2020 SledTown ShowDown: Round 1 Update

Over 5,800 votes have been cast at the midway point of Round 1

by Kyle Born

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Round 1 of SledTown ShowDown ends on Sunday night, December 15, at 11:59 p.m.

The opening round of SledTown ShowDown is halfway to its conclusion as the December 15 deadline approaches.

Here’s how Round 1 is shaping up:

B.C.:

The defending SledTown ShowDown champion, Tumbler Ridge (76%), has a comfortable lead over Mackenzie (24%).

Revelstoke (70%), always a favourite to win the competition, is coasting ahead of Prince George (30%).

It’s a tight race between Fernie (58%) and Smithers (42%). Expect this one to flip-flop before it’s all said and done.

There’s a similar situation developing between Blue River (58%) and Cranbrook (42%). One of these popular riding destinations is going to slip out of the contest by week’s end. Who’s it going to be?

In a continuing trend of percentages, Fort St. John (58%) is in the lead vs. Kelowna (42%).

No surprise here—2018 SledTown ShowDown champion McBride (87%) has a big lead over Merritt (13%)

The winner from three years ago, Sicamous (69%), looks to advance past Fort Nelson (31%).

Valemount (83%), a provincial powerhouse that has yet to win, is off to a fast start against 100 Mile House (17%).

Alberta:

Last year’s provincial SledTown ShowDown winner for Alberta was Edson. Early indications are that Edson (90%) will easily advance past Smoky Lake (10%) to the next round.

Westlock (54%) has the early edge over Grand Prairie (46%).

Barrhead (62%) is in a comfy spot ahead of Cold Lake (38%)

There’s a bare-knuckle brawl brewing amidst Whitecourt (53%) and Swan Hills (47%). Who has the upper hand to land the knockout blow?

Crowsnest Pass (65%) can breathe easy for the time being as they have a sizable lead over Alberta Beach (35%).

Athabasca (74%) has garnered nearly three times as many votes as Fort McMurray (26%).

It’s a similar situation for Rocky Mountain House (76%) vs. Bonnyville (24%).

Fox Creek (92%) is feasting on St. Paul (8%). This one’s getting ugly.

Saskatchewan:

Yorkton is the only previous Saskatchewan SledTown ShowDown champion. They are currently in danger of being ousted by Porcupine Plain. Porcupine Plain (57%) is in position for the upset over Yorkton (43%).

Quack! Quack! Duck Mountain (72%) is flying high above La Ronge (28%).

Hudson Bay (76%), last year’s representative for Saskatchewan, is reigning supreme over Prince Albert (24%). 

No contest here. Archerwill (84%) is up big on Esterhazy (16%).

The closest race in the whole contest is between Moose Mountain Provincial Park (51%) and Big River (49%).

Upset alert: Melfort (52%) looks to squeak by Kelvington (48%).

Who will come out on top between Nipawin (58%) and Carrot River/Arborfield (42%)? Too close to call just yet.

Another tight race is taking place as Tisdale (56%) and Meadow Lake (44%) duel it out for a spot in Round 2.

Manitoba:

Flin Flon was Manitoba’s provincial winner during last year’s SledTown ShowDown and shows no signs of slowing down. Flin Flon (91%) is up big over Rusell (9%).

It’s anybody’s game between Pinawa (55%) and Interlake (45%). If either of these destinations is your favourite to go sledding, pump up support with votes and shares or they might not make it to Round 2.

Snow Lake (62%) has an early lead over Lac du Bonnet (38%) but it’s not over yet. Who will emerge victorious over this battle of the lakes (lacs)?

It’s neck-n-neck between Beausejour (55%) and Woodridge (45%). A few more votes for Woodridge could see them advance to Round 2.

The Pas (58%) is edging out Pineview-Pine Falls (42%). Still time to see a shakeup in this one.

Not many votes separate Gimli (54%) and Whiteshell Provincial Park (46%).

The inaugural winner of SledTown ShowDown back in 2015, Swan Valley (62%), leads Lee River (38%), for now. Could Lee River muster enough votes to cause a major upset?

Thompson (73%) is sitting pretty vs. Fisher Branch (27%).

Total votes (so far) from all provinces in Round 1: 5,800!

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Remember you can vote every day, so rally the troops and give your snowmobile riding destination your support. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, for Round 1. 

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