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Jacob Holmes at the Scottish Championships - picture © Peter Smith. More at http://smu.gs/1iLszhK


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 is. MORE>

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!


Junior & U23 Selection

Consultation Process

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.


Winter Squads

England Talent Programme Slalom Squads Winter 2015/16>

2016 Slalom Calendar


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.

Annual Meeting

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 the situation

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.

Sue Burns

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.

Chris Baillie

Keith Sunderland

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.

Sally Atkinson

Recent Results
24 Oct Stone Div 3/4
25 Oct Stone Div 3/4
24 Oct GB Selection Race 1
25 Oct GB Selection Race 2
26 Oct GB Selection Race 3
GB Selection Points
31 Oct Lee Valley Prem/
British Open Qualifiers
01 Nov British Open Semis
01 Nov British Open Finals
01 Nov Brecon Div 4
07 Nov Scottish Championships
15 Nov Proteus Winter Slalom 1


ACM and Committee Meeting Minutes

ACM minutes and other papers are on the COMMITTEE PAGE>

17 Oct
25 Jul
18 Apr
7 Feb

30 Nov
ACM 29 Nov
9 Nov
back numbers >

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.

BC Logos

The old BCU Logo should not now be used. Please use this one on your posters, etc:

A bigger version is available HERE>

Judging Guide

A reference guide for the more experienced and help for newcomers to judging canoe slalom, whether they are taking the exam or not.


Senior Selection


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 Colliery Row, ALFRETON DE55 7FD


Prem: Tracy Wells, 14 Donne Close, Higham Ferrers, RUSHDEN, NN10 8PF

Div 1: Nick Penfold, 2 Qualitas, 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

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

ACM Invitation
2015 Slalom ACM Agenda
2014 Slalom ACM Minutes
2016 Registration Form:
   (Word) - (PDF)
2016 Slalom Managed Calendar:
   (Word)  (PDF)
Portable Points:
    Competitor Viewpoint - Race Organiser Viewpoint
Proxy Voting Form
   (Word) - (PDF)
Chairman's Report
Volunteers Report
British Canoeing Report
Strategy Report
Scottish Canoe Slalom Report
Canoe Wales Report
Canoe England Slalom Report
England Talent Programme Report
Event Management Report
Technical Co-ordinator's Report
2015 Ranking Lists
Event Entry Stats

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 racing.

  • It will make use of more race places, giving more paddling opportunities and making races more viable.

  • 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 opportunities?

Nick Penfold

British National Champions 2015



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. Paddlers from other countries also welcome.

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