Thanks to the Old Farm Skiers in Avon, CT for hosting our 2020 Eastern Regionals and providing a venue for such great performances!
TOMMY KELLY, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented to the best overall male and female skier in the Eastern Regional Tournaments based on total NOPS score.
AL TYLL AWARD
For the highest score in Tricks at the Eastern Regionals
TINY RICHARDS MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented to the judge who displays the most skill, knowledge and dedication to the sport of water skiing.
JAMES G. SYLVESTER MEMORIAL TROPHY
This award is presented to the individual demonstrating the highest degree of sportsmanship and integrity in the sport of water skiing.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
For those heading to Regionals and Nationals, please note:
The Rules Committee has made an Interpretation regarding 3.03F3 and F4
Interpretation: A skier who is Open qualified but also 35+ may ski for Overall in the Masters Division, if overall Masters qualified, as an age division skier as defined in Rule 3.03F3 and F4. This Interpretation applies ONLY to the Masters Division.
Hello Eastern Region Friends!
I hope everyone is getting out on the water and enjoying the summer.
In the interest of reducing the spread of the Corona virus and for everyone’s safety, we’ll be holding a virtual ER summer meeting.
We’ll be making use of the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports GoToMeeting and we’ve scheduled the meeting for:
Tuesday July 28th at 7pm
Since this is a virtual meeting, you should be able to attend by phone or computer from virtually anywhere.
Help make the 2020 Nationals more visible than ever. We want to share our sport with the world and let those who are unable to travel see their friends and family compete.
* two separate webcasts
* 3 cameras per lake plus
* stream to Youtube
* two announcers
* seated at the brand new announcer desk
Check out the Go Fund Me, setup by AWSA President Jeff Surdej.
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AWSA Update via video
Here are links referenced in the video
Use this form to submit a request to be reimbursed for your sanction fees and first-time participates of any of …
Nationals Attendance Survey
Jr US Open Registration
AWSA Social Distancing Guidelines
USA-WSWS ‘Return To Play’ Announcement
The following link includes links to “Return To Play” Guidelines, FAQ’s, and AWSA Recommendations for Tournament Hosts.
Read more here
Bennett’s To Host 2020 GOODE Nationals
This past weekend, the AWSA Board voted to approve a bid from Bennett’s to host the 2020 GOODE Water Ski Nationals.
Read more here
Keep up with all of the quickly changing news and information at usawaterski.org
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) and the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches announced today that the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches will not serve as the host of the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 4-8, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida. It is important to note that the Nationals event has NOT been cancelled at this time. The AWSA board of directors is actively seeking an alternate site – and alternative dates if necessary – to conduct the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament in 2020.
The South Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach have been Florida’s hardest hit areas with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter addressed to the board of directors of AWSA, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches said: “We agonized over our decision and this certainly was not the outcome we wanted. However, the health and safety of our competitors, officials, volunteers, and staff in these troubled times amidst the Covid-19 virus had to be our priority. We realize that the event is not until Aug. 4, but there is simply no way to tell what the accessibility status of Palm Beach County will be with this health crisis at that time. Many factors went into our decision.”
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports suspended sanctioned events due to COVID-19 on March 18. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is planning to begin sanctioning events again starting on May 18 and is currently finalizing Return to Play Guidelines for its more than 600 affiliated water ski clubs, nine sport discipline organizations and 14,000 members. Information on all sanctioned events, including the status of AWSA regional championships, will be available at www.usawaterski.org
There are many unsung heroes in our water ski community. Without them our sport wouldn’t be what it is today.
Bill Sapp, a founding member of both Timberlake and also of Garlands Millpond before Timberlake, passed away on April 30th. Bill had been battling Parkinson’s and was pretty much bed bound from that. Recently he developed Covid-19. Our prayers go out to Bill and his family. Bill had 3 children, now adults. Erin, his eldest daughter, Gayle his middle daughter,and Brett, his youngest, all skied at Timberlake. Brett did quite a bit of fishing there as well. Janet Marks is Bill‘s sister and she has been by his side since Parkinson’s took over his life.
If Bill had not been with us to help plan, guide and especially execute his leadership role in Timberlake’s physical development, there simply would not be a Timberlake.
When you look around Timberlake you see Bill’s lagacy. The workmanship in the Timberlake boat house is in great part due to his precision and hard work.
Billy was a pleasant guy and was that way to all. I never
heard him say anything ugly or disparaging, he was a true gentleman, and
he always shared a great smile. Billy contributed a lot to Timberlake
as an accomplished builder and hard worker.
It is with a very heavy heart that I report the unexpected passing of our dear friend and long time leader, Gordon Hall. Gordon was in an aviation accident Tuesday, March 3rd. Please keep Barbara, Steven, Bobby, Katy, and the entire Hall family in your prayers.
A Memorial Service honoring the life of Gordon Hall is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00PM