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2010 Handicap Averages and Most Improved

Everyone in the MACC program runs in ability classes. Our intent is that racers in each class are of similar ability, to keep things competitive and interesting. A handicap system is used to determine when a racer should move to a different class.

Most Improved

We give awards at the end of each season for the most improved male and female racers. To qualify, you have to have at run at least three GS races and 3 SL races last season. With that qualification, here are the racers whose handicaps have improved this year:


311   Viviana Pawlick         BW    SN      -16.42  -16.02  -32.45
211   Stephan Morgan          CM    JD       -9.99   -9.24  -19.23
317   Joe Conway              DM    AA       -8.23   -3.35  -11.58
128   Katelyn Aitken          BW    SN       -3.61   -7.33  -10.94
111   Julie Sattler           DW    TO       -2.64   -4.11   -6.75
43    Alexandra Carrico       E1W   TR       -3.90   -2.09   -5.99
75    Jacek Cholewicki        VE2M  TO       -3.60   -1.61   -5.21
220   Gary Bloodworth         CM    SN       -0.16   -5.04   -5.19
245   Ted Jablonski           BM    TB       -1.20   -3.85   -5.04
55    Kathy Bauer             E2W   SC       -3.23   -1.52   -4.75
151   Kelly Gwinnell          BW    SN       -1.71   -2.35   -4.06
48    Sue Kent                CW    TR       -5.51    1.65   -3.86
203   Steve Vollmer           SVCM  TB        0.65   -4.37   -3.72
271   Vincent Benivegna       E2M   SC       -1.70   -1.32   -3.01
152   Pablo Ucar              E     SW       -1.82   -0.95   -2.77
60    Jim Hoppenrath          VAM   SC        0.05   -2.61   -2.56
273   Kevin Smith             E2M   SW       -2.48    0.08   -2.41
247   Timothy Loula           VAM   TB       -0.95   -1.39   -2.34
21    Nick Carrico            E1M   TR       -1.94   -0.27   -2.21
171   Robert Semanske         SVBM  AA       -2.40    0.19   -2.21
360   Thomas Halsey           VE1M  SD        1.48   -3.36   -1.87
67    Craig McLeod            VE1M  SD       -2.41    0.69   -1.73
82    Paul Williams           VE2M  SN       -0.34   -1.33   -1.66
52    Jim Geisling            VAM   TR       -0.02   -1.55   -1.57
76    Roger Myers             VE1M  TO       -1.09   -0.41   -1.50
305   Curtis Hoff             BM    AA        2.22   -3.70   -1.48
188   Nick Mazzenga           AM    SN        0.44   -1.86   -1.43
91    Andrew Kerbrat          AM    SW        2.78   -4.05   -1.28
250   Doug Fellman            BM    TB       -0.65   -0.52   -1.17
218   Gary Sonnenberg         SVCM  TB       -0.62   -0.47   -1.09
20    Wayne Drier             VE2M  TR       -0.19   -0.60   -0.80
192   Daniel Aitken           CM    SN        1.38   -2.11   -0.72
74    Don Williams            SVDM  SN       -0.90    0.25   -0.65
243   David Corcoran          SVBM  SN        1.23   -1.68   -0.45
190   David Carrico           VAM   TR        0.39   -0.73   -0.34
191   Dale Pacynski           BM    TB        0.78   -1.11   -0.33
266   Fred Myers              SVCM  SW       -0.23   -0.07   -0.30
172   Holly Polopolos         DW    AA        0.98   -1.20   -0.22
53    Susan Geisling          DW    TR        2.33   -2.48   -0.15

2010 Handicap Averages

Here are everyone's average handicaps as of January 13, 2011 .

