FoT 200 Club December Prize Draw

The December 2019 draw of the FoT 200 Club took place at the BWSW AGM at Queens Tennis Club on Sunday. FoT has now raised over £100,000 since it started three years ago. This is a tremendous achievement thanks to a lot of generous people out there. 110 Prizes of over £25,000 have been won by 59 of the lottery participants. Over £34,000 has been paid out as travel grants to our European and World Championships Team members and another £9,000 spent on Development days, Squad Training days and other Development initiatives where funding has also been matched with Talent Development monies from BWSW. We will carry over around £30,000 into 2020 and have a planned budgeted spend of £46,000. So a big thank you to all who support F0T. You are making a difference in the sport. A poster to display in your club can be downloaded below.
The draw on Sunday was done by Lord Colin Moynihan, Honorary President of BWSW and the four lucky winners were:
1st Stuart Hills No. 117 – £471.25
2nd Peter James No.175 – £353.44
3rd Vince Turp No.3 – £235.63
4th Steve Sopp No. 195 – £117.81

FoT 200 Club December 2019 Draw

IWWF Event Management System (EMS)

IWWF Event Management System (EMS)
The development of an Event Management System was agreed by the IWWF Executive Board at their meeting in Paris in 2017. Development started in 2018 and the roll out and launch of EMS will start this year.
Additionally, the introduction of a worldwide IWWF Licence for all Rankings List competitors was proposed at the World Congress in Malaysia last August. The administration of this licence will be integrated into the EMS. We understand that the launch of the new licence will be for the 2021 season for the northern hemisphere. More information will be shared about this as the implementation plans are finalised.
This is major and positive change to the way our sport is administrated and will have a big impact on Competition Organisers, Officials and Athletes and the way in which we work together in the future.
So, what will the Event Management System provide?
 Present data to The General Public and Media
 Allow updates of data to Councils, Federations, Athletes and Officials through secured access
the General Public and all users will be able to:

 View Competition Calendar and Results
 View an Athlete’s history of scores, titles and bio data
 View records and ranking lists
COUNCILS will be able to:

 Manage Officials’ Status & Levels
 Manage Competitions Calendar and Status
 Manage international records and Ranking Lists
FEDERATIONS will be able to:

 Register their Athletes and Officials
 Manage their Competitions
 Submit on-line registrations to events
 Manage national records and ranking lists
 Have an overview and control of the sport activities on a national level
Project GOALS:

 Improve communication between councils, federations and officials
 Facilitate access to information by offering an easy search tool for the broad public and our community
 Provide access to a unified, consistent, and modern single point of reference for our sport
 EMS Version 1 which is being implemented now includes registrations of officials, athletes, sites and competitions, registration of athletes to competitions, management of competitions (download of participants to Scoring System, publication of Live scores, upload of results from Scoring System and publication, publication of Ranking Lists, competition news, etc.).
 EMS Version 2 which will follow will include all functions related to the order and control of the new IWWF Licence, the option of the payment of entry fees to the organisers by PayPal/Credit Card, an automated process for entries to Titled Events by Federations including invoicing of entry/training fees and additional functions for the implementation of the Cable Wakeboard discipline, etc.

The EMS will eventually cover all disciplines of the sport. Great Britain is one of nine pilot Federations in Europe and will be invited to start work on implementation in the next few weeks. As this happens, athletes, officials, and competition organisers will be given more information.

In the meanwhile, it is business as usual for Competition Organisers and Athletes as far as entries to and administration of events is concerned. EMS will be phased in gradually over the next year or so.

Dave Goode

It is with a heavy heart that GOODE Skis announces the passing of its founder and president, Dave Goode.
Dave, 64, died Wednesday while taking part in one of his many passions, piloting his airplane.
Through his numerous technological advancements in both water skiing and snow skiing, and financial support of countless events and athletes in both sports, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance.
A 2014 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipient and member of the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame, Dave was an accomplished international competitor in both sports, recently winning the downhill event at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters National Speed Series and earning a bronze medal in trick skiing at the Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships.
Dave leaves behind his beloved wife Dawn, parents Paul and Mimi, children Michael Goode, Lisa Goode McHugh (John), Whitney Hebard Felkl (Hans), Gregory Hebard (Adrianna), and granddaughters Maple Julia McHugh and Sunny Elizabeth Hebard.

BWSW shares the very great sadness at the passing of Dave Goode and sends heartfelt condolences to Dawn Goode and family, friends and all at Goode Skis …

E&A Officials Seminar 2020

The 2020 Officials Seminar will take place at the Royal Holloway College in Egham, Surrey from 3rd to 5th April’ This is the 25th Seminar and it is 20 years since it was last hosted in the UK.
The Seminar is open to all Waterski and Disabled Waterski officials including those with National qualifications.
There will not be a separate British Seminar this year and so all Officials are encouraged to attend.
For those with limited time there is an option to attend on the Saturday only when there will be a morning session for all delegates where subjects such as End Course monitoring and the new IWWF Event Management System will be discussed as well as some reflections on this years rule changes. The afternoon will be breakout groups with trick writing practice and discussion, Disabled Judging workshop, Tech Room, Drivers Forum etc.
To get full information please visit the E&A Waterski Council website on the following link E&A Officials Seminar 2020
You can also download the Bulletin on this link. E&A Officials Seminar – Bulletin 1
This is a great opportunity to meet and socialise with Officials involved in our sport from all over Europe.


