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2017 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 5 GS times (at least 3 races) and 5 SL times (3 races) last season and this season.

Handicap Averages

Here are the handicaps as of January 1, 2017, for MACC racers who participated in 2016. If you are on this list and race in 2017, this shows the handicaps that will be used for your first GS and SL races. If you compare these handicaps to those posted for the end of the 2016 season, you will see that the slalom handicaps were lowered for 2017 to bring them closer to the GS handicaps.

A new handicap page is posted after each of the five weekends in the season. All handicap pages for the season can be accessed from the racing results page.

Bib   Racer                   Club  Class Min  Max     GS    SL
133   Daniel Aitken           SN    CM    60    80    88.71 96.76
134   Mike Altenburg          TB    VAM   35    48    46.98 46.64
119   Kermit Anderson         SD    EM    0     18    15.26 13.88
9     Paula Anderson          RN    BW    60    80    71.75 74.10
114   Stan Andrie             SD    VE1M  15    28    22.70 22.58
136   Billy Arthurs           SD    EM    0     18    12.84 13.21
96    Mark Arthurs            SD    VE1M  15    28    19.10 19.17
175   Michael Ault            TO    SVBM  45    64    49.50 60.35
12    Bernard Bast            SW    DM    75    1000  107.87114.40
14    Gregory Bast            SW    E1M   15    28    16.36 17.02
16    Daniel Bates            TO    VE2M  25    38    30.17 31.02
17    Kathy Bauer             TR    E2W   35    48    45.23 50.01
101   Matthew Benivegna       TO    EM    0     18    12.39 17.48
138   Vincent Benivegna       TO    VE2M  25    38    27.37 29.64
19    Susan Benivegna         TO    BW    60    80    79.53 70.20
139   Gary Bloodworth         SN    CM    60    80    66.24 65.97
140   Howard Bouwens          TR    VBM   45    64    59.09 60.86
23    Jeffery Burnette        TB    E2M   25    38    34.81 38.31
5     Foster Butler           JD    E1M   15    28    24.15 31.41
24    Stephanie Buttrey       AA    BW    60    80    70.03 69.62
142   David Carrico           TR    VAM   35    48    49.54 41.67
21    Kathy Carrico           TR    VAW   45    64    60.53 62.89
4     Alexandra Carrico       TR    E1W   25    38    29.09 31.07
69    Nick Carrico            TR    EM    0     18    15.07 15.06
203   Mike Cherette           TR    VE2M  25    38    36.30 44.40
86    Renee Cherette          TR    VAW   45    64    56.65 64.87
43    Nicholas Chiappetta     TO    E1M   15    28    22.30 30.17
84    Barbara Chiappetta      TO    CW    75    96    102.3891.77
25    Jacek Cholewicki        TO    VE1M  15    28    21.65 22.84
26    Diane Clark-Finkel      SW    E2W   35    48    47.67 50.20
121   Steve Coatney           AA    VBM   45    64    57.23 62.93
27    Joe Conway              AA    DM    75    1000  82.58 84.14
143   David Corcoran          SN    SVBM  45    64    59.52 68.87
151   Alfred Cureau           JD    DM    75    1000  83.62 83.71
146   Chip Dayton             SW    E2M   25    38    31.74 34.93
88    Wayne Drier             TR    VE2M  25    38    38.20 35.11
98    Cindy Drier             TR    E2W   35    48    39.57 48.17
28    Brian Dusina            TB    VAM   35    48    39.50 47.56
129   David Duvali            SW    SVCM  60    80    62.24 65.50
148   Arthur Ellwanger        TB    SVBM  45    64    49.65 52.57
31    Douglas Fellman         TB    BM    45    64    55.44 61.80
32    Jim Geisling            TR    VE2M  25    38    36.65 40.82
34    Susan Geisling          TR    CW    75    96    95.87 92.02
35    Jackie Giles            TR    E1W   25    38    33.59 33.57
36    Sarah Giles             TR    EW    0     28    22.88 26.36
10    Shayanne Glas           TR    EW    0     28    27.83 27.40
117   Sherrie Glas            TR    EW    0     28    16.60 22.96
87    Gregg Glasco            SD    VAM   35    48    36.26 42.11
195   Dick Goodwin            SW    SVAM  35    48    54.49 62.42
149   Pat Groves              TO    CW    75    96    92.56 92.29
39    Janie Guiliani          TB    E1W   25    38    34.54 38.65
150   Zachary Hampton         TB    BM    45    64    51.79 62.69
112   Steve Hark              XX    EM    0     18    20.64 19.32
178   William Heckman         TB    E2M   25    38    32.16 33.63
192   Stephanie Heckman       TB    DW    90    1000  110.56116.26
