2020-2021 Scoring Rules:
NENSA Membership is REQUIRED to be scored and ranked for Zak Cup Scoring.
Masters age categories are as follows:
SR ages 24-29, M1 ages 30-34, M2 ages 35-39, M3 ages 40-44, M4 ages 45-49, M5 ages 50-54, M6 ages 55-59, M7 ages 60-64, M8 ages 65-69, M9 ages 70-74, M10 75-79, M11 80-84, M12 85-89, M13 90-94, M14 95-99
Race age is as of December 31
– SR, M1 – M6 classes: Best 5 finishes with a minimum of 3 finishes needed (max finishes may adjust according to the # of races held – (33.3% of the 17 races))
– M7+ classes: Best 4 minimum of 2
– M1 – M6 classes: Best 5 minimum of 3 (max finishes may adjust according to the # of races held)
– M7+classes: Best 4 minimum of 2
Racers need to meet the minimum number of completed races listed within their age class in order to be scored. ‘Best’ refers to the number of best finishes that are scored from within a racer’s current Zak series profile. (For example, if you are in age Class M1- M6, and you raced 9 Zak races your best 5 finishes would be scored.)
Zak Cup Points
- Scoring of Zak Cup points, both overall and within NENSA age classes, follows a modified World Cup system with points to the top 15 as follows: 25, 20,15,12,11,10, 9, 8, 7, 6,5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 for 16th and higher. Scoring for this season will use displacement allowing for more diverse point profiles.
- Only current NENSA members at the time of the race will be scored. There will not be any retroactive scoring for racers joining mid-season. Competitors are responsible for providing their number at registration.
- If at the end of the season there is a tie for first in an age class the tie is broken first by overall Zak Cup points; if the tie remains then it is broken by head to head competition. If a tie still remains then multiple first place awards will be given.
- Due to the COVID – the potential of restricted travel and race cancellations Virtual races have been added to the calendar to ensure that competitors have the ability to complete their minimum number of races and also can participate in some of their favorite events despite travel restrictions.
- Virtual races will be scored based on age group and competitors are responsible for providing proof they completed the distance of the marquee distance of the chosen event. Competitors are asked to be resourceful in planning their course – either choosing an out-and-back option or completing a loop that starts and finishes at the same elevation.
- Marathons will be scored for overall Zak in both, age appropriate distances. Ie. if an older skier did the longer race and they are in the points – they score. Younger skiers do not score in the shorter distances.
- Final point total is based on the “best-of” criteria described above.
- Protests for individual race scoring may be filed within 10 days of official race score posting on the NENSA website and within 14 days of final series scoring. Protests should be sent to Competitive Program Director, Justin Beckwith.
Club Cup Points and Scoring – Hall Mark of Excellence Award
- Club Points will be scored to the Hall Mark of Excellence ranking page – which also includes 2020 – 2021 Rollerski, Vermont and Eastern Cup races. The goal is to bring the entire community together in this difficult time and provide an overall ranking of Club participation and performance.
- Any “current NENSA Club” member who designates their club during registration will score Club points (NENSA membership not required to score points).
- All skiers in a club – U16 and older are scored by overall results in the competition by U.S. Ski & Snowboard SuperTour Scoring: 1 – 30, 2 – 25, 3 – 21, 4 – 18, 5 – 16, 6 – 15, 7 – 14, 8 – 13, 9 – 12, 10 – 11, 11 – 10, 12 – 9, 13 – 8, 14 – 7, 15 – 6, 16 – 5, 17 – 4, 18 – 3, 19 – 2, 20 – 1.
- Scoring does not use displacement.
- Club affiliation at the time of the race will be used and there will not be any retroactive changes to scoring for club changes done mid-season. Scored points are not changed retroactively, a skier scores points for the club for which they are currently racing.
- At dual distance events, where there is an option for a single gender to race multiple distances (i.e. women could race a 25K or a 50K marathon), both distances are scored for the Club Cup, but only one (per gender) is scored for the Zak Cup.
- NENSA will track “overall kilometers skied” throughout all the above listed events including Bill Koch skiers in challenge components of Virtual events.