Welcome to the official 2024 Liquid Edge Midwest Regional Championships! We really hope you can join us this year!

Class: All events will be class (E). Class (L) is optional for all skiers if indicated on entry. Open (R).
Location: Waters Edge, Wilmington, IL GPS 31049 Slalom Ln, Wilmington, IL 60481
Date: August 2-4, 2024

Volunteers

Regionals 2024 Volunteer Officials

Slalom Dock Starter
Jump Dock Starter
Trick Camera

Accommodations:

Holiday Inn & Suites Joliet Southwest (779) 206-2915 and mention group code MWR. Booking link

Hampton Inn. (815) 725-2424 and mention group code WSR. Booking link

RV Parking on site

Please use this form to request a reservation to park your RV/Motorhome/Camper on site during the Regionals.  Request are due by July 15th, 2024. it is $35/night.
https://forms.gle/ECaHcAGCzRF3rdvs5

Qualification

Advancement to Regionals is based on the Ranking List. All skiers ranked Level 6 in any event or overall as of February 15, 2024 qualify for Regionals.
At the Cut Off Date the Ranking 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 division.

Last Chance Qualification: After the Cut Off Date any skiers not qualified via the Ranking List may still qualify for Regionals through 3 last chance qualifying methods (LCQs):
1. Increases your average equal to or above the COA any time after the Cut Off Date.
2. Record a score equal to or above the COA at any tournament class (C) or above after the Cut Off Date.
3. Place in the top 3 at your State Tournament.

Registration

All skiers must check in on site. Online registration at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Water-Ski, Menu>Events>Event Search and Register. Must include payment prior to entry deadline. Please indicate on your entry if you will be attending the banquet. Skiers who have NOT met all entry requirements MUST complete their entry requirements no later than 30 min. prior to their first event. Bring your email receipt as back up documentation. (Registration Status information at bottom of this page)

Registration Hours:
8/1: 10:00 am – 6 pm
8/2: 6:30 am – 7 pm
8/3: 6:30 am – 6 pm
8/4: 6:30 am – end of tournament

Practice

Thursday after boat tests until 8pm. Friday after tournament until 8pm. No practice Saturday. Sign up starting July 1st at 3pm CST. Friday sign up at docks.

Practice Sign Up:

Board/Officials Meetings

12pm Thursday at Roy’s house

Entry Fee and Deadlines

Remember entry fees are fully refundable for those who fail to qualify so we encourage you to register early.

Class E, L, RRegistration received by July 30th, 2024Registration received by after July 30th, 2024
1 event$150$150+$10/day
2 events$170$170+$10/day
3 events$190$190+$10/day
Family (3) Additional $90$345325+$10/day

Staff

Tournament Director: Waters Edge Ski Club
Chief Judge: Kelly Zoellner
Chief Scorer: Christy Kingsmill
Chief Driver: Roy Surdej
Chief Safety: Darr Leutz
Tech Control: Jeff Surdej
Chief Announcer: Troy Zoellner

Appointed Officials:

Appointed Scorer:

Appointed Drivers:

Awards

1-5 (Individual events) / 1-5 (overall). Presentation of awards will be announced following completion of event.

Banquet

Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30pm. No ticket necessary for skiers but attendance MUST BE INDICATED ON YOUR ENTRY. Additional tickets available for $25.

Running Order

Towboats Selection: Towboat selection will follow the National Towboat Draw as closely as possible with minor variances as necessary (AWSA Midwest Region Policies and Procedures).

Checking your qualification

To see if you are qualified, head tohttps://usawaterski.org/rankings/view-standings_usa.asp?pvar=National
– Select your division
– Select an event
– Set the qualification filter to 2024 Midwest Regionals

Click Update Display and find your name in the list.

In the rightmost column, you will see a link describing your qualification.

Click on that link to see more details about your qualification.