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2005 Fall Newsletter

Updated 11/21/07

Eastern Region 2006 Winter Meeting & Clinics

DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2006

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Council Meeting
    1:00 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.   Membership Meeting

Sunday, January 8, 2006

  • 8:00 a.m. -   1:00 p.m.   Officials Clinics


USAWS members are welcome to attend both meetings.


  • Any rated or unrated aspiring officials may register for clinic participation. The Region pays clinic registration fees.
  • Registration deadline is Friday, December 23, 2005.
  • Notify Doug Robbins at or call 877-770-5102.


Middletown Courtyard by Mariott
24 Crystal Run Crossing
Middletown, NY. 10941


  • Call 845-695-0606 for reservations
  • Room rate is a group rate of $89.00 per night plus taxes.
  • Reserve room by Monday, January 2, 2006, for group rate.
  • When making reservations reference group code ERG or Eastern Region for group rate.


  • From I-84, take Exit #4 onto SR-17 East toward New York
  • Follow SR-17 East to Exit #122 – CR-67 / Crystal Run Road / East Main Street
  • Turn right onto Crystal Run Road
  • Turn left onto Crystal Run Crossing
  • Follow to Middletown Courtyard 

Visit for more detailed directions and information.


2006 model year towboats are equipped with Perfect Pass version 6.6 which contains a new display, and menu sequences. A speed control clinic will be given on Sunday, January 8, 2006, to demonstrate the new display, features, and menu navigation in preparation of the 2006 season.


Judges, Scorers, Drivers, Safety Directors, Technical Controllers, and Announcers are needed for the 2006 Eastern Regionals at Lake Holly, in Sparta, VA., and the 2006 Nationals at Ski West Village in Bakersfield, CA.

The Eastern Regionals will be held Thursday, August 3, 2006 through Sunday, August 6, 2006.

The U.S. Nationals will be held Monday, August 14, 2006 through Saturday, August 19, 2006.

Anyone who can volunteer to serve as an appointed official at either or both of those events, please contact Doug Robbins by Friday, December 30, 2005 at or call 877-770-5102.


Chief Judge: John Harris (VA)
Asst. Chief Judge: TBD
Chief Driver: Jon Thacher (VA)
Chief Scorer: Mark Dingeman (VT)
Safety Director: Kathy Roach (VA)
Technical Controller: Chip Shand (VA)
Chief Announcer: TBD


Please complete all sanctions for 2006 Tournaments on or before Sunday, January 1, 2006 to ensure listing in the 2006 Guidebook.

Sanctions can be completed on line at

Sanction fees are as follows.

Sanction Fees
Eastern Region
Sanction Fees
Class F/N tournaments $25 $65
Class C tournaments $125 $125
Class E/L/R tournaments $175 $125

Sanction fees can be paid via credit card electronically during the on line sanction process, or via check to your council person for submission at or by the Winter Meeting. Tournament ads will not appear unless Regional sanction fee is paid by the Winter Meeting.

Please contact Eastern Region tournament coordinator, Doug Milner at or call (302) 629-4019 if you have any questions throughout the sanctioning process.  

Eastern Region Junior Development News

Congratulations to Alex Lauretano, Jon Paulovich, and Ben Spear for their selection to the National Junior Team (Alex) and the National Junior Development Team (Jon and Ben).

Help wanted - We have State Coordinators for Junior Development in several states within our Region, but that is not enough.  It's just too hard in most states for one person or one family to cover the whole state and coordinate Junior Development activities.  We need more help locally throughout the Region.  We want to identify parents and all other people in the Eastern Region who are interested in helping our Junior Skiers in one way or another.  If you want to organize a clinic for experienced skiers, work with new skiers to develop their skills, recruit Junior Skiers for local tournaments, assist with fund raising for Junior Development, and/or pitch in wherever help is needed in the Junior Development arena, then we need your help.  Contact Hutch Haines at to express your interest and identify what you can do to help.

Several people have already expressed interest in hosting Junior Development clinics during the 2006 skiing season. The National Junior Development Committee is developing a list of pros /coaches who may want to participate with these clinics. Watch the AWSA East Web Site for news about these clinics throughout the summer. Financial assistance is available to clinic organizers to help with the costs of organizing clinics.

We’ve built a Junior Development Contact Data Base with e-mail addresses for Junior Skiers and their parents.  We will use this data base to send messages and newsletters to Junior Skiers and their families throughout the year.  If you are not already on the list, please send your e-mail address to Emails have already been sent out. If you haven’t received any, you’re probably not on the list.

Participation on the Regional and National level has become alarmingly low. Several junior events at the Regionals and Nationals had no representation from the East. We are strongly encouraging tournament sites to offer incentives for Junior Skiers to participate during 2006.  Discounted entry fees will enable Junior Skiers to enter tournaments at very affordable rates. Some sites have agreed to discounts and even free entries for first timers.... The stronger junior base we have, the stronger sport we have.

We are looking forward to seeing many Junior Skiers at the 2006 Eastern Regionals in July.  Ski in local tournaments to achieve qualifying scores and plan to attend the Regional Tournament this year.

Fund Raising is a necessary part of the Junior Development Program. Last years’ fundraising was just enough to sponsor our junior development team. We will need to improve in order assist with various clinics throughout the summer.  If you want to help with Fund Raising efforts or want to contribute to the cause, please contact Hutch Haines at and/or send your check made payable to "Eastern Region Junior Development" to Hutch at 68 Old Wood Road, Avon, CT 06001.

2006 Preliminary Tournament Schedule



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