Western Region Championship Selection Boards

2019 U19 Western Region Championships Selection Process

For the 2019 season two race series will be used for Head to Head rankings – The December 15-18 FIS Tech Open Series (3-SL, 2-GS) and the February 21-24 NCAA FIS Tech Series (2-SL, 2-GS) both at Alyeska, Alaska.

For the 2019 WRJC U19 selections, naming the team shall be accomplished by utilizing a five-column selection board. Each column shall be comprised of eligible athlete names ranked first to last. The first ranked athlete shall be placed at the top of the column; the last ranked athlete shall be placed at the bottom of the column. LEFT COLUMNS will be comprised of athlete names ranked by each individual athlete’s current FIS points for GS, SL and SG. DH shall not be considered. RIGHT COLUMNS will be comprised of athlete names ranked by each individual athlete’s best two (out of four) GS and best two (out of five) SL race finishes at the qualifying race series. Finishes shall be scored using new World Cup points. Ties shall be broken using the next best result.

SELECTION is accomplished by taking the top name in the FIS GS Points. column, then the FIS SL Points column, then the FIS SG Points column, followed by the top name in the FIS GS Race column, then the FIS SL Race column. Selection continues by going to the second name in the left columns, and then the second name in the right columns, etc and by following the procedure described in the previous sentence until the team is filled. If a name comes up a second time it is skipped. Always skip across from left to right, not down for repeats.

In the event that we are unable to hold three (3) Slalom or (3) Giant Slalom races in the qualifying series, head to head results will not be used to make selections.

Example Boards –

GS FIS Points

SL FIS Points

SG FIS Points

GS Results

SL Results

Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Adam Jones

Joe Smith

John Anderson

Fred Easter

John Anderson

Fred Easter

Adam Jones

Joe Smith

Tommy Goal

Fred Easter

John Anderson

John Anderson

Tommy Goal

John Anderson

Adam Jones

Tommy Goal

Fred Easter

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Tommy Goal

Joe Smith

Tommy Goal

Fred Easter

Selection Ranking

  1. Joe Smith
  2. Adam Jones
  3. John Anderson
  4. Fred Easter
  5. Tommy Goal

 

2019 U16 Western Region Championship Selection Process

The Alaska Division quota for the 2019 Western Region U16 Championships is 5 women and 5 men. The quota is determined by the Corrock Method which factors each Division’s’ population and team results at the regional championship from the prior year.

For the 2019 season two series will be used – Coca Cola Classic Cup January 12-15, and Alyeska Cup February 7-13. The races contested will be 2 GS and 2 SL from Coca Cola Classic, and 2 SG, 2 GS and 2 SL from Alyeska Cup.

In the event that we are unable to hold three (3) Slalom or Giant Slalom races, due to circumstances, qualification will be done using each “run” vs. “race.” In the event that qualifying series has to be reduced to 4 or fewer races, qualification will be done using each “run” vs. “race.” In qualifying GS and SL races, racers that are not ranked after the first run (DNF’s or DQ’s) will be allowed to run at the end of their respective seeds (groups of 15) in reverse bib order during the second run. This is to insure that if qualification races are lost each competitor will have had the opportunity to complete each run if qualification reverts to “by run” versus “by race” results.

For purposes of the selection board, the racer with the highest number of points based on their five best race/competition finishes (with no more than three “races” or “runs” used in any discipline), will be ranked first. Each racer thereafter will be ranked in accordance with the number of total points accumulated in the best five “races”, with no more than three “races” or “runs” used in any single discipline. Ties in ranking will be broken by using the next best race finish per discipline, not to exceed using more than three “races or runs” in any single discipline.

Selections will be made by the ACC. Programs or independent athletes will be notified of team selections no more than 48 hours after they are determined. Athletes must notify their club of their intent to participate and submit a trip deposit payment, within 48 hours after selections are announced. Selections will be made as described above until each quota, including alternates, is filled.

2019 U14 Regional Championship Selection Process

The Alaska Division quota for the Western Region U14 Championships is subject to change annually. The quota is determined by each Division’s population from U14 USSA license holders who are current on the November points list. The Alaska Division has a minimum quota of 4 women and 4 men for the 2019 U14 WR Championships. The qualifying races contested will always include two Super G races, two Giant Slalom races, and two Slalom races.

For the 2019 season two series of races will be used – Coca Cola Classic Cup January 12-15 and Alyeska Cup February 7-13, both at Alyeska, Alaska. Each run of the ten races will be a qualifying event for the selection boards. The events contested will be four GS runs and four SL runs from Coca Cola Classic Cup, and two SG runs, four GS runs and 4 SL runs from Alyeska Cup.

For purposes of the selection board, the racer with the highest number of points based on nine best runs, (with no more than five runs used in any discipline), will be ranked first. Each racer thereafter will be ranked in accordance with the number of total points accumulated in the best nine runs, with no more than five runs used in any single discipline.  Ties in ranking will be broken by using the next best run finish, not to exceed using more than five runs in any single discipline.

Selections will be made as described above until each quota, including alternates, is filled. Selections will be made by the ACC. Programs or independent athletes will be notified of team selections no more than 48 hours after they are determined. Athletes must notify their club of their intent to participate and submit a trip deposit payment, within 48 hours after selections are announced.

U16/U14 Tri Divisional Selection Process

Intermountain, Northern and Alaska Division share a championship for athletes not making the U16 or U14 Regional Championship quotas for their division. Quotas are determined by population of participating divisions.

2018 Quota: U16 Men: 4, U16 Women: 4, U14 Men: 9, U14 Women: 7

The regional selection boards for each age group, U16 and U14 described above, will be used to determine quotas. Athletes may participate in their respective Regional Championship OR Tri Divisionals.  Athletes may NOT attend both.

 

Alaska State Championships

The winner of the first event in each discipline at the Alyeska Cup for the U16 and U19 age classifications, will be designated the Alaska state champion in that discipline. The first race of each discipline is used for the Alyeska Cup. WC points are awarded for each of three races (1SG, 1GS, 1SL), and only athletes that finish all three events will be eligible to win.