THE 83rd FoT 200 CLUB DRAW – NOVEMBER 2023

The draw has taken place in Vancouver using a random number generator instead of the usual “200 Balls in the Bag” as they were left behind in the UK. Watch the video to find out who this months lucky winners are. We had 194 numbers in the draw so need to sell a few more tickets going forward to get back to the 200.So the winners for November are:1st Phillipa Shedd No. 31 – £525.422nd The Elliot Family No.135 – £420.333rd Marlon Withers No.149 – £315.254th George Hazelwood No.11 – £210.175th David Stevenson No. 61 – £105.08Congratulations to them and if you would like to join the 200 Club for future draws please email Gavin at gvnkelly@aol.com for details. The next and final draw for 2023 will take place at the BWSW AGM on 14th January.

The link to the November Draw video:

https://www.facebook.com/100063587380602/videos/375990191495854

FoT 200 Club Publicity Poster

The FoT 200 Club Lottery has been very successful with over £300,000 raised since its beginning in 2017.

We have a few tickets available from this month going forward. They cost £25 per month and with 200 tickets sold there are 5 prizes each month totalling £1,625.

Please see if your club or friends would consider joining FoT by buying a ticket for one month or as many months as you like. Scan the QR code in the poster to get a sign up form.

FoT Revised Terms of Reference

The FoT Terms of Reference have been updated to take account of the Jill Howard Legacy of over £200,000. This money will be used as a long term fund with a small amount (Around £15,000) spent each year on projects that Jill would have approved of.

The revised TofR have been accepted by the BWSW Board.

Here is a link to the document for anyone who would like to read it:

FoT Newsletter No. 15 June 2023

The latest FoT Newsletter can be downloaded here:

http://www.tournamentwaterskiing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/FoT-Newsletter-No-15-June-2023-2.docx

We have some 200 Club Lottery tickets available for the June draw onwards. With prize money each month of £1,625 and 5 prizes and with only 200 balls in the bag the odds of winning are very good.

If you would like a ticket for one or more months please email Gavin at gvnkelly@aol.com for details.

British Additional Rules 2023 V2

The Additional Rules 2023 have now been published ( http://www.tournamentwaterskiing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/British-Waterski-Additional-Rules-2023-V2-1-1.docx ) with the addition of a Fast Track to D3 (National Driver) Qualification. This is something that Toutech have been considering for some time and given the lack of opportunity for Drivers to get Competition experience we hope that it will give Drivers with considerable experience to progress.

The new rule is:

Fast Track to D3 (National Driver) Qualification

Drivers with extensive experience of driving 3 events and towing elite skiers can be considered for Fast Tracking to D3 (National Driver).

Requirements

If the driving history is considered sufficient by Toutech the Driver will be required to take the Drivers Theory Exam.

If this is taken successfully the Driver will be assigned D3 (Provisional Status).

To be ratified as a D3 the Driver will be assessed at two 3 event competitions at two different locations at least.

The Driver will be allowed to officiate at an event as entitled by a D3 Driver until the end of the next calendar year after being assigned the qualification (a Driver being granted the qualification during 2024 will have until 31 December 2025), or the qualification will be removed if the Driver has not achieved a successful assessment.

The Drivers Log Book should be used to document past experience and the Chief Drivers and Chief Judges assessment of the two competitions. The Log Book should be submitted to Toutech for a final review.

COMBINED BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023

The Nationals will take place on 24th – 27th August hosted by Oxford Wakeboard and Ski Club for the third consecutive year.The Cash Prize Night Slalom will return and a new initiative this year will be a two day “Friends of Tournament, Development Days, Youth Festival”, aimed to bring D Day participants into the event. Details are still being developed but will be announced in Bulletin 1 for the Nationals that will be published shortly.The Nationals planning committee has also agreed that the modifications to entry criteria used last year will apply again as follows:QUALIFICATIONSThe entry standards as defined in the Additional Rules are again being waived for this year and the following will apply.

U10/U12 No qualifications required but if an U12 wants to jump they must have a registered Jump score in a Competition at any time.

U14/U17/U21/Open No specific qualifications needed but must have a registered score at any time in the past for the events entered.

35+ No qualifications needed but must have a registered score at any time past for the events entered.

Please note that both a British Competitors Licence and an IWWF Licence are required. A one off IWWF Licence can be purchased on EMS. The events are live on EMS for entries at ems.iwwf.sport.