2020 East Regional Championship EVENT SCHEDULE

**Alert** The regional championships have been changed from a 4 day event to a 3 day event based on the current registration numbers.  The event will be run Thursday (July 23) through Saturday (July 25); with Sunday as a contingency day in the case of any delays.

The event order is below.  It is based on the boat draw for nationals. The skier running orders should be available by Wednesday (July 22).

Forward any questions to Regionals@awsaeast.org.

2020 Pre Regional Running Order and Officials Assignments

Friday: Start time is 3pm – both rounds of slalom for junior divisions only.

Saturday: Start time is 8am – both rounds of trick followed by both rounds of jump. All divisions

Sunday:  8am – Both rounds of slalom for adult divisions only.

COVID-19 Waiver – will be available on the Avon website on Thursday (https://www.oldfarmsskiers.com/).

COVID-19 Protocols – Please review before arriving to the site.

Update: 2020 Pre Regionals and Regionals Schedule

Howdy East Region!

The Pre-Regional the event schedule will be:

  • Friday 7/10 – slalom for all the juniors. Starting a 3pm.
  • Saturday 7/11 – trick followed by jump.  Starting at 8am.
  • Sunday 7/12 – slalom for all the adults. Starting at 8am.
  • The running order will be available the Wednesday (7/8) before the event.

Regional Championships:

  • Based in the survey results (and thank you to those that submitted responses), we are anticipating more entries.
  • This being said, the event schedule will remain as advertised for the time being.
  • We will reevaluate in 2 weeks; if the entries are lower than expected and the tournament can be run in less days the region will be notified by Thursday (7/9).
  • Late fee starts on July 1st.

Please send questions to regionals@awsaeast.com.

2020 East Region Update (Pre Regionals & Regionals)

East Region, update:
Thank you for all the skier survey responses!
The REVISED PreRegional and Regional event schedule will be available by June 26. Apologies for the delay.  Appreciate your patience!
Note that the PreRegional event has been closed. We appreciate the outpouring of entries!
Please see the Avon Old Farm Skier website for updates as well: https://www.oldfarmsskiers.com/2020-eastern-regional-championships/
Send questions to regionals@awsaeast.com.
Be well!  Stay healthy!  See you on the water soon!  Happy Summer!


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

2020 East Region Championship: Looking for Volunteers

Happy 2020 everyone!!

The Avon Old Farms Skiers are getting ready for this year’s regional championship event!!

That said, we are looking to get ahead of areas where we need some help.   Please reach out to Tonya (FB, cell, multitasking email, or at regionals@awsaeast.com) if you can assist in any of the following capacities: video for trick skiing, handle measuring, rope handler (in boat or on dock), judge, scoring, chip runner for trick skiing, hospitality.

Looking for help with both the pre-regional event (mid July) and the regional championships (end of July).

Dates for the events will be available after the winter meeting (Jan 11).

Thanks, Tonya

Officials Nomination for 2020 Regional and National Tournaments

Senior two even and single event drivers will be considered as Assigned drivers at 2020 Nationals ***

Here’s a current rundown of those with nominations in for 2020 Regionals and Nationals

Tournament Position Name
Nationals Announcer Jim Powell
Nationals Driver Al Harris
Nationals Driver Marie Fields
Nationals Driver Ralph Hall
Nationals Judge Cooper Bill
Nationals Judge David Knight
Nationals Judge Ralph Hall
Nationals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Announcer Jim Powell
Regionals Driver Brett C Brandau
Regionals Driver Cole Maurer
Regionals Driver Dan Warner
Regionals Driver Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Driver Marie Fields
Regionals Driver Ralph Hall
Regionals Judge BILL BAKER
Regionals Judge Cooper Bill
Regionals Judge David Knight
Regionals Judge Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Judge Michael Shelhamer
Regionals Judge Ralph Hall
Regionals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Scorer Nick Leuthauser

Please Submit Your Nomination for 2020 Regionals or Nationals Officials.


    Applying For:

    By initialing below I certify that:
    1. I currently hold the rating necessary to qualify for the position applied for.
    2. I will serve if elected, unless prevented by extenuating or emergency circumstances.

    Thank you for volunteering! We appreciate your dedication.


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    2019 East Regional Championship Update

    The On Line Registration email process failed, so we weren’t sure if this message got to all the participants.  Sending out here to ensure that everyone gets the information:

    Top things to know about your upcoming event:

    1)Due to overwhelming response all site familiarization will be 2 passes for all events. We want to give everyone an opportunity to try out the site. You can request a second set ($15) but only if you are on site others have skied and there is room. Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LCErpjJjSvUekROVJrCsj8o_VkSSMUw4AZvFkawxkvc/edit#gid=0
    2)Please fill out bios at registration so that our announcer has your most current information!
    3)Please support our Jrs and don’t forget to bring your old water ski gear to donate to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin.
    4)It is not too late to sign up for the juniors party at Lake Compounce. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior3
    5) Camping on site is full.
    6) Reach out to Tonya for any and all volunteer opportunities!
    7) Reminder that the event order was published on AWSAEast.org on July 11th. https://awsaeast.org/eastern-regional-championship-event-order-2019/
    8) See AWSAeast.org for important traffic information. Link: https://awsaeast.org/directions-to-avon-ct-important-note/

    We are looking forward to hosting you your family and friends!

    Sincerely, Patrick B / Scott P Tournament Directors

    Directions to Avon, CT, Important Note

    The Old Farms Skiers strongly advise that you follow the directions below to the site along the noted main roads. Although alternate routes may look appealing, parts of Old Farms Road are narrow and windy and there is a bridge closure from July 20 through August 5. The best directions are noted in BLUE on map at right. The site is 15 minutes from the highway.

    From Interstate 84, take exit 39.

    Head west on State Hwy 508.

    In 0.8 mile, State Hwy 508 turns slightly right and becomes CT-4 West.

    In 0.7 mile, turn right onto CT-10 North.

    In 5.6 miles, use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-44 West.

    In 0.7 mile, turn left onto Old Farms Road.

    In 3/4 mile, turn left into The Pond driveway.

    (If you reach Avon Self Storage, you have gone too far.)

    Eastern Regional Championship EVENT ORDER 2019

    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