ButterCup Whitewater Slalom Series

2019 Leader Board 2019 Class Awards Scoring Guidelines

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Wolf River Spring Race

Langlade, WI

May 18, 2019

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Bicentennial Riverfront Park

Yorkville, IL


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Last Ditch Wolf River

Langlade, WI

Sept 21, 2019

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For 2019, the Buttercup Whitewater Slalom Series is in its 53rd year. A citizen level race series, it draws competitors from across the United States as well as a number of overseas countries. A number of former paddlers have gone on to National and International prominence in whitewater competition. All levels of skill are accommodated for in the races and people new to whitewater competition are encouraged to participate.

There will be four Buttercup races this year. Paddlers earn points for each class they race in at each event. First place is 5 points, second place is four points, third place is three points, and anything beyond third place is one point. Points are cumulative for the series, and first, second, and third place trophies are awarded in each class at the banquet following the last race.

Normally registration for these races can be done at 8 AM the day of the race. For more information or if you can help with any of these events, including setup the day before, please check the web site link or contact the organizer.

Most races require an ACA waiver. The fees listed on the waiver may be included on the race registration forms, but you could fill out your waiver ahead of time by printing the adult waiver, and/or the minor waiver.

Disclaimer: Check with organizers for details or changes!

May 18, 2019 - Spring Race
Camp Gardner - Wolf River

Saturday Race. Volunteers needed for setup Friday 2PM. Registration Saturday at 8:30 race at 10. Pot luck lunch at the camp with soup and more. Plenty to share - if you are camping/traveling and cannot bring food that is okay! If you wish, you can contribute a little to offset costs.

Class II. Course will be adjusted as needed to accommodate paddlers of all abilities.

Contact: Michelle Grimm (mmgrimm26@hotmail.com)
Phone: 715-252-3506

Cancelled - Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Yorkville, IL

We are sorry to announce that the Yorkville IL Bicentennial Riverforont Park race, scheduled for July 13th, 2019, has been cancelled due to high water conditions

Sponsored by the Chicago Whitewater Association, contact Andy Cocallas (acocallas@sbcglobal.net) or 847-830-4877 (cell).
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Sept 21, 2019 - Last Ditch Wolf River

Thursday 1PM preliminary gate setup and open practice. Friday Noon to 3 finalize gates on course. 3:30 PM, coaching groups and open practice, early registration.

Saturday Registration 8:30. Race start 10:30, POT LUCK LUNCH 12:30-1:30. AWARDS at Bear Paw 6:30.

Class II. Course will be adjusted as needed to accommodate paddlers of all abilities.

Contact: Pete Steffes (opencanpete@gmail.com) Phone: 715-347-7383