The World, European and British Additional Rules have now been published and can be downloaded from the following links.
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.
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 email@example.com or Gavin Kelly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The world rulebook 2021 v2 has been released and can be downloaded here….
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.
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:
The first Bulletin for the World U17 and U21 Championships has been published and can be downloaded on the link below. The IWWF has established a Covid Task Force who will make decisions about the viability of holding these events some three months before they are due to take place.
The February Draw of the FoT 200 Club Lottery has taken placed and can be viewed by clicking the link below.
This is the 50th draw since the lottery started and together with some other fundraising FoT has so far raised in excess of £150,000 before lottery prizes. We now have enough money banked to fully fund our 2021 planned budget of £52,000 and so are now building a fund to carry over into 2022 when hopefully normal service will be resumed for our sport.
The February winners are:
1st Flo Hazelwood £432.25 No 104
2nd Nick McGarry £324.19 No 8
3rd Cora Coster £216.13 No 136
4th Emma Whaling £108.06 No 77
hank you for supporting FoT and if you would like to sign up for the lottery you can find a sign up form on the resources page of www.tournamentwaterskiing.org.uk.
Additional Age Categories were added to the World Rules in 2020. These are for 70+, 75+ etc. Also for 2021 the shortening speed for 45+ Women has been reduced from 55kph to 52kph.
These changes mean that we need to consider the establishment of new records as these changes come into effect. The Tournament Committee has given some thought to the issue and have decided that New Base Records will be established at the end of 2021 based on the best scores achieved in each Age Category for each event since January 2020 for the new Age Cats and in 2021 for 45+ Women. Thereafter normal record applications will be considered in the usual way. If a particular Base Record is not established in any Age Category due to lack of participation then the same process will be used in the first year that the Age Category is first populated.
We have started our fifth year of Friends of Tournament with the January 2021 lottery draw.
While we had no World or European Championships to support in 2020 we did run a number of successful Development Days. While we will have to wait to see if competitions resume in 2021 plans for a further 10 Development Days are being formulated and will be publicised once we know that they can go ahead. Our FoT budget for 2021 is in excess of £51,000 and thanks to your generosity we have available funds of over £50,000. 2022 will no doubt see a return to some level of normal activity and so we need to keep pushing to raise funds.
So to date you have raised a total of £148,000 which has given us £106,500 to invest after lottery prizes.
The video of the January draw can be seen below and with 130 balls in the bag the winners are:
1st Jon Wilkinson no. 63 £422.50
2nd David Frost no. 24 £316.88
3rd Mark Beard no. 4 £211.25
4th Danielle Critchley no. 53 £105.63
Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all our supporters.