Regionals 2018, July 26-28, Twin Lakes


Skier Registration

Online at USA WaterSki & WakeSports Event & Registration
Athlete Bio Sheet (also available within skier registration process)
Qualifications can be found on page 15 (labeled 41) of Guidebook PDF, or on page 47 of actual guidebook.

Purchase Banquet Tickets (also can be purchased while registering to ski)
Purchase Skier Site Familiarization and reserve your spot in schedule
RUNNING ORDER: Event Order (running order will be published next week)

Twin Lakes

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Membership Meeting and Banquet 7/27

Please join us at the 2018 Eastern Region General Member meeting on Friday 7/27. The meeting and banquet will be held under the tent on the island at Twin Lakes Water Ski Park in Monroe, NY.

Call to order scheduled for 5:00 pm
1)  Roll call of council, confirm we have a quorum (assign parliamentarian) – Jim Powell (5 min)

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2018 Eastern Regional Championships RO *DRAFT*

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Draft Running Orders for Regionals.  See prior post for the event order.


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2018 Regional Championship Event Order

The event order for the 2018 Eastern Regional Championship is now published!

Actual running orders will be published starting the end of next week and will be updated the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

Enjoy everyone!

2018 Published Event Order

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Russ Cole Memorial Mass State Championships Running Order

The Russ Cole Memorial Mass State Championships this weekend is a very full tournament so we will be starting promptly at 8AM.  Attached are the running orders for all events.  Please check the running order so you know when you need to be on site.  This should be a really fun event but we will need to work hard to ensure we move along efficiently so everyone has their best opportunity to perform their best.  And don’t forget about the barbecue spectacular that will be held at the end of the day on Saturday

Running Order – Slalom

Running Order – Jump

Running Order – Trick

2018 Pre Regionals Running Order and Officials Assignments

The running order and official assignments are now available for the 2018 Pre Regional Tune Up being held on July 7 and July 8 at Twin Lakes.  Total pulls for the weekend: 231.

The running orders below include the officials assignments.  The first officials Saturday morning are:  T. Maurer, J. Paulovich, J. Autore, B. Cooper, S. Behner, C. Maurer.

EVENT ORDER (lakes running concurrently):  18E048_Event Order To Post


SATURDAY JUMP (starts mid-morning): 18E048_SATURDAY JUMP

SUNDAY SLALOM (starts at 8am):  18E048_SUNDAY SLALOM

SUNDAY TRICK (starts at 9am): 18E048_SUNDAY TRICK

Contact John Paulovich or Tonya Maurer with any questions.

2018 Pre Regional Tune Up July 7 and 8

Event order, running order and officials assignments for the Pre Regional Tune Up will be available by Wednesday (7/4).  Please note that the tournament has been closed.  Those on the waiting list have been contacted to inform them that they have made the running order, or remain the waiting list.  If you were on the waiting list but have not been contacted please reach out to either John Paulovich or Tonya Maurer (

The lakes will be running concurrently.

All L events (3 round slalom and 3 round jump) will be held on Saturday, along side 1 round class C slalom and 3 round class C jump.

For Sunday we will run 3 round class C slalom, and 3 round class C trick.

Start time is 8 am ET – handle in hand. 🙂    We have 219 pulls for the tournament and have accommodated as many skiers as possible!

Plan to lend a helping hand!!!

More to follow later this week.

Tootles!  John & Tonya

John Autore, Austin Stein rack up wins at first NESS of 2018

Jon Autore and Austin Stein won the adult and kids divisions, respectively, as the 2018 Northeast Slalom Series kicked off June 23rd at the John’s Lake 117 tournament in Wantage, NJ.

John scored 3@38 off (87 buoys adjusted to 1105 NOPS points) to edge his son, Ken, who scored 3@39-1/2 off (105 buoys adjusted to 998 NOPS points). Defending NESS champion Scott Bellefeuille used a new PB of 1.5@39-12 off (103.5 buoys adjusted to 939 NOPS points) to take third.

In the debut of the NESS kids division, Austin scored 1@15 off (51 buoys adjusted to 944 NOPS points) to top a field that featured Cora Moriarty (2nd), Abby Campfield (3rd) and Emma Campfield (4th).

The second stop on the 2018 Northeast Slalom Series will take place July 7-8 at the Regionals Tune Up at Twin Lakes in Monroe, N.Y.  Click here for the full series schedule.

