Up at Glassy Waters in Newton Falls Ohio, Buckeye Buoy Tour stop number four, Pick Your Partner, went down with a cash prize on the line. The Gassy Waters site lived up to its name, with skiing conditions being very sublime. Several skiers skied personal bests. Skiers were seeded by handicap and head to head winners from the first round picked their partner for the second round from the pool of losers, then tried to advance as a team by skiing head to head against another team, all the way towards the $300 cash prize awarded to the winning pair. Dave Miller and Sam Ingram finished first, with Michael Beinhauer (a skier from Illinois who traveled here with his son Holden) and Casey Warren finishing in second. They earned $50 each. Skylar Rogers and Joan Miller got $25 each for third place, and the team of Larry Zanko and Holden Beinhauer finished in fourth place.
Here is the official scorebook.
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Buckeye Buoy Tour stop #1, “Bark at This” at Barking Shores and Pleasant Shores, was completed this past weekend (6/24/17 and 6/25/17). The slalom format included two rounds of slalom with an optional round 3 turn and burn ... your cash...pass, and a 6 skier finals. Skiers that "turned and burned" who failed to beat their second round score paid $10 to a cash pot, which the slalom winner took home. It was a very pleasant day, lots of sun and only about 15 minutes of rain. Andrew French had an overall lackluster performance, which was expected. Kevin Houser was able to edge out the other five finalists to win his first slalom title: Jon French, site host John Gorski, Mary Nelson, Jack Kuenning, and Keri McClure were the other slalom finalist. Chris Caldwell won jump, and Kayla McClure won trick Sunday at Pleasant Shores.
It was great to see so many 1st time competitors this past weekend at Shortline Shores for the Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop #4! Each new competitor received a Ski Nautique T-Shirt or a medal.
A great time was had by all at Lake Bobason. Mary Nelson of Lake Lottawatta skied a personal best to win the Gold Fin Firkin in Slalom, Yavonne Austin of Lake Bobason received her first plaque with 2nd, and Ryan Houser of Lottawatta 3rd.
Trick top 3 were Mary Nelson, Sandra Cummings of Michigan, and Chaz Decker of Lake Mohawk.
Skiing in his first Buckeye Buoy Tour, Chris Caldwell of Lake Mohawk wins Jump with Chaz Decker 2nd, and Rob Dieter of the Miami University Water Ski Club 3rd.
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