Ottawa Masters‘ Ladies Night. An evening of racing where the Ladies race 2 for the price of one or one for $8.00. Special Prizes just for Ladies!! This night was our First and only stop at Vorlage this season. Ladies Night Slalom at Vorlage are always with stubbies. Why stubbies instead of Full Gates? Stubbies are less intimidating than Full Gates or simply because it was mentioned in the past that we broke too many gates.
Racing is always on Lookout on the far-right of the hill. Vorlage is a nice family/beginner hill, probably the ideal hill. However I wouldn’t ski here on a regular basic as the hill lacks vertical with 142m and lacks steeps. I featured Vorlage on Monday Mad Addict’s Attic. As I got to the old double, I noticed that they was an official trail instead of the Lookout T-Bar line that was there the previous year. We gather at the top waited …and waited. Eric Kunstadt of Kunstadt Sports wasn’t racing or skiing, just here to take pictures. He graciously gave me permission to use his pictures. In fact, the Store (and major sponsor of the Masters) gave us each a picture from our race. Thanks Kunstadt.
There seemed to be some issues with the timing. A bunch of the racers before my bid number which would included all the girl have to redo their runs. I think Pete Kunstadt got 5 runs in the course to get a time, even before I ran my first run.
Benoit arrived late, did a quick inspection and blasted everyone on the first run with Rog edging Ron K for second fastest time in the first run. The course was really thigh. I finished 15th on the first run, only 0.28 seconds behind my competition. Vorlage race don’t suit me to well, but I was somewhat surprise that I was that close to Eric. I got slightly faster in the second run, but Eric smoked me by one second. My last run wasn’t an factor. On the girls’ side, Karine was fastest by almost two seconds than Laura. Karine was only 2 seconds behind Ben and almost within one from Ron’s first run. I’m not even going to mention that was almost 4 seconds faster than my time.
Everyone slowed down for the other runs. Final standing was Ben by 1.13 over Ron followed by Rog. Karine and Laura were a few seconds ahead of the pack.
Beer Bet count after losing tonight was: 4-2 for me.
Do to all the delays, we got in the bar late and I paid up my beer bet (season score 4-2). A bunch of prizes were given and Carmen (winning of the evening Beer Points. Camille, in the running for the best improved skier award (Beer Points) won a pair of skis. She was in the washroom when her name was drawn, so The Prez brought her the skis to her. As you can see from the pictures below, Camille is a bit blush.
I was talked about the race results, but Masters also have the Beer Point Award. So whoever skis fastest run versus their handicap win something like $10 (to get a beer).
Here is the Prez’s summary.
The Ladies Night
What a great evening! A record 24 ladies and 35 men, gave us a 59racer start list, the record for the season so far. Amazing. The Voltage crew worked hard and in the end, despite the strong attendance and a few timing difficulties, still pulled off a three run race. The real fun started in the Après Ski lounge. We had an excellent list of prizes:
Local Heroes: 2 $15 gift certificates
Darcy McGee’s: 4 $25 gift certificates Plus a stack of half price appetizers
Kelsey’s: 30 free Appetizers
Calabogie Peaks: 4 complementary Lift tickets.
Ottawa Masters: 10 Patrick Biggs “Go Biggs or go home” Hats
Kunstadt Sports: Assorted Hats, shirts, belts, and a brand new pair of skis.
Camille was the winner of the skis. You’ll have to ask her how the presentation went because I am sure she will be able to explain it way better than I can. Yep, that was a great partay. Who else brings you this kind of ski race excitement? NooooBuddy!
OttawaMasters is on the list because we bought a stack of Patick Biggs hats to support Pat in his quest for World Cup domination. We will be tossing a few hats on the table in upcoming races for draw prizes.
And now for the Eric Kunstadt‘s pictures…