Current Handicaps

Bib   Name                  Club    Class  Range      GS    SL
40 Kurt Adams SD VE1M 15 28 21.5 24.0 128 Katelyn Aitken SN BW 60 80 59.0 71.0 192 Daniel Aitken SN CM 60 80 78.1 89.4 201 Arthur Albin SN VAM 35 48 40.2 60.8 22 Kermit Anderson SD E 0 18 16.2 14.5 176 Steve Anderson RN VAM 35 48 38.8 48.4 286 John F Anderson GM SVBM 45 64 50.5 55.7 276 Mark Arthurs SD VE1M 15 28 27.6 27.7 298 Michael Ault TO SVBM 45 64 51.3 59.7 350 Karl Barr AA AM 35 48 41.2 47.1 88 Gregory Bast SW E1M 15 28 23.8 20.7 93 Bernard Bast SW SVDM 75 1000 117.9 115.2 102 Daniel Bates TO VE2M 25 38 34.7 35.9 195 Keith Bates TR CM 60 80 76.4 81.0 55 Kathy Bauer SC E2W 35 48 43.7 52.8 166 Arlene Bellas TB DW 90 1000 171.0 148.3 271 Vincent Benivegna SC E2M 25 38 31.9 32.6 320 Bob Bettman SC VE1M 15 28 23.2 21.1 220 Gary Bloodworth SN CM 60 80 69.9 79.0 197 Howard Bouwens TR VAM 35 48 53.1 57.1 137 Beau Buehler SW E2M 25 38 31.6 35.9 239 Chad Buehler SW E1M 15 28 19.6 17.8 349 Jill Buehler SW AW 45 64 57.2 70.9 113 Foster Butler JD E2M 25 38 29.1 35.7 25 Stephanie Buttrey AA BW 60 80 77.8 82.1 21 Nick Carrico TR E1M 15 28 15.1 15.5 43 Alexandra Carrico TR E1W 15 38 31.4 34.9 127 Kathy Carrico TR BW 60 80 81.4 80.7 190 David Carrico TR VAM 35 48 43.1 42.6 283 Mike Cherette SD VE2M 25 38 30.9 41.6 161 Barbara Chiappetta TO DW 90 1000 111.8 114.9 270 Gino Chiappetta TO E1M 15 28 26.3 35.7 75 Jacek Cholewicki TO VE2M 25 38 25.5 33.4 132 Diane Clark SW BW 60 80 68.4 77.8 33 Steve Coatney AA VE2M 25 38 39.7 42.8 206 Ted Cogswell TO CM 60 80 73.3 71.2 317 Joe Conway AA DM 75 1000 84.6 87.0 243 David Corcoran SN SVBM 45 64 50.7 56.0 29 Dan Costigan SD VE1M 15 28 26.2 23.5 64 Angie Crawford GM E2W 35 48 36.8 42.1 135 Marty Crawford GM DM 75 1000 107.6 98.5 337 Ashley Crawford GM DW 90 1000 168.2 148.4 333 Joe Crawley SD E1M 15 28 19.7 25.8 332 Haley Crites SD E1W 15 38 24.2 25.6 335 Jennifer Crites SD E1W 15 38 30.7 31.9 263 Chip Dayton SW E2M 25 38 35.5 36.6 20 Wayne Drier TR VE2M 25 38 32.1 30.7 221 Matt Dubois TB VE2M 25 38 31.6 78 Brian Dusina TB VAM 35 48 45.1 51.1 287 Frank Dusina TB E2M 25 38 27.0 29.8 108 David Duvali SW SVCM 60 80 65.8 71.4 204 Arthur Ellwanger TB SVBM 45 64 54.2 58.5 250 Doug Fellman TB BM 45 64 57.0 70.0 100 Kate Fitkin TO VAW 45 64 56.5 68.4 52 Jim Geisling TR VAM 35 48 39.8 43.7 53 Susan Geisling TR DW 90 1000 121.2 132.0 90 Jill Geyer TB E2W 35 48 41.8 49.3 129 Sherrie Glas SC E1W 15 38 19.8 22.9 5 Gregg Glasco SD VAM 35 48 39.6 48.2 232 Ronald Glowzinski TB SVCM 60 80 73.6 76.7 183 Vladimir Goldin TO SVBM 45 64 69.5 75.7 200 Dick Goodwin SW SVAM 35 48 44.6 48.0 68 Kristen Griffin SD E1W 15 38 34.2 40.2 365 Pat Groves TO DW 90 1000 117.3 122.8 44 Janie Guiliani TB E2W 35 48 37.3 42.7 151 Kelly Gwinnell SN BW 60 80 62.2 73.2 92 Mike Haffey TB VAM 35 48 40.8 48.4 37 Neil Hagemeister TR VE2M 25 38 32.7 34.4 163 Andrew Halinen TR AM 35 48 42.0 57.5 360 Thomas Halsey SD VE1M 15 28 20.2 20.7 326 Morgan Harding RN E1W 15 38 20.2 36 Steve Hark RN E 0 18 17.6 16.1 217 William Heckman TB E2M 25 38 37.5 39.3 336 Sondra Hietbrink TR AW 45 64 52.3 74.5 62 Drew Hilger RN E1M 15 28 17.9 21.4 168 Emily Hoff AA AW 45 64 59.4 64.9 305 Curtis Hoff AA BM 45 64 54.3 53.1 334 Suzanne Holmes RN VAW 45 64 47.1 60.0 60 Jim Hoppenrath SC VAM 35 48 41.0 45.6 98 Shawn Hughes AA VE2M 25 38 33.3 35.6 13 Mike Jablonski TB SVBM 45 64 54.0 61.7 86 Jill Jablonski TB E2W 35 48 41.9 43.7 245 Ted Jablonski TB BM 45 64 52.6 51.2 356 Zach Jablonski TB AM 35 48 37.7 42.8 184 George Janes RN VE1M 15 28 24.6 30.7 46 Bruce