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To Our Water Skiing Family
It is with a heavy heart that we let our friends know that John lost his fight against infections and heart problems this afternoon. He fought a hard battle for 7 weeks, but eventually his heart could not endure the fight any longer.
He was an amazing husband, dad, brother and son-in-law to his family, as well as a dedicated and devoted advocate to his waterski family that he so dearly loved.
He leaves a true legacy in his kindness and friendship to all.
He will be forever loved and dearly missed,
Brenda, Zack and Sydney Worden
Services for John Worden - Wednesday, July 30th
By Brenda Worden — 34 minutes ago
Services for John Worden will be at the First Presbyterian Church in DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Visitation is at 11:00 am and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at the church. A celebration of life will follow at the Worden house, 700 33rd St., Orlando.
John’s family, including his extended water ski family, asks that others wishing to honor John’s memory make donations in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to the John Worden Educational Fund, 700 33rd Street, Orlando, FL 32805. The fund helps promote the sport of water skiing by assisting in the education of water skiers and making access to water ski training and competition in USA-WS events available to those who would not otherwise be able to train and participate.
BEAVER LAKE CHALLENGE FORMAT CHANGE The Beaver Lake Challenge is on this weekend and we still have lots of room for skiers. Due to lack of paid entries, we will not be able to provide the barbeque dinner as planned. We will be doing a Covered Dish Pot Luck dinner instead for those that wish to participate. This is always a lot of fun at The Beav and will allow us to still have a great dinner together! Everyone that wants to participate please bring a dish for dinner or a dessert.
Beaver Lake Ski Club
The Beaver Lake Ski Club is hosting the Beaver Lake Challenge traditional 3 event Class C and F tournament on August 2nd and 3rd. The event will include 3 rounds of Slalom, 2 Trick and 2 Jump. The original format of 4 pull max Pick and Choose has been modified to allow all 3 event skiers to get 2 pulls in each event for a total of 6 pulls. In addition, Slalom only skiers registered for 3 rounds will have the Turn and Burn option on round 3.
Please mail entries to Val Mitchell 2048 Rivershore Road Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Make checks payable to Beaver Lake Ski Club. The entry fees are as follows:
2 pulls $60.00
3 pulls $65.00
4 pulls $75.00
6 pulls $80.00
Fun division offered with mini-course. We welcome all beginning skiers to make this their first tournament! There will also be a Safety Clinic conducted on Saturday morning during the Slalom event for Safety maintenance or Safety Coordinator certification. Dinner Saturday night is included with entry.
Registration is now open for our August 23 tournament on USA Water Ski, under Mystic Waters Ski and Skeet. Our primary goal for this tournament is to promote water skiing as a fun and healthy sport…and to have FUN! We will also learn a lot and next year will be better (and bigger…)
This is a cash prize event with the best drivers, including Tommy Harrington Chief Driver, Chris Eller and Jeff Gilbert. We have a total $7,000 purse, divided with $3,000 to Open Men top three places, $3,000 Open Women top three places and $1,000 Pro Am winner (only first place team wins cash). MasterCraft, Nautique and Centurion will pull the tournament. Entries are limited and we already have a number of pros signed up. Our deadline for registration is August 1. We know you have a lot of events on your plate in the coming weeks, and hope you can come enjoy this one as well. Entry fee is $150 for the ski tournament and $50 for the skeet tournament, and we are limited to 30 entries.
Taking bids on a 9100 Goode Ski 220 amp 67" with Wiley's Pro Series XL bindings for Jr Development. This was Gary Pressleys ski. Email bid to
Meredith Pressley Stone
Hey tommy- I thought for the auction on dad's ski we could leave the bidding open til his tournament (oct 18-19). I thought that might be good since April wanted to leave the bidding open for a few months. Melissa & I will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ncwsa jr development fund
If you are a North Carolina State Champion and would like a ring or necklace please call me.
This year’s North Carolina Waterski Association annual Team Tournament, will be held at Skyview Lake in Harmony, NC on September 6th.,with proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society, in memory of North Carolina Waterski Association former skiers and officials Gary Pressley and Dana Reed. Please make sure you add this to your calendar and start working now to put your team together. Outlined below is the team form NC Team Tournament Format
·Up to 5 skiers per team.
·For team member scores to be part of the team scoring, prior to the Team Tournament & within the 12 months prior to the team tournament, each team member shall have skied in a minimum of 2 sanctioned tournaments and have 2 or more tournament scores (you can be on the team without skiing 2 or more tournaments, but your score will not be used toward placement in team scoring).
And there is a great opportunity to pick up one of those scores this coming weekend, June 14th & 15th, at Clear Lake.
·Team score will be the cumulative result of the best 3 out of 5 team members.
·Handicapping will be utilized with the initial baseline being the skiers AWSA ranking list average, without penalties.
·Team Tournament winners will be based on two rounds of slalom.