Montreal, Quebec, March 26, 2004 -- The 2004 Orage MASTERS is quickly approaching
and set to break the traditional mold of competition formats yet again. The six
Team Captains have been chosen and they have used the Farmer's Almanac, Magic
8 balls, and dialed Miss Cleo to predict which athletes they need to battle it
out to victory. The winning Team at this years Masters will play an intense game
of "rock-paper-scissors" to determine who gets first pick of the 4 dream
prizes; a Yamaha RX-1 snowmobile, 44" Plasma Flat Screen TV, PowerBook G4,
and an all expense paid trip to Witches Rock Surf Camp in Costa Rica. The Team
Captains have spoken and the athletes have been pickedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
THE ORAGE MASTERS' DETAILS:
Athlete Selection: Athletes were selected by: Boyd Easley, Philou Poirier,
Tanner Hall, JP Auclair, Iannick B., and Phil Belanger. Selection process conducted
by Matt Levinthal of AXIS Magazine.
THE 2004 ORAGE MASTERS TEAMS:
Boyd Easley - Captain
Henrik Windstedt - Alt.
Philou Poirier - Captain
JF Cusson - Alternate
Tanner Hall -Captain
Phil Belanger - Captain
Dash Longe - Alt.
Iannick B - Captain
Charles Gagnier - Alt.
JP Auclair - Captain
Chris Benchetler -Alt
The course layout stays true to the skate park influence that garnered the
Orage Masters it's title as the "Most Creative and Progressive Competition
of the Year" by Axis Magazine. Mammoth Mountain's Unbound Terrain Park
Manager, Oren Tanzer, describes this year's Masters Set-Up, "I'm so excited
about this years course. Once again, along with Orage, we've pushed the standard
of what was formerly known as contests to the next level. Jibs, jibs, and more
jibs, and the must see pit of doom. I can't give out any more info at this time
except for the fact that we have sighted a pink alligator we hope to capture
for it. I'm spentÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"
THE JUDGING FORMAT
The judging format for the Masters is once again in the hands of the athletes
but this time around every athlete has a say. The first 3 Heats will be head-to-head
12 min. jams while the other 4 Teams look on from their individual scaffolding
"cribs". At the end of each Heat both Teams will stand before each
non-competing Team and will be shown a number from 1-10. The esteemed MC Shawn
Pozer will then add up the scores from the non-competing Teams and 1 Team will
advance and 1 will be eliminated but will continue to judge remainder of the
event. In the event of a "tie" each Team Captain picks 1 of his athletes
to go head to head on the feature "tie-breaker" element for 3 minutes.
The winning athlete advances his Team. After 3 Heats the Orage Masters field
will be cut down to 3 Teams. Each of the remaining Teams will then have the
course to themselves for 10 minutes and will receive a tally of the scores given
from the 5 Teams looking on. The Team that receives the highest total score
after their individual session has just won the 2004 Orage Masters.
THE ORAGE MASTERS FILM OFF
Orage Masters Film Off: - For information regarding the Orage Masters Film
Competition please contact Rod Blackhurst via e-mail at email@example.com.
Space is open on a first come, first serve basis and is limited.
THE ORAGE MASTERS AFTER PARTY
Orage Masters After-Party: - To be held at Lakanuki from 10p.m. - 1:30a.m.located
in the Mammoth Village. Location of Masters "Film Off".
Orage MASTERS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday - April, 30
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Registration - Main Lodge
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
MASTERS Open Practice
3:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.
MASTERS Mandatory Athlete Meeting
Saturday - May, 1
8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Registration - Old Gondola Room
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
MASTERS Practice/Course Inspection
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
2004 ORAGE MASTERS
10:30p.m. - 1:30a.m.
MASTERS "Film Off" and After-Party
For VIP and Media Event Credentials: for the West Coast Invitational and Orage
MASTERS please Contact Joani Lynch @ 760-934-2571 x3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For WCI and Orage MASTERS Discounted Lodging: Great lift & lodging packages
starting at $59. For reservations call 800-MAMMOTH. Per person, per night based
on eight person occupancy in a two bedroom loft condominium. Certain restrictions
Additional information regarding the West Coast Invitational can be found at: