A Friends and Family Team Race has be added to the National Championships on Sunday, March 24th, starting at 1pm, and directly following the Race of the Champions.
The Team Race will have two divisions, Friends Teams & Family Teams. The race is open to all interested racers so if your mom brought you to the Nationals and did not race, this is your chance to race with her. Put a team together with friends from your resort or the new friends that you met during the event. Teams can be made up of any age, gender or discipline.
Family Team: Family Teams will be scored using the three highest point gainers from each Family Team. There is no maximum number of family members that can participate but there must be a direct family relationship.
Friends Team: The Friends Team Race will scored using the four highest point gainers from each team with a maximum of eight team members.
The Team Race is scored using NASTAR Team Points.
Open to all interested racers. No qualification is required but participants must be registered NASTAR racers.
Family Teams and Friends Teams will be seeded by the time and date of registration. The first teams to sign up will get to start first. Teams will race together.
$20 Entry Fee
Awards will be presented to the top three Family Teams and the top Three Friends Teams.
Awards will also be presented to the top three girls and boys under 21 and the top three men and women over 21.
Teams are scored using the NASTAR handicap system to level the playing field for all team members. Each team member scores points for their team based on the handicap they earn in their age and gender group. The NASTAR Handicap Chart shows the handicap needed in each age & gender category to earn a particular number of team points (click on Enlarge Photo to view the NASTAR Handicap Chart).
FAMLY TEAM: The top THREE point gainers from each Family Team will be used to score points for their team. The number of team points earned by these top point gainers are added together and divided by three to get the final Team Score (e.g. a perfect team score would be 10 points).
FRIENDS TEAM: The top FOUR point gainers from each Friends Team will be used to score points for their team. The number of team points earned by these top point gainers are added together and divided by four to get the final Team Score (e.g. a perfect team score would be 10 points).
The number of team points indicated on the chart is a range. Since team points are interpolated, the exact number of team points earned will be within this range. The exact number of team points scored for your team will be indicated on the result sheets on online. In the event of a tie, one addition team member will be added to the score to break the tie. This process continues until the tie is broken.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 Family Teams and the top 3 Friends Teams.
Calculating Team Points is a process of interpolation. First you take the handicap and see where it fits in the handicap chart. Then from the chart get the minimum and maximum values for the Team Points and the corresponding range of handicaps. Then calculate where the team points would be based on where the handicap lies between the minimum and maximum. The calculation to do this is: TScore := Maximum Team Score in Range - ((HCap - minHC) x 2.99 / (maxHC - minHC)) (the value of 2.99 is the range of Team Scores within the Gold, Silver and Bronze handicap range. The Platinum range is .99)