Top 10 Things to Know About the 2024 RADAR SKIS Eastern Regionals

  1. Location/Date – Timberlake Water Ski Club, Sparta, VA / July 31 – August 3, 2024
  2. visit SkiTimberlake.com for all of the updated details.
  3. A Site Familiarization set (down and back) is included with every paid tournament registration. Additional passes can be purchased online or on site.
  4. We’re bringing back the Banquet! Join us for a special evening of fellowship and celebration at the beautiful Lodge at Mattaponi Springs. Tickets for purchase during registration or online.
  5. Our Host Hotel and Silver Sponsor is Tru by Hilton, Thornburg, VA. Our block rate ($109/nt) is available if booked by 6/30. Use code 90E
  6. On-Site Dry Camping is available (no hookups) – Please make arrangements as soon as possible since space is limited. Visit SkiTimberlake.com and contact Cheryl to reserve your space.
  7. The Juniors party will be on Wednesday evening 7/31 at The Heist, Bowling Green.
  8. First Time Regionals participants can register at a 50% discount rate contact the registrar for details.
  9. Register by 7/20 to avoid late fees, better yet, register now while you’re thinking of it.
  10. Ski well and enjoy “The Magic of Timberlake”

QUICK GUIDE for RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Regional Water Ski Championships

For most up to date information, please go to SkiTimberlake.com

RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships

RADAR SKIS continues their great support for three event water skiing, once again securing title sponsorship for the 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club in Sparta Virginia.
RADAR SKIS and Timberlake are proud to host the best slalom, trick and jump skiers from around the Eastern United States. Competition is scheduled for July 31 – August 3, 2024 with the titles of Eastern Region single event and Overall champions as well as Nationals qualifications at stake.
For more information please visit skitimberlake.com
RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships will be a USA Water SkI and Wake Sports sanctioned event.

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.

RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Region Championships – Hotel Update

We have negotiated a special rate of $104 at the Tru by Hilton Thornburg hotel (31 miles, 45 min. drive)
6524 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, Virginia, 22580 ph 804-606-9222

Don’t delay, book your room now as there are a limited supply of rooms available at this rate. Call during business hours and ask for Sahra White when making your reservation.

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.

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.

2021 Eastern Region Tournament Guidebook & Survey

Happy Spring!

The 2021 tournament guidebook has been posted (https://www.awsaeast.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-ER-Guidebook-vFInal.pdf).

We are also looking to see who is interested in a professionally printed version and to better understanding who prefers digital means to review the tournaments listings.   This said, please complete the below 5 question survey, especially if you are looking to receive a printed version of the guidebook in your mailbox.

SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7J9BPC

Please complete the survey by March 18th.

Thank you for your engagement and support!

Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!  May we all enjoy a little ‘free-ranging’ this ski season!!

Twin Lakes Double E/L Running Orders and Officials Assignments

Below are the running orders for Saturday (9/26) and Sunday (9/27), along with the officials assignments for both days.  All senior and regular judges have assignments.

The LOC has noted that COVID protocols will be in place (face coverings as appropriate, hand sanitizer available, being socially distant).

Looking forward to seeing folks there! Tonya

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Officials_Assignments_v3 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY