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Submit Your Bid for Eastern Regionals

The 2017 Regional Tournament sprang from a new type of partnership. There was some thinking outside the box by our regional committee. Then there was a region full of dedicated officials and volunteers that stepped up and made it happen.
We can do it again. Maybe at your ski site! The regional partnership model may open up the opportunity to host regionals at some great 3-Event sites that don’t feel they have the man-power to make it happen. The regional tournament is an opportunity for you to showcase your site, allow new people to experience a great event on your turf and to bring new life to your lake.
Please consider submitting a bid for the Regional Championships, or start making plans for the future. We’ll be happy to help you with planning to organize a great event.
Contact Jim Powell at easternevp@gmail.com

You can download the bid form HERE
Get the site data form HERE

Eastern Regionals – Pay Pal Issue Resolved

Hey all  – we were notified that folks were receiving an error when attempting to process payments to Pay Pal while registering for the Eastern Regional Championships.

If you were one of those people please re-enter your registration and continue to the payment screens.  The Pay Pal issue has been resolved.

If you also signed up for a Site Familiarization set, but didn’t receive a confirmation email back, please re-process your request.

Use this email for any questions or other issues:  regionals@awsaeast.com

Pre-Regionals Junior Development Update

We have a great evening of fun planned for our juniors on Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm at The Castle Fun Center – take a look at the website at http://thecastlefuncenter.com/.

All juniors competing at Regionals and their siblings are invited for fun, activities, pizza and ice cream. Parents are welcome to join in for the pizza and ice cream. However, we need to get a head count ahead of time. Please RSVP for the party by July 23 by emailing to TG Powell.

Parents who want to purchase activity passes for themselves can do so for a discounted price of $17.99 as long as you reserve your spot by the July 23rd deadline (payment can be made onsite at Regionals at the Junior Development Tent).

Stop by the Junior Development Tent at Regionals on Wednesday afternoon during registration, and all day Thursday. The tent will be between the two lakes, and close to both start docks. Juniors can check in to pick up their t-shirt and get their picture taken for the guidebook. Special thanks go out to Kaleidoscope Imprints for providing the T shirts! Parents and others can check out the FUNdraising activities including a raffle, equipment exchange, and a selection of water ski and East is Beast themed merchandise – all to benefit Junior Development.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Do you have t-shirts left over from your tournaments or events? Donate them to the Junior Development t-shirt sale. Event t-shirts are always some of our most popular items.

Donate you old water ski gear to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin. Here is how it works: Bring your old wetsuits, bindings, gloves, handles, skis … drop it off at the used equipment exchange bin – look for the big blue bucket … and let’s do an equipment sale! You donate the equipment, others snag the equipment and put $$ in the jar. – all proceeds go to Jr Dev!!!!

Any questions or to volunteer to help out, contact TG Powell by email or at 703 395 7499, or stop by the juniors tent at Regionals.

UPCOMING JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CLINICS

Three Event Junior Development Clinic in Wolfesboro, NH – July 20th. Coaches will be Marianne and Richard Abelson for slalom and tricks and Chip Jones for Jumping. Cost is $50.00 for the day. For more info, contact Becky Bartlett.

One Day Slalom Junior Development Clinics in Virginia – July 19, July 24, August 1 – Coached by Corey Vaughn. More info here: http://www.vawaterski.org/junior-development.html.

REVISED Event Order East Regionals

Webmaster note: This has NOT been updated. Still correct. Just made the mistake of sending a duplicate notification.

An updated PDF is available, this will be considered the final event order and boat assignments with the exception for those divisions that are expecting to have a Master Craft.

Again, please note that we DO NOT have confirmation from Master Craft regarding boats at the regional championships.  So those divisions/events currently show TBD for the boat type.  This has been escalated and is being addressed.

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Regionals Site Familiarization (“practice”) Information

Hi there!!

If you are looking for a set at Twin Lakes on Wednesday 7/26, Thursday 7/27 or Friday 7/28 to get familiar with the site before regionals please read on ….

