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.
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 email@example.com or (802) 683-9889.
Please see the list of the NY State Championships! Congratulations! 2019 NY State Championships
With a field of 22 adult skiers, the third stop of the 2019 Northeast Slalom Series offered up a pile of points, which J.J. Paulovich used to expand his lead in the season standings
J.J. scored 4 buoys at 38-feet off at the Pre-Regionals Warmup in Avon, CT, to tally an even 1,000 NOPS points, enough to win the third stop and add 220 points to his season total. Dan Warner, who was in second place coming into Avon, also finished second at the stop to maintain his ranking.
Dana Hinman, Justin Campfield and Shannah Pochini currently occupy spots 3-5 in the season rankings, respectively.
In the Junior ranks, Tia Byrne made her 2019 NESS debut count by topping the field and earning 110 NESS points, enough to put her in second place on the season behind the leader Brendan O’Brien.
NESS stop No. 4 will take place July 21st at the Russ Cole Massachusetts State Championships
in Oakham, Mass., with Regionals
the following week at Avon serving as stop No. 5.
For more information about NESS, including schedule and standings, visit www.waterskitheeast.com
You will find the link to the event order by day for the 2019 Eastern Regional Championship sponsored by Master Craft and brought to you by the Avon Old Farm Skiers!
Any questions, reach out to Tonya.
May the wind be light, the flips quick and the float carry you high and far!
Good Luck to all the skiers! And thank you, in advance, to your officials and volunteers!
2019 Regional Event Schedule_v7 Published
Greetings! The current running orders for the 19E039L-Pre Regional Tune Up being held on July 12 – 14 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) are below. Also included are the officials assignments. This is also another stop for NESS!!!
Let me know of any major snafus! As you know these are subject to change. We were able to adjust the event order to allow for some of our class C slalom specialists to scoot out Saturday night! 🙂
Update on event orders:
- Friday (starts at 10am): 1 round class C each event
- Saturday (starts at 8am): 1 round E/L Slalom, 2nd round C Trick, 1 round E/L Jump, Part of 2nd round of C Slalom
- Sunday (starts at 8am): Finish 2nd round of C Slalom, 2nd round E/L Slalom, 2nd round E/L Jump
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Brendan O’Brien and Bill Putnam won the Junior and Adult divisions, respectively, at the second stop of the 2019 Northeast Slalom Series last weekend at John’s Lake.
With the win Brendan increased his lead in the Junior division season standings, while the Adult season standings remain largely unchanged since the series’ first stop at Twin Lakes. Click here to view the complete season standings.
The third stop of the series, next weekend’s Pre-Regionals at Avon, will offer a big pot of NESS points to skiers as it is expected to be the second-largest field of the year, behind the Regionals later this month.
For the full NESS schedule or to register for the series, visit waterskitheeast.com.
This Spring I was fortunate to be part of one of the best grass roots tournaments ever!
The Buskey Cider Cup
Roughly 120 water skiers and cider enthusiasts gathered on a Saturday in Bumpass, VA for the second annual “Buskey Cider Cup.” The event features an all levels, all ages, all for fun water ski tournament, surrounded by a festival atmosphere. While skiers were giving their best performance on the water, spectators enjoyed swimming, lounging, merchandise shopping, a cash prize cornhole tournament and delicious Buskey Cider. As the sun was setting Continue reading
The 2019 Tournament Guidebook is available right here on the AWSA East website. Check the Guidebook for details about the Eastern Regional tournament taking place July 25 – 28, hosted by the Old Farm Skiers in Avon, CT.
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J.J. Paulovich served up some home cooking at last weekend’s Twin Lakes Spring 3-event tournament to take an early lead in the Adults division of the 2019 Northeast Slalom Series.
J.J.’s top score of 4 buoys at 38-feet off (1,000 NOPS points) was good enough to top a 14-skier Adult division. Dan Warner (986 NOPS points) finished a half buoy behind J.J. to finish second on the day, while defending 2018 NESS season champion Dana Hinman (877 NOPS points) and Shannah Pochin (720 NOPS points) rounded out the top-four.
In the Junior division, Brendan O’Brien scored 2 at 28 off (805 NOPS points) to take the win and earn 30 NESS points.
NESS Stop No. 2 will take place June 29th at John’s Lake in Wantage, NJ. At the conclusion of the seven-stop series, the top 12 adults and four juniors will qualify for the series championship, August 31st at Pangaea.
For more information about the Northeast Slalom Series, visit waterskitheeast.com.