Headlines 2002 - Spring 2004, Details and
R Regional Records to be Established
At the Winter 2002 Council meeting, the membership expressed strong
support for the establishement of R records, while also keeping the
class C & above records. To set baselines for the R records there
will be a period of time for skier to submit performances achieved
at E, L, or R tournaments which they might not have submitted previously
because a higher performance at a Class C tournament was already in
place. Council & membership endorsed this in concept, but council
has not yet drafted or approved necessary language.
Thus, for the current year, it is important that any pending future
R records get required documentation now so they can be approved as
R records when and if council ratifies the final process & language
- expected at Summer 2002 Annual Meeting at the earliest.
Going forward, if a new R record will be submitted from a Class E,
L or R tournament, signature of the Technical Controller will likely
be required on the Records Application Form. We also advise skiers
to obtain Chief Judge, Scorer AND Technical Controller signatures
on their skier's personal performance record in the event they have
a superior Class E, L or R performance that may not exceed existing
Class C records, but that could be the best benchmark R performance
in the Region. Contact Roger
Hammel if you have questions.
New Resources for Trick Skiers
I wanted to notify all trickers of
WWW.USATricks.org. It's working through AWSA to promote tricks.
Also any trickers who want to just keep in touch with other trickers
sharing ideas or anything else I'm running a trickers newsletter(for
lack of a better name) through my address. Anyone interested
New Procedure for Posting Scores
Due to staff changes at USA Water Ski and concern about potential
hacker attacks the scores will not be available from the tournament
schedule like last season. Thanks to Michael Shepard, and some special
scanning software he is making available to us, we will be able to
post scores on awsaeast. Procedure is as follows. Chief Scorer uses
the WSTIMS - Multi-Round Scorebook (by Group) function to make a copy
of the CONDENSED SCOREBOOK (Input S for separate NOPS then C for Condensed
Scorebook. Note: In the Hardware Setup you may have to set the Printer
Type Selection to None - Reports to Disk.). The condensed scorebook
will be saved by WSTIMS as a file named with the sanction number of
the tournament followed by CS.HTM The Condensed Scorebook is different
from the Full Scorebook because the Member ID numbers are not included.
We do not want to post member ID numbers on the internet.
Email the condensed scorebook file as an attachment to ShepMJR@speakeasy.net
The file will be scanned, posted to Mike's website and will become
available from 2002 and 2003 Scores on the top left of the awsaeast.org
home page. Thanks to Mike for making this possible!
Proposed changes to Eastern Region
Records Policies and Procedures
As directed by our Regional Council, Roger Hammel has developed a
proposal for maintaining our Regional Records. The link below presents
the existing and proposed Policies side by side to make it easy to
see and evaluate the proposed changes. Please call or email
Roger with your comments and suggestions. This proposal will
be voted upon at the Summer Meeting.
Existing and Proposed Records Policies and Procedures .
Slalom Tournament Scheduled Sept
14 at Herrington Manor State Park Oakland, Maryland
Herrington Manor Lake is the location of Deep Creek Lake Water Sports
Clubs annual slalom tournament to be held Saturday, September 14th.
Youth and novice skiers are encouraged to attend this FUN tournament.
Awards and prizes will be provided. This years event will be sanctioned
by USA Waterski as a class “FUN” and class “C”
tournament. The tournament name is Appalachian Slalom Jamboree. Pre-registration
is strongly encouraged but not required. Time permitting it will be
a 3 round tournament. The entry fee for youth skiers (under 12) is
$25. Otherwise, the entry fee is $35. Entry fees include a guest membership
to USA Waterski if you don’t have one. You should enter as a
“FUN” participant if you are presently not a member of
USA Waterski, and or you would like a second chance if you miss your
opening pass, and or you are interested in receiving an award or prize.
Class “C” tournament participants interested in improving
there skier ranking should use the standard “Official Entry
Form” found in the regional tournament guide books. Please send
all entries payable to Sam Ingram to this address:
352 Pritts Road
Swanton, MD 21561
The tournament will start at 8:00 am with the following divisions
and running order:
Jr Boys (12 & under), Boys (13-16), Jr Girls, Girls, Women (17+),
36 mph Men (17-34), 34 mph Men (35+).
Herrington Manor Lake is located at Herrington Manor State Park
just a few miles from Deep Creek Lake Maryland. An enclosed heated
pavilion with restroom facilities overlooks the lake. The lake is
well protected from the wind, which should provide for excellent
skiing conditions. Additional park information can be found at www.dnr.state.md.us
For additional information please contact Sam Ingram at (301)
Slalom Tournament Openings at
Avon - September 8, 2002
Ski the site of the 2003 Eastern Regionals! On Sunday, September 8,
2002, The Pond in Avon, Connecticut will host a 3-round Slalom Tournament.
