Top 10 things you should know about the RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships

1) All the details can be found at skitimberlake.com
2) Early Registration Ends on Friday 7/8. Please register this week to avoid the $30 late fee.
3) Here’s the schedule of events:

4) Practice is filling up, so book your set today.
Timberlake Onsite: HERE
or during the day on tournament days at
Lake Holly: HERE
5) Competition will begin at 8am each day. Breakfast will be provided 7am to 8am for early risers at the Powell’s House. Thanks to our hospitality sponsor Concierge Pet Medicine.
6) Juniors Luau Party will be Wednesday Evening on the Timberlake beach. Catered by Freekin’ Rican. Sponsored by Drainfield Solutions
7) Skiers Dinner on Friday Evening – All Skiers, Friends and Family are invited – Sponsored by Drainfield Solutions. There will be some very special presentations that you will not want to miss.
8) Plenty of Free parking is available on Timberlake Drive, with an Equipment drop-off area at the dam sponsored by Lohr’s Lake Skiers. Limited VIP parking is available near the Peace Love and WaterSkiing start dock for $20 with all proceeds benefiting ER Jr. development. Reserve a spot now at VIP PARKING
9) Stop by the vendor tents. Fine Designs will have custom apparel available and Peace Love and Water Skiing will have skier necessities.
10) A professional photographer JSH FOTO will be capturing images of all competitors. Juniors will receive one free photo sponsored by Virginia Water Ski Federation, and all photos will be available for purchase on the web.

Travel Plans for the RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Regionals

Don’t delay in making your hotel reservations.
We have negotiated a special rate of $94 at the Tru by Hilton Thornburg hotel (31 miles, 45 min. drive)

The room will need to be booked no later than June 19th in order to secure the room block rate.

Mention the unique code TWS when making your reservation or book online using this LINK
6524 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, Virginia, 22580 ph 804-606-9222

For more tournament details and other lodging options visit skitimberlake.com

For camping options, please contact Lewis Fields at LFDoozie@gmail.com

RADAR SKIS 2022 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships Registration is Now Open

RADAR SKIS Eastern Region Water Ski Championships, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club - July 20-23, 2022 in Sparta, VA

Make your plans now to visit Virginia this summer and compete or support our water skiers at the RADAR SKIS Eastern Regionals, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club. The club is hard at work to make your experience a great one. Our lake has been host to three-event tournaments regularly since the mid 1990s including one previous Regional championships and numerous Virginia State championships. We have a thriving Junior Development program with yearly camps and clinics. We welcome you to our little bit of ski paradise.

This event is made even better thanks to the support of our Gold sponsors: RADAR SKIS, Drainfield Solutions, Peace Love & WaterSkiing, Lohr’s Lake Water Skiers, pillar2post Digital Media and Concierge Pet Medicine. Contact TG Powell if you’d like to add your name to the list.

Gold Sponsors - RADAR SKIS, Drainfield Solutions, Peace Love & Water Skiing, Lohr's Lake Water Skiers, pillar2post Digital Media and Concierge Pet Medicine.

There’s plenty to do in the area around Timberlake. Washington DC with the Smithsonian Museums and an abundance of history and culture is less than a 2 hour drive to the north. Head south and within an hour you’ll reach Kings Dominion Theme park and the state capitol, Richmond. Continue on for another 45 minutes and you’ll reach Colonial Williamsburg, where you can experience a living history of colonial days.
If you just can’t get enough skiing, then make your way to Peace, Love & Water Skiing, just over an hour’s drive to the west of Timberlake. Plan ahead as I’m sure Corey will be busy that entire month.
Visit skitimberlake.com for all the information. We’ll be updating the site regularly.

Post Regionals Juniors Update

Our juniors had a great showing at the 2021 Eastern Regional Championships in Avon, CT.  There were 59 junior competitors.  The Avon Old Farms Skiers put on a fantastic junior’s party onsite at the Pond, with treats and activities including pizza, snow cones, popcorn, water mats, trampoline, movie night, and lots of fun for everyone.  The raffle raised close to $800 for the Eastern Region Junior Development Program. 

Most Improved Awards

Congratulations to all juniors who won Most Improved Awards this year.

DivEventSkierNameDivEventSkierName
B1SlalomYonce, ParkerG1SlalomByrne, Addy
B1TrickDavis, BenjaminG2JumpByrne, Tia
B1OverallDavis, BenjaminG2SlalomDann, Isabela
B2JumpRobbins, TyG2TrickAbelson, Alexia
B2SlalomStenger, SamuelG2OverallDann, Isabela
B2TrickTarum, ZaneG3JumpCarpenter, Zoe
B2OverallRobbins, TyG3SlalomQuimper, Caroline
B3JumpAbelson, JakeG3TrickCole, Ava
B3SlalomFrucci, RobertG3OverallCole, Ava
B3TrickAbelson, JakeG4JumpStenger, Solie
B3OverallAbelson, JakeG4SlalomStenger, Solie
B4JumpMoisan, VictorG4TrickStenger, Solie
B4SlalomQuimper, AJG4OverallStenger, Solie
B4TrickMoisan, VictorG5JumpPottbecker, Sage
B4OverallCraig, RobbieG5SlalomPottbecker, Sage
B5JumpPowell, RobertG5TrickPottbecker, Sage
B5SlalomTakken, MarkG5OverallPottbecker, Sage
B5TrickPowell, Robert
B5OverallRobbins, Evan

