Scheduled Posted For 2015 GOODE Nationals
The American Water Ski Association has announced the schedule of events for the 2015 GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The 73rd annual national championships will be hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, Aug. 11-15, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. To view and download the schedule of events, click here (PDF).
Statement on AWSA Special Committee
"The Special Committee developed a number of interesting concepts applicable to future AWSA national tournaments; but, in the end, it was decided by the Committee, the officers of AWSA, and the board of directors to continue with the same format used in past Nationals for 2015."
2015 AWSA Rulebook Now Availableclick here(PDF). To download the Summary of Rule Changes, click here (PDF).
AWSA Creates Nationals' Task Force
The committee has been put together to increase participation and to help make the Nationals more unique. Several new formats are being considered. The committee is composed of five members selected for their expertise on details of the proposals. Along with this committee is a large participation of the AWSA board members as consultants. Data and input is presently being gathered.
The committee and consultants include AWSA President Bob Mayhew (chair), Pat Byrne, Dave Clark, Mark Crone, Chris Eller, Hutch Haines, Freddy Krueger, Julie Krueger, Keith Lindemulder and Tonya Maurer.
Board Approves 2015 Budget, Officers
The 2015-16 officers are Doug Robbins, chairman of the board; Jim Grew, president; Dale Stevens, vice president; and Tim Cullen, secretary/treasurer. Will Bush, Bob Mayhew and Joe Ray were approved as Honorary National Directors. Don Bucher, retiring as chairman of the board, was thanked for his many years of service and insightful input.
Also approved: Policies and Procedures Revision (as proposed reflecting change in family membership dues, etc.); and the date of the 2016 USA Water Ski board of directors' meeting for Jan. 31, 2016, at 8 a.m. at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla.
To download the board of directors' meeting packet, click here (PDF). The meeting minutes will be posted as soon as they become available.
Birmingham Awarded 2021 World Games
The 2021 World Games, which includes water skiing and wakeboarding competitions, will take place in Birmingham, Ala. José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, announced the decision on Thursday at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne.
North Carolina State Champion Jewelry Now Available
Retail Pricing for slide show items above:
Sterling Silver NC State Championship 20mm Pendant = $75.00
14k NC State Championship 20mm Pendant = $480.00
Sterling Silver NC State Championship Small Ring = $150.00
14k NC State Championship Small Ring = $810.00
Sterling Silver NC State Championship Ladies' Ring = $135.00
14k NC State Championship Ladies' Ring = $510.00
Anyone interested in purchasing an item from the North Carolina State Champion collection place your order directly with Mike Hayes. His email is email@example.com. He is also working on a larger version that will be appropriate for a much larger hand.
Pro Tour Announces Two Events For 2015
The Malibu Open Water Ski Festival will follow at Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran's Park Lagoon for the sixth consecutive year on the weekend of Aug. 28-29. Water skiing’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in slalom and jumping for more than $64,000 in prize money. Freestyle jumping, barefoot skiing, show skiing, picnic areas, food trucks and outdoor activity vendors round out the exciting two-day event, which is free and open to the public.
The Malibu Open Series will attract athletes and spectators from across the globe to the river and lakefront lagoon set against the backdrop of the busy cities of Tuscaloosa and Milwaukee. There will be live webcast at both events.
For more information, visit www.malibuopenfestival.com.