100   Michael Hietbrink       TR    VE1M  15    28    24.59
15    Jenessa Hilger          SD    E1W   25    38    27.36 28.62
6     Drew Hilger             SD    EM    0     18    13.31 13.20
109   Marlene Hoeft           SW    BW    60    80    78.64 73.95
40    Camille Hoeft           SW    DW    90    1000  113.7899.52
1M    Joel Holzknecht         TR    EM    0     18    13.68 12.99
42    Jim Hoppenrath          TR    VAM   35    48    41.47 43.58
222   Mike Jablonski          TB    SVAM  35    48    42.87 54.22
44    Zach Jablonski          TB    E1M   15    28    21.07 21.64
116   Jason Kanakry           TR    EM    0     18    14.46 21.83
1W    Heather Kanakry         TR    EW    0     28    20.80 20.79
111   Schyler Kangas          AA    AM    35    48    40.49 55.55
177   Thomas Kaznecki         SN    SVCM  60    80    71.93 91.82
47    Sue Kent                TR    CW    75    96    102.7792.47
155   Tom Klaban              TB    SVE1M 15    28    29.79 23.17
156   Nick Koltoniak          TO    VE2M  25    38    36.30 44.70
48    Debi Koltoniak          TO    BW    60    80    81.73 87.63
49    Gary Konsza             SD    SVE1M 15    28    21.95 22.80
162   Cliff Langdon           TO    E1M   15    28    26.45 28.23
50    Owen LaPlante           TO    E1M   15    28    23.26 25.70
51    Art LeVasseur           SN    VBM   45    64    49.89 54.00
210   Timothy Loula           TB    SVE1M 15    28    29.50 36.71
113   Susie Mackens           SD    E1W   25    38    29.17 42.18
163   Jack Maynard            SN    SVAM  35    48    49.70 51.97
159   Domenic Mazzenga        SN    SVCM  60    80    78.84 75.61
160   Keli Mazzenga           SN    DW    90    1000  104.24105.51
161   Nick Mazzenga           SN    E2M   25    38    28.86 37.77
93    Doug McClelland         SD    VE1M  15    28    18.59 18.48
8     Katelyn Meyer           SN    E2W   35    48    49.53 56.88
89    Denise Miller           TR    VAW   45    64    54.62 65.57
108   Janette Milne           TO    CW    75    96    79.71 86.46
55    Bob Milne               TO    BM    45    64    52.51 63.55
164   Fred Myers              SW    SVCM  60    80    69.55 73.72
57    Roger Myers             TO    VE1M  15    28    18.96 25.75
58    Lou Oles                TR    SVBM  45    64    47.92 47.04
167   Alan Osterdale          AA    DM    75    1000  79.77 91.33
170   Dennis Parrott          TB    VBM   45    64    58.19 67.99
186   Jamie Pawelek           TB    BM    45    64    57.77 67.46
60    Bill Perlmutter         TR    VE2M  25    38    44.42 42.65
171   Joe Pioch               SW    DM    75    1000  85.05 79.90
82    John Pomerville         SD    VE1M  15    28    26.21 27.14
173   Scott Pyles             RN    SVE1M 15    28          23.26
62    Rob Reader              SD    VE1M  15    28    31.68 34.90
63    Bob Rentschler          TB    VBM   45    64    61.78 63.43
67    Mike Sayers             TO    SVE1M 15    28    25.02 26.86
68    Samantha Sayers         TO    E1W   25    38    29.94 32.80
70    Jeffrey Sitko           SW    E1M   15    28    22.04 26.97
110   Kevin Smith             SW    VE2M  25    38    29.49 32.96
71    David C. Smith          SD    SVE1M 15    28    22.54 18.84
154   Patrick Smithbauer      TB    SVBM  45    64    48.71 53.39
72    Joseph Smyk             AA    VAM   35    48    45.28 51.44
92    Scott Soucie            TB    AM    35    48    42.05 50.59
179   Richard Steele          AA    SVAM  35    48    46.93 49.12
73    Sandy Stober            TO    VAW   45    64    53.29 70.72
181   Richard Synowiec        TB    SVCM  60    80    70.20 94.76
103   David Tomasik           AA    EM    0     18    18.94 18.38
182   Chuck Trewin            TB    VBM   45    64    51.59 57.53
75    Ginnie Uhley            TR    E2W   35    48    45.89 52.43
183   Richard Van Houdt       TR    SVBM  45    64    48.18 53.84
106   Terri Warren            TO    E1W   25    38    34.36 43.07
76    Mark Warren             TO    E1M   15    28    19.66 24.73
77    Marylynn Webster        TR    EW    0     28    22.21 21.06
78    Chuck White             SW    AM    35    48    44.25 53.71
79    Laura White             SD    VAW   45    64    47.46 57.13
107   Lester Williams         SW    VAM   35    48    43.23 53.75
81    Paul Williams           SN    VE1M  15    28    26.51 29.45
185   Ron Zawlocki            SN    VAM   35    48    36.35 38.17

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.