2014 Nationals

To: National Directors, Participating Teams and Officials

From: Jeff Surdej, Chairman

Subject: 2014 NCWSA Nationals Official Registration Information

Type Tournament: The tournament will be a USA Water Ski/NCWSA sanctioned Class “C” Collegiate which will be run similar to a Record Tournament. This is a 24 team, 2-division nationals. No alcohol allowed on site. This will be strictly enforced.

Tournament Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16-18, 2014. Final Registration, on October 15th will begin at 6:00 PM at the
Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Lake: Bennett’s Water Ski School
18605 Barnett Road
Zachary, LA 70791

Bibs: Don’t forget that Competition Bibs are mandatory at This Tournament (meaning anyone skiing without a bib will be disqualified).

Program: There will be no program

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 10th, 2014. Send to Bennett’s Water Ski School
18605 Barnett Road
Zachary, LA 70791

Pre-Registration: All materials required for Pre-Registration must be submitted to the National Chairman, for review, no later than 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. With this material, you should include a phone and/or fax number or e-mail address where you can be reached should any changes be required. Pre-registration material must include the following 3 items: 1) Team Roster submitted online using the new online registration, no other form is accepted 2) Letter of Eligibility (sample available in Resources Section, must be exactly like the sample or you will not ski). 3) Roster Verification from school sports recreation department. Remember this is pre-registration and the originals must be turned in at Final Registration before the 8:00PM deadline. Pre-Registration materials can be emailed to Jeff Surdej at j_surdej@yahoo.com, they can not be faxed or mailed. Anyone needing to fax or mail please contact Jeff Surdej at 815-482-5666. If any changes are required, you will be immediately contacted at the phone, fax or e-mail address included with your pre-registration materials. Participation in the NCWSA Nationals requires that all teams be in good standing with the NCWSA i.e., Team Affiliation Fee paid, Verified Club/Team Rosters filed and ALL individual NCWSA dues paid.


Tournament Entry Fee: $ 85.00 per skier. Make check (one check for entire team) payable to Tri Lakes, INC.

Final Registration: Final Registration will be held at the host hotel, between the hours of 6:00PM and 8:00PM on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 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 Tri Lakes, INC. Any last minute changes must be submitted at this time included alternates. NO CHANGES will be made after final registration

Some of you have asked if you can send all of your original registration materials to the Registrar since you will be arriving late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning and will this serve as final registration. The answer is “yes” just make sure that you have included ALL the necessary ORIGINAL completed forms with signatures, etc., including your, letter of eligibility, roster verification, waivers. and all entry fees. This information MUST be in the hands of the Registration Chairman NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014. Sending your original registration materials early is for YOUR convenience and you take full responsibility if they are not received on time.

SITE FAMILIARIZATION: Practice will be allowed on the week before the tournament up until October 15, 2014 from 8am-dark. Contact host site for schedule and pricing.

TOWBOATS: The towboats approved for the 2014 Nationals, under the towboat policies of the NCWSA, are yet to be determined. All boats will pull both trick events and a drawing will be held to see which boats pull the other events.

OFFICIALS/TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING: Immediately following the close of Final Registration
(8:00PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014) a meeting will be held in the host hotel. 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 LOC.

TEAM ROTATIONS: Team rotations in each event will be.based on the NCWSA Collegiate rankings for each event accept for mens division 1 jump and division 2 tricks which will be reseeding based on scores leading up to those events as per our national standards

Banquet: Crown Plaza Executive Center (Host Hotel)
Starts at 7:00 pm; Formal attire
Pre-order price will be $30. Onsite be $40.

A Comprehensive list of information is available through the “Nationals” link at the front page at www.ncwsa.com