The American Water Ski Association (AWSA) is seeking bids from
clubs interested in hosting the 2010 AWSA Nationals. Unlike previous
years in which a three-lake (minimum) site was required, AWSA has
modified this contractual stipulation and will now consider bids
from two-lake sites.
A joint statement from each of the five AWSA executive vice presidents
"AWSA Nationals in 2010 – Dare we say it - on 2 lakes?
Can't be done – too long! And so the comments went when we
shifted from a
four- to a three-lake site for the AWSA National Tournament in 2006
and 2007. There were no other options because there were no other
bids. But we did it; and it only took one extra day – a sixth.
Now here we are at another crossroads. AWSA currently has no bids
for the 2010 Nationals.
Oh no, a two-lake site...can't be done; way too long! But it can
be done. The
numbers were crunched, and the areas where time can be saved were
noted. The tournament can be completed in seven days. It just takes
some concentration on eliminating "gap" times and making
some other managerial tweaks that show great potential.
Do you have a knack for some adventure? Do you live on a two-lake
site that is accessible? Are there nice hotels nearby? Is there
a center levee from which the activities can be directed? Bidding
is an e-mail exercise and you start by contacting Brandon
This can be done and your club could become legendary as the first
site to host the AWSA Nationals on a two-lake site in the 21st century!
You can do it; talk it up!"