The 2013 Alpine Masters National Championships, sponsored in part by Phillips 66, were hosted by Northern Division at Big Sky, MT on Mar. 18-23. The 2013 nationals are a four-event championships with the DH championships colocated with the 3-event SG/GS/SL nationals.
The downhill championship is a standalone national medal event and is not included in the Divisions Cup, Combined or Spyder Team awards of the 3-event SG/GS/SL nationals scoring.
If you missed checking out your race photos at Big Sky's Mountain Mall or during the banquet, visit bigskyphotos.com and look under See Photos Online to view race photos - look for "2013 Masters Nationals". Photographer Marshall Tate takes great race photos and is offering an attractively priced CD package with all your race photos for the week.
In addition to the usual race-day photo galleries, which allow you to browse all the racers in an event, Marshall's crew has done a great job organizing photos by racer so it's easy to look at all your photos. (I've never seen that done before by any race photographers, it's awesome! [Ed.])
You must have a current USSA Masters competition license to compete in regional and national championship events (no temporary weekend licenses). Competitor field size for the national championships is limited to 300 entries.
In previous years, division quotas for nationals entries were established based on their percentage of registered masters licenses, with slots reserved for Canadian competitors and increased quota for the home division. For the 2013 Masters National Championship, division quotas will no longer be applied - entry is on a first come basis until field size of 300 is reached.
Registration for the 2013 National Championships will start Dec. 1. Online registration will be available through SkiRaceReg.com.
Mail-in entries can also be sent by completing a single event entry card for all events in which you wish to compete. Follow the instructions on the entry form for submitting your entry to the Race Secretary with single check for all events in which you wish to compete made payable to: Big Sky Ski Education Foundation.
(Registration for the 2013 national championships is now closed)
There will be a $10 late fee for entries submitted after Feb. 25, 2013, applicable to both online and mailed entries.
The National Masters Committee has established the following policy for cancellations: Masters must cancel two weeks prior to the event for a full refund (midnight, March 5, 2013). Masters who cancel within the two week period are not entitled to a full refund; refund percentages are at the discretion of the host area. Masters who cancel due to emergencies or recent (within the cancellation period) injury may be subject to a $20.00 service fee by the host area.
Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) has stated that there will be no refunds for non-injury/emergency cancellation requests made after the cancellation deadline is reached at midnight, Mar. 5. 2013. BSSEF will charge $20 processing fee on all refunds due to emergencies and/or injuries during the cancellation period.
The detailed event schedule is posted on the masters section of ussa.org:
Note: in order to manage the large field of competitors and provide good conditions for all at this championship event, competitors are split into several groups by age and gender. The groupings are A (men 21-44, classes 1-4), B (men 45-59, classes 5-7), C (all women), and D (men 60+, classes 8-14). The SG and the GS events are run on two courses to separate the younger A/B classes from the C/D groups of older men and all ladies, while in the SL each group competes on their own course.
Complete event results will be posted here when the national championships get underway.
DH Training See DH Training Times below in the Additional Scoring Reports section for times from Monday and Tuesday DH training runs.
|Race Results||By Class||By National Group||By Gender||Overall|
|GS||Group A/B , C/D||Group A/B , C/D||C/D||Group A/B , C/D|
|SL||Group A/B , C , D||Group A/B||Group A/B , C , D|
|Class Combined Champions||
A , B , C , D
The age class combined champions are awarded according to total race points in all three disciplines contested at the national championships.
The Division's Cup is awarded to the division with the best ratio of points scored per competitor start for all races in the national championships. Division teams must consist of at least 10 competitors to be eligible. The 2013 Divisions Cup was captured by Far West division.
|Division||Position||# Competitors||# Starts||Division Cup Score|
|Alaska||(n/e)||5||11||-- 2.09 --|
|Canada||(n/e)||2||5||-- 0 --|
|Total||196 competitors (152 men, 44 women)|
|Divisions Cup||complete standings|
The Spyder National Masters Team is named at the conclusion of the National Championships, based on world cup points scoring (best finish record points total) from the 3 events of the triple-combined.
The standings reports in this section provide additional rankings to show standings by race points, total time, and world cup points by class and by group - these are just for fun to see different comparisons of competitor results.
|Scoring Standings||By Class||By National Group||Notes|
|Race Points Combined||This is the race points scoring which is used for the triple combined class national champions.|
|Total Time Combined||Alt ranking on actual total times that go into race points ranking for the combined champions.|
|WC Points Combined||
This is the rankings when scored by World Cup points for a triple combined
(competitors must finish all 3 races, as in race points scoring).
|WC Points Total||
Rankings scored by cumulative World Cup points (Spyder national masters team scoring)
(any finishes count, competitors do not need to start in or finish all races to be eligible).
|DH Training Results||By Class||By National Group||By Gender||Overall|
|DH training run #1 (Mon 3/18)|
|DH training run #2 (Tue 3/19)|