BWSW is pleased to once again sponsor the cover for the 2022 Waterski Rulebook. The cover features the IWWF Waterski Athletes of the Year, our own Joel Poland and Jacinta Carroll.
The Rulebook will be published in the next few weeks.
This is the 60th draw of the lottery. FoT has now raised over £203,000 and after lottery prize money this is almost £149,000 to support our athletes and other various development activities. Thank you to everyone who has supported FoT over the last five years.
This month’s winners are:
Jeremy Stephenson no.78 £526.50
Corinna Fletcher no.125 £394.88
Andy Fearn no. 102 £263.25
Suzie York-Davies no. 200 £131.63
You can see the video here:
The 59th prize draw of The 200 Club Lottery took place in Florida. Featuring Mark Beard, with the well travelled bag of balls, assisted by Sue and Colin Slater.
The gross amount raised by FoT will surpass £200,000 in January when the 60th draw (The December 2021 draw) takes place.
After prize money this means that over £145,000 has been available to support our activities. Of this £84,000 has been spent on skier travel grants to European and World Championships and Development initiatives such as Development Days.
This has only been possible with the participation of many generous people who have supported the lottery and other fund raising.
There were a record 163 balls in the bag for the November Draw with prize money totalling £1,324.38
And the winners were:
1st Charlie Newsome – No. 97 £529.75
2nd Jean-Paul – No. 145 £397.31
3rd Lesley Shanahan – No. 132 £264.88
4th Flo Hazelwood – No. 104 £132.44
Congratulations to our winners and a massive thank you to all who support FoT.
These are the provisional calendar dates for the World, E&A and European Pro Tour events for 2022.
The British Calendar will be developed early in 2022.
Waterski Calendar 2022
• 24/06 – 26/06 Botaski Pro Am
• 02/07 – 03/07 San Gervasio Pro-Am, Italy
• 08/7 – 10/07 Malibu Open Pro-Am, Lacanau, France
• 09/07 – 10/07 Kaiafas Battle Pro-Am, Greece
• 13/07 – 16/07 World Games : Birmingham, USA
• 16/07 – 17/07 Slastad Pro-Am, Norway
• 20/07 – 24/07 E&A 35+ : Ioaninna, Greece
• 23/07 – 24/07 Pro Tour : The Duel, Cirencester, UK
• 02/08 – 07/08 E&A Youth : Ioannina, Greece
• 18/08 – 21/08 E&A Open Championships : Ukraine
• 24/08 – 27/08 FISU World University Champs: Minsk, Belarus
• 31/08 – 03/09 E&A U21 : Fischlam, Austria (bid)
• 12/09 – 18/09 World 35+ : Baurech, France
• 25/01 – 31/01 2022 World U17 : Chile
The October draw of The 200 Club took place at the FoT 70th Anniversary Ball last Saturday Video starts a bit late.
There were a record 162 balls in the bag generating a prize fund of £1,316.25.
1st Prize of £526.50 went to no.142, Mark Beard.
2nd Prize of £394.88 went to no.199, Eddie Roberts.
3rd Prize of £263.25 went to no. 93, Peter James.
4th Prize of £131.63 went to no. 165, Chris Singleton.
A big thank you to all that came to the Ball and supported FoT’s fund raising efforts.
With the raffle and the auction a grand total of £9,652 was raised on the night.
Thank you to those who generously donated raffle prizes and auction lots and to Ian Campbell and his band, Junction 24, for providing the brilliant music.
Auction Lot 1 – “Superstar”
Original Framed Acrylic on canvas of Mike Hazelwood
Dimensions 49cm x 59cm
This Item will be auctioned at The Friends of Tournament 70th Anniversary Ball this Saturday 20th November. Send your maximum bid to our auctioneer by message or email to Dusko Lukic (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midday on Saturday and he will include you in the bidding. Good Luck
Mike Hazelwood competed as a member of the British Team in eight consecutive World Championships, the longest competitive record at that level of anyone who has ever won a World Overall Championship. During that period, from 1973 to 1987, Mike won three gold medals, including the one in 1977 for overall, five silver medals, and two bronze medals. As one of the most successful competitors of his era, he was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Jumping was always Mike’s strongest event, which he demonstrated by setting three world records between 1980 and 1986 and was the first competitor to jump 60 metres. Mike was a dominant skier in Europe for over a decade, winning the European Overall Championship eight times between 1976 and 1986.
