2016 NEW ENGLAND PREP SCHOOL ALPINE SKIING CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
HOST:Brewster Academy and Wilbraham & Monson Academy
SITE: Gunstock Ski Area, Gilford, NH
Information for participating schools
Brewster Academy :
Wilbraham & Monson Academy :
Entry Form (PDF)
- Please e-mail your team’s entries to Matt Found ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by February 5, 2016.
- Team size is up to 5 boys, and up to 5 girls. Be sure to indicate your racers in desired seed order for both events (Boy’s SL, Boy’s GS, Girl’s SL, Girl’s GS)
- For complimentary coach tickets, list coaches who will be attending (2 per school).
- Bring check (made out to Brewster Academy) or cash for $42.00 per racer.
- All volunteers (gatekeepers, etc.) will receive free passes. Please email Matt Found in advance if you have volunteers interested in helping.
7:15am – 8:30am
Coach/Athlete Registration in the Gunstock Ski Club Race Building – Pay Registration fee ($42/racer), tickets and bibs
Coaches meeting in finish area
Athletes load Tiger lift
8:10am - 8:50am
Course open for inspection
Course closed for inspection
First Run GS Start - Women, then Men; followed immediately by Second Run GS Start - Women, then Men. (5 minutes of course maintenance between Run 1 and Run 2)
Second Run GS estimated to Finish
11:50am - 12:15pm
SL courses set: Women on Left; Men on Right
12:15pm - 12:50pm
SL courses open for Inspection
Courses closed for Inspection
First Run SL Start - Women, then Men; followed immediately by Second Run SL Start - Women, then Men. (5 minutes of course maintenance between Run 1 and Run 2)
Second Run SL estimated to Finish
*** Please remember all posted times are unofficial. Please check finish boards for any time changes ***
- Additional volunteers are needed to help this event run smoothly. Please email Matt Found (email@example.com) in advance with names and contact information.
- Please review the NEPSAC guidelines and rules. We will not make start changes day of race. If an athlete is ill or otherwise, please try to notify us ASAP.
- Bibs, tickets and running orders will be available at registration. Release forms must be collected and checked off prior to receiving bibs. Coaches will be responsible for returning their team's bibs, in numerical order, at the conclusion of the afternoon race.
- At the conclusion of the each run, we will collect the gatekeeper cards, review them with the TD’s and post the DSQ report. Disqualifications for each run will be posted at the scorer’s display near the finish coral of each race. Once the DSQ’s are posted, coaches will have a 15-minute period in which to submit a formal protest. After the protest period has expired, the disqualifications will be applied and the results will become official.
- The goal is to have 2 runs of each event. As we all have experienced, there are sometimes obstacles that occur that are out of our control. If course conditions, weather or time constraints dictate, there will be a meeting of race officials and host team organizers to determine a course of action. There will be no grounds to protest any rulings.
BASIC RACE RULES
1. No racers may run, side slip, or shadow the course during their pre-race inspection. To do so risks immediate disqualification.
2. All racers are expected to be at the start at the proper time. Racers who miss their start will run at the end of the order. The running order will be reversed within each seed in the second run (if registration was received on time).
3. A racer who has a binding release in the course is an automatic DSQ. However, if a racer loses one ski after passing the second to last gate on the course, (s)he may attempt to complete the race on one ski.
4. If a racer misses a gate and chooses to climb, (s)he must cross the horizontal plane on either side of the gate that was missed before continuing down the course. However, if a racer falls, and skis stay on, and (s)he is hiking, they must yield to an oncoming racer or be disqualified.
5. If a racer feels his or her run has been interfered with, (s)he must ski out of the course where the infraction occurs. No protest will be allowed if the racer completes the course and/or crosses through the finish line. The racer must then ski to the finish area and await the decision of race officials as to whether or not a (provisional) rerun will be granted.
Helmets are mandatory for both Slalom and Giant Slalom events. HARD SIDED “RACE“HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR GIANT SLALOM. NO RACER WILL BE ALLOWED TO START THE GIANT SLALOM IN A SOFT SIDED “FREE RIDE” OR SLALOM HELMET. CHIN GUARDS MUST BE REMOVED FROM HELMETS FOR GIANT SLALOM
The sum of the placing of each team’s top three finishers for each event will be totaled to determine overall order of team finish. Teams with less than 3 finishers take n + 1 for the placing of the missing racer towards the team score. Individual awards will be given for each discipline, and for team scoring in both events combined, with top three teams receiving plaques. Team scoring will be determined by taking the sum of placings in both Slalom and GS. In the event of a tie for the combined Slalom and GS score, lowest total time for the top three finishers for both GS and Slalom events would then be used to break the tie.
5. Ethel Walker (girls only)
6. Forman (boys only)
11. New Hampton