Keep in mind that practice is best done at your home site, so please note that site familiarization is being offered for Regionals.  This equates to 2 slalom passes or 2 trick passes or 2 jumps. There will be one set per skier per event.

Trick and Jump will be on the big lake and Slalom will be on the smaller lake.

Sign Up Process:

1) review the current schedule for open slots to see what options are open; click on the following link:  SCHEDULE

2) go to the following link to submit your request for a date/time and to make payment:  SIGNUP (**note that requests will not be received unless payment has been received**)

3) you will receive an email notification within 24 hrs. that will confirm the day/time of your set

For Questions:  Contact Tonya Maurer (multitasking@comcast.net or 860.539.9287).

ALSO, for those that are looking to practice on Monday 7/24, Tuesday 7/25 a contact person is being identified. Note that it will be first come first served and jumpers will need to pre-notify to ensure a jump driver is available.  To be continued.

 

Hey the regionals are …. right around the corner!!!

Hello Skiers –

We are FOUR WEEKS away from our annual premier event in the East, the REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! The Twin Lakes Water Ski Club, along with the Eastern Region would like to welcome you to there duel lake site. Trick/Jump will be on one lake “LAKE 2/Big Lake”, with exclusive Slalom only on “LAKE 1/Little Lake”. Weather permitting the event will be starting Thursday 07/27 at 8am and conclude Saturday evening 07/29 (Weather contingency plan is Sunday 07/30).

Practice for all events will be available and details forthcoming for signing up in advance.

Volunteers and Rated Officials, please email with availability and type of rating. Without you this event will not be possible.

There are a variety of lodging options in the area, please note a block of rooms for competitors has been set aside at a rate of $150/night for Wed 7/26/17 through Saturday 7/29/17. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS to lock in this rate is TODAY, 06/27/2017 LOCATION (13 minutes by car, 10 miles from site). AMENITIES: Hot breakfast, WIFI, 24 hr business center, parking and fitness center are all included.

Comfort Inn & Suites
20 Hatfield Lane
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone 
845-291-1282
Fax 845-291-1283

Thanks again.  Scott Behner (scottbehner@gmail.com, 603-489-9212)

AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting

The AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. If you are staying at the hotel, tell them you are coming for the AWSA East Water Ski Meeting to get discounted room rates. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. and will include lunch. We will plan to be done by 4:30 p.m. or sooner.

Please reply to Marie Baker AND to Pat Byrne to let us know that you will be attending so that we can order lunch for all attendees.

During the meeting, we will select officials for the 2017 Eastern Regional and National Water Ski Championships. Regionals will be held at Twin Lakes in Monroe, NY. The site for Nationals has not yet been finalized. I hope that we will know the Nationals site by the time we meet. If you wish to be considered for an officiating position at Regionals and/or Nationals, please send an email to Pat Byrne stating your desires – Judging, Scoring, Driving, Safety, Technical Controller, Announcing.

The 2017 Eastern Regionals will be conducted at Twin Lakes in Monroe, New York.  It will be conducted by a Regional Team rather than by the site owners/members. As we have discussed in the past, much help from throughout the Region will be needed to pull this off. Please come to the meeting prepared to address how you, your ski club or ski site and your state federation can and will help with the execution of this event. We will discuss this topic and answer any questions at the meeting.

If you have topics that we need to cover in the meeting, please send those topics to Pat Byrne.

Tournament Directors and Site Owners:  Please send your 2017 Tournament Schedules to Bill Fosbenner before the meeting. We will review the overall Tournament Schedule at the meeting and adjust for any conflicts, so it is important to set your tentative schedule and submit it to Bill before the meeting so that he can compile a consolidated schedule.

If you are ready to sanction your 2017 Tournaments, I believe that the sanction system is now ready for you to do so.

I hope to see you on Saturday, Jan. 7th, at the meeting in Pennsylvania.