Mike became a well-known household name in the early 80’s, due to his appearances on the popular BBC sports show ‘Superstars’. Mike demonstrated his incredible, all-round athletic ability, winning medals in a variety of athletic events.
Shortly after painting her husband Chris’s favourite player Rúben Neves in February 2018, her world changed forever! After an initial collection of 13 paintings raised in excess of £12,000 for Cure Leukaemia, Louise received the call from Wolverhampton Wanderers and offered the opportunity to provide their match day programme cover artwork.
After two award-winning seasons, as well as commissions from Premier League footballers, Louise continues to capture Wolves, football and sporting moments on canvas and via fine art prints through the ‘Sports Personalities’ brand.
In their pursuit to raise money for the development of young talent and support of elite skiers, Friends of Tournament approached Louise with a photo of Sammy Duvall in 2019. The sale of the original raised £1500 at the 2019 Tournament Ball. This year’s painting has been created from a photo taken by Tom King at the 1984 Coors Light Pro Tour, California, USA.
The September draw of The 200 Club Lottery has taken place at the World Open Championships in Florida. Mark Beard as Master of Ceremonies assisted by Jose Antonio Perez Preigo, President of the IWWF and Gill Hill, retiring Secretary General of the IWWF. The first prize of £510.25 goes to number 200 Suzie Yorke-Davies. Second Prize of £382.69 goes to number 91, Damien Ackerer. Third Prize of £255.13 to number 93, Peter James and last but not least, the fourth Prize of £127.56 to number 62, Dave and Shelley Nutt.
Congratulations to our winners and a grateful thanks to our 157 ticket holders. This is the largest number of tickets in the draw since FoT started The 200 Club Lottery 4 years ago. With your help we can get to 200 tickets in the draw so please encourage your friends and ski clubs to join us.
You can view the prize draw video on the following link:
Please join us for what will be a great evening of good food, good music and good company.
To book please click on the following link:
The August Draw of The 200 Club took place during the E&A 35+ Championships held at the KLI Watersi Club in Ravenna, Italy last week. The video is in two parts…..sorry.
There were 147 “Balls in the Bag”, an increase of 12 compared to the July draw. A big thank you to the new participants.
The great news is that there will be at least 156 tickets for the September draw. We can get this to 200 so please ask your friends to support us.
In August there were a number of Development Days held and an U14 Training and Assessment camp at PWTC.
Our skiers representing GB at the European and World Youth and U21 Championships in the last few weeks have received £13,356
in support grants to help towards the costs of their participation.
The latest Grants of £900 went to the following skiers who went to Florida for the U17/U21 Worlds.
The winners of the August draw were:
1st Val Parkin £477.75 no. 20
2nd Mark Beard £358.31 no. 4
3rd Sean Rose £238.88 no. 71
4th Simon Poole £119.44 no 30
Congratulations to them and thanks to all who take part.
The July prize draw took place during the Combined British National Waterski Championships held at Oxford Wake & Ski Club last week.
FoT has now raised over £170k before lottery prizes and this means we have raised over £120k to support our Elite skiers and Development activities.
So far 88 ticket holders have shared 186 prizes.
in the July draw we had 135 balls in the bag but thanks to some new signups to the lottery we will have at least 140 for the August draw.
The winners of the July draw prizes were:
1st Dan Brooks – No. 58 £438.75
2nd Stuart Smith – No. 86 £329.06
3rd Neal Critchley – No. 120 £219.38
4th Stuart Lillis – No. 45 £109.69
Congratulations to the winners and grateful thanks to all who support FoT
Here is a link to a signup form if you would like to join us:
Here is the link to the prize draw video: