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A message to your school skiing community…

 

It is our great pleasure to invite your school to participate in the 2019 National Alpine Junior School Championships on Saturday 21st September at Coronet Peak.

 

New on the race calendar this year, the National Alpine Junior School Championships offers students the opportunity to represent their school in the field of alpine ski racing.

 

Students who meet the requirements are welcome to participate in the competition which will be an excellent platform for them to showcase their skills while carrying their school flag.

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The National Alpine Junior School Championships is an interschool competition open to Year 5 – 8 students throughout New Zealand. Skiers compete as part of a team comprising of no more than 5 skiers (the minimum team size is 3 skiers) who will compete in the age categories below. Schools from all around New Zealand are encouraged to enter this event.

 

DATE:

Saturday 21st September 2019

A contingency day is set for Sunday 22nd September 2019. Should we need to use the contingency day please note the NAJSC will be run in conjunction with the Night ‘n Day Junior Interfield Race Series at The Remarkables.

 

EVENT FORMAT:

Dual Slalom

 

ENTRY & TEAMS ELIGIBILITY:

Each Competitor in the team must enter in one of the following categories:

  • Year 5 & 6 Boys
  • Year 5 & 6 Girls
  • Year 7 & 8 Boys
  • Year 7 & 8 Girls

 

Schools who are unable to field a team of 3 competitors may enter a lessor number and those individuals will be combined with individuals from other schools to make up a full team.

 

NOTE: Where there is a regional schools ski race the school MUST compete in that race to be eligible to enter.

 

Regional competitions include - Turoa | Bay of Plenty School Ski Races, Mt Dobson | Aoraki School Champs, Cheeseman | Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Schools, Turoa | Waikato Schools Races, Whakapapa | NIPS, Coronet Peak | Battle of the Basin, Turoa | North Island Secondary School Champs, Rainbow | Solander Primary and Intermediate Schools, Cardrona | Upper Clutha Primary School Champs

 

SKI COMPETITION:

There will be two runs for all competitors and times from the blue course and red course will be combined. Skiers will not be seeded. Points are awarded separately for boys and girls in each category. Time is calculated from the fastest to the slowest with any did-not finish (DNF) being included in the total number of competitors. The total number of competitors in each division, shall be divided into 20 equal groups, insofar as that is possible; thereby creating the number/group of skiers to be awarded 20 points, 19-points, 18-points; and so on down to 1-point. Final team placings are calculated based on the total of the 4 highest scoring team members. To be competitive we recommend entering a team of 5 as your best four competitors will be counted for the overall team trophy.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Register your Interest now:

Entries will open in May and close 28 July 2019 however bookings will be accepted up until 13 September 2019. Please note a late fee applies for bookings received after 28 July 2019.

 

Each team is required to provide 1 team manager and nominate 1 volunteer. The volunteer cannot be the team manager.

 

Fees do not include lift passes. Competitors will receive a 50% discount off the regular single day lift ticket price. Lift tickets can be purchased from NZSki Guest Services between 7:00-8:00am on the day. ONE Complimentary ticket will be available for managers with up to 5 athletes, additional coaches to pay half price. Race volunteers will receive a free day pass for use on the day of the competition.

 

AWARDS AND TROPHIES:

Prizegiving will take place on Sunday 22 September (details tbc).

  • The National Alpine Junior Ski Championship Trophy will be awarded to the team with the most combined points at the end of the competition.
  • Individual trophies will be awarded to Fastest Year 5 & 6 Boys, Fastest Year 5 & 6 Girls, Fastest Year 7 & 8 Boys, Fastest Year 7 & 8 Girls and medals for second and third.

 

ENTRY FEES:

  • Early bird closing date: 30 June 2019

A base entry fee of $50 is payable by all teams. In addition, an entry fee per competitor is as follows:

  • Entry fee for team of 3 $150 ($50 per competitor)
  • Entry fee for team of 4 $200 ($50 per competitor)
  • Entry fee for team of 5 $250 ($50 per competitor)

 

  • Late entry fee closing date: 13 September 2019

A base entry fee of $100 is payable by all teams. In addition, an entry fee per competitor is as follows:

  • Entry fee for team of 3 $150 ($50 per competitor)
  • Entry fee for team of 4 $200 ($50 per competitor)
  • Entry fee for team of 5 $250 ($50 per competitor)

 

The event is organised by the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team. For further information please visit www.qast.org.nz or alternatively direct any questions to admin@qast.org.nz