The June draw took place at the Andy Mapple ProAm at Thorpe Lakes on Sunday. Unfortunately we did not catch the draw on video this time around so if anyone took any pics please can you send them to email@example.com. With a new high of 123 Balls in the Bag the prize money for the month was £922.50. Andy’s father Roy kindly drew the balls for us and the winners were:
1st Rob Poland £461.25 no 64
2nd Simon Poole £307.50 no 38
3rd Patric Foley-Brickley £153.75 no 17
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone who supports this initiative. We have now raised over £71,000 and after prizes this leaves £51,260 to support Tournament Waterskiing in the UK. Half the money raised goes to providing grants to our skiers for travel and training for World and European Championships and the other half is used for Development initiatives such as our successful series of Development Days.
With new participants that signed up over the weekend the July Draw will have at least 128 Balls in the Bag. We will get to the magic 200 with your support. Why not get your Club to buy a ticket?
The World U21 Championships get underway timorous at Shalom Park in Edmonton Canada. Good luck to Rob, Arron, Joel, Ben and Sanchia….. Team GB
The third Bulletin for the 35+ Championships in Ioaninna, Greece has been published and now includes the Provisional Schedule for the Competition. Download it here:
35+ E&A Championships 2019 – Bulletin 3
The 2019 Timing Charts have been tweaked a little bit and are available to download in Resources or below.
The 2019 V1 charts are perfectly OK to use so you don’t need to change them.
On July 21st Peter Davies will be taking on the challenge of swimming 6.5 km (4 miles) unassisted (no wetsuits) across the Bosphorus in Istanbul with a 2 hour time limit. He will be raising money for both Motor Neurone Disease Association and British Tournament Water Skiing – funds split equally. Please show your support by visiting his crowdfunding page, any amount is gratefully received!! Good Luck Pete!!! 🏊♂️
Bosphorus Swim – Just Giving Page
Bulletin 3 for the upcoming World U21 Championships has been published and can be found on the following link.
World U21 Championships Bulletin 3
The May draw of the Friends of Tournament 200 Club took place at the Bluebird Deaf Waterski Club last weekend during their Rankings List Competition. With 115 balls in the bag the total prize money was £862. 50. First prize of £431.25 went to Robert Rowlands no 36. Second prize of £287.50 went to David Frost no 24 and the third prize of £143. 75 was won by Viv Brown no £143.75. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for your continued support. The draw can be viewed on the link below. 200 Club May 2019 Prize Draw
2019 U21 GB Team to attend the World Championships in Canada announced! Congratulations and best of luck 🇬🇧
We are also incredibly proud to share that Friends of Tournament will be sending £600 to each skier to assist with their costs- funds raised through our 200 Club!
We now have a downloadable posters for the FoT 200 Club that we hope all Affiliated Clubs will display in their Clubhouses. The five recent Development Days jointly funded by FoT and BWSW have been a great success and we want to do more of these. We are already getting new requests from clubs that have not hosted one of these. But we can only do it if we continue to raise money through initiatives like the 200 Club. We have 118 ticket holders in June raising almost £3,000 each month. 32.5% of this goes out in prizes and the rest will support our Skiers going to World and European Championships and Development initiatives such as the Development Days. Why not get your Club to join in and get a lottery ticket? Who knows, you might win a prize to boost club funds and you will definitely by helping our sport to future success.
This week we are featuring Driver and Coach, Nathan McGarry, in our series of Officials and Volunteers profiles. Nathan is A National 1 three event driver who is on the pathway to become an International Driver.