NESS season standings solidify ahead of final stop

CLICK TO ENLARGE. The green line represents the finals qualifying cut off after six stops. Bolded skiers are registered for this weekend’s tournament in VT, thus have the chance to improve their standings.

With only one stop remaining before the Sept. 2nd finals, the Avon Self Storage Northeast Slalom Series’ season standings have begun to solidify, with a number of skiers safe enough to make plans for Labor Day weekend.

Heading into the final stop – the Tom Costello/Alan Rossi VT Championships this weekend in Vermont – 12 of the 16 spots in the Men’s head-to-head finals have been mathematically secured, while two of the Women’s four spots in the finals have.  Click here for the season standings after six stops.

Registration for the NESS head-to-head finals is open and finalists are encouraged to register asap. Finalists and will ski two rounds under normal class C conditions, while the head-to-head brackets will begin with the tournament’s third round. Only the first head-to-head bracket for each skier will go into the scorebook. For more information about the finals, click here and scroll down to “Series Championships.”

Last weekend at Dubes, Shannah Pochini used a win on the Women’s side safely vault herself into the finals, while on the Mens side Will Bruzzese continued to impress and put himself well clear of the finals cut off. See series results from Dubes here.

Announcing Labor Day 3 event tournament at Pangaea Puddle

Pangaea Puddle will once again being holding its annual 3 event Labor Day tournament on September 2nd and 3rd. Additionally the site will be hosting the 2nd Northeast Slalom Series Head-to-Head finals. Last year this was a fun and exciting event for both participants and spectators. Come join the fun.

Please see the following link for details and online registration
http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/View-TournamentsHQ.asp?pvar=TourInfo&TourID=18E024

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Epstein, Carpenter lead NESS with two stops remaining

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Northeast Slalom Series stops John’s Lake 115 (results) and the Eastern Regional Championships (results) are now in the books, leaving only two stops to decide the qualifiers for the Sept. 2nd head-to-head finals at Pangaea.

On the Men’s side, Bruce Epstein used strong showings at both John’s Lake and Regionals to pull ahead of Dan Warner, with Michael Tilton and Dennis Jenks close behind. With a field of 30 Men’s skiers, the top-50 percent cut-off for the finals is 15th place, which is currently held down by Fotis Dulos. The Vermont contingent of Ben Musty and Justin Campfield are a mere ten points ahead of him, while Skip Hommel is only 10 points behind.

On the Women’s side Zoe Carpenter has pretty much sewn up the No. 1 seed in the finals with 130 series point to date. Her nearest competitor is Donna Jenks with 80. Kathy Callan, Shannah Pochini, Julie Hommel and defending champion Skylar Hathorn are all battling it out for what will likely be only two additional spots in the finals.

Only two NESS stops remain until the finals field is determined – Aug. 19th at Dubes and Aug. 26th at Wrightsville.

Eastern Regionals – Pay Pal Issue Resolved

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