Preliminary Summary Of AWSA Rule Changes

The American Water Ski Association has released its 2019 preliminary summary of rule changes. American Water Ski Association rules may be amended at any time by the AWSA board of directors on its own initiative or at the recommendation of the AWSA Rules Committee.

An individual may submit to the Rules Committee, prior to Aug. 31, proposed rule changes, including new tricks, to be evaluated for the next year’s rules.

To view the 2019 Summary of Proposed Rule Changes, click here (PDF).

2019 GOODE Nationals’ Schedule Posted

The tournament schedule for the 2019 GOODE Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. The 77th annual event, hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, will take place Aug. 6-10 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

To view and download the schedule, click here (PDF).

More than 600 of the nation’s top water ski athletes from across the United States are expected to compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions at the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament. Advancement is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals. For additional information on Qualifications, click here.

The second annual America’s Cup Invitational cash-prize tournament will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The America’s Cup Invitational will feature professional slalom, tricks and jumping, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.

For more information on the Ski Club of The Palm Beaches, visit www.okeeski.com.

Celebration of Life for Gene Davis

Join us as we gather to celebrate the life of Gene Davis.

Date: March 16, 2019 at 1pm

Casual attire. Please feel free to wear any Gator, vintage car, waterski, patriotic, Disney or Hawaiian shirt to honor Gene.

Location: Hatchet Creek
11908 NE State Road 26
Gainesville, FL

Located approximately 5.5 miles east of the Gainesville Regional Airport entrance and 2 miles east of the intersection of State Road 222 (also known as NE 39th Avenue) and State Road 26. This is also the location of the annual Wild Game Feast with the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

We are still in the planning process, so more information will follow. We just wanted to give the date and location out to everyone as soon as possible. Also, please feel free to invite people to help us notify everyone.

If you are interested in speaking about Gene, please let Shannon know. You can email her at flwaterskier@hotmail.com

Join us as we gather to celebrate the life of Gene Davis.

Date: March 16, 2019 at 1pm

Casual attire. Please feel free to wear any Gator, vintage car, waterski, patriotic, Disney or Hawaiian shirt to honor Gene.

Location: Hatchet Creek
11908 NE State Road 26
Gainesville, FL

Located approximately 5.5 miles east of the Gainesville Regional Airport entrance and 2 miles east of the intersection of State Road 222 (also known as NE 39th Avenue) and State Road 26. This is also the location of the annual Wild Game Feast with the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

Latest Updates From Jeff Surdej AWSA President

-Thank you, everyone, for a great meeting, thanks to Lake Myrtle Park for the room and to Gordon Hall for running the meeting.  That’s my 4th one as president and they keep getting better and better or at least less painful :).  But seriously thank you for continuing to try and propel the sport along, we still have a long way to go but we ended the year with a slight increase in membership.

 UPDATE

 -U21 worlds will be held in Shalom Park Canada July 4-7, that is a change in dates from their original announcement, thanks to Bob Corson is helping to get those dates moved off of the Jr Us Open weekend

 -New TC manuals have been updated and posted online

 -Ski Wisconsin is excited to announce a Pro/Am in conjunction with the Jr US Open, the Stillwater’s Team Challenge with $39,500 in prize money   Top four overall skiers from the Jr US Open will advance to a team round, collegiate style, where they will draft four pro’s from the OW/OM overall ranking list, to form four, five person teams.   Following the team round, the top three skiers in each will advance to head to head slalom, head to head trick and jump.  In addition to the prize pool for the three finals, an overall score will be calculated for an additional prize pool.   Visit:  www.skistillwaters.com for more info, or contact Tony Drake: tdrake75@me.com

 -The new 4-year cycle for judges, scorers, and drivers will begin in 2020 after the current 2-year cycle is complete.

 -America’s cup is officially set for Wednesday August 7th

 -Goode Nationals schedule, hotel, and all info should be live very soon online

 -2021 AWSA Nationals was awarded to Waters Edge, 2020 Jr Us Open was awarded to Mystic lakes.  Bids for 2022 and 2021 Jr Us Open

 -Splasheye has come up with a new 1 grid Video Jump option for sale and its 30% off for AWSA members.  Please spread the word!

 $ 700-Single Grid – One camera USB Capture device/software for Windows 10, replacing the BC video jump Windows XP program. Includes usb capture card, VJ software and software support)  (you will need to supply a Windows 10 Intel Desktop/Laptop) SplashEye works in semi-automatic mode. No upgrade to full SplashEye system.

 3 Grid – Desktop System with 4 camera capture card.   Includes HP Desktop Computer, 4 port video capture card. No ramp sensor or scoreboard. SplashEye works in semi-automatic mode. Upgrades available to full SplashEye system if required. $ 3,000

 These packages can be purchased by individual sites or at the state level (licensed to State Federation) and used at any tournament/site within the State.  The TC committee is no longer building WindowsXP jump computer w BC jump program.  If you need a jump computer program for the upcoming year please reach out to Donal for your jump computer needs.  The program is the same grid setup as BC VJ and does not require any additional bouys or cameras.

 Jeff Surdej

AWSA President

NCWSA Chairman

 

Gene Davis 1955-2019

Gene Davis 1955-2019

Gene Davis has passed away after a brief illness. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sharon, and daughters Kristen and Shannon and all of the family.

Gene was a jumper in local, regional and national competitions’ and always gave us a thrill. He was a senior Judge and was a very sought-after technical controller for record tournaments including the Masters, Nationals and World Championships. He was Chair of the AWSA Technical Committee for many years and was instrumental in bringing the technical standards up their current standards and has taught many the tricks of the trade.

He served the AWSA Southern Region as Executive Vice President for many years and then moved on to become a director and President of AWSA.

We will miss his easy manner and calming spirits. Rest in peace our friend.

Services for Gene Davis from Shannon Davis Birnbaum.
We wanted to let everyone know that we are in the process of planning a Celebration of Life for Dad. It will likely be in March.