This is the site of the 2003 Eastern Regionals. There is still room
in this tournament for your entry. Check the Guidebook for details
and send your entry to Pat Byrne, 15 Crystal Drive, East Granby, CT
06026. Contact Pat with any questions at PJByrn@aol.com
September Slalom Slam Alert:
There will be a Slalom Slam on Saturday, September 14, '02. It will
be held at Crystal Springs (Darrell & Crystal De Bey) this year and
will return to Pecks Pond in the future. For directions and accommodations
please refer to the Eastern Regional guide book on July the 6th. It
will be three rounds of slalom on Saturday starting at 8:00 AM. There
will be practice on Friday starting at 3:00 PM. Entry Fees: $35 Adults
$18 boys/girls 1,2,3. Please let us know as soon as possible. Look
forward to seeing you there.
Darrell/Crystal De Bey: 716-649-8012 home, firstname.lastname@example.org
= Crystals email, email@example.com = Darrell email
NCWSA All-Stars at Virginia Tech
It is looking as if the 2nd largest collegiate tournament of the year is
coming to AWSA's Eastern Region! The NCWSA (National Collegiate Waterski
Association) All-Star Waterski Tournament bid date has come and gone and
the NEW Northeast Collegiate Waterski Conference (NEC) in conjunction with
the Virginia Tech Waterski Team is almost guaranteed the honor of being the
2003 host. Over 150 collegiate skiers from over 80 different universities
compete in the best of the best individual and regional team
competition. Some notable names that will be participating in the event
are Jimmy Siemers and Regina Jaquess.
The tournament will be held just over the Virginia border at Beaver Lake in
Ahoskie, NC and will be held either May 10-11, 2003 or May 23-24, 2003.
Any officials that would like to be involved should contact Robert Thayer
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please stay tuned to NCWSA.COM for more
information regarding the NCWSA All-Star Tournament.
The Northeast Collegiate Waterski Conference (NEC) is a conference of the
NCWSA's Eastern Region.
Robert Thayer - Marketing Director - Centurion Boats
Work Phone: (757) 436-1553 Home Phone: (757) 481-0007
Cell Phone: (757) 650-9791 NC Factory: (252) 587-0405
AOL: ThayerRH YAHOO: ThayerRH ICQ: 9715368
2003 MasterCraft Eastern Regionals
2003 Eastern Regionals in Avon, Connecticut The Old Farms Skiers
Water Ski Club in Avon, Connecticut is proud to be the host for
the 2003 MasterCraft Eastern Region Water Ski Championship Tournament.
Note that the tournament will be held on FRIDAY through MONDAY,
August 1st through August 4th.
Check the 2003 Eastern Region Water Ski Tournament Guide for the
Schedule of Events, practice times, and all other details regarding
the tournament. On-time entries must be postmarked by July 8, 2003.
Ski the tune-up tournament on July 19th and 20th for additional
For the Slalom event, the distance from the skier drop area to the
course entry gates is approximately 400 feet. All Slalom events
with maximum speeds of 34 mph or less will ski straight into the
course. Slalom events with a maximum speed of 36 mph will use a
hook start from a point in the middle of the lake, parallel to the
Slalom Course pre-gates. See you in July and August in Avon!
Patrick Byrne, Councilman, Connecticut & Tournament Director, Avon
New Web Look
The new look on awsaeast.org is thanks to the hard work of Mike
Shepard. Mike brings a wealth of expertise to the website project
and I think we can look forward to more great things in the future.
Thank you Mike for your efforts. Jim Meis
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Preconfigured for all Waterski Tournament functions (Video Jump,
Video Tricks and Scoring) available for purchase - http://www.lcisol.com/vidcomp/vcinfo.htm
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Promo Boat Credit
Promo boats must meet special insurance requirements to be used
at South Jersey Ski Club tournaments on 6/14 and 8/30. Boats cannot
go into the water and will not receive credit without it! Contact
Bill Fosbenner (email@example.com) or Bob Corson for details
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WSTIMS for 2003
Due to rules changes the new version is required to score 2003
tournaments. Update for previous version is also available via the
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Junior Development Grant
There is still $500 from the National level to host two beginner
clinics in the East. Please contact Kim Spear at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 703-404-0806 if your club is interested in hosting a clinic.
This is a great way to get new juniors interested in our sport.
