Paul Allebach 1940 – 2019

Paul Allebach passed away September 19 at his home in Harleysvile, PA, following an extended illness.  He is survived by his wife Sarah, sisters Alice Kolb and Esther Kauffman, brothers Jim and Abe, nieces Nancy Swartout and Kathy Becker, and many other nieces and nephews.

Paul was a member of AWSA for almost 60 years, participating in many local, regional and national tournaments as both a trick skier and a senior driver. He was a member of the Diamond State Water Ski Team, served as chief driver of Nationals and drove several Pan-Am tournaments.  Paul was a member of the AWSA board of directors and chairman of the towboat committee for a number of years.

He also enjoyed many snow skiing trips, visiting new resorts whenever possible.  He followed Philadelphia sports teams and NASCAR.

Read the full obituary at WilliamsBergeyKoffel.com.

Running Order for Avon Last Chance Fall Classic 2019

20E036 – Avon’s Last Chance Fall Classic 2019 tournament is tomorrow. Start time is 9am.  We are up to 20 slalom skiers and will have 2 groups.

Officials for round 1/first group is below (assignments for the rest of the day will happen on site):

  • Driver Matt Byrne
  • Boat Judge Cole Maurer
  • Tower Judge Hutch Haines
  • Tower Judge Scott Pottbecker
  • Scoring Tonya Maurer
  • Dock – Whoever is available! 🙂

Slalom Running order: 20E036_SlalomRunningOrder

Skip Hommel, Leland Carpenter take ’19 NESS titles

Congratulations to Skip Hommel and Leland Carpenter for winning the adult and junior divisions, respectively, at the 2019 Northeast Slalom Series finals held, Aug. 31st, at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y.

The No. 3 seed in the adult division, Skip topped Ray Newmark, Scott Behner and Kathy Callan on the way to the title. The win earned Skip the $650 first-place prize. Kathy collected the second-place prize of $325 and Scott the third-place prize of $175.

In the junior division, Leland, the No. 4 seed, edged Collin Frucci and Aaron Bartlett to earn the win. Tia Byrne also competed in the Final Four.

The 2019 Northeast Slalom Series was generously supported by Avon Self Storage, Hands to Heal Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and GOODE Skis.

Avon Fall Classic RO and Official Assignments

2019 Avon Fall Classic (20E015) running order and officials assignments are below for the Saturday’s slalom event.

Please note that we landed with a high volume of slalom skiers and will be running 2 rounds on Saturday.  The 3rd round of slalom isn’t looking likely for this tournament.  If we have time Saturday we will see about running a modified 3rd round of slalom.

First skier off the dock at 8am.

Let me know of any questions.

Tally-Ho – Tonya

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2019 Northeast Slalom Series finalists set after VT States

After seven stops and six states, the 2019 Northeast Slalom Series finalists have been determined.

The Tom Costello/Alan Rossi Vermont State Championships (see results here) shuffled the decks a bit, but not enough to cause a major change in the eight adult skiers qualified for the head-to-head finals.

The 2019 NESS adult finalists are:

  • Shannah Pochini – 640 points
  • J.J. Paulovich – 630 points
  • Dan Warner – 620 points
  • Justin Campfield – 565 points
  • Skip Hommel – 560 points
  • Dana Hinman – 550 points
  • Pat Morrill – 510 points
  • Kathy Callan – 490 points

In the Junior division, the four finalists are:

  • Collin Frucci – 510 points
  • Tia Byrne – 480 points
  • Brendan O’Brien – 430 points
  • Ty Robbins – 390 points

Click here for the full season standings.

The head-to-head finals will take place Saturday, Aug. 31, at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, NY. The adults will compete for a cash-prize purse of more than $1,000 while the juniors will compete for trophies.

The 2019 Northeast Slalom Series is generously supported by Avon Self Storage, Hands to Heal Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and GOODE Skis.

Hommel, Frucci earn wins at Dubes, one stop left to determine NESS finalists

Six Northeast Slalom Series stops are down and only one to go to determine who will face off in the head-to-head finals, Aug. 31st, at Pangaea. (See season standings here)

Stop No. 6 – the Dubes Pond Classic XXX – saw Skip Hommel and Colin Frucci come out on top of the adult and junior divisions, respectively. Colin used the win to vault to the top of the junior season-long standings, while Skip’s victory put him in the top-7 of the adult rankings.

The final stop before the NESS finals is the Costello/Rossi Vermont State Championships, Saturday, Aug. 24th, at Wrightsville Reservoir in Montpelier.

At the conclusion of the series, the top eight adults and four juniors will qualify for the series championships at Pangaea.

’19 Tom Costello/Alan Rossi VT Champs running orders and work assignments announced

The running order and work assignments for the 2019 Tom Costello/Alan Rossi Vermont State Championships have been announced:

The tournament start time is 7:30, so please be there by 7 am to ensure an on-time start.

For questions or concerns, please contact Justin Campfield at justin@thinsparkmedia.com or (802) 683-9889.

Records Updated

Records have been updated. Anyone achieving a record between now and the end of year, please remember:

The skier is responsible to apply for a record in a timely manner. There is currently no paper form; submit your Eastern Region records via online form, or contact Chip Shand directly. It may take some time for the page to be updated after verification. Again, region records (not state), will be included on this site.

Check the appropriate page of records before the end of the calendar year to make sure your record is properly recorded. Year-end is deadline to be included in following year’s guidebook.

 

2019 East Regional Championship Update

The On Line Registration email process failed, so we weren’t sure if this message got to all the participants.  Sending out here to ensure that everyone gets the information:

Top things to know about your upcoming event:

1)Due to overwhelming response all site familiarization will be 2 passes for all events. We want to give everyone an opportunity to try out the site. You can request a second set ($15) but only if you are on site others have skied and there is room. Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LCErpjJjSvUekROVJrCsj8o_VkSSMUw4AZvFkawxkvc/edit#gid=0
2)Please fill out bios at registration so that our announcer has your most current information!
3)Please support our Jrs and don’t forget to bring your old water ski gear to donate to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin.
4)It is not too late to sign up for the juniors party at Lake Compounce. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior3
5) Camping on site is full.
6) Reach out to Tonya for any and all volunteer opportunities!
7) Reminder that the event order was published on AWSAEast.org on July 11th. https://www.awsaeast.org/eastern-regional-championship-event-order-2019/
8) See AWSAeast.org for important traffic information. Link: https://www.awsaeast.org/directions-to-avon-ct-important-note/

We are looking forward to hosting you your family and friends!

Sincerely, Patrick B / Scott P Tournament Directors