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Boyd takes KVRS two

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An overcast sky and warm, rainy conditions took their toll on the field for the second event in the Kokannee Valley Race Series last week, with just under 50 skiers and snowboarders taking part in the giant slalom on Gandy Dancer. Still, fewer competitors means better odds when it comes to the draw prizes, including a pair of Atomic skis.

Although there were close competitions in many categories, the closest was in the men's pro race where Whistler Mountain Ski Club coaches Rob Boyd and Sead Causevic once again battled it out for the top spot. This time it was Boyd who finished on top, completing two runs in one minute, 30.23 seconds, 0.85 seconds faster than Causevic.

Snowboarders Ryan Bowland and Ronald Pari also made it close with times of 2:18.24 and 2:19.16 respectively.

If you missed the race, the next KVRS event is on Jan. 29 on the Upper Dave Murray. You can register on race day at the Dave Murray Video Hut at the top of the Garbanzo Chair, or in advance at any Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski School Sales location.

The Adult Weekend Race series kicks off Feb. 1 with a giant slalom on Lower Franz's. You can register for that event at Raven's Nest, or in advance at the usual locations.

The Pontiac Race Centre under the Emerald Chair is free to the public every day for training.

The Gatebusters program will also run every Wednesday and Saturday, offering alpine skiing, alpine snowboarding and skier cross training. Contact head coach Tom Prochazka at 604-905-2239 for more information or visit www.members.shaw.ca/gatebusters.

Results

Women 60-Plus

1. Grace Oaks - 1:55.69

Women 50 to 59

1. Randall Carpenter - 1:52.39

Women 40 to 49

1. Kary Firstbrook - 1:47.33

2. Terry Vincent - 2:04.75

Women 30 to 39

1. Akiko Kitagawa - 1:55.71

2. Shirley Hui - 1:58.17

3. Sarah Bourne - 2:17.01

Women 19 to 29

1. Siobhan Allen - 2:02.10

2. Kimberly Arnot - 2:10.99

Women Pro

1. Hilary Lindh - 1:39.95

2. Amanda Pirie - 1:45.76

Men 70-Plus

1. Gar Robinson - 2:14.00

2. Patrick Duffy - 2:27.73

Men 60 to 69

1. David Trussler - 1:47.23

2. Larry Moore - 2:01.66

3. Bill Davis - 2:04.35

Men 50 to 59

1. Butch White - 1:43.14

2. Julian Soltendieck - 1:50.43

3. Jules Lajoie - 1:51.94

Men 40 to 49

1. Tom Jackson - 1:37.24

2. Scot Elder - 1:38.91

3. Brett Lasorella - 1:40.42

Men 30 to 39

1. John Evenson - 1:36.79

Men 19 to 29

1. Darcy Trevelyan - 1:44.43

2. Troy Simkus - 1:51.77

3. Thibault Deserces - 1:52.81

Men Pro

1. Rob Boyd - 1:30.23

2. Sead Causevic - 1:31.08

3. Ian Cruickshank - 1:34.78

Women Snowboarders

1. Daniela Kraus - 3:15.35

Pro Snowboarders

1. Ryan Bowland - 2:18.24

2. Ronald Pari - 2:19.16

3. Andrew Sayers - 2:43.51

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