pinkston and, although
obviously very ill, was her usual irrepressible self. A full
obituary and funeral details will follow later.
I have been asked by Keith's partner, Julie, to pass
on the sad news that Keith Sunderland, a life member of Proteus
Canoe Club, died peacefully last week.
The funeral has been arranged for Friday, 11th
December at 1.00pm at Peterborough Crematorium.
ALL 2015 RESULTS>
ALL 2014 RESULTS>
ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes
ACM minutes and other papers are on the
Are your details right?
Please check the ranking lists and make sure we have your name, club and age
right. If there's an error, email
. If it's about your age group, include your year of birth.
Are You a Master?
If you are over 35, want to be included in the
Masters' League (check it!) and are not, please email
with your year of birth.
The old BCU Logo should not now be used. Please use this one on your
A bigger version is available
A reference guide for the more
experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether
they are taking the exam or not.
GB Selection Points>
International Panel Statement – 27th October 2015>
Get Your Bib Back!
There are still a lot of bibs outstanding. Unless you want to keep your
bib and pay for
a new one (and Prems have to pay a lot!) it must be
returned to your Bib Officer by 30th November. In
exchange you get a voucher which you will swap for next year's bib. Send
the bib back to your Bib Officer with a small stamped addressed envelope
for your voucher.
K1W Prem and Div 1, K1M Div 1 and 2, and all of C2: Nick, Les,
Sally and Stuart will be at the ACM, if you can get someone to take your bib there.
You could pass K1W Div 2 and 3 bibs to
anyone from Matlock to return to Tanya, but send a stamped addressed
envelope for your voucher.
Prem & Div 1:
Sally Atkinson, 20 Whitewater,
Orton Wistow, PETERBOROUGH PE2 6FB
Div 2 & 3: Tanya Gibbons, 8
ALFRETON DE55 7FD
14 Donne Close, Higham Ferrers,
RUSHDEN, NN10 8PF
Div 1: Nick Penfold,
BRACKNELL, RG12 7QG
Div 2: Les Saunders, 12, The
Green, Stourbridge, DY8 5BE
Div 3: Nicki Watson, 1 Elms Gardens,
Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6DZ
All Divisions: Mark Shaw, 3 Fenham
Carr Lane, LANCASTER LA1 3FH
All Divisions: Carole
McGranachan, 19 Beechwood Drive, STONE ST15 0EH
All Divisions: Stuart Meakins,
8 Marlborough Close, Oaklands,
WELWYN, AL6 0UG
Prem & Div 1 (All Classes): Mike Carter,
5 Clarendon St, BEDFORD MK41 7SQ
Div 2/3 (All Classes):
Terry Griffiths, 228 Grace Way, STEVENAGE SG1 5AH
Bib Vouchers are valid for two years from the date of issue. If you want a
refund of your bib deposit, complete the voucher with your
address, and send it (with a stamped, addressed envelope) to
the Slalom Treasurer, Andy Koszary (address in Yearbook). If you want
the cheque made out to a person other than the named paddler, please
include a covering letter.
Saturday 28th November 2015
Scottish Women In Sports Awards
At the recent Scottish Women In Sports Awards, several
paddlers were nominated for awards and shortlisted to the final four.
Rebecca Ogilvie was shortlisted for Young
Sportswomen of the Year, Louise Revell for
Best Newcomer for White Water Racing and Jane Gibson for
Coach of the Year.
At the Award Ceremony on Friday 20 November, Jane Gibson
was awarded Coach of the Year.
"If it were not for Coach of the Year, Jane Gibson,
it is doubtful if Strathallan Canoe Club, which focuses on slalom
kayaking, would exist. An accomplished athlete who still competes, she
combines her passion for coaching with a demanding full-time job as a
hospital consultant and also helps her two children compete at a high
level. As well as coaching she focuses on the club’s future, working on
funding, grants, new membership strategies and staffing for expansion."
Editorial: Portable Points
I've been asked to justify the bullet point advantages
claimed below. I'm happy to do so, but it makes this too long for the
front page so I'll make this a bit shorter and link to a fuller version.
At this year’s ACM there will be motions to delay or
scrap the proposed change to Portable Points.
Over the past couple of years a lot of work has been
done to develop the PP proposals. PP won’t be perfect from the off,
and we’ll have to adjust it in future.
But Portable Points opens our
sport up. This is easily the most constructive, forward-looking change
we have considered for a very long time, and it has lots to offer.
It will give paddlers access to more
races, on better water.
It will make for courses that are really
set at the right level for the higher-ranked division
It will make use of more race places,
giving more paddling opportunities and making races more
It will encourage development, getting
developing paddlers to bigger water earlier.
It will challenge higher-ranked paddlers
to prove their quality.
We have lots of active paddlers who
want to race: do you really think the solution is to limit their
British National Champions 2015