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Important Practice Announcement For GOODE Water Ski Nationals

JeffSurdejJeffSurdej Posts: 539 USAWS Official
edited July 2018 in News & Other Stuff
Congratulations to qualified participants for the 76th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, to be held Aug. 7-11, 2018 at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas. This year, the local organizing club will be hosting its sign-up for practice online as each participant registers for the tournament. It will be utilizing a Google Sheet that will serve as the official practice schedule and will be updated live by the Official Practice Coordinator.

The LOC asks that you please be patient with the practice coordinators and volunteers as this is a first time offering for online practice sign-ups. It is offering the online sign-up in an effort to offer a more organized fashion for running official practice.

The following are stipulations of the online practice module:

-Sign-ups are offered to participants after they have already registered and paid for the 2018 GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
-A link to the Google Sheet will be emailed to each skier after they complete registration.
-Skiers will receive 4 passes in slalom, 2 passes in tricks, and 3 jumps and are limited to one practice pull.
-Skiers shall pay $35/set to the online PayPal account [email protected] in order to be added to the practice sign-up.
-The official scheduled practice day on all three lakes is Monday, Aug. 6.
-Due to limited space and time on the lakes, practice will be offered only when events have been completed on each lake and on the scheduled practice day.
-Each boat will have one assigned driver and one assigned rope handler. One pin person will be allowed during tricks only.
-Every fifth time slot will be offered to an official.
-Skiers will be limited to one practice ride; the practice coordinator reserves the right to give priority to skiers competing in the next day’s events, volunteer officials, and LOC volunteers.
-All allotments will be designated live and spots will be filled as they are requested (per email time-stamp).

Please email [email protected] to sign-up for your practice slot after you have completed your registration with the following information:

-Event and Lake (Lake 1 (Jump), Lake 2 (Slalom), Lake 3 (Slalom/Trick))
-Time Slot Requested
-Ramp Height if Jumping or Trick Boat Preference if Tricking
-Email address and Phone Number
-Payment to Paypal account: [email protected] must be completed before you will be entered on the practice schedule ($35/set).
AWSA President


  • bkreisbkreis Posts: 299 Baller
    @JeffSurdej for those of us arriving Wednesday or later..will there be practice wed/thurs eve???
  • JeffSurdejJeffSurdej Posts: 539 USAWS Official
    @bkreis not sure what you mean, you can sign up for practice on those days right now?
    AWSA President
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    edited July 2018
    I have run practice at a couple of regionals and it is a thankless job. Please be patient and appreciative of the people that run practice at Nationals they are doing their best to keep it organized and get as many people on the water as possible.
    Mark Shaffer
  • bojansbojans Posts: 258 Solid Baller
    How do I get the nationals registration number?
  • bkreisbkreis Posts: 299 Baller
    @JeffSurdej got it sorted out..thanks!
  • JeffSurdejJeffSurdej Posts: 539 USAWS Official
    @bojans don’t worry about that part. I think they are not going to require it b/c it’s confusing everyone
    AWSA President
  • kckc Posts: 143 Baller
    @JeffSurdej how long after registering for nationals should it be before receiving the email to sign up for practice? I did my registration yesterday. Thanks!
  • JeffSurdejJeffSurdej Posts: 539 USAWS Official
    edited July 2018
    @kc not 100% positive but my guess it would be within 24 hours
    AWSA President
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,149 Mega Baller
    24 hours is about right. I registered yesterday and received the email today.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • kckc Posts: 143 Baller
    Yep. I got mine after I posted today! Thanks!
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