2017 Championships, Points & Other News

2017 Championships, Points & Other News

Lloyd Sevack, 03/31/2017: Firstly, I want thank everyone on the National Masters’ Committee for their nomination and unanimous support for me as President of the Canadian Alpine Masters; all of whom I’ve worked with, and look forward to more of this in my new role. I’d also like to welcome to Lewis Heilig, our new Quebec rep who has taken over from Pierre Bégin, now our Eastern rep, and to Eric Giroux, Webmaster & Communications.

Canadian Masters Alpine Championships, Stoneham, QC, March 16-19, 2017:
 If you haven’t heard from any of the racers that attended, I’m sure that from all the Facebook posts (Facebook Page), you can tell that this was a spectacular event; well run, 82 ecstatic racers, a high level of competition, great volunteers and ROC, plus weather that we couldn’t have ordered with a direct line to Mother Nature! ! For a full race report, see Race Report. Race results can be found at 2017 CAMC Results.  Only racers that complete all four races successfully are contenders for the prestigious Champion of Champions Award, whose times are age factored and plotted mathematically to see how much ahead of the trend line they are. The man and woman who are ahead of the trend line by the biggest margin in the field are declared Champion of Champions. Congratulations to this year’s Champion of Champions; Joy Fera (BC) and Stéphane Ricard(QC)! Note: This award can only be won once every 3 years, and it comes with the prize of free* race entry fees for the subsequent Canadian Alpine Masters Championships. *Only registration (race entry and lift tickets) are free; not banquet, items for sale, or additional training options.
World Cup Points List:
The final World Cup Points List may be found here . If you think anything is amiss is this massive list, please contact Sharon Chadwick, [email protected] , not later than next Wednesday, April 5th, as these results will also be used to select and announce the 2018 Canadian Masters Alpine Team (CMAT) in an upcoming newsletter! This list shows that we pulled off 35 races across the country of 36 scheduled on the National Calendar unveiled in Dec, 2016; only 1 cancellation – a stellar season!
Additional statistics which some may find interesting
513 racers (125 female & 388 male), BC had the most number of racers; 184, followed by ON (122), then QC (91), the most numerous age categories are 55-59 & 60-64, followed by 50-54; like fine wine, we get better with age, 7 racers, representing less than 1.4% of all racers, competed in 12 or more races on our National Calendar and are to be complimented for their participation & commitment: They are;  Irene Collins, Cynthia Wohlberg, Pierre Bégin, Keith Ible, Lewis Heilig, François Tremblay & Lloyd Sevack.
Canadian Masters Alpine Championships, 2018:
Having been in the east for the last 2 years, this event will be returning to the west in 2018. In keeping with our desire and success in moving these around for the last 6 years (2012/13: Nakiska, 2014/15: Kimberley, 2016/17: Stoneham), we hope that the next will be held at another new venue. Watch for an announcement, likely next month!
Major US 2018 Events:
US Master Nationals come east once every 5-6 years. 2018 is one of these, which will be held Feb 5-10 at Okemo in Ludlow, VT. Though not yet final, it appears that the next FIS Masters Criterium will also be back in North America, March 19-24, 2018 at Big Sky. Montana. Awaiting final confirmation from FIS.