2018 Junior Masters Criteria Wakeboard

There will be a maximum of 6 riders chosen to compete at the 2018 Junior Masters Wakeboard tournament.

  1. Defending Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion of the 2017 Junior Masters
  2. Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion of the 2017 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships
  3. Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion of the 2017 Nautique WWA World Championship
  4. Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion of the 2018 Nautique Junior Moomba Masters
  5. Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion of the 2018 Nautique Wake Open
  6. Junior Pro Men Wakeboard Champion(s) of the Nautique WWA Last Chance Qualifier.**
  7. Top (3) three finalists of the 2017 Junior Pro Men’s Wakeboard Nautique Wake Series ranking list.
  8. If any of the top 3 qualifiers off the 2017 Junior Pro Men’s Nautique Wake Series ranking list are not eligible, we will go down one additional placement to add to the field.
  9. To qualify, an athlete must be 18 years of age or younger as of December 31st, 2017.

**There is a possibility that more than one rider could be chosen from the LCQ to fill the remaining slots available, based on winner of both the 2018 Nautique Moomba Masters and the 2018 Nautique Wake Open. For information and to register for the LCQ, please log on to www.thewwa.com/masters.

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2018 Pro Masters Criteria Three-Event Waterski

  1. Defending Open Men and Women Champions of the 2017 Masters in slalom, tricks and jump.
  2. IWWF approved current World Record Holders as of February 1, 2018 in slalom, tricks and jump.
  3. SLALOM: The top seven (7) ranked Open Men and Women listed on the final 2017 IWWF Elite Ranking List for slalom.
  4. JUMP: The top six (6) ranked Open Men and Women listed on the final 2017 IWWF Elite Ranking List for jump.
  5. TRICK: The top six (6) ranked open men and women listed on the final 2017 IWWF World Ranking List for trick.
  6. Champions of the following Masters approved tournaments:
    • 2018 Moomba Masters
    • 2017 Vladimir Filin Memorial
    • 2017 Canadian Open (Men & Women’s Slalom & Men’s Jump)
    • 2017 Ray Stokes Pro Am
    • 2017 California Pro Am (Men & Women’s Slalom)
    • 2017 World Water Ski Championships
    • 2017 Chile Night Jump
  1. The Champions of the Masters, multi-round, Last Chance Qualifier, in the Open Division for slalom, trick and jump, NOT already invited to the 59th Masters. The LCQ will be held on May 18-20, 2018 at Sunset Lakes, 3018 No Wake Lane, Groveland FL 34736.
    • Each LCQ Division winner (slalom, trick and jump) will receive a Masters invitation, providing that the winning score equals or exceeds the following benchmark scores*:
  • Open Men’s Slalom: 3.25 @ 10.25 meters
  • Open Women’s Slalom: 2.75 @ 10.75 meters
  • Open Men’s Tricks: 10,915 points
  • Open Women’s Tricks: 9,265 points
  • Open Men’s Jump: 67.75 meters
  • Open Women’s Jump: 51.60 meters
  • The highest single round LCQ Division score will be used to determine the winner of each event.
  • Any ties for first place will first be broken by the next highest round score(s); any remaining ties will be a run-off.
  • Only the first place event winner will receive a Masters invitation, e.g., no additional Masters LCQ invitations will be issued to the second place or subsequent finishers.

*Benchmark scores are set after the finalized World Ranking List is published for October 2017.

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2018 Junior Masters Criteria Three-Event

  1. Defending 2017 Junior Masters Champions in slalom, tricks, jump and overall.
  2. Champions of the 2017 75th Goode National Water Ski Championships in the Boys 3 and Girls 3 divisions in slalom, tricks, jump and overall.
  3. The top five ranked skiers on the final 2017 IWWF Junior World Ranking List in slalom, tricks and jump.
  4. The top three ranked skiers on the final 2017 IWWF Junior World Overall ranking list.
  5. The Champions of the multi-round, Last Chance Qualifier, in the Junior Division for slalom, trick and jump, NOT already invited to the Masters. The LCQ will be held on May 18-20, 2018 at Sunset Lakes, 3018 No Wake Lane, Groveland FL 34736.
    • Each LCQ Division winner (Slalom, Trick, and Jump) will receive a Masters invitation, providing that the winning score equals or exceeds the following benchmark scores*:
  • Junior Men Slalom – 0 @ 10.75 meters
  • Junior Men Tricks – 9,255 points
  • Junior Men Jump – 52.15 meters
  • Junior Men Overall – 1,954.05 points
  • Junior Women Slalom – 4 @ 11.25 meters
  • Junior Women Tricks – 7,240 points
  • Junior Women Jump – 40.65 meters
  • Junior Women Overall – 2,103.93 points
  • Any ties for first place will first be broken by the next highest round score(s); any remaining ties will be a run-off.
  • Only the first place event winner will receive a Masters invitation, e.g., no additional Masters LCQ invitations will be issued to the second place or subsequent finishers.

*Benchmark scores are set after the finalized World Ranking List is published for October 2017.

  1. To qualify, an athlete must be 17 years of age or younger as of December 31st, 2017.
  2. If a junior aged skier qualifies for pro level masters and junior master, he/she must decide which level to ski. After the decision to ski at the pro level is made, if they qualify in both again they must compete in the pro level.

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2018 Pro Masters Criteria Men’s & Women’s Wakeboard & Pro Men’s Wakeskate

There will be a maximum of 10 Pro Men Wakeboarders, 8 Pro Women Wakeboarders, and 6 Pro Men Wakeskaters chosen to compete at the 2018 Masters Wakeboard Tournament.

  1. Defending Pro Men and Women Wakeboard and Pro Men Wakeskate Champions of the 2017 Nautique Masters.
  2. Pro Men and Women Wakeboard and Pro Men Wakeskate Champions of the 2017 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships.
  3. Pro Men and Women Wakeboard and Pro Men Wakeskate Champions of the 2017 Nautique WWA World Championships.
  4. Pro Men and Women Wakeboard Champions of the 2018 Moomba Masters.
  5. Pro Men and Women Wakeboard and Pro Men’s Wakeskate Champions of the 2018 Nautique Wake Open.
  6. Top (7) seven finalists of the 2017 Pro Men’s Wakeboard Nautique Wake Series ranking list.
  7. Top (5) five finalists of the 2017 Pro Women’s Wakeboard Nautique Wake Series ranking list.
  8. Top (4) four finalists of the 2017 Pro Men’s Wakeskate Nautique Wake Series ranking list.
  9. Pro Men and Women Wakeboard and Pro Men’s Wakeskate Champions of the Nautique WWA Last Chance Qualifier.**

**There is a possibility that more than one rider could be chosen from the LCQ to fill the spots available, based on winner of both the 2018 Nautique Moomba Masters and the 2018 Nautique Wake Open. For information and to register for the LCQ, please log on to www.thewwa.com/masters.

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