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Reservoir Dogs Classic
There has been a change of site for the Reservoir Dogs Classic
3 round Slalom tournament scheduled on Aug. 23rd. It will be held
at the Waterbury Reservoir instead of the Wrightsville Reservoir.
The directions are as follows:
I 89 to exit 10 take Rte 100 North a few hundred feet to Light
(Best Western). Take left onto Blush Hill Rd. Go up over then down
hill to Dead End at Reservoir site.
Any questions about the directions can be directed to Bruce Epstein
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Submit tournament dates
To all tournament organizers; Please send the dates of your tournaments
for next year to me as soon as possible so we can start planning.
We need to get going and I only have eight so far. Regionals will
be July 23-26 and Nationals will be Aug. 3-7.
Please note my new e-mail address (email@example.com) as my
old one will only be good until the end of the year. Let's make
next year our best one yet. Doug Milner, Eastern Region Tournament
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Winter Meeting Announcement
Eastern Region Winter Meeting & Clinics
Saturday, January 10, 2004
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 11,
8:00 a.m. – Speed
Control Clinic (Joint judges/drivers)
8:00 a.m. – Safety Clinic (at pool)
9:00 a.m. – Judges/Scorers/Drivers breakout
Any rated or unrated aspiring officials may register
for clinic participation.
Registration deadline is Friday December 26, 2003.
Notify Doug Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 877-770-5102
Mainstay Suites & Sleep Inn
440 American Ave.
King of Prussia, PA. 19406
484-690-2000 for reservations
rate is a group rate of $69.00 per night plus taxes
room by 12/26/03 for group rate
American Water Ski Association or Eastern Region Meeting for group
rate includes a deluxe continental breakfast buffet
through Tropiano Shuttle Service from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily.
service fee is $21.00 one way.
1-800-559-2040 to arrange shuttle service to and from hotel.
Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) west to Exit #327 (Mall
Blvd.). Bear right at first traffic light onto Mall Blvd. Bear right
at the next light onto North Gulph Rd.
Proceed approximately 2 miles to the intersection of First
Ave. and North Gulph Rd. Make
right onto First Ave. Proceed
to second traffic light and make right onto American Ave.
Bear left and the hotel is after train track on right.
FROM PA TURNPIKE (I-276):
Take Exit #326 (Old Exit #24) Valley Forge. Stay in right
lanes through Toll Booths. Immediately after Toll Booths make first
right and merge onto North Gulph Road. Proceed approximately 1 ¾
miles to the intersection of North Gulph Road and First Avenue.
Make right onto First Avenue. Proceed to second traffic light and
make right onto American Avenue. Hotel is after train tracks on
FROM Rt. 202:
Take Pottstown Exit (Rt. 422 West) to first exit (Bridgeport,
Rt. 23). Turn right at first traffic light (Moore Rd.). Turn left
at next light onto Proceed
to next light, (American Ave.) and make right. Hotel is on right
side after train tracks.
Take Exit #7 / I-476 North to Exit 16 B / I-76 West, to Exit
#327 / Mall Blvd. Bear
right at first traffic light onto Mall Blvd. Bear right at the next
light onto North Gulph Rd. Make right onto First Avenue. Proceed
to second traffic light and make right onto American Avenue. Hotel
is on right after train tracks.
Bring your family to share in the many nearby
The Mainstay Suites and Sleep Inn is located
within a mile of the Court and the Plaza at King of Prussia which
is the second largest shopping mall in the country.
Many restaurants and lounges are located within
Valley Forge National Historic Park is within
a few miles with many paved trails for biking or walking weather
American Helicopter Museum is 11 miles away.
Betsy Ross House is 16 miles away.
U.S. Mint is 16 miles away.
Center City and Historic Philadelphia is only
20 miles away.
and enter King of Prussia, PA., in destination field for more hotel
information and area attractions.
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Proposed Changes to Policies
for approval January 10, 2004
& Procedures Manual 3.1.6 – Regional Towboat Selection
Addendum to Point #2
In a circumstance where the Chief Driver and
Chief Judge of the regional tournament along with the EVP, determine
or perceive that a safety or performance issue exists with a particular
towboat manufacturer or model, with a group of skiers or divisions
and not the entire group of participants for the tournament, a modification
to the random draw may be done to avoid potential problems in those
divisions and/or events. – 1/10/2004
Policies and procedures Manual 3.1.7
- Regionals Officials Selection
Addendum to Point # 4
on the council’s ballot, any officials aspiring to serve as
appointed officials at the upcoming Regional Championship tournament
must notify the EVP by the established deadline. – 1/10/2004
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Officials for Regional and
Byrne C Safety
Byrne Reg Safety