The founder of EVO Sport Romania, Cristian Piciorea is organizing a hybrid banked slalom in Sinaia Cota, Romania April 15th. This event is is for both able-bodied and adaptive athletes and is guaranteed to be fun for everyone.
“We want to organize this end-of-season competition for all the snowboarders in Romania. When I say all, I say both able-bodied snowboarders and snowboarders with a physical impairment. Both able-bodied people and people with disabilities can achieve sport performance, therefore we apply this new hybrid format. This is the first competition of its kind in our country, and we are organizing it at Sinaia.
The maximum number of participants is 40, and there are already 20 people that registered, including 4 adaptive snowboarders. We have to limit the registration to 40 because that is the limit imposed by the time registry system (and we want to use the time system to ensure a fair and transparent competition). For this, we collaborate with Bibchip România, who will keep the time results by using individual NFC chips carried by each competitor.
Among the participants we have Mihăiță PAPARĂ (who represented Romania at the 2018 and 2022 Winter Paralympic Games), Toma MORȚILĂ (Alpine Snowboard multiple international champion), and numerous other top-level athletes, coaches, experienced local snowboard instructors and snowboard lovers.
We are pleasantly surprised to see that there is a big interest in the Under 18 category, which means that competition for this segment is in high demand and has enormous potential for performance and growth. “
Competition Schedule and Regulation
Place – Sinaia, Firul Văii Dorului (in front of Apesski Panoramic)
- Cable transport – from 09.00
- Competitors at start – 10.00
- Course inspection – 10.15 / 10.30
- Competitors at start – 10.45
- Forerunner at start – 10.50
- Training run( 1 run / competitor) – 11.00 / 11.35
o Banked Slalom Competition Start
o Forerunner start – 11.50
o Competition start ( 1 timed run/competitor) – 12.00
o Start interval- 2 min between competitors
Prizegiving ceremony – 14.00 at Apresski Panoramic
All competitors are required to obtain their assigned competition number – race bib (access to the route is prohibited without the competition number);
The competition has 5 categories of participants:
- Pro – athletes, former athletes, coaches, instructors (both men and ladies, regardless of age);
- Open Men – intermediate and advanced;
- Open Ladies – intermediate and advanced;
- U18 – boys and girls, under the age of 18;
- Para snowboard – people with disabilities (the organizer may decide on a case-by-case analysis);
All competitors are required to wear a helmet and column protection. Without these, the competitor is not allowed to start.
Only those who have registered until 13.04.2022 can start.
The format of the Banked Slalom competition consists of a snowboard race on a slope, in a course with turns, jumps and banked turns. The competitors must limit themselves to their individual sports skills, without endangering their lives or the lived of others;
All competitors must pass over the gates that are set in each turn. If a competitor cannot pass over these gates or if he/she avoids them (deliberately or unintentionally), that competitor is disqualified.
The time of each competitor is measured, and introduced into a table, according to each category. The shortest time wins and there will be a ranking (from the first to the last time obtained). Timing will be closely monitored by Bibchip Romania, each competitor will have an NFC chip. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category are awarded. In addition, there will be a prize for the best time overall.
The prizes are in the form of FunRide winter equipment vouchers
1st place – 400 lei, 2nd place – 200 lei, 3rd place – 100 lei, Best time – 1000 lei. The total value of the prizes is 4,500 lei
The maximum number of competitors is 40.
The appeals are submitted in writing after the competition (no later than 12 hours after the competition ended) at email firstname.lastname@example.org and will be analyzed within 10 days.