NENSA Zak & Club Cup Series Information and Series Listing
The Zak and Club Cup Series brings together NENSA’s New England’s finest citizen races. These open events offer regional racing opportunities for developing skiers, and season-long head-to-head competition for senior and masters. There are often Bill Koch age offerings held in conjunction with many of the events. All events that are part of this Zak Cup Series are also scored for Club Cup points. One distance (per age group) on each day is scored for the Zak Cup to ensure appropriate competition within age groups. All timed race distances will be scored to Club Cup scoring.
NENSA scores Zak Cup races to both age group and overall rankings throughout the winter for seniors and masters skiers who have a NENSA membership number. Age group ranking is compiled by five year age groups starting at 24 years of age. The Series is named after Vlastimil Zak, who died unexpectedly when he fell through the ice on Squam Lake, New Years Eve, 1979. Zak’s enthusiasm and dedication to our sport lives on in the Zak Series.
Club Cup events also serve a vital role for our community, serving those who seek local and lower key events and clubs that incentivise skier participation based on Club Cup points. In 2020-2021 NENSA renamed Club Cup Scoring to A Hall Mark of Excellence – this point system is based on overall placement across our Eastern Cup, Zak and Club events.
During the pandemic season of 2020-2021 NENSA incorporated Virtual events in both Zak and Club scoring. We learned that Virtual experiences can bring together our community in beneficial ways, however the Masters Committee will determine how these events might tie in to Zak and Club scoring moving forward before the 2021-2022 calendar is published.
Questions about the series can be directed to Justin Beckwith.
2021-2022 Zak & Club Series Events will be listed here by October 1, 2021
(please note these are open Popular / Citizen races)