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 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!

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)

Highlight on Updates from AWSA and USA Water Ski and Wake Sports

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

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