Skike Australia Victorian Ski Chase – Update 12 August 2015

On the weekend a total of four Ski Chase events were held, thanks to great weather and snow conditions.  Many thanks to the organisers of the Stirling Hill Climb, Ski de Femme, Rocky Valley Rush/Sun Valley Ramble, and the Tullicoutty/St. Phillack Cup, who made these events happen.

We only have results for two events so far (Stirling Hill Climb and RVR/SVR).  Andrew has processed the results for these two events Results12Aug2015_Women Results12Aug2015_Men .  Almost certainly we will see changes when the results from the remaining events are processed.

Regarding points calculations we’d like to remind participants of the following:

  • Participants receive points for their best two Falls Creek events (and all other events of course).
  • Points are awarded in preference to the “main” event when multiple sub-races are included in the one overall event. (An exception is given to the Hoppet/Birkebeiner/Joey, which are all treated as individual events.)  How does this work?  Consider the RVR/SVR held on Sunday.  A single place ranking is determined for all participants based on the following race ranking order: RVR classic, SVR classic, RVR freestyle.  RVR classic participants are ranked in their finishing order, SVR classic finishes are ranked immediately below this in their finishing order and so on.

While the numbers of registered participants has grown since last week, the numbers are lower than last year, thanks mostly to the unfortunate cancellation of the first four races.  However, this means that everyone has a much greater chance of winning prizes, especially as we have more prizes than ever this year.  (Currently every U23 participant will be in the draw for cash prizes, even those who have skied in only one event.)

Prize reminder:

Vo7Plus Skikes from Skike Australia (skike.com.au) – Random draw

Two $100 vouchers from Rochford Wines in Healesville (rochfordwines.com.au) – Random draw

Two $100 vouchers from Rochford Wines – First place male and female

Two $300 cash prizes – First place male and female U23, donated by Skikeforce

Four $200 cash prizes – Random draw among 2nd to 11th placed U23, donated by Melbourne Nordic Ski Club, and anonymous donors.

We now have only one other chance to earn more ski chase points, so if you haven’t already done so, make sure you sign up to the Hoppet, Birkie, or Joey  (www.hoppet.com.au).

Best of luck from the Skike Australia Victorian Ski Chase coordinators.

The results for the Tullicoutty and St. Phillack Cups can be found here: St Phillack & Tullicouty Cup Results 2015

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