2023 Eastern Regionals and More!

I’m happy to announce that the 2023 Eastern Regionals will be held at The Pond at Avon (CT) from July 26-29.  The appointed officials are (Chief Judge) David Knight, appointed judges:  Ralph Hall, Evan Robbins, Chip Jones, George Vosburgh, Bill Cirilli; (Chief Driver) Matt Byrne, appointed drivers:  Doug Robbins, Dan Warner, Cole Maurer; (Chief Scorer) Dave Allen, appointed scorers:  Tonya Maurer, Becky Bartlett; (Chief Safety) Leda Carpenter, (Assistant Chief Safety) John Wilkins; (Aspiring Official) Scott Bellefeuille.

The Eastern Region’s appointed officials for the 2023 Nationals are (currently):  Ralph Hall, David Knight, Bill Cooper* (if no additional ER judges volunteer), Doug Robbins, Becky Bartlett, Dave Allen.  TG Powell was selected by the AWSA President to be Chief Scorer at  Nationals!

I’m also excited to announce that the 2024 Eastern Regionals will be held at Timberlake (VA), and the 2025 Eastern Regionals will be held at The Pond at Avon.  On behalf of the Eastern Region, I’d like to express thanks and appreciation to the Old Farms Skiers and Timberlake.

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.

2022 NESS to kick off this weekend with two tournaments

The biggest Northeast Slalom Series ever will kick off June 25 with two tournaments in one day at Avon and Wolfeboro.

The 2022 NESS season has expanded to seven states and 11 stops leading up to the Sept. 3 NESS finals at Pangaea, making it the largest schedule in the series’ history. The increased schedule will give more opportunities to more skiers, and create a larger cash-prize purse at the finals.

“The NESS has been a really great series, but it’s time to supercharge it,” said Dana Hinman, who has come on board this year as the series’ lead director. “This year’s cash-prize purse is definitely going to be an attention grabber.”

The registration fee is $25 for adults, while juniors are free.  To register, adults send $25 to the Old Farms Skiers (fiscal agent for NESS), via either PayPal (@oldfarmsskiers) or Venmo (@oldfarmsskiers). Juniors only need to email dana@hinmaninc.com. The adults will compete for a cash-prize, while juniors will compete for trophies.

The 2022 Northeast Slalom Series is sponsored by Hinman, Inc., h2oproshop, Avon Old Farm Skiers, and Cadillac Hill Carpentry, Radar Skis, and MacCallum’s Boathouse. More information at waterskitheeast.com.

2022 NESS Schedule

  • 6/25 – Avon
  • 6/25 – Wolfeboro
  • 7/2 – Pangaea
  • 7/3 – Pangaea
  • 7/9 – Johns Lake
  • 7/16 – Avon
  • 7/20-23 – Regionals
  • 7/30 – Mass. States
  • 8/20 – Wolfeboro
  • 8/21 – Dubes
  • 8/28 – Montpelier
  • 9/3 – Pangaea/NESS Finals

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.

Senior 3-Event Officials Needed for International Events

Senior 3-Event Judges, Drivers, and Scorers are needed for the following 2022 international events:

Jr. US Open in Sacramento, CA in June

Jr. World Championships, date and site TBD.

35+ World Championships 9/12-18 in Bauerech, France

Pan Am Championships, date and site TBD

World Games in Birmingham, AL.

Anyone interested please contact Hutch Haines hutch@avonselfstorage.com or Doug Robbins drobbins@teleplexinc.com

2021 Northeast Slalom Series finals field set

With the final stop of the 2021 Northeast Slalom Series in the books (VT States results here), the field for the Sept. 4 head-to-head finals at Pangaea is set.

Here are the brackets:

ADULTS
1) Dan Warner 110.75 (2.75@39)
8) Zach Carpenter 93.5 (3.5@35)

2) Becky Bartlett 84 (6@28)
7) Justin Campfield 95.25 (5.25@35)

3) Dana Hinman 103 (1@39)
6) Scott Behner 98 (2@38)

5) Scott Bellefeuille 100.5 (4.5@38)
4) Matt Byrne 97.5 (1.5@38)

JUNIORS
1) Aaron Bartlett 80 (2@32, 32mph)
4) Addy Byrne 54 (6@15, 28.6mph)

2) Zoe Carpenter 87 (3@35, 32 mph)
3) Tia Byrne 80.5 (2.5@32, 32mph)

Each skier is skiing against their own handicap, with the skier in each bracket that does the best against their handicap advancing. For example, if Becky Bartlett were to score 2@32 (+2 above her handicap), while Justin Campfield scored 5@35 (.25 below his handicap), Becky would advance.

Adults will be competing for a cash-prize purse of nearly $1,000, while juniors will be competing for trophies.

The 2021 Northeast Slalom Series is sponsored by h20proshop.com and Hinman Builders.

3 2021 NESS events down, 2 to go

With three Northeast Slalom Series events in the books and only two more qualifiers left to go, Dan Warner leads the adult division, with Becky Bartlett and Dana Hinman close behind.

Aaron Bartlett and Zoe Carpenter are tied atop the season junior division standings, with Tia Byrne only 20 points behind.

Click here to see the full season standings. And view each stop’s results here:
Stop 1 – Pangaea Record Slalom V2.0 (Saturday)
Stop 2 – 41st Annual Lakes Region Open
Stop 3 – Eastern Regionals

Only two stops remain to qualify for the Sept. 5th finals at Pangaea: the Dubes Ski Classic XXXII on Aug. 22, and the Tom Costello/Alan Rossi Vermont State Championships on Aug. 28.

At the conclusion of the series, the top eight adults and four juniors will qualify for the series championship’s head-to-head finals. Adults will be competing for a cash-prize purse of approximately $1,000, while juniors will be competing for trophies.

The 2021 Northeast Slalom Series is sponsored by h20proshop.com and Hinman Builders.