All Stars

The Eastern Region All Star Team for 2021 was announced at Regionals. The All-Stars were selected based on their ranking score coming into regionals, and their performance at regionals.  The All Star Team will be representing the East against teams from the other four Regions at Nationals.  The 2021 East Region All Stars are:  Ty Robbins, Alexia Abelson, Jake Abelson, Aaron Bartlett, Cameron Davis, Sage Pottbecker – Alternate: Ava Cole, 2nd Alternate: Evan Robbins

Headed to Nationals?   See you at the Juniors Party at Nationals – Thursday, August 12th

Joliet Town and Country Lanes
2231 W Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435

Tickets $20/person (skiers and non-skiers)
Thursday, August 12, 2021 5-8pm
5pm-6:15pm B1-3,G1-3 Bowl
6:15pm-6:45pm Awards and Pizza
6:45pm-8pm B4-5, G4-5 Bowl

Please RSVP via the link below, and purchase tickets through PayPal to nationaljdwaterski@gmail.com by Monday, August 9. A ticket is required for entry for both junior skiers and family.

**Bowling is for skiers only (due to # of available lanes), but family is welcome to attend the awards and dinner!

Link to RSVP for Juniors Party at Nationals – RSVP by 8/9

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrax9topRWTManSYYRnqhS4r1pVJFkFYpEPiwmDgOR49nP5A/viewform

2021 AWSA Eastern Regionals

2021 Eastern Regionals at The Pond (Lake)

In the past 4 days we have enjoyed great performances by water skiers of all ages at the 2021 Mastercraft Eastern Regionals hosted by the Avon Old Farms Skiers in Avon, CT. https://www.oldfarmsskiers.com/2020-eastern-regional-championships/
The juniors started things out on Thursday and Friday with great performances by many of our young skiers.
Here’s a link to all of the results… https://www.awsaeast.org/wp-content/uploads/21E998CS.htm

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Juniors – Nationals Training Day, August 5th

Corey Vaughn

How did we get to mid-July so fast? I hope you all have been enjoying these summer days fully as they whiz by.

We’re proud to claim Corey Vaughn as an Eastern Region Skier. He does so much for the sport and always gathers great talent to coach at the Easter Region Junior Development overnight clinics.

As we ramp up to Regionals and Nationals, it’s a great time to pop in to peaceloveandwaterskiing.com for a tune up. Topher and Collin have been doing an amazing job in the boat, and Kuz is returning over a month early! He’ll be back on July 27.

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Weather Cancellation of Pre-Regionals

Important Notice to all Skiers for Pre-Regional Tournament this weekend – July 9, 10, 11.

Due to the ongoing weather and the approach of Storm Elsa, we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL the tournament for this weekend. The Pond in Avon is just not skiable.

With this change, practice for Regionals will begin on Saturday, July 17th to accommodate those who want to get time on the water before Regionals.

We are planning to upgrade our September Tournament to Class E&L to make up for this cancellation.

You can request a refund for this weekend or you can use your entry fee for this weekend to cover the Tournament in September. If you want a refund, please e-mail Dana Hinman at Dana@hinmaninc.com

Spring Prep, AWSA Style

As Spring approaches, I thought it would be nice to put together some resources to help with your planning and preparation for the Best Water Ski Season EVER!

It’s never to early to tune up that body for water ski season. Find great information and tips on the USA Water Ski website, like THIS ONE.

Plan for some water ski coaching. Take a trip to the region’s best water ski coaching and training getaway. Corey Vaughn has created an amazing ski school at the Bum Pass Water Ski Club. Check out his blog and schedule a session HERE.
A bit further south in North Carolina you’ll find another haven for water ski coaching at Coble Water Ski Camp. April Coble and Chris Eller run a fantastic operation. More info HERE

Check HERE for tournament listings so you can plan your weekends and potential travel.  New tournaments are added all the time, so check back periodically for updates.

The Gordon Hall Celebration is set for May 22/23.  More information HERE

The Eastern Regional Tournament will be hosted by the Old Farm Skiers in Avon, CT on July 22 – 25 this year.  With the new slalom course and jump surface, they’re set to have an incredible tournament.  Make your plans now!  Site information available HERE

The Goode AWSA National Championships will be held August 8 – 14 at Waters Edge in Wilmington Ill. I hope to see many of you out there. I will be Chief Announcer at Nationals this year and I don’t want to have to make up stories about you. So PLEASE update your Bio. Fill in the login search and you can update your bio now. Do it now.

The new AWSA and IWWF Rule Books are now out.  Be sure to check them out.  Some of the rules that used to be in the AWSA book now reference the IWWF book, so if you’re an official especially, you’ll want to download and print both.  A summary of AWSA changes is available HERE

All tournament hosts, officials and coaches, please remember to update your Safe Sport Certification, HERE’s all you need to know.

Be sure to check both the AWSA East Facebook and AWSAEAST.org site for updates as well.

Beware of the Gift Card Scam

Beware of SCAM emails being sent from AWSA members. The Virginia Federation and the AWSA President have both been hit.
Do not reply to emails that reference things like
“American Water Ski Association needs some gift cards for donation”
These are not legitimate!
The scammers are getting very crafty and even adding signature lines that look real.