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WATERSKI NEWS 2007 - 2008

Updated 9/13/08

Headlines June 2007 - May 2008, Details and Archives

Note: News on this page is posted with the latest at the top and the earliest at the bottom. This is an archive page that will store everything originally posted on the home page and provide additional detail when needed.

5/30/08 Clinic at Pangaea with Terry Goodman, June 28 & 29
Location: Canajoharie, NY, Cost $100.00, contact George Vosburgh
5/30/08 Alex Lauretano Selected for U.S. World University Team
5/28/08 Junior Development Clinic, July 17 and 18
Location: Goodhues, Oakham, MA, Coaching provided by Mike Kusiak, Cost $100.00, More detail...
5/10/08 Ratings from 2007 posted, use these 2007 ratings OR 2008 rankings for Eastern Regionals
Girls and Women (434K PDF) , Boys and Men (469K PDF), see page 54 of 2008 guidebook for qualifications, reference 07 XP (expert) or 07 1st (first class) on these PDFs as appropriate, or 2008 rankings posted on USA WaterSki.
4/10/08 2008 Dave Robbins notes item of interest to slalom skiers & slalom judges
Slalom - A Miss (10.03): AWSA adopted the IWSF version of this rule re the slalom gates. Now AWSA and IWSF Rules are the same.
4/7/08 2008 Clinics offered
Timberlake will host a Trained Driver clinic on May 17th and a Safety clinic on May 18th.
3/21/08 WSTIMS still at rev. 3.54 for 2008.
No new rules. Will now work with Vista after updating to Vista SP1.
3/5/08 Junior US Open Fact Sheet and Entry Form posted on USA Waterski
Fact Sheet and Entry Form. Just in case the links change someday, from the WaterSkiing link in the upper left which brings you to the 3-event page, click 2008 Entry Forms.
3/3/08 25th Eastern Region Ski Show Tournament July 26 & 27, 2008
Northampton, MA on the shores of the Oxbow, Class "A" Ski Show Tournament, "A" & "B" division competition, competition in individual events. Contact Debbie Z, Eastern Region Ski Show Tournament co-chair.
3/1/08 2008 Eastern Region Tournament Guide PDF (1.7 meg) posted
Any USA Water Ski member over 35 years old desiring to participate as an independent in the Senior World Water Ski Trophy to be held September 8-14, 2008 in Sesena, Spain should contact Gus Johnson at 706-202-1136.
2/8/08 Records Updated
1/22/07 2008 Eastern Region Officials for Regionals and Nationals
1/21/07 Make sure you're a VIP at Regionals (Junior Development)
1/21/07 Remembering Paul M. Wright
1/21/07 Nationals schedule posted on USA Waterski
1/21/07 Looking for host, premier level Jr. Clinic. Funding is available !!
1/21/07 Silver for Alex Lauretano at World Championships in Chile
1/21/07 Eastern Region Ranking List posted
12/27/07 USA Water Ski to use online event registration beginning March 2008
12/27/07 Minutes posted from Eastern Region Summer Meeting
12/18/07 2008 Tournament Schedule updated
12/18/07 Reminder to make reservation for Winter Meeting by Dec. 21
12/3/07 2007 Fall Newsletter and Winter Meeting Notice
12/3/07 2008 Tournament Schedule updated
11/24/07 2008 Tournament Schedule Draft posted
The ones with the dates filled in are those from whom Bill Fosbenner has heard.
11/21/07 Dialogue: Establishing a Record Capability Site
Interesting dialogue that Pat Byrne thought would be helpful for others to review and perhaps comment to those involved.
11/21/07 Message from Steven Locke, new Executive Director of USA Water Ski
11/8/07 AWSEF Fundraising Raffle
Tom Danford, AWSEF Treasurer, writes: "The Foundation is close to completing the museum and the lake..." and has fundraising needs to achieve this mission and future goals. See Tom's note, and view the Raffle Flyer.
10/19/07 Please send 2008 preliminary tournament dates
to the Eastern Region Tournament Cooridinator, Bill Fosbenner, by December 1 so that a preliminary schedule can be created for the newsletter. Tournament sanctions need to be applied for online prior to the winter meeting, TBA.
