Ski club hosts interclub racing
Koomerang Ski Club held its annual racing weekend at Mount Buller over the weekend of 15-16 July 2000, organised by Racing Secretary, David Barlow.
The racing consisted of the Koomerang-Alkira Challenge and Koomerang Club Championships on Saturday, and the Sentinel Club Challenge (Interclub Championships) on Sunday.
Saturday's course was on Little Buller Spur from the pump station to the bottom of the run. All went as scheduled despite the offerings of pre-race schnapps! The results of the Koomerang Club Championships are as follows:
Grade Winner, Runner Up
A-Grade, Guy Thompson, Bruce Long.
B-Grade, Guy Besley, James Fraser-Smith.
C-Grade, Stuart McArthur, David Barlow. D-Grade, George Keon-Cohen, Paul Aberdeen. Veterans, Dave Alexander, Chris Darby.
The Koomerang-Alkira Challenge saw Koomerang pass the trophy back to Alkira Ski Club. The prestigious award of 'Mr Average' went to Andrew Kaleski in a closely fought competition to record the average time for the day.
Following Saturday's racing, Koomerang played host in the Mount Buller lodge to the Alkira victors for a dinner which about 60 attended. The dinner was organised by Guy Besley and proved to be a great success. Following the pre-dinner formalities, all were seated in the main living/dining room for the dinner. The food was excellent and a couple of enthusiastic entertainers kept the guests amused until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Following the excesses of Saturday night it wasn't an easy job mustering the racers for an 8:00am start to racing on Sunday.
Racing was again held on Little Buller Spur but was a full length course on hard pack ice. Koomerang managed to snare a few pennants in the competition:
1st in A-Grade (Guy Thompson and Bruce Long) and 3rd in A-Grade (Guy Thompson and Ed Bobeff) and 3rd in the Masters (Guy Thompson and Dave Alexander).
Also two $100 cash prizes were awarded to Koomerang in the close shave competition.
Enquiries regarding Koomerang membership should be directed to President, Will McCutcheon or via the OSCA office.