Ben Mackinnon: Kiwi champ

Ben Mackinnon has conquered the Open and Senior titles of the 2010 Blaketown Challenge and is the New Zealand bodyboading champion.

The bodyboarder from Dunedin had won the trophy two years ago. Mackinnon, 30 years old, will also gain an automatic entry to the fifth round of the Pipeline Pro, in February 2011.

This was his first win at Greymouth, in New Zealand. Ben managed to complete inverts, aerials and back flips to claim the 2010 Blaketown Challenge.

Ben Mackinnon will head to the Australian Championships, in November, to defend the colors of his country, just before the Hawaiian dream.

Results:

Open Men
1st Ben Mackinnon
2nd Terry Ferguson
3rd Bronn Foster
4th Jolan Kilkelly

Dropknee
1st Jolan Kilkelly
2nd Tim Bromley
3rd Bayden Barber
4th Ben Smith

Senior Men
1st Ben Mackinnon
2nd Terry Ferguson
3rd Dean Briggs
4th Jolan Kilkelly

Amateur Men
1st Alan Downing
2nd Blaze Viellanski
3rd Mike Gibson

U21
1st Matt Haldane
2nd Aran Naismith
3rd Paul Van der kwaak

U16
1st Willy Nepia Murray

U18
1st Willy Nepia Murray

Open Women
1st Erica Cusack

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