Important Changes to Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals

There have been changes made to the format and schedule for the 2015 Cardrona NZ Junior Ski and Snowboard National Championships - please read.

The Cardrona NZ Junior Ski and Snowboard National Championships are scheduled for 5thOctober to 10th October at Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, NZ.

CHANGES FOR 2015:

For 2015 there will be a National Schools Championship added within the NZ Junior Nationals event. In order to make this possible there has been a change in the age, age groups will now follow the athlete’s school year rather than the year of birth. 

An extra day has been added to the schedule (now five competition days plus one weather day on Saturday). The extra day will include an open age Slopestyle category and a Cross Country Ski race. Both of these events will count towards the school and the individual overall prizes. 

EVENT DISCIPLINES AND DATES

Monday 5th October:         Ski Giant Slalom | Salomon Skier-cross | Salomon Snowboard Slopestyle
Tuesday 6th October:        Bonfire Boarder-cross | SB Giant Slalom | Salomon Ski Slopestyle 
Wednesday 7th October:    Smith Ski Halfpipe | K2 Snowboard Freeride
Thursday 8th October:      Smith Snowboard Halfpipe | K2 Ski Freeride 
Friday 9th October:            Open Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle | Cross Country

Saturday 10th October:      Postponement/weather day| Prize giving

AGE DIVISIONS (Ski & Snowboard)

Junior Primary – Years 1- 3

Senior Primary – Years 4 – 6

Intermediate – Years 7 – 8

Junior Secondary – Years 9 – 10

Senior Secondary – Years 11 - 13

(International competitors will be placed into an age group based on their year of birth)

Entries for this event are limited and all competitors MUST be current members of Snow Sports NZ prior to registering for any events.  Join online today.

BIB COLLECTION

Bib collection will be available on Sunday 4th October after 9:00am at Cardrona Alpine Resort ticket office and at the Cardrona Wanaka town office after 6:30pm.

A $20.00 bib deposit fee will be required at bib collection. 

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE

5:45am             Event update, fax, e-mail and internet reports

6:45am             Live Radio reports on 92.2 Wanaka FM

7:30am             Officials & staff meet, upstairs training & media room

8:00am             Lifts open for competitors, marshals and staff on course.

8:30/9:00am      Courses open for competitor inspection

9:15am             Competitor briefing top of course

9:30am Start of competition and or training

3:30pm             Results and Awards Presentation (Cardrona courtyard) 

4:00pm Saturday 10th October – Overall Prize Giving Wanaka Event Centre 

LIFT TICKETS

Competitor passes are available from Sunday 4th October after bib collection, children $25 per day, Adults $50 per day. 

EVENT PRICING

Individual event - $47

All Events (5 disciplines) - $188

 OVERALL AWARDS PRIZE GIVING

The Overall prize giving will be held at 4:00pm in the Lake Wanaka Event Centre on Saturday 10th October. Along with the awards there will be photos and video clips from throughout the four days of events. 

The Overall prize giving will be followed by the Snow Sports NZ Awards Night, tickets for this will be sold separately on the Snow Sports NZ online shop.  

EVENT FORMATS AND RULES 

Giant Slalom

Dual GS (two courses side by side)

One run on each course (two runs total)

Fastest combined time wins

Racers can race the second course regardless of first run results

Competitors must compete in their school age group

 

SX/SBX

No race suits. International rules for SX and SBX clothing apply

One run time trial qualifiers

Top 25 – 50% of the field progress through to Semis and Finals (dependant on size of fields)

All race protests must be made IMMEDIATELY at the race finish line

Competitors must compete in their school age group

Freeride

No man-made features allowed on course

Two judged runs best run counts (straight finals)

Competitors must compete in their school age group 

Slopestyle

Two judged runs best score counts (straight finals)

Slopestyle Courses:

Little Bucks – Junior and Senior Primary boys and Girls plus Intermediate girls

Antler Alley – Intermediate boys plus junior and senior Secondary boys and girls

Big Bucks – Open Age Group

Participation in the Open Slopestyle event is at the discretion of Snow Sports NZ.

A competitor can compete their age group; if a competitor choses to ride in the Open Age category they will receive points from their best result only (either Age Group points or Open points) 

Halfpipe

Two judged runs best score counts (straight finals)

Competitors must compete in their school age group

Cross Country

Competitors must compete in their school age group 

POINTS CALCULATIONS FOR OVERALL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS AND SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS: 

Individual Overall:

An Overall Individual Champion will be awarded for each age division, gender, ski and snowboard. Points are awarded based on the competitors placing in their best five disciplines. An competitor must compete in at least five out of the six disciplines to be considered for Overall Champion in their age group. Overall Champion will be awarded to the competitor who has the most points (regardless of nationality). 

National Schools Championship:

A Schools Champion will be awarded for Junior Primary, Senior Primary, Intermediate, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary school categories. Points will be awarded to the schools top four competitors in each discipline. A school must have at least one result in all six disciplines to be considered for the Schools Championship. There is no limit to the size of a schools team.

Points are awarded using the FIS 50 point scale below:

 

Placing

Points

       

1st

50

13th

10

25th

3

2nd

40

14th

9

26th

2.5

3rd

30

15th

8

27th

2.25

4th

25

16th

7.5

28th

2

5th

22.5

17th

7

29th

1.8

6th

20

18th

6.5

30th

1.6

7th

18

19th

6

31st

1.4

8th

16

20th

5.5

32nd

1.3

9th

14.5

21st

5

33rd

1.2

10th

13

22nd

4.5

34th

1.1

11th

12

23rd

4

35th

1

12th

11

24th

3.5

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WEATHER DAY

In the case of weather interupting the competion schedule, Saturday will be used as a make up day for any postponed events. If there are mulitiple postonments that are not able to be rescheduled into the weather day Snow Sports NZ will decide the priority for rescheduling events.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Cardrona Alpine Resort, Salomon Snowboards, Smith Optics, Bonfire, K2, Salomon

 

 

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