Schedule Released For AWSA Nationals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 01/15/2013 18:23:06
- In: Water Skiing
The tournament schedule for the 71st GOODE Water Ski National Championships has been released. The 2013 GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be held Aug. 13-17 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. The tournament is hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and conducted by the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski. To view and download the schedule, click here (PDF)
More than 600 of the nation’s top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament.
Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament – is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
In addition to the Nationals, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches also will host two other events during the week.
The new Swami Slalom Challenge will consist of a head-to-head competition featuring the top-two placements from the Boys/Girls 2, Boys/Girls 3, Men/Women 1 and Open Men/Women slalom divisions from the Nationals. The Swami Slalom Challenge, sponsored by Nautique and Eagle Wetsuits, will take place on the North-South Slalom Lake at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The Ski Club of the Palm Beaches also will host the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour and the Nautique Senior Tour. Qualifying rounds will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, with the finals to be held at night under the lights on Friday, Aug. 16.