10/7/07 Remembering Hilary Swaffield
Hilary Swaffield, Womens 1 skier from New Hampshire, passed away on Sept. 12. She was the daughter of Bill (Mens 5 skier and senior official) and Becky, and the sister of Willie (Mens 2 skier) and Whitney. Read about Hilary's life...
10/1/07 Silver for Alex Lauretano at US Open in Professional Water Ski Debut.
10/1/07 International Activities Committee (IAC) meeting on October 27, 2007...
to nominate officials for the 2008 team trials and all 2008 international events. Senior officials that are interested in being considered, see summary.
9/14/07 Gene Davis has posted most of the tricks videos from nationals, remainder soon.
8/23/07 There was an error in the guidebook for the South Jersey Tournaments.
There is only one on Sept 1 Saturday 3 round slalom and not the 2nd.
8/22/07 EVP Message - 2007 Nationals Results
8/22/07 Congratulations to the following juniors...
...who made the ALL STAR TEAM and represented the East at this years Nationals in Bakersfield: Jonathan Paulovich, Keith Corkery, Colin Potbecker, Chris Driggers, Caroline Cooper, Haley Haines and Ed Wiley. These juniors had outstanding performances at the regionals. Junior Development would also like to thank Mike Adams for his donation. Mike won the Ken Mead Award and donated the cash award he received to Junior Development. (This was submitted by Hutch Haines on 8/3 prior to Nationals and overlooked by webmaster for timely posting, my apologies.)
8/20/07 Clean Sweep for Alex Lauretano at US National Water Ski Tournament
8/20/07 EVP Message & 2007 Eastern Regional Tournament Recap
8/14/07 Regionals Scores Re-posted
8/11/07 Junior Development Fundraising by Mass. WaterSki Assoc.
Steve Karras, owner of Kaleidoscope Imprints of West Yarmouth, MA, has for the past 7 out of 8 years, supplied the Mass. State tournament in Oakham the commemorative shirts for all juniors. The remaining shirts have been sold to raise money for the Eastern Region Junior Development. This year over $600 was raised. Steve does this out of his love for the sport, and no money is asked for his services. For that, we are grateful and overwhelmed. It is people like Steve that make our sport such a great one. If your club, state, tournament or event needs a quality shirt, please contact Steve at 1-508-778-1228, or visit Sincerely, Paul Tee and his sales help, Stephanie and Jennifer Tee.
8/10/07 Regionals Photos Posted, Tournament Photo Links Added
8/6/07 Regionals Scores Posted
8/6/07 Winter Meeting Minutes Posted
7/27/07 Judson "Jud" Spencer, 77, of Owego
passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital after battling recent illness. Jud was enjoying the stables and pulling water skiers just days before his passing. More...
7/26/07 In His Wakes is offering a $500 scholarship
for a Boys or Girls, 2 or 3, three-event Nationals competitor. Our deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to August 10th. View information about the In His Wakes scholarship at the USA Water Ski website.
7/19/07 Regionals info can be found at Twin Lakes Waterski Park
7/10/07 Notes from the EVP
Congratulations to Jamie and Alex, requesting input from aspiring officials wishing to attend clinics at Regionals.
6/22/07 2007 Nationals Qualifications
There has been significant confusion about qualifications for 2007 Nationals. RATINGS, not the Ranking List, along with placement, etc. are the means of qualifying. As noted on on the cover of the 2007 AWSA Rulebook dated January 27, 2007, "For 2007 Nationals qualifications and related matters involving Ratings, please refer to the January 28, 2006 Rule Book" Section 4.02.
6/22/07 2007 Scores are beginning to be posted.
6/5/07 WSTIMS 3.54 updated for Spring 2007 is now available.
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