The draw took place during the first Ranking List competition at Hazelwoods Ski World at the weekend. Three times World Tricks Champions, Nicolas Leforestier was there with his daughter who was taking part and kindly agreed to help with the draw. And the winners were:
1st Jeff Smith No. 150 – £541.67
2nd Tabitha Rogers No. 193 – £433.33
3rd Rob & Val Spavin No. 92 – £325.00
4th Andy Dyson No. 54 – £216.67
5th Steve Lawrence No. 4 – £108.33
The draw video can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/100063587380602/videos/964495048026681
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone for your continued support. There are 5 tickets available for the May draw that can be purchased for a one off draw or for any number of months. If interested please drop a line to Gavin at email@example.com for more details. Lets keep 200 balls in the bag.
The 75th Prize Draw has taken place at Hazelwoods Ski World and the winners are:
1st Team Bluebird No. 83 – £541.67
2nd Vince Turp No. 190 – £433.33
3rd Alison Taylor No. 161 – £325.00
4th Ella Wilson No. 77 – £216.67
5th Jean Paul No.153 – £108.33
FoT has now raised a grand total of over £290,000 with over £213,000 after lottery prizes to support Competitive Waterskiing at both the elite end and grassroots development. Thanks to everyone who generously give their support.
The 73rd Friends of Tournament 200 Club Draw has taken place at the BWSW HQ with Gavin Kelly assisted by Kylie Cooper. Our first draw with five prizes instead of four. Congratulations if you are one of the winners. More details later but here is the video.
2023 will see the resumption of physical rather than the virtual seminars of the last three years. While the on-line seminars have been successful with good levels of attendance the Waterski Council believes that meeting together to discuss and update ourselves on all the developing issues in the sport that impacts the work of Officials is important and achieves more that just an on-line session.
The 2023 Seminar is being hosted by BWSW in the UK and will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport from 24th to 26th March.
Bulletin 1 containing all the registration and booking information can be downloaded here:
We are not planning to hold a separate Seminar for British Officials and therefore hope that all British Officials, whether National or International, will consider attending. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with like minded people in our sport……… and is also a pretty good social event.
The November 2022 200 Club Draw has taken place in Florida with Mark Beard assisted by Kelly Atkins and Philippa Shedd. The results are:
1st Nick McGarry No. 23 £650.00
2nd Andy Fearn No. 102 £487.50
3rd Nick McGarry No. 8 £325.00
4th Jean-Paul No. 145 £162.50
Clearly Nick McGarry carries the lucky gene.
Almost £275,000 has been raised since FoT began with over £202,000 net of lottery prizes.
Of this £134,000 has been spent supporting our skiers participation in World and European Championships as well as Development activities such as Squad Training and Lectures, Development Days, Provision of loan kit etc.
We have a projected spend of over £64,000 in 2023.
Thank you to all the FoT supporters who make this happen.
The FoT End of Season Ball took place at the Hilton Northampton on Saturday. As well as a chance to present Record Certificates, and acknowledge our skiers who represented GB at European and World Championships a number of awards were presented. Two young skiers Georgia Fearn and Harley Coster received £300 cheques provided by Jack Critchley from his 2021 World Championships FoT Participation Grant. Harley as the most improved Youth Jump skier in 2022 and Georgia for the grit and determination that she showed in the European U21 Championships 2022 jump final. The Andy Mapple Award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to Will Asher who has had a phenomenal year. Ending the season at the top of the ProTour and IWWF Slalom Ranking List and setting a new European Slalom Record with 2 buoys at 9.75m. Will couldn’t be there but send an acceptance video that was shown during the evening.The fund raising Auction together with the Raffle raised a total of £7,936. A big thank you to all those that donated Auction and Raffle prizes and to those that generously bid for them.The October 200 Club Draw also took place. The draw can be seen via this link: https://www.facebook.com/100063587380602/videos/821315775764009
This was the 70th Prize draw and so far FoT has raised over £256,000 and after 200 Club prizes £187,000 to support our elite skiers and grass roots development. The winners this month were:
Last month we had the maximum 200 balls in the bag for the draw for the first time.This month we have achieved another milestone of over £250,000 raised before lottery prizes have been paid. So over £184,000 to support competitive Waterskiing at the elite and grassroots level.
Full details about Friends of Tournament can be found in our monthly newsletter which can be downloaded here: