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Combined British National Championships

All is set for the National Championships at Oxford Ski and Wake Club, starting next Thursday 12th August.
Steve Glanfield and his team have been working hard to make sure that this will be a great event.
Even if you are not skiing please come and visit. Apart from the on water action there will be a small trade village and entertainment on the Saturday night.
Entries are closed and we have 118 slalom entries, 59 in Tricks and 42 in Jump.

The Event Programme, Schedule and Bulletin 2 and available on the links below.

2021 – Nationals Programme

Nationals 2021 Schedule

Bulletin 2

FoT 200 Club Draw – April 2021

The 52nd draw of the FoT 200 Club Lottery took place at Hazelwoods Ski World on Saturday. The winners were:
1st Jim and Irene Newbold No 41 – £435.50
2nd Phil Mitchell No 52 – £326.63
3rd Alan Fardon N0 73 £217.75
4th David Stevenson N0 61 – £108.88
Congratulations to all the winners. If you have watched the video but are not currently a participant in the 200 Club Lottery please consider joining us. Half of all ticket holders have won a prize since we started and through the generosity of everyone taking part we have raised over £158,000 to support Waterskiing in the UK. After prizes this is over £113,000.

200 Club April Draw

Combined National Championships 2021

Combined National Championships 2021
12th – 15th August
Oxford Ski and Wake

Bulletin 1 has been published and can be downloaded on the following link.

The event is now live on the IWWF Event Management System (EMS) and you can enter the competition there once you have registered on EMS. You will need to have purchased an IWWF Licence via the EMS System and a British Competitors Licence from BWSW.

If you are not registered on EMS yet and haven’t received an email invitation please contact Kylie Cooper on kylie@bwsf.co.uk or Gavin Kelly on gvnkelly@aol.com.

You will see in the bulletin that Entry qualifications have been reduced for this year only which hopefully will encourage skiers to participate.

Steve Glanfield and Stuart Scott-Ely at Oxford are going all out to make this a great event after the difficult time of the last 18 months.

Nationals 2021 Bulletin 1 (1)

Maurice Hazelwood and Jill Howard

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of both Maurice Hazelwood, former BWSW Chair, and Tournament Team Captain and Jill Howard, International Judge, Scorer and long time Toutech member.
Maurice had a lifetime of involvement in the Tournament discipline when it was very much at its peak in terms of profile and was also the founder of Hazelwood Ski World.
Jill sadly lost her battle with the cancer that she has been fighting for the last few years. Jill was one of the hardest workers in our sport and a lovely person to know and work with.
Both will be missed by the Waterski community.

FoT 200 Club Lottery Draw – March 2021

At the Tournament Ball in November 2016 we launched the Friends of Tournament Group whose aim was to support fund raising to assist our elite skiers to attend European and World Championships as well as promoting initiatives to help the continued development of Tournament Waterskiing.
The first initiative was to launch a 200 Club Lottery that started in January 2017 with 35 ticket holders. We have seen steady growth in participation and in the March 2021 draw there were 134 tickets.
The monthly Lottery Ticket price is £25 of which 32.5% goes towards prizes and the rest is building our fund. There are now four prizes every month.
The odds on getting a win are really good and the 170 prizes drawn till March 2021 have gone to 83 different winners with one lucky ticket holder winning six times, three five times, eleven four times, ten three times, sev1enteen two times and forty one winning once.
To date a gross amount of over £155,000 has been raised by FoT and after prizes this means over £111,000 to fund Team Travel for World and European Championships teams and various Development activities designed to encourage new young participants into competitions.
With the loss of funding from UK Sport and the ongoing reduction of funding from Sport England this fund raising is of vital importance to encourage new skiers into competitive Tournament skiing and to ensure we are able to send our very best teams to represent us in Europe and the World. So please join us as a Friend of Tournament and a 200 Club Lottery ticket holder.
Sign up forms can be found in the resources section of this website or through the 200 Club news item on the BWSW website.

The winners for March are:

1st Colin Horne £435.50 No. 23
2nd Dr Ian Campbell £326.63 No. 33
3rd James Baxter £217.75 No. 1134
4th Andrew Preston £108.88 No. 162

You can see the draw here:

200 Club March Draw