10/30/2018, Canadian Masters’ Alpine Team (CMAT) – Change in criteria for 2019 season and onwards
Upon receiving racer feedback, your Committee has deliberated and revised the criteria for the Canadian Masters’ Alpine Team (CMAT) for the 2019 season and onwards; see details on our webpage .
The essence of the change is:
From: Minimum of two starts at any of the events listed on the national calendar outside one’s home region.
To: Within the minimum five starts, there must be starts in a minimum of two different regions listed on the Masters’ national calendar, for the current season. Regions: BC-Coast, BC-Interior, AB, MB, ON QC, and Maritimes.
Examples of issues with the previous criteria (minimum of two starts…outside one’s home region) are:
– If the racer attended a single race event outside of their home region, they would be forced to travel a second time outside of their home region.
– If the racer attended a 2-race event outside of their home region, and crashed or got hurt (or cannot race the next day at that event for any other reason), again they would need to travel a second time outside their home region.
– A racer could participate in the minimum of five races, all in a single region as long as it was outside their home region and still qualify.
– The seven regions were not clearly spelled out.
In addition, we are opening up another way to earn a spot on CMAT for those racers that participate in at least five FIS Masters’ races in a single season. Given the geography of these races throughout the world (refer https://data.fis-ski.com/masters/home.html) and that this would require attending at least two major FIS Masters’ events, achieving this is indicative of the racer’s commitment.
For those racers that have met this new criteria, it is up to them to notify me by email, not later than April 15th each year, by way of showing their names on at least five lists of results; this way, we can ensure that your name is added to the CMAT annual announcements.
Given that Masters’ racing is as much about sport for life, camaraderie, training, improving, participation, exposure to new Masters and travel, we hope you agree that these revisions align better with these objectives.
Lloyd Sevack | President
Canadian Alpine Masters | Maîtres Alpin Canadiens