A. Johnson GM SVBM 45 64 49.3 54.1 139 Nancy Johnson GM VAW 45 64 62.5 68.8 248 Joel Kato SC E2M 25 38 41.8 186 Thomas Kaznecki SN SVCM 60 80 71.6 85.3 48 Sue Kent TR CW 75 96 83.0 93.2 91 Andrew Kerbrat SW AM 35 48 39.3 40.4 84 Eric Klaban TB E 0 18 17.4 13.7 199 Tom Klaban TB VE2M 25 38 29.5 27.6 77 Debi Koltoniak TO CW 75 96 84.9 98.6 230 Nick Koltoniak TO E2M 25 38 41.1 48.6 23 Gary Konsza SC VE1M 15 28 21.6 22.6 24 Peggy Konsza SC E1W 15 38 45.6 47.1 94 Gail Kovaleski TB CW 75 96 81.7 97.4 141 Katie LeVan SD E1W 15 38 32.0 37.1 318 Michael J LeVan SD VE1M 15 28 17.9 24.0 87 Chris Liegl SC VAW 45 64 51.2 58.3 247 Timothy Loula TB VAM 35 48 42.9 53.3 216 Dick Masters SN SVBM 45 64 62.4 62.8 35 Jack Maynard GM SVAM 35 48 46.0 48.2 187 Domenic Mazzenga SN SVDM 75 1000 77.6 85.6 188 Nick Mazzenga SN AM 35 48 42.6 47.4 165 Therese McClelland RN E2W 35 48 37.4 41.6 207 Peggy McLaughlin SW CW 75 96 88.0 109.4 208 Ken McLaughlin SW VE2M 25 38 31.5 47.2 67 Craig McLeod SD VE1M 15 28 17.8 17.2 51 Allen Mercier TR SVBM 45 64 55.4 61.9 156 Robert Michel TO VAM 35 48 38.2 44.4 96 Denise Miller TR VAW 45 64 68.4 65.1 26 Yasumasa Miyawaki AA VAM 35 48 49.8 56.0 259 Kyle Moir SD VE2M 25 38 33.6 30.7 179 Paul Mooradian RN E 0 18 13.2 15.1 211 Stephan Morgan JD CM 60 80 66.7 77.9 76 Roger Myers TO VE1M 15 28 25.0 28.5 266 Fred Myers SW SVCM 60 80 75.9 83.0 233 Patrick O'Keefe GM SVAM 35 48 46.6 48.9 295 Alan Osterdale AA DM 75 1000 121.9 124.3 191 Dale Pacynski TB BM 45 64 60.2 58.5 311 Viviana Pawlick SN BW 60 80 73.3 80.9 101 Dale Peppel TO BM 45 64 60.5 67.2 49 Bill Perlmutter TR VE2M 25 38 43.9 41.4 172 Holly Polopolos AA DW 90 1000 106.9 118.7 72 John Pomerville SD VE2M 25 38 27.5 31.5 61 Scott Pyles RN VE1M 15 28 25.6 24.9 231 Rob Reader SD VE2M 25 38 26.4 31.2 106 Robert Rentschler TB BM 45 64 60.6 63.1 351 Renee Robinson SD CW 75 96 78.0 86.2 80 Bob Rossi TB CM 60 80 70.5 75.9 114 Levi Rouster SN E2M 25 38 29.3 28.9 2 Lauren Rykert TR E1W 15 38 20.4 21.4 257 David Samalik RN E 0 18 14.3 14.9 164 Holly Sasso TR E2W 35 48 42.9 44.1 58 Tedd Sattler TO VE1M 15 28 21.2 23.4 111 Julie Sattler TO DW 90 1000 108.9 114.6 34 Mike Sayers TO VE1M 15 28 25.2 26.3 331 Spyder Sayers TO AM 35 48 43.8 48.3 171 Robert Semanske AA SVBM 45 64 55.2 64.2 193 Moby Mick Serafinski TR BM 45 64 54.8 50.6 109 Zach Smith SW E 0 18 14.7 16.9 178 David C. Smith TO VE1M 15 28 22.6 21.4 273 Kevin Smith SW E2M 25 38 29.0 38.0 234 Patrick Smithbauer TB SVBM 45 64 51.7 54.0 240 Joseph Smyk AA BM 45 64 48.1 54.9 218 Gary Sonnenberg TB SVCM 60 80 77.5 78.5 155 Scott Soucie TB BM 45 64 49.9 52.8 177 Richard Steele AA SVAM 35 48 45.4 45.1 251 Chuck Sullivan TB SVCM 60 80 83.4 83.8 227 Bill Swords TR SVDM 75 1000 116.0 129.0 300 Richard Synowiec TB SVDM 75 1000 77.8 91.0 304 K J Talsma SC VE2M 25 38 34.2 52.3 15 Scott Tater TB E 0 18 10.1 126 David Tomasik AA VE1M 15 28 22.2 21.6 253 Chuck Trewin TB BM 45 64 53.3 67.6 353 Matt Tucker TO E 0 18 19.5 17.6 152 Pablo Ucar SW E 0 18 15.2 17.4 47 Ginnie Uhley TR VAW 45 64 59.8 68.3 203 Steve Vollmer TB SVCM 60 80 69.6 77.0 81 Mark Warren TO E1M 15 28 21.9 25.7 146 Terri Warren TO AW 45 64 48.5 66.5 258 Dara Watson JD DW 90 1000 118.7 132.0 14 Marylynn Webster TR E1W 15 38 25.3 25.2 110 Chuck White SW AM 35 48 42.2 62.3 173 Laura White AA AW 45 64 54.8 64.9 74 Don Williams SN SVDM 75 1000 80.9 94.9 82 Paul Williams SN VE2M 25 38 31.5 31.7 278 Chris Williams SN AM 35 48 48.2 55.9 312 Ben Youngheim GM BM 45 64 52.8 74.3 181 Ron Zawlocki SN VAM 35 48 41.2 45.5 363 Dave Zirn TO CM 60 80 76.7 100.2

