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"International" divisions

lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,562 Mega Baller
Occasionally, you'll see an "International Men" or "International Women" division at a tournament. Typically it's purpose is to allow the skiers that prefer a particular boat to ski behind that boat if a different boat is pulling the division they are otherwise skiing in, typically Open.

I see that there are a number of "International" events at Nationals this coming summer. I've skied a lot of Nationals and can't say I recall any International divisions at any previous Nationals.

I recall a disgruntled Baller that was a foreign national and lived at SMRR, and he was bummed he couldn't ski at the tournament hosted at his own lake. Is this addressing that situation? Or am I missing something here?
John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly

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  • PhilPhil Posts: 62 Baller
    International Divisions
    Phil Hughes Champions Lake Clermont FL.
  • PhilPhil Posts: 62 Baller
    Typically skiers will choose to ski International Men or Women as the AWSA age catorgories do not always align with IWWF, so to be able to ski, and be scored on the International Ranking list that is what we have to do.
    Phil Hughes Champions Lake Clermont FL.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,562 Mega Baller
    edited February 2017
    Got that part, but since when has Nationals had an International division? Isn't that a bit odd? International at Nationals? If I win, I'm the National International Men's Champion? So I'm back to asking are we accomadating someone here? I'm not opposed to it necessarily, just curious.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • ntxntx Posts: 824 Crazy Baller
    In the past, only US citizens were allowed to ski nationals. I hope that continues.
    unksskis
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,526 Mega Baller
    edited February 2017
    @lpskier it is the US Nationals. I understand the skier being bummed, but he has absolutely no basis for being disgruntled.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
    MattPunksskis
  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 169 Baller
    When we were putting together the bid the subject came up about offering an international division. We put it in the bid. Bid was accepted. This division is for score only no awards. The skier would also have to ski in a regional. At SMRR we have multiple skiers and property owners from outside the US. I am not speaking on any official authority but just the intention of offering the division.

    Jeff Lindsey






    skier2788
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,562 Mega Baller
    @Moskier3ev That makes sense and is I thought.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 578 Crazy Baller
    @Moskier3ev We all know you and it's understood your rarely speaking on official authority. Similar to myself. See you soon.
    skier2788
  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 169 Baller
    Wouldn't want it any other way! Abby's doing well. She's up in my office doing what Abby does. She sure likes it when Trent stops by.


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