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2021 Masters Water Ski Qualifying Series Event Rules

  2021 Masters Water Ski Qualifying Series Event Rules: Slalom Starting Speeds and Line Lengths:
  • Junior Men Slalom - 55kph/18.25 meters
  • Junior Women’s Slalom is 52kph/18.25 meters
  • Pro Men is 58kph/13 meters
  • Pro Women is 55kph/14.25 meters
 Jump Ramp Heights:
  • Pro Men jump at 6’
  • Pro women jump at 5.5’
  • Junior Men may jump at 5’ or 5.5’ (*all 5’ jumpers must go first off the dock and forfeit seeding)
  • Junior Women jump at 5’
How to Enter the MQS Events: Log on to www.usawaterski.orgSelect "Menu"Select "Events"Select "Event Search"Under Tournament Search Settings:Click slalom, trick, jump boxesUnder Region – select SO (for south)State – FloridaClick the “Update Search” boxAll Masters MQS registration and contact information is posted there.Rounds:
  • Each qualifying series tournament event will have 2 rounds of slalom, 2 rounds of trick and 2 rounds of jump. Overall will be calculated utilizing the scores from all 3 events within the same round only. The highest single score from either round will determine event placement.
Ties: For all 3 events, slalom, trick and jump, there will be one traditional run-off attempt before moving to a “sudden death” run-off format.
  • In the traditional run-off attempt, skiers will run-off in random draw order. For slalom, skiers will start one line-length below the pass where the tie occurred. Skiers with the highest score in the run-off will advance. Jump skiers will have 2 jumps and trick skiers will have one single (1) trick pass.
  • If, after the single traditional run-off, ties still exist then skiers will run-off again using the “sudden death” format. Skiers will now be seeded from the highest produced score from either round 1 or round 2 of the qualifying tournament. If a tie still exists, ties will be broken using the 2nd score from the said qualifying series event tournament. If a tie still exists, the Round 1 seeding procedures listed below in sequential order will break the tie. The higher seeded skier will choose to ski first or second off the dock. The second skier off the dock must beat the first skier off the dock to win. Should the second skier off the dock tie the first skier off the dock, the first skier off the dock will be pronounced the winner.

Seeding:


For all 3 events, slalom, trick and jump, athletes will be seeded for round 1 of each of the qualifying series events  with the following criteria:

1. The highest single score from either 2019 or 2020.

2. If a tie exists, the final IWSF October 2020 World Ranking List score will be used (average of top 2 scores).

3. If a tie still exists, the skier who performed the single high score in 2020 as opposed to 2019 will be awarded the higher seed.

4. If a still exists, subsequent scores from the final IWSF October 2020 World Ranking List will be used in sequential order until the tie is broken (ie. 3rd score, 4th score, 5th score).

5. If a tie still exists after the 5th score and after all above tie break criteria has been exhausted, the seeding will be at the tournament director's discretion. 

Round 2 of each qualifying series tournament will be seeded from Round 1 scores. If a tie exists, the above tie break rules will take effect.

Refunds: Should any athlete qualify for the Masters at a Qualifying Series event, refunds will only be granted from future MQS events if the athlete notifies the upcoming qualifying event tournament director no later than 5 pm on the Monday prior to the MQS event. Refunds will not be granted after this time. Contact Leigh Ross at leighross@me.com or Lelani Travers at sunet@atlantic.net by deadline for cancellation and refunds.

Qualifications: Skiers may only compete in the individual events that said skier qualified for per the Masters’ criteria posted on masterswaterski.com/news

Pro Qualifications: Open Men’s Slalom: 6@10.75 metersOpen Women’s Slalom: 3@11.25 metersOpen Men’s Trick: 9,900 pointsOpen Women’s Trick: 6,600 pointsOpen Men’s Jump: 61.0 metersOpen Women’s Jump: 43.0 meters

Junior Qualifications:Junior Men’s Slalom: 2@11.25 meters Junior Women’s Slalom: 2@12meters Junior Men’s Trick: 5,800 points Junior Women’s Trick: 4,500 points Junior Men’s Jump: 42.5 meters Junior Women’s Jump: 33.0 meters Junior Men’s Overall: Meet or exceed the IWSF overall score of 1578.91 OR meet or exceed at least two individual event disciplines benchmark scores Junior Women’s Overall: Meet or exceed the IWSF overall score of 1606.37 OR meet or exceed at least two individual event discipline benchmark scores **Scores must be achieved at a Class R or L tournament in the 2019 or 2020 tournament ski season. Proof of performance must be submitted to the qualifying series tournament director with registration.


2021 Masters Criteria – UPDATED SINCE 2021 MOOMBA MASTERS CANCELLATION:

  1. Defending Open Men and Women Champions of the 2019 Masters in slalom, tricks and jump.
  • Men’s Slalom: Freddie Winter
  • Women’s Slalom: Regina Jaquess
  • Men’s Trick: Patricio Font
  • Women’s Trick: Erika Lang
  • Men’s Jump: Ryan Dodd
  • Women’s Jump: Jacinta Carroll
  1. The top three (3) finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Qualifying Event #1 in Open Men and Women’s slalom, trick and jump held May 7-9, 2021 at Pickos’ Ski School in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
  1. The top three (3) finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Qualifying Event #2 in Open Men and Women’s slalom, trick and jump held May 14-16, 2021 at Isle of Lake Hancock, Drew Ross Ski Academy, in Orlando, Florida.
  2. The top two (2) finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Qualifying Event #3 held May 21-23, 2021 at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing in Groveland, Florida.
2021 Junior Masters Criteria - UPDATED SINCE 2021 MOOMBA MASTERS CANCELLATION:
  1. Defending 2019 Junior Masters Champions in slalom, trick, jump and overall.
  • Junior Men’s Slalom: Federico Jaramillo
  • Junior Women’s Slalom: Luisa Jaramillo
  • Junior Men’s Trick: extra position available; Felipe Franco has aged out
  • Junior Women’s Trick: Kennedy Hansen
  • Junior Men’s Jump: Pol Duplan Fribourg
  • Junior Women’s Jump: Sade Ferguson
  • Junior Men’s Overall: extra position available; Tobias Giorgis has aged out
  • Junior Women’s Overall: Kennedy Hansen
  1. The top two (2) finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Qualifying Event #1 in Junior Men and Junior Women’s slalom, trick, and jumpheld May 14-16, 2021 at Isle of Lake Hancock, Drew Ross Ski Academy, in Orlando, Florida.
  • We will take the top 3 junior men trick skiers from this qualifying event because reigning 2019 Jr. Masters Trick Champion Felipe Franco has aged out.
  • We will take the top 2 Junior Men overall skiers with highest single round three event score and top 1 junior women overall skier with highest single round three event score from either round. (*Reigning Jr. Men’s Overall Champion Tobias Giorgis has aged out).
  1. The top two (2) finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Qualifying Event #2 in Junior Men and Junior Women’s slalom, trick and jump held May 21-23, 2021 at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing in Groveland, Florida.
  • We will take the top 1 Junior Men and top 1 Junior Women’s overall skiers (highest single round three event overall score from either round) from the second qualifying event.
   

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