📣We are thrilled to announce that Great Britain will host a pro am in 2020!! 17th- 19th July will see the 2020 pro am tour visit JB ski at Thorpe for The Andy Mapple Pro Am 📣

*Due to this, the date for The British Combined Nationals has changed to: 13th- 16th August excluding U17’s Nationals which will take place during the Malibu Open in September 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

FoT 200 Club November Draw

The November Draw of the 200 Club took place during the Tournament Committee Meeting at the BWSW offices on 5th December. There were a record 146 Balls in the bag and it was the first draw based on the new format of four prizes every month. Now there are 48 chances of a win compared to the 36 we had previously. Overall the same prize money will be available as we will not have a double up month going forward.
Before announcing the winners we can tell you that with the December draw early in January we will have passed the £100,000 total money raised by Friends of Tournament. This is all down to the generosity of everyone out there who is supporting what we are doing. We still have another 54 balls to sell to achieve that magic 200 number so please encourage your friends to give it a go. Several Clubs have a Club number…..does yours? a way for a club to support the continued development of the sport and possible raise some funds at the same time. New 200 Club Sign Up Forms are on the Resources Page or can be downloaded on this link:

FoT 200 Club Sign Up Form 2020

So the winners for November:

1st No.125 Jo Kelly – £474.50
2nd No.91 Patric Foley-Brickley – £355.88
3rd No.07 John Philips – £237.25
4th No.109 The Rostance Family – £118.63

Congratulations !!!

Click on the link below to see the video of the draw.

FoT 200 Club November Draw

Combined Waterski Nationals and Disabled Championships 2020

The 2020 World and European Waterski Calendar is another busy one and has created problems in finalising the dates for the 2020 National Combined Waterski and Disabled Championships which will take place next year at Oxford Wakeboard and Ski Club, organised by Steve Glanfield.

The Championships will take place in the week commencing Monday 13th July but a detailed schedule is still to be developed.

This is the first time that Queenford Lakes has hosted a Nationals but we know that the team there headed by Steve will be working hard to make it an outstanding event.

FoT End of Season Ball

The Friends of Tournament 1st End of Season Ball took place at the Hilton Northampton on 16th November.

With the Ian Campbell Band, Junction 24 providing the musical entertainment a number of awards were made, as well as a fund raising 200 Club Raffle and Auction. A big thanks go out to all those who helped the Ball organisation and who generously donated items for the raffle and auction. Over £10,000 was raised to boost the funds of FoT as we head towards the 2020 season.
This beat all expectations and was a magnificent outcome for this inaugural event.

The nine Handicap League winners for 2019 were presented with Training Vouchers funded by FoT.

A new Breakout Skier Cup was presented to Charlie Emmett who went to the E&A U21 as a Wild Card in 2018 and made the slalom finals and in 2019 was there as a Team Skier.

This year two Mapple Awards for outstanding achievement were presented. The first to Joel Poland for his amazing performance at the World U21 where he won Slalom Gold, Jump Gold, Tricks Silver and Overall Gold. The second award went to Steve Sopp in recognition of his reaching 30 years as the British Open Team Team Captain. As well as the Mapple Award Steve was presented with a book of photographs and comments from many of the skiers who he has worked with over the years.

The October Double Up Draw took place during the Ball. The first prize of £1,080 was won by Val Parkin, No 20. The second prize of £720 was won by Tim Hazelwood, No 5. and the third prize of £360 was won by Paul Seaton, No 68. Congratulations to the winners.

There were 144 balls in the bag, a new high and further progress to our goal of 200.

Five 200 Club Tickets for 12 months participation were presented to our World U21 Team members in recognition of their achievement in winning the Team Gold Medal. So good luck to them in future draws.

Also announced was a change to the prize structure for 2020. The same amount of prize money, 32.5% of the monthly income, will be paid out each month but the double up month will stop and instead we will have four prizes each month. A first prize of 13% of the income, second prize of 9.75%, third prize of 6.5% and a fourth prize of 3.25%.

So 48 prizes each year instead of 36 and a bigger opportunity for all participants to win a prize.

Since we started 102 prizes have gone to 56 of the ticket holders.

Tournament Forum 2019

The Tournament Forum will take place next Saturday 16th November at the Hilton, Northampton at 2.00pm.

This is an opportunity to finalise the 2020 Calendar as well as a review of 2019 activity and other news from the world of Tournament Waterskiing.

The Agenda will be :

1. Review of the Year
2. IWWF News
3. E&A News
4. Nationals 2020
5. Calendar 2020
6. Friends of Tournament Update
7. Open Discussion

If you are organising competitions next year please try to be there.

Handicap League Results 2019

The results of the Tournament Handicap League are now final and can be found on the Results page.
The top three in each event are:


1st Robbie Douglas
2nd Summer Pollard
3rd Alfie Fletcher


1st Tom Parkin
2nd Robert Hazelwood
3rd Danielle Halford


1st Lucy Roberts
2nd Molly Lee
3rd Noah Pollard

Congratulations to the winners who will all receive a number of Coaching Vouchers funded by Friends of Tournament.

These will be presented at the FoT End of Season Ball next weekend to those that are there.