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.
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You can download the bid form HERE
Get the site data form HERE
The AWSA Board of Directors met on August 8th, just prior to the 2017 National Championships. You can find the “unofficial” minutes from that meeting HERE.
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new and let your voice be heard. We were able to secure our traditional location for the weekend of January 6th and 7th at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. This date is consistent with past years. We’ll be sending out another message with all of the details.
Below is the running order for the Twin Lakes 3 round Slalom tournament being held this Saturday (9/16/17).
Currently up to 28 skiers!!! Great turn out for the end of the season here in the Northeast! START TIME: 8am.
An officials assignment list will be available on site. There are some folks working out the assignments now.
- Chief Judge: Bill Cooper
- Chief Scorer: Tonya Maurer
- Chief Driver: Pat Regan
- Chief Safety: John Paulovich
- Kathy Adams: Grill Master
- Tournament Director: Jon Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Here is the slalom running order and officials assignments for Saturday Sept 9th (Avon Fall/Sept Classic @ Avon Old Farms Skiers). Start time is 8am on Saturday.
Dave Knight is the Chief Judge.
Matt Byrne is the Chief Driver.
Billy Cirilli is the Chief Scorer.
Pat Byrne is the Chief Safety.
Dana & Brian are the grill masters. Come join us for a great barb-q Saturday whether you are skiing or not! 🙂
The 2017 Avon Self Storage Northeast Slalom Series (NESS) concluded Saturday at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y., with Zoe Carpenter and Scott Bellefeuille claiming the Women’s and Men’s titles, respectively, and more than $1,000 in combined cash prizes.
No. 1 seed Zoe defeated 2016 Champion Skylar Hathorn in her first head-to-head pairing, then took out No. 2 seed Shannah Pochini in the finals to earn the victory. Skylar finished third. Ten-year old Zoe had a dominating 2017 NESS season, taking first place in each stop she participated in, in addition to a strong performance in the finals.
Women’s head-to-head results. Click to enlarge.
The story was a little different on the Men’s side as Scott, the No. 5 seed, emerged from the lower half of the seeds to score an upset win over a field of eight Men’s skiers. Scott topped No. 4 seed Will Bruzzese in the quarterfinals, top seed Bruce Epstein in the semifinals and No. 6 seed Justin Campfield in the final head-to-head round. Dan Warner was third.
The Avon Self Storage Northeast Slalom Series (NESS) is a seven-stop, five-state tour featuring a season-long points chase culminating in a cash-prize, head-to-head finals. Skiers earn series points at each stop in the series’ season, with those in the top 50 percent of the points standings at the end of the year earning an invite to the finals.
Men’s head-to-head results. Click to enlarge.
The 2017 NESS season was supported by Avon Self Storage, GOODE Skis, h2oproshop, Foregroup, Hands to Heal Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and Masterline/Eagle.
More information at WaterSkiTheEast.com.
Running Orders and official assignments for this weekend’s Pangaea Labor Day tournament are now available. If there are any issues or concerns or change requests please just let me know when you arrive.
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With the seventh and final final stop of the Avon Self Storage Northeast Slalom Series concluded (see Vermont results here), the season standings have been finalized and invitations to the head-to-head finals extended.
Qualified for Saturday’s finals at Pangaea are:
Women: Zoe Carpenter, Shannah Pochini, Kathy Callan, and Donna Jenks.
Men: Bruce Epstein, Dan Warner, Mike Tilton, Bill Putnam, Dennis Jenks, Will Bruzzese, John Autore, Wyatt Haines, Quinn Haines, Scotty Bellefeuille, Fotis Dulos, Skip Hommel, Justin Campfield, Ben Musty, Scott Cerosky, and Matt Byrne.
Roughly $1,500 in cash will be on the line Saturday at Pangaea. If you are qualified for the finals and have not yet registered, please register here.
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.