The Alley was on fire for the June pointscore, and delivered up a host of blistering rides by competitors in all three divisions – none better than that by Dave “Cabo” Halyard in the Open Final.
Cabo hooked into and proceeded to destroy an overhead screamer midway through the final. He clocked an average 8.5 for the effort and that was the big difference in deciding the placings 1 through 6.
The scene was very reminiscent of what happened in the Open final of the May event, when Jack Irvin made a technical move to switch from Shoes to the Alley, grabbed a bottler ride and gained a points advantage.
The waves through the pointscore didn’t stop, and only came apart in the back-end of the Open Final on Sunday when a raging southerly moved in.
Cabo’s victory over Jarrod Horner, Matt Mulder, Drew Kelly, Jack Irvin and Paul Coady has shot him to No 5 on the championship ratings. But Matty still holds down the lead on 85 points, five ahead of Jack and six adrift of Jarrod.
Jesse Horner surged through the heats and final to snag first place and move to the top of the order in the Juniors.
In defeating Tyler Barnes, Harrison Martin and Nathan Hatheier in the final, Jess picked up 12 points to move to 51 points, versus 45 for Nathan, 41 for Tyler and 35 for Harrison.
The SuperGroms all had a top pointscore, with plenty of gutsy rides in the heavy conditions.
Three heats and a final produced some terrific performances and underscores just how much our young guns continue to improve from contest to contest.
Rohan O’Sullivan, a new member in 2010, reveled in the conditions in the Alley to chalk up a big win in the final, outpointing Ben Boylan, Nathan Martin, Eathen Jackson, Spencer Barnes and Dion Earle.
Nathan still holds down No 1 on the ratings, two points clear of Eathen, with Dion sitting third and reigning champ Ben in fourth.
NOTE: SkullCandy has joined the Shoes supporter squad. Thanks to the efforts of Reece Moffat, SkullCandy are supplying 10 sets of earphones as encouragement awards. The first set of earphones have gone to Rohan O’Sullivan for his great effort in winning the June SuperGroms final.