There will be Team Races at the National Championships on Thursday, March 23.
There are two types of teams that can enter the Team Races; Friends Teams & Family Teams.
You can put a team together with friends from your resort or put together a team with new friends that you meet during the event. The race is open to all interested participants and racers are handicapped by the age, gender and discipline. If mom brought you to the Nationals, this is your chance to race with her.
Friends Team: The Friends Team Race will be scored using the four highest point gainers from each team with a maximum of eight team members. There will be awards presented to teams that score Platinum medals points, Gold medal points, Silver medal points and teams that score Bronze medals points. First, second and third place plaques will be presented to the top three teams in each division, Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze.
Family Team: Family Teams will be scored using the three highest point gainers from each Family Team. There are three divisions within the Family Team Race: 1 Generation Teams, 2 Generations Teams & 3 Generation Teams. There is no maximum number of family members that can participate but there must be a direct family relationship.
The Team Races are scored using NASTAR Team Points. Friends teams will be placed a division based on their team's performance. Each team's medal point average during the race will place them in the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze team division. Family teams must select their division before the race (1, 2 or 3 generations).
Open to all interested racers. No qualification is required but participants must be registered NASTAR racers.
Family Teams will be seeded by the number of generations represented on the family team. Three generation families will race first followed by two generation families and then one generation family teams.
Friends Teams will be seeded by the time and date of registration. The first teams to sign up will get to start first.
$20 Entry Fee
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 which will be posted and available 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 in the Bashor finish area following the race. Awards will be presented to the top three Family Teams in each division (1, 2 & 3 Generations) and the top three Friends Teams in each division.
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)