10/11/2011 12:00:00 PM

It's Game On! Join us at Bennett's in Zachary, LA for the start of the 2011 NCWSA Collegiate Nationals on October 13th. This three-day competition features some of the hottest college teams from across the country battling it out on the water to determine who's the collegiate champion!

October 13-15

Bennett's Water Ski School
18605 Barnett Road
Zachary, LA 70791

2011 National Collegiate Water Ski Championships

Skier Registration

Final Registration will be held at the Team Captain's meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00 pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel (room # TBA). All eligibility letters, team rosters, and proof of NCWSA and USAWS membership will be approved here.

Pre-registration will take place prior to the tournament and more details on this will be provided by your respective region's chairman/woman. Any changes in your pre-registration material must be done before the Team Captain's meeting. There can be no changes of any kind to the running order after Final Registration.

A skier that is not on the eligibility letter and the team roster by Final Registration will not be allowed to ski in any event. There should be a section added to the roster for alternate skiers in the case of an injury to any skier. Substitutions for injuries may be made any time up to �½ hour before the start of any event.

Hotel Information

Reservation deadline: October 5, 2011

Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Reservations can be made through the website at www.crowneplaza.com/execcenterbtr or by calling the hotel directly at (800) 678-4065. Airport transportation is available at a nominal fee. The code for the reserved block is "WSC."

Room rates are $110 per night until October 5th, 2011. Book EARLY to guarantee this rate! You can always cancel. The Crowne Plaza is now full on Thursday night. They own the hotel next door which is a nice Holiday Inn and will honor the same rates. The rooms are under the name NCWSA Collegiate National Water Ski Championships and the telephone number is Holiday Inn 225-448-2030. They will honor the rate of $110.00.

RV's are allowed on site for $20 per night. Email jay@skibennetts.com if you plan to camp. Make checks to Tri Lakes, Inc in advance.

Banquet Information

Crowne Plaza Executive Center (Host Hotel)
Starts at 7:00 pm; Formal attire.

Pre-ordering banquet tickets at http://ncwsa.skibennetts.com - look for the Banquet Ticket menu item at the top of the page. Pre-order price will be $30. After 11:59pm on Monday, October 10, the banquet ticket price will be $40.

Off-the-water Agenda

Wednesday, October 12, 2011:

Final Registration 8:00pm at host hotel.

Officials/Captains meeting at host hotel after Final Registration. 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. A drawing for towboats for each event will be made. Team rotation order will be determined by the latest ranking list published prior to the start of the tournament.

Thursday, October 13, 2011: Downtown Bars. Location TBA

Officials & worker party poolside at Bennett's at 7pm

Friday, October 14, 2011: Friday night Skier's party will be a Halloween Costume Party! Don't forget to bring your costume! We will also be giving out prizes for Best Costume, Most Original and Best Group. You will be judged by a mystery panel. Under the pavilion starting at 9pm. DJ Jeff Surdej Saturday, October 15, 2011: Semi-Formal banquet at the hotel at 7:00pm.


Practice will be allowed on the week before the tournament up until October 12, 2011 from 8am-dark. Practice is $20 for 4 slalom passes, 3 jumps, 4 trick passes. Block rides for teams can be reserved. Please email jay@skibennetts.com if interested.

To view the Order of (water) Events, visit the National Collegiate Water Ski Championships website

Awesome T-Shirts

These can be purchased from http://ncwsa.skibennetts.com - look for the T-Shirts menu item at the top of the page.

Shirts will be available for the pre-sale price of $12 before 11:59pm on Monday, October 10. After this date, shirts will be available for sale at the site

during the tournament for $16. To pre purchase your shirts by credit card, call Bennett's at 1-800-869-7297.


The towboats approved for the 2011 Nationals, under the towboat policies of the NCWSA, are yet to be determined. Although most collegiate athletes prefer the world-record performing MasterCraft Tournament Boat hull for competition, all manufacturer boats will pull both trick events and a drawing will be held to see which boats pull the other events.


Concessions will be available throughout the days of the tournament provided by A Special Occasion.


Chief Judge: Nikki Lee
Chief Driver: Roy Surdej
Chief Scorer: Yvonne Downs
Safety: Harley Wallace
Technical Controller: Robert Howerton
Announcer/Webcaster: Tony Lightfoot

Appointed Scorer: Denise Caldwell
Appointed Scorer: Dave Clark

Judge:Danielle Dlugosh
Judge:Jazmine Mosley
Driver:JR Henley

Judge:Cris Kodiak
Judge:Matt Knafla
Driver:Jim Beck

South Central
Judge:Jane Greenwood
Judge:Lori Krueger
Driver:T. Caldwell

Judge:Alan Podawiltz
Judge:Harley Wallace
Driver:Darren Hall

Driver:Scott Greenwood

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