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.

Paulovich, Pottbecker take 2020 NESS Stop No. 1

JJ Paulovich and Sage Pottbecker kicked off the 2020 Northeast Slalom Series with huge scores at the Twin Lakes 3 Event to take early leads in the season standings.

JJ scored 1 at 39-1/2 off (1104 NOPS points) to top the Adult field, with Hutch Haines (956 NOPS) and Scott Cerosky (752 NOPS) rounding out the top three.

Sage rounded 4 buoys at 35 off (1071 NOPS) to earn top series points in the Junior division. Sam Hill (878 NOPS) and Brendan O’Brien (763 NOPS) finished second and third, respectively.

Stop 2 of the series took place July 4th at Pangaea Puddle (awaiting scores), while Stop No. 3 will be held July 10-12 at the Pre-Regionals in Avon, CT. View the entire series schedule here.

At the conclusion of the series, the top eight adults and four juniors will qualify for the head-to-head series championships, Sept. 5th, at Pangaea.

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.

Webcast of 2020 GOODE Nationals

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.
Find Out More and Contribute Here

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 Northeast Slalom Series kicks off this weekend; Registration now open

The nine-stop, five-state 2020 Northeast Slalom Series kicks off this weekend with the Twin Lakes 3-event tournament Saturday in Monroe, NY.

View the series’ full schedule here.

The series will once again feature two divisions of competition – Adults and Juniors – using NOPS points to level the playing field among speeds and determine placements.  Based on these placements, series points will be awarded at each stop.  At the conclusion of the series, the top 8 Adults and four Juniors in the series standings will qualify for the Sept. 5th, head-to-head finals at Pangaea.  Adults will be competing for a cash prize pool of approximately $1,000, while Juniors will compete for trophies.  The registration fee is $25 for adults and Juniors are free.  Register here.

Skip Hommel (Adults) and Leland Carpenter (Juniors) are the series’ defending champions.

TWO IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR THE 2020 SERIES

1) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy and the water skiing community at large, NESS will not be soliciting corporate sponsorships this year.  That will result in a reduction of the cash-prize pool, which will now be solely made up of NESS registration fees ($25 per skier), minus expenses for the Junior trophies.  Work on securing sponsors once again in 2012 has already begun.

2) Skiers who wish to receive series points at any given stop MUST have registered for the series prior to earning those points, including Juniors.  Payment can be submitted after the fact.  Be sure to register here.

More News from AWSA and a Video Message from Jeff Surdej

AWSA Update via video
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Here are links referenced in the video
Grassroots events reimbursement form
Basic Skills, Grassroots, Ski League Reimbursement Form

Use this form to submit a request to be reimbursed for your sanction fees and first-time participates of any of …

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Nationals Attendance Survey

2020 GOODE Nationals Attendance Survey

2020 GOODE Nationals Attendance Survey

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

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Jr US Open Registration
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AWSA Social Distancing Guidelines

Social Distancing Guidelines For AWSA Events

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35 Plus worlds survey (I misspoke on this in video, the survey is voting on how to handle the age groups)

AWSA UPDATE

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

Running Order for Avon Last Chance Fall Classic 2019

20E036 – Avon’s Last Chance Fall Classic 2019 tournament is tomorrow. Start time is 9am.  We are up to 20 slalom skiers and will have 2 groups.

Officials for round 1/first group is below (assignments for the rest of the day will happen on site):

  • Driver Matt Byrne
  • Boat Judge Cole Maurer
  • Tower Judge Hutch Haines
  • Tower Judge Scott Pottbecker
  • Scoring Tonya Maurer
  • Dock – Whoever is available! 🙂

Slalom Running order: 20E036_SlalomRunningOrder