Nationals

Date & Location

  • October 13-15, 2016
  • Imperial Lakes, El Centro, CA
  • 2828 West Evan Hewes
    Imperial, CA 92251

Tournament Registration Packet

Webcast

Facebook Event

Qualified Teams

  • Eastern Region
    • University of Alabama (D1)
    • Florida Southern College (D1)
    • Rollins College (D1)
    • Clemson University (D1)
    • Auburn University (D2)
  • Midwestern Region
    • The Ohio State University (D1)
    • Michigan State University (D1)
    • University of Kansas (D1)
    • University of Michigan (D1)
    • Miami University (D2)
    • Grand Valley State University (D2)
    • University of Cincinnati (D2)
    • Iowa State University (D2)
    • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (D2)
  • South Central Region
    • University of Louisiana at Monroe (D1)
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (D1)
    • Texas A&M University (D2)
    • University of Texas (D2)
    • University of Arkansas (D2)
  • Western Region
    • San Diego State University (D1)
    • Arizona State University (D1)
    • Western Washington University (D2)
    • University of California, Davis (D2)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (D2)

Boat Draw

  • Thursday
    • Women’s D1 Slalom – Mastercraft
    • Men’s D1 Slalom – Nautique
    • Women’s D2 Jump – Malibu
    • Men’s D2 Jump – Mastercraft
  • Men’s D1 Jump – Nautique

LOC Special Requests

  • School Flag and Fight Songs
    • The LOC has requested that each team send 1 of their school flags and fight songs (on CD) by October 7th, 2016. Send to:
      • Paul Donatt
        2828 West Evan Hewes
        Lot #18
        Imperial, CA 92251

  • Chief Judge: Brad Hartwell
  • Chief Driver: Dee Johnson
  • Chief Scorer: Rob Rhyne
  • Safety: Harley Wallace
  • Technical Controller: Dave Clark
  • Announcer: Curtis Williams
  • Tournament Director: Connie Bergmark
  • NCWSA Tourney Committee: Robert Rhyne, Jeff Rush, and Connie Bergmark
  • LOC Driver: Jay Fitzpatrick
  • East Judges: Craig Bryons, Martin Bartlalsky
  • South Central Judges: Glen Williams (from west), Eric Lee (from west)
  • Midwest Judges: Mason Mechler, Dave Clark
  • West Judges: Terry Goodman, Amanda Amos
  • East Driver: Adam Webb
  • South Central Driver: Scott Greenwood
  • Midwest Driver: Derk Brittain
  • West Driver: Tim Vaio

Airports

Main Airports

  • San Diego (SAN)
    • 1 hour 40 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 1 hour 50 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA
  • Palm Springs (PSP)
    • 1 hour 52 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 1 hour 52 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA

Regional Airports

  • El Centro (IPL)
    • 25 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 17 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA
  • Yuma (YUM)
    • 1 hour 16 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 1 hour 5 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA

Alternate Airports

  • Ontario (ONT)
    • 2 hours 48 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 2 hours 48 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
    • 3 hours 27 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 3 hours 39 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA
  • Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport (SNA)
    • 2 hours 45 minutes from Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA
    • 2 hours 55 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA

Hotels

Early Booking Hotels

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, group block for Water Ski championship
    • Discounted rate is 119.
    • Call 760-353-2600
    • Refer to the “Water Ski Championship” when making reservations.
    • Rooms blocked: 15 2xDoubles and 15 Kings
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, group block for Water Ski championship
    • Discounted rate is 119.
    • Call 760-370-3800
    • Refer to the “Water Ski Championship” when making reservations.
    • Rooms blocked: 10 Doubles, 10 Studio king
  • Last day to make reservations using this rate is 09-01-16

Additional Hotels

  • There are several hotels throughout El Centro, CA that have a wide price range available.
  • Here is a quick link to hotels in El Centro, CA for the dates of the tournament

Wednesday – October 12, 2016

  • Site Familiarization (8am – 5pm)
    • Practice will be available on both lakes on Wednesday October 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  in 1 hour increments.  Cost is $150 per hour paid in advance of skiing.  Teams may use their own AWSA Rated boat driver or one will be provided.  Reservations may be made for 1 hour on each lake per team through Monday October 10th, 2016.  After that date, teams may book additional time.  Contact Connie Bergmark at conniejb1@gmail.com for practice reservations.
  • Final Registration (6 – 7:30pm)
    • Final Registration will be held at the Site, Lot #2, between the hours of 6:00PM and 7:30PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. At that time 5 items are due:
      • 1) all original eligibility letters
      • 2) entry fees
      • 3) original roster verification form from school
      • 4) waiver for each skier if not done online
      • 5) Any running order changes.
    • A single check should be presented for all members of a team as opposed to each skier writing a check for his/her own entry. Checks should be made out to IMPERIAL LAKES.  Any last minute changes must be submitted at this time including alternates.  NO CHANGES will be made after final registration.
  • Officials & Team Captains Meeting (Immediately following final registration)
    • Immediately following the close of Final Registration (7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016) a meeting will be held at the Site, Lot #2.  Appointed Officials, NCWSA Board Members and Team Captains (other team members are also welcome as long as there is space available) will receive last minute instructions from the Chief Judge and the LOC.

Thursday – October 13, 2016

  • Lake 1 (7am start)
    • Division 1 – Women’s Slalom
    • Division 1 – Men’s Slalom
  • Lake 2 (7am start)
    • Division 2 – Women’s Jump
    • Division 2 – Men’s Jump

Friday – October 14, 2016

  • Lake 1 (8am start)
    • Division 2 – Men’s Slalom
    • Division 2 – Women’s Slalom
  • Lake 2 (7:30am start)
    • Division 1 – Men’s Trick
    • Division 1 – Women’s Jump

Saturday – October 15, 2016

  • Lake 1 (7:30am start)
    • Division 1 – Women’s Trick
    • Division 1 – Men’s Jump
  • Lake 2 (11:30am start)
    • Division 2 – Women’s Trick
    • Division 2 – Men’s Trick
  • Banquet (7pm start)
    • Formal attire
    • Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse, 796 W Evan Hewes Hwy, El Centro, CA 92243.
    • www.oldeucalyptus.com