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Running Order:

Friday-T/J Lake 7:00


Friday-Slalom Lake 8:00

Saturday-T/J Lake 7:00
W2, OW

M3-4, MM

Saturday-Slalom Lake 8:00

Sunday- T/J Lake 7:30
MM, M3


Sunday-Slalom Lake 8:00
W3-4, OW
M3, MM

Midwest Regional Championships
Mystic Lakes – Maize, Kansas
July 29 – 31, 2016

Mystic Lakes invites you to join us at the 2016 Midwest Regional Championships. This year we are only allowing on-line entries. On line entry allows you to view the status of your entry, payment and ensures that your bio sheet will be accurate. Please go on line at USAwaterski.com, fill out your entry, waiver and pay on line. If you need help with your entry, please contact Delaina Downes at 316-213-4949 or Delaina_downes@premierinc.com. If you have general tournament questions, please contact Dennis Downes at 316-409-1107 or Dennis.downes@pec1.com.

Events offered will include Slalom, Trick and Jump. Events will be run as Class E with Class L available for all divisions/events. (Open Divisions will be Class R). Be sure and select the appropriate box for Class L – ONLY IF YOU WANT TO SKI CLASS L.

Advancement to Regionals for 2016 will be based on the Rankings List. All skiers meeting the following criteria Thursday morning, July 14th, 2016 (the official Cut Off Date) automatically qualify for Regionals.

Level 6 is required in any event or overall for every Division if qualifying via Ranking List.

At the cutoff date, July 14th, the Rankings List Average of the last ranked skier in each division in slalom, tricks, jump and overall will be established as the Cut Off Average (COA) for that level.

After the Cut Off Date, July 14th, any skiers who did not receive an automatic invitation via the Ranking List, may still qualify for Regionals in any event or overall through three Last Chance Qualifying methods (LCQs):

(1) any skier who increases his average equal to or above the COA anytime after the Cut Off Date up until registration closes for his event at Regionals.

(2) any skier who records a score equal to or above the COA at State Championships or at any tournament class C or above between the Cut Off Date and Regionals.

(3) any skier who places in the top three (3) at their State Tournament.

Any skier who has a valid Open/Masters rating/ranking, or is qualified for Nationals at the Cut Off Date is automatically invited to Regionals as well.

Event Fees: Family Rates:
1 event – $93 2 events – $103 3 events – $113 Family of 3 – $245, every member after 3 is $70/each

College Discount:
$25 off standard entry. Enter on line paying full price and request $25 refund at registration after showing current college ID.

Entry Deadline:
July 19th, 2016.

Late Entry Fee:
$10/day after deadline. For skiers that do not qualify until after July 19th via one of the LCQ methods have until July 25th to enter. These skiers must use code YGoNY to avoid late fee. All skiers who qualify before July 19th will be subject to the $10/day late fee even if they use this code.

A list of entered skiers will be posted in the registration trailer. All skiers must check in at the registration trailer. Skiers who have NOT met all entry requirements MUST complete their on line entry no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of their first event. Bring e-mail receipt or documentation of on line registration as back up documents.

Shirts will be available at registration in a limited number, so get them quick!

1st – 5th for individual events in each Division, 1st – 5th for overall in each Division, 1st – 5th for State Teams

Practice is anticipated to be available Thursday following completion of the boats tests and on Friday and Saturday evenings following completion of events for the day. Practice Saturday will only go until 6:30pm due to the banquet. See registration to purchase practice tickets. Practice sign up will likely be at the associated starting dock.

Host Hotel – Best Western Wichita North (915 E. 53rd Street N., Wichita KS 67219) 316-832-9387
Host hotel and hotels listed below will have limited discounted rooms for skiers. Please get your reservations early as the reserved rooms will be dropped by June 20th. Ask for Midwest Regional water ski tournament rates to get the discount.

Hawthorn Suites:
2405 North Ridge Road
Wichita, KS 67205

Holiday Inn Express:
10750 W. Hampton Lakes St
Maize, KS 67101

Friday Night Dinner on site:
Dinner will be provided on site for skiers, family and friends.

Skier/family banquet and membership meeting will be Saturday July 30, at 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus – 3202 W. 13th N#11 Wichita, KS. The banquet is free for skiers and additional tickets are available for friends and family for $18 each. Please indicate on the on-line sanction if you plan on attending the banquet and if you want additional tickets.

Midwest Council Meeting:
The Council meeting will be on site at the Downes home (8323 Mystic Lakes) starting at 1pm. Lunch will be provided and will start at 12:30pm.

Officials Meeting:
The officials meeting will be held on site at the Rippel home (8425 Mystic Lakes) starting with dinner at 6:30pm

Tournament Director: Dennis Downes / Mystic Lakes Ski Club
Chief Judge: Don Bucher
Chief Scorer: Dave Clark
Chief Driver: Derk Brittain
Chief Safety: Mark Houser
Tech Control: Terry Dlugosh
Assignments: Kate Knafla

Practice sets are $20 apiece.

• 4 slalom passes (or two falls)
• 3 jumps
• 2 trick passes

Purchase practice tickets at Registration. You must have a ticket to get on the official list. The list will not carry over to the next day. Refunds will be given if we run out of daylight and if you return your ticket to Registration. You are limited to 2 events/person/day. You are allowed to sign up only immediate family members.

Thursday: Practice will begin approximately 10:00 am as the boat testing is completed and will end at 9:00 pm. The sign up list will be at the docks (north dock—trick and jump; south dock—slalom only). The list will not carry over to the next day.

Friday: Practice will begin shortly after the last event and end at 9:00 pm. Sign up for practice will begin at noon at registration.

Saturday: No practice

Miss your start, lose your turn.

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