NESS Finals field begins to take shape post Regionals

With only two stops remaining in the Northeast Slalom Series before the Sept. 1, head-to-head finals at Pangea, the final field of competitors is starting to take shape.

Dan Warner topped the entire field of 30 adult NESS competitors at the 2018 Eastern Regionals (see results here) to earn a whopping 300 NESS points and move himself into second place in the season standings behind front runner Shannah Pochini, who herself earned 270 NESS points at Regionals.

On the kids’ side, Tia Byrne made her only NESS tournament so far in 2018 count by topping the Regionals field to earn 160 points. Those points alone vault her into third place on the season, with Sage Pottbecker maintaining her perch atop the season points list and Collin Frucci sliding into second. A tough fight for the fourth-and-final NESS Finals spot is developing between Brendan O’Brien (150 points) and the sister-brother duo of Zoe (130 points) and Leland (120 points) Carpenter.

The final two regular NESS stops of the year are the Dubes Pond Classic XXIX (Aug. 18)  and the Tom Costello Alan Rossi VT State Championships (Aug. 25).  At the conclusion of the series, the top 12 adults and four juniors will qualify for the head-to-head series championships at Pangaea. Adults will square off for a cash-prize pool, while kids will compete for trophies.

Site Map for 2018 AWSA Nationals, Mystic Lakes, Kansas

As we prepare for tomorrows kick-off of the Eastern Regionals, many of us are also looking ahead to our trip to Kansas for Nationals. Here is a site map for Mystic Lakes.  Mystic Lakes Site Map  We hope to see many of you there.
You’ll notice that there are region tents between lake 1 and lake 2. We’ll have a large cooler, chairs, and snacks at the Eastern Region tent. Just look for the Eastern State Flags and the big East Is Beast, Eastern Region feather flag.

DRAFT 2018 Regional Championship Running Orders DRAFT

Updated trick running orders.  Slalom and Jump remain the same.

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Running Order links are below based on todays (7/23) registration.  See the event running order (previously posted – see top of AWSAeast.org website) for reference as to when events are occurring.

Any questions, please contact Tonya at multitasking @ comcast . net.

 

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

Send questions to regionals@awsaeast.com.

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

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Running Order – Trick

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. 

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.

2018 NESS schedule announced, registration now open

The 2018 Northeast Slalom Series schedule has been announced and registration is open for the season.

The eight-stop, six-state tour kicks off June 23rd at the John’s Lake 117 tournament in Wantage, NJ, and concludes with 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 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.

NESS registration fees cover the finals cash prize, bibs (for new skiers, returning skiers must use their bib from last year or pay the $30 registration fee) and minimal series costs such a points tracking, banners, website development, etc. Every cent raised by entry fees and sponsorships will be put back into the series.

In 2017, Zoe Carpenter and Scott Bellefeuille won the Women’s and Men’s titles, respectively, claiming more than $1,000 in combined cash prizes.

More information available at www.WaterSkiTheEast.com.