MWSA ABILITY SERIES
Our MWSA slalom ability series will continue again this year. Last year there was much excitement in the different ability groups chasing down the top honors that weren’t decided until the last stop. This year skiers again will have a chance to ski and compete on the waters of Michigan’s pristine ski locations. This year there will be multiple tournaments to win awards and accumulate points in the 15 different ability groups. The more tournaments you ski in the more points you achieve and the better your chances for a top 5 finish in one of the 3 Groups.
Scoring: Placement in one of the 15 ability level groups will be based on USA Water Ski buoy average, last years performances, or the first tournament of participation. All skiers will receive 1 point for being in a tournament no matter what their performance, and up to 3 more for where they place in their division. The better of the first two rounds will be used to score. Points will accumulate through out the season and will be recorded. A results sheet will be emailed to you after each stop you attend to update you on your placement. Skiers who place in the top five in each of the 3 Groups will be acknowledged and presented with a distinguished award.
Groups: the following represents the 3 groups and 15 divisions all skiers will be placed in. Skiers will move up in divisions when they ski into the next division but a sub-par performance does not move them down.
Here are the 3 Groups and the 15 Divisions:
GROUP A – MAX SPEED
A1 Entry Level- (4 passes- 32 pt possible any speed)
A2 0.25 @ 15 mph (31 kph) to 6 @ 24 mph (40 kph)
A3 0.25 @ 26 mph (43 kph) to 6 @ 30 mph (49kph)
A4 0.25 @ pass under max sp. to 6 @ pass under max sp.
A5 0.25 @ max speed pass to 1 @ -22 @ max speed
GROUP B – SHORTLINE
B1 1.25 @ -22 max sp. to 6 @ -22
B2 0.25 @ -28 max sp. to 3 @ -28
B3 3.25 @ -28 max sp. to 6 @ -28
B4 0.25 @ -32 max sp. to 3 @ -32
B5 3.25 @ -32 max sp. to 6 @ -32
B6 0.25 @ -35 max sp. to 3 @ -35
GROUP C – SUPER SHORTLINE
C1 3.25 @ -35 max sp. to 6 @ -35
C2 0.25 @ -38 max sp. to 2.5 @ -38
C3 3 @ -38 max sp. to 5.5 @ -38
C4 6 @ -38 max sp. to shorter