Text Box: 2011 Western Carnival
Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Prepared for the BRSC Spring Meeting

May 1, 2011





The competition was conducted in accordance with the council's race rules Version 2.5g which were distributed to trip leaders in December 2010.  Skiers from all nine of the clubs participating on the trip competed in the race.


Scoring for the Participation Award was based solely on the percentage of a club's skiers who raced.  A skier need not have successfully completed even a single run to count, although a best effort was expected.  The percent participation was determined by dividing the number of skiers who raced by the number of skiers who were on the trip representing each club.  Each club's participation base was first discounted as necessary so clubs weren't penalized if they had non-skiers, very young skiers (pre-teens), injured skiers who were physically unable to ski, or “visiting” skiers (i.e., members of a different club) who chose not to race.  An adjustment was also allowed for any first-time beginner skiers.  The numbers were adjusted upwards for any racers traveling with other clubs who raced with their group and any “race-only” participants.  The top three clubs were presented with honorary plaques recognizing their achievement.

















Scoring for the Team Competition award was based on ad hoc teams from each club consisting of the two ladies and three men earning the best medal points.  (Medal points were calculated by subtracting from each racer's best-run Nastar handicap, the handicap needed by that racer, in their age and gender category, to earn a Nastar gold medal.  The better a racer's performance, the lower were their medal points earned.)  Each team's medal points were added together and results compared amongst all participating clubs.  Seven of the nine clubs that participated in the race had sufficient finishers to compete for the award (at least three male and two female finishers).  The top three clubs were presented with honorary plaques recognizing their achievement and their team members were recognized with medals.  The first-place club will also have its accomplishment engraved on the BRSC Western Carnival traveling trophy which will be presented to the prevailing club at today’s meeting.




























Awards were presented to the fastest racers overall, to the fastest three in each BRSC age category, and to the fastest snowboarders.  As with the team competition, results were based on the handicapped medal points determined by how close each racer came to winning a Nastar gold medal.  Handicap "discounts", as published by Nastar, were allowed for participants competing on snowboards, telemark skis, or with a physical challenge.  The two fastest skiers, the fastest snowboarders, and the top three racers in each BRSC age group were recognized with medals.  The two fastest skiers and the two fastest snowboarders were also recognized with honorary plaques. 



























































Notes:        With the exception of the fastest skier awards, which are determined by the best Nastar handicap, the competition was handicapped for age based on how close a racer came to winning a Nastar gold medal in their age/gender category (or how “deep” a gold they won).  A handicap discount was also applied for physically challenged competitors.


Respectfully submitted,


Dave Olsen

Pentagon Ski Club

2011 Western Carnival Race Coordinator