Friends of Tournament 200 Club Draw.
The December 2018 Draw took place during the BWSW Agm at The Queens Tennis Club on Sunday. There were 107 balls in the bag. The lucky winners were :
1st £401.25 No 45 Stuart Lillis
2nd £267.50 No 78 Jeremy Stephenson.
3rd £133.75 No 14 Gavin Kelly.
So at the end of our first two years we have raised a total of almost £50,000 and after lottery prizes £36,000 to support our team skiers and development activities. Thank you to all who have participated and made this possible.
December 2018 200 Club Draw
We have one more draw left for 2018 before we get into year three of Friends of Tournament and the 200 Club Lottery. The December draw will take place at the BWSW Agm on January 20th at Queens Tennis Club. There will be 107 tickets in the draw with prizes of, £401.25, £267.50 and £133.75. Good luck to everyone and thank you for your continued support as we go into our third year.
We are pleased to offer a new resource for Trick Skiers or anyone that would like to start or improve their Trick Skiing.
If you select the Joel Wing Trick Training Videos page you will find instructions that will allow you to access the videos. Please take a look and give us feedback.
Joel Wing is one of Australia’s most successful skiers and coaches and he has kindly agreed that we can use his videos.
The Tournament Ball will be re-branded for 2019. With the suspension of the League there will not be any League Trophies to present. However the Handicap League will continue and be recognised at the Ball along with a number of other Recognition of Achievement Awards. These will be announced during 2019. The Ball is an opportunity to have a great end of season get together as well as little bit of fund raising under a FoT banner. Whatever your involvement in Tournament Waterskiing its a great evening among many friends. So please encourage your Club to organise a table and lets make it bigger and better. More details will be published next year but put the date of 16th November in your diary.
A number of Inter Club events took place during the 2018 season involving Lakeside, Cotswold, JB Ski, 4 Lakes, Cirencester and Fairford. The results from these events can be downloaded on the Resources page or by clicking the link below. Thanks to Peter James for providing these.
BWSW Inter Club ladder scores 2018
The FoT 200 Club November Draw took place at BWSW headquarters this week during A Tournament Committee meeting. 35+ World Championships team captain Mark Beard drew out the winning balls proudly wearing his team Silver Medal. FoT has raised almost £50,000 since the start of the 200 Club Lottery in January last year and after lottery prizes £36,000 has been raised to support travel grants for World and European championships, squad training days, six development days, and 2018 Handicap League prizes. There were 108 tickets in the November Draw and remarkably Paul Seaton who has two tickets had a first prize of £405 (no 68) and a third prize of £135 (no 34). The second prize of £270 was won by Steven Critchley (no 42). Congratulations to the winners and a grateful thanks to all who take part. Please encourage your friends and family to join the 200 Club.
The 35+ Worlds took place in Santiago, Chile at the end of November. 170 competitors took part from 23 countries and it all took place over six days.Great Britain was represented by a team of eight led by Team Captain Mark Beard. The others were, Hilary Winter, Philippa Shedd, Tim Hazelwood, Jodi Fisher, Jonathan Cohen, Chris Singleton and John Phillips. The team came home with eight medals including Team Silver, a great achievement considering the strength of many other countries taking part. Apart from the Team Silver Medal Philippa won Slalom Gold, Tricks, Jump and Overall Silver medals in the Ladies 55+ category. Tim in the 55+ Mens category won Jump Gold and Overall Silver and Chris took the Bronze medal in 45+ Men’s category. Congratulations to the whole team and especially to the individual medal winners.
The Tournament Forum took place last weekend before the Tournament Ball. A number of issues were discussed including the 2019 Calendar and the plan after the successful event at Gosfield to hold a second Combined National Championships next year at Hazelwoods Ski World.
The main announcement however was that for 2019 and the foreseeable future the British Ski League is to be suspended.
The future of the League has been a discussion point for the last couple of years and the reality is that in recent years there have been virtually no League events held and it has become a virtual league with results being drawn primarily from Rankings List events. This reflects a much reduced competitor base compared to the years when there where upwards of 50 League events on the Calendar and the fact that few non Commercial clubs hold Calendar competitions any more.
We are seeing a growth in Interclub and Backyard events that are attracting skiers of all abilities but are not homologated to a standard where the results can be used for The League or British Standings List. For next season we plan to publish a ladder for all these events as long as they meet the basic standard as set out in the British Additional Rules.
The Handicap League will also continue and we will give this more exposure and publicity. And of course the British Standings List will continue.
The suspension of the League has not been an easy decision and has only been reached after a great deal of discussion at the Tournament Committee and TouTech.
The provisional Tournament Calendar for 2019 is now available via the Calendar 2019 link at the top of the page. There may still be further changes as we move towards the new season. In particular the World U21 Championships do not yet have confirmed dates or venue.
The October draw for the FoT 200 Club took place at the Tournament Ball last weekend. The 200 Club has raised over £48,000 over the last two years and now has 108 monthly ticket holders. £36,000 has been paid out in lottery prizes, skiers travel grants, development days, squad training days and Handicap League prizes. This leaves in excess of £12,000 going into next year when we have two long haul World Championships to support. The October draw double up winners are: no 180 Peter Collins £787.50, no 36 Robert Rowlands £525.00, and no 26 Nick McGarry £262.50. Congratulations to the winners and a great big thank you to all who support this initiative. You are making a difference. 😀👍
FoT October 200 Club Draw