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1.12.23 KBAC Dual Slalom Showdown Program
TCM ( team captains meeting ) 7pm Saturday 2.11.23
This event is open to USSA/NYSSRA members in the Niagara Frontier Ski Council only. The registrant agrees to abide by all host resort rules. Specifics can be found at www.kbski.com.
Please take into account the requirements for U14 Panel SL equipment for athletes.
No chin guards
No shin guards
Pole guards with closed shield OK, cup style/open top not connected pole top- no go
Arm guards accepted but not recommended
Mouth guard recommended
Panel Gates 72” 27 mm FIS panel
hard or soft eared helmets ok.
RA for KBAC-Amanda Zanner [email protected] USSS 7123665
Please read this posting in its entirety as UPDATED pertinent information is listed for athletes, families and coaches.
Our guests are welcome to use the lodge and all services. Tables may not be reserved and are for patrons purchasing food etc. Please no camping out. There are firepits on a deck outside of Willie’s that offer a great view of the entire race.
Registration/Tickets: One team captain will pick up tickets in the Race Room located on the right side of the brick walk near the parking lot at KB Central. The Race Room will be open for walk through pick up starting at 7:30am for team captains only. The race room is otherwise for race officials and KBAC members only.
Spectator Lift Tickets: IDiscounted lift tickets (50.00) will be available at the Central Lodge inside ticket counter from 8am to 10pm. The ticket is an all day pass and you may ski starting at 8am during the 8 am to 10am KB Season Pass holder only dawn patrol hours.
Spectators, We ask that all spectators view the race from the deck / firepit area at the base or from behind the indicated area at the base. Either area will give you full view of the course. You may use all the lodge facilities.
Parking is first come first serve and all activities take place at the Kissing Bridge Central Area and Main Lodge.
Speed Suits are welcome.
Racers have been allocated bibs for the season, please remember to bring your athletes race bib.
Race Day Schedule(subject to change)-
7:00am Jury assembles for transportation to race start to inspect the venue and course.
8:00am Holly Quad open, athletes load for inspection by club. Clubs will depart for inspection in 5 min intervals. Order of inspections. 8:15 HV followed by HM, BSC and KB. There should be time for two inspections of the course. Coaches are responsible to follow this protocol and control the groups.
8:30 :Inspection Closed
9:00 am Forerunners
9:15 am First Heat underway
There will be a 45min break between heats1 and 2 for reseeding and redress of the course. During this time skills environments will remain open and it is a good to time to fuel up for the afternoon! Skills will be located on the Holly Slope. Athletes should be with a coach for skills participation through the day. Skills will include picket fence, other skill sets will depend on available space.
Times will be announced during the event.
DSQs notifications will be made directly to team captains, DSQs will also be posted at the race deck.
Awards will be presented outdoors by the Race Deck at Willies approx 40m after the last racer finishes.
2.13.22 KB Dual Slalom Shootout Format.
All racers will get 6 runs, 3 in red, 3 in blue.
The First Heat The first heat will run within age group and gender. U8/U10 and U12 Boys/Girls will be recognized.
The order will be as follows:
U12 Girls U12 Boys U10 Girls U10 Boys U8 Girls U8 Boys
The seeding randomized withing group and gender.
-The dual environment can be confusing so we are going to le the older kids go first to establish a track and give the younger racers a visual.
The first two runs, one in red, one in blue will make up the combined time official results to be used for the NYSSRA and USSA results.
The Second Heat
The second heat will run within age group and gender.
U8/U10s will be combined into one group.
U 12s will be the other age classification.
The order will be as follows: U10/8 Girls U10/8 Boys U12 Girls U12 Boys
The start list will be seeded within these groups by the combined time of the first two runs.
Heat 1 DSQ/DNF will run in random order at the back of their age/gender grouping.
The Third Heat
The third heat will run within age group and gender.
U8/U10Girls and Boys and U12 Girls/Boys.
Every racer will be able to run in the third heat.
The order will be reversed within age and gender groups from the 2nd heat with one exception.
The top 4 ( in group and gender) by combined times of ONLY THE SECOND HEAT will run at the end of their grouping seeded so that 4 races 3 and 2 races 1.
There is no reseeding between runs.
The king and Queen of the hill in the groups U10/8 Boys and Girls and U12 Boys and Girls will be decided by the best combined time of the 4 racers who qualified out of Heat #2.
The winners will be determined by the combined times of the third heat only.
So everyone is racing for good times and giggles and only the qualified top 4 can win the overall King/Queen. This holds true even if someone outside of the top 4 has a faster combined time in the third heat (qualifying matters).
For the top 4 in the final a DNF or DSQ will eliminate them.
In the case that all 4 finalist DNF or DSQ the fastest finishing time will be the winner. For that reason first run DSQs or DNFs are encouraged to race their second run. In the case that we have no finishing times n the final heat we will go to the 2nd heat combined times for the tie break.
Their is only one King and Queen awarded per age/gender, 2nd and 3rd are NOT recognized.
-Interfering inside the course of your opponent is grounds for a DSQ -There is no hiking in Dual Slalom
-Racers must go on the go command. Any advancing or delay of the start deemed to be done to gain advantage will be grounds for DSQ.
Start command: Red course ready, Blue course ready, attention:...Go
-In the event that a course worker or other unforeseen happenstance causes a racer in one course to pull out that racer only MAY be granted a rerun as soon as possible in the same color course to establish his/her time.
Other USSA Slalom Rules per the Alpine Competition guide appy unless superseded by PSL specific rules.
In summary: Everyone gets 6 runs! There are two ways to win, the official results with medals and council awards and the King and Queen of the hill for the fastest combined times among the 4 qualifiers racing within the third heat in each grouping.
Awards for the official race, the shootout and the color team standings will be announced asap after the last racer finishes over by the Racer Deck outside of Willie’s.