Tri-Region 2013

The invitation / bulletin for this year’s Tri-Region race to be held at Welwyn on Saturday the 12th October 2013 can be found here. Anybody born in 2005 or before who has raced in one or more Snowsport South races and belongs to one of the following clubs is eligible for consideration for a team; Aldershot Ski Race Club, Aldershot Senior Ski Team, Berkshire Race Squad, SAC, SASA and Snowtrax. If you have any queries on this, please let me know.

As we are sorting the teams out a bit later this year, rather than apply through the clubs can you please just send me an email at including the year of birth of all applicants and race shirt size as both these pieces of information are needed.

Snowsport South will be entering 8 teams each with 5 racers so we have space for 40 racers. There are rules around team selection in that each team must meet the following criteria:-

Minimum of 1 U16 or below including U10s

Maximum of 2 Seniors or above

Minimum of 1 Team member of other gender from the rest

Please note that an U16 racer is anyone born in 1998 or after and a senior is anyone born in 1992 or before.

Teams will be selected based on the average finish in the 5 Snowsport South races held so far this year with adjustments made to ensure adherence to the rules above. The use of stubbies this year has meant that the younger racers generally have quicker times than they would have achieved through full race poles so an adjustment will be made to their times and the race day results re-calculated to take account of this for the team selections. Please note that for this event all racers will be going through full race poles.

We do not have a lot of time to sort out the teams so I need to have all applications in before midnight on the 8th September. Teams will be selected in the following week and the first team list published on the 15th September.

Brian Davies