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Report from FIS re FMC Finals

posted Apr 12, 2016, 1:50 PM by Alison Hills
Please see below report just received from Stefano Arnhold, Chairman (FIS - Subcommittee for Masters Racing):  

"We had this last Friday and Saturday the FIS Masters Cup Finals in Les Menuires (FRA) with a good attendance of Masters competing for double points in the two last competitions that decided the Overall Winners in many Categories.

The decision to change the SG for a GS and to have the SL on Friday, turned out to be a good decision due to the warm temperatures. Les Menuires organised the French Alpine Championships in the end of March in good conditions, but less then two weeks later the snow conditions were quite challenging.

The Stadium used was the same as for the SL events of the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.

The designated FIS TD did not show up or even communicated with the OC that had to find a replacement in record time.
Mr. Robert Burdin, Chief of Competition, is a hard worker and could be seen doing all kinds of different tasks but clearly the OC lacked a sufficient number of workers (specially in the adverse snow conditions). 

Course setting was in general very good.

Very nice (free) food was served on both days to the racers and also at TCM Meeting.
Costs in general were very reasonable as the ski lift ticket was only Euros 15,00/day and the Lunch for the Overall Awards Ceremony Euros 20,00.

The OC did not prepare medals to award the winners in each class for both races (SL & GS) and only awarded the best times in each class with a small gift.

After and unusual season we completed 30 competitions, out of 45 originally scheduled, and had a very nice Award Ceremony with the 3 first in each age class receiving beautiful crystal globes and for the first time we also awarded the best in each Category (A, B & C) and the winners by event (SG, GS and SL) in each category.

In the names of Robert Burdin and Eric Morel I want to thank the OC and special thanks go to the support of Daniel Defago from the FIS IT Department that implemented all the necessary program changes (and this year we had many and complicated changes) and for Heinrich Klobuczek (GER) for his simulation programs that help support, test and implement those changes".