The 20th-anniversary event of the annual Simple Session contest went down last weekend, February 8 – 9 at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia. The main contests hosted 159 athletes from 30 countries: 58 in Pro Skateboarding, 13 in Women’s BMX, 51 in Pro BMX Street and 37 in BMX Park. The Qualifications went down on Saturday and Finals on Sunday, with 12 top Qualifiers competing for the medals.
For the first time since 2013, women’s BMX class called Sister Session was brought back. There were 13 competitors from all over the world, a couple of them will be representing their countries at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, where BMX Freestyle will make its debut. The Swiss-American Nikita Ducarroz
A year older and not a bit quieter.... Also in December 2019, the rails, curbs, mini ramp, etc. were dismantled by the approx. 60 riders in the freestyle hall. There was also an innovation this year; for the first time in all these event years, we installed a bunny hop contest from a bank over Christmas packages at the Jam. What the riders really celebrated. For that there are only two words, fun and escalation. It was again a top X-MAS JAM, which we also heard from the feedback from the riders and spectators. Next year, the jam before Christmas, will be 10 years old and then we will let it rip!
The winners of the “X-MAS JAM 2019” are: 1. Zeno Lehmann 2. Adrian Kölz 3. Matthias Hilber 4. Luc Morat
Qualification results Chimera A-Side Park contest Nagoya, Japan. Top 6 to the finals. Other riders ride again as a last chance qualifier for the top 2 to transfer to the final event where the first place finisher receives $90.000,= USD. Not too shabby. Qualification results Chimera A-Side Park 1st: Rim Nakamura - 103 points 2nd: Boyd Hilder - 102 points 3rd: Logan Martin - 101 points 4th: Daniel Sandoval - 100 points 5th: Brandon Loupos - 99 points 6th: Marin Rantes - 98 points
CAMPEONATO DE ESPAÑA BMX FREESTYLE PARK, Cullera (Valencia, Spain) - 15 December 2019
Men: 1 PEÑAFIEL FERNANDEZ Daniel ESP 60 points 2 ARMENDARIZ GOMEZ Arkaitz ESP 45 3 JODAR NOTARIO Miguel Angel ESP 40 4 FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ Jaime ESP 35 5 MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ Alex ESP 0 MARTIN DEL RIO Juan ESP DNS
Women: 1 FERNANDEZ-MIRANDA AZCOAGA Teresa ESP 60 points 2 VALLEJO GARCIA Maria ESP 45 3 ESQUER RUIZ-GALAN Maria Del Mar ESP 40 4 DAVILO LAGO Rebeca ESP 35