11th March 2021

In preparations for the 2022 IWWF World Show Ski Tournament, to be held in Florida (22nd & 23rd October 2022), the IWWF Show Ski Council will conduct a virtual Show Ski Judging Clinic.

There will be two separate clinics to attend due to the various time zones and all Federations are invited to  attend either clinic:

  1. One will be scheduled for the North America/Europe time zones:

Saturday 10th  April 2021

    • 9:00 am CST (Central Standard Time – North America)
    • 10:00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time – North America)
    • 4:00 pm Europe CET (Central European Time)
  1. One will be scheduled for Pacific/South Pacific time for Australia, China, New Zealand zones:

Saturday 17th April 2021

    • 7:00 pm {Friday, 16 th April 2021 } CST (Central Standard Time – North America)
    • 8:00 am for Perth, Australia & Beijing, China
    • 10:00 am for Melbourne, Australia
    • 12:00 noon for Wellington, New Zealand

Clinic Outline

  • Introductions
  • Overview of IWWF Show Ski Rules
  • Overview of Officials Roles & Responsibilities
  • Overview of the Tournament Scoring Model (Note: Not the scoring application)
  • Judging Acts
    • Act Score Components (Flow, Execution, Difficulty, Spectator Appeal)
    • Overview of Difficulty Charts and How to Apply
    • Video Practice Judging Acts (from previous tournaments)
  • Judging Box Scores
    • Box Score Components & Definitions
    • Video Practice Judging Box Scores (from previous tournaments)
  • Summary Wrap Up with Q&A

The majority of the time will be spent applying rules and scoring definitions to actual ski show video scenarios.  Interactive video training has proven to be the best method to educating judges in the past when we can’t do live in-person training.

The IWWF Show Ski Council looks forward to seeing everyone and having lots of discussion.  The roles & responsibilities of officials will be covered and lots of time will be spent on “practice” judging via videos of previous shows.

If you would like to register your intention to attend the Show Ski Judging Clinic, if there are any questions or if there is anything specific you would like to have covered, please e-mail Lieven Hardy, IWWF Show Ski Council Chairman, at lieven.hardy@hardy.be.

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing

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IWWF’s Website:  iwwf.sport