Most Improved Formula

Handicap is defined as the percent your time is longer than a reference racer with zero par time. That is, HC = 100*(your_time - par_time)/par_time.

If we subtract your old handicap from your new handicap, that gives us the change in the percent that your times are longer than the zero par time. We want the change relative to your old time, not the par time, so we divide by the factor (1 + HC_old/100), which is the ratio of your old time to the par time.

And that's how we get the magic formula:
% improvement = (HC_new - HC_old)/(1 + HC_old/100)


MACC Handicaps

A handicap system is used to place MACC racers in appropriate ability classes, and to determine when racers should upgrade or downgrade to different classes.

MACC Class definitions
Handicap Calculations (pt 1)
Handicap Calculations (pt 2)

Handicap Theory (PDF)

Pacesetters

The handicaps are determined largely by past histories of most of the racers competing on a course. Pacesetters provide quality control, and influence the handicaps of racers who are much faster or much slower than the average racer for the course.

Calculating and Reporting Handicaps

Handicaps are computed for all race times. However, the handicaps shown in the results on a race day are subject to adjusment and are not considered "final" until after the first MACC meeting that follows the race.

Handicaps are calculated using different equations for the first and second run, in order to compensate for differing course conditions. Therefore, identical times on the first and second runs can result in different handicaps.