SPECIAL NOTE: The July 14th Connecticut State Championships has been cancelled. The July 15th NESS tournament in Oakham, Mass., will still take place as scheduled. 

Junior Development Update

  1. Junior Development is in full swing in the Eastern Region. We just wrapped up a fantastic 3 event clinic in Virginia, with 29 junior skiers from across the region. Corey Vaughn headed up a top notch coaching team that included Austin Able, Michael Bullock, Susie Davis, Chip Debus, Mike Kusiak, and Brett Walker.

More Clinics are coming up!

New Hampshire 3 Event Junior Development Clinic RESCHEDULED!

Due to heavy rains, this tournament has been rescheduled.

New Date:  June 29th   9am – 6pm
Abernaki Water Ski Club at Lake Winnipesaukee
Cost – $50 per person includes everything
Contact – Becky Bartlett

Vermont Junior Development Clinic
The Green Mountain Water Skiers (GMWS) will host a junior development clinic on July 12th at Wrightsville Reservoir outside Montpelier, Vt. Pro skiing legend (and Vermont native) Chris Rossi will serve as head coach. Contact is Justin Campfield at

Virginia Tricks Clinic
The Virginia Water Ski Federation will be holding a tricks clinic on July 10 starting at 9am at Timberlake in Sparta, Virginia. Lee Gotschalk has once again agreed to coach this popular clinic. The focus is on beginning to intermediate trick skiers. Whether you are looking to try trick skiing for the first time, or just want to learn some new tricks, this clinic is for you. Expect to get in 2 to 3 sets, time permitting. Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided. Cost is $60. Sign up is at

Virginia Slalom Clinics with Corey Vaughn
Join us for the 2018 series of slalom only Junior Development Clinics at the Peace, Love and Water Ski headquarters in Bumpass, VA. Pro Water Skier Corey Vaughn will be coaching and coordinating this clinic. Start time is 9am. Cost is $50 for one set, $100 for 2 sets and $150 for three sets. Sign up below for the number of sets. Payment and waivers will be taken on site the day of the clinic.
Dates are:
June 26th
July 5, 9, 17 and 31
August 7, 13

Sign up for the clinics is at

Juniors Party at Regionals
Back by popular demand – the Juniors Party at Regionals will again be at The Castle Amusement Center, Thursday, July 26, 6-9pm. Check out the sign-up at

Nationals Schedule Update
The Juniors Party at the Goode Water Ski National Championships in Mystic Lakes, Kansas will be held on Thursday evening, August 9th. More details will be available soon.

Only 10 days until the kick off of the 2018 Northeast Slalom Series

Believe it or not, the Northeast Slalom Series (NESS) will kick off it’s 2018 season in 10 days at the John’s Lake 117 tournament in Wantage, NJ. Only a few spots remain in the season opener, so register here soon.

The 2018 iteration of NESS features eight stops in six states, culminating in the head-to-head finals Sept. 1, at Pangaea Puddle. View the full schedule here.

New for 2018, the series will feature two divisions of competition – Adults and Juniors – using NOPS points to level the playing field among speeds and determine placements. So, all adults, men and women, will ski against each other, while all juniors, boys and girls, will compete against each other. At the conclusion of the series, the top 12 adults and four juniors will qualify for the series championships.

The NESS registration fee is $30 for new skiers and $20 for returning skiers if they use their bibs from last year. Juniors are FREE in 2018 (bibs are $10 if they don’t have one from last year). Please register here.

The individual tournament entry fees (i.e. John’s Lake 117, Dubes Pond Classic, etc.) still apply and are payable to each tournament organizer. Signing up for NESS DOES NOT register you for the individual tournaments, you must still enter them as normal. NESS participants do not have priority entry, so get your registrations in early to ensure you get in.

Strut Your Stuff with PB Stickers!


Now within the My Stats feature of AWSA’s mobile app, when a member achieves a personal best within the last 12 months, a yellow Personal Best banner appears. Clicking on the banner creates an email requesting one of these new Personal Best stickers, which we hope people will collect and display proudly as a symbol of their recent achievements. Up and coming skiers may collect many of them, and who knows, they might become coveted like the those on high school & college football helmets. Skier and officials can earn a handle for a number of achievements such as winning Nationals, being a chief official at a major event, or other significant accomplishments.

Pick up your mobile device and go to this URL:

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