San Gervasio Pro Am

July 5-7 2024

Pro Format

(maximum of 45 skiers across Women and Men)

These rules are in line with the "Head to Head" format by Waterski Pro Tour
There will be 2 qualifying rounds (please read as rules have changed from previous years)

Rounds
There will be two qualifying rounds in which skiers attempt to qualify for the 8 person final. Each skier will ski both rounds.
Initial Seeding
The first round will be seeded based on the most recent Pro Leaderboard (found at waterskiprotour.com/leaderboard). If a skier does not have any current year points, or it is the first event of the season, the previous years Pro Ranking will be used. Any skiers without Pro Points in the current or previous year will be seeded based on the most recent IWWF Dynamic Ranking List.
Reseeding
The second round will be reseeded according to the first round scores. If there are ties in the first round, seeding for the second round will be determined by initial seeding of tied skiers.
Qualifying Method
The final will be made up of the skiers with the top 8 scores from either of the 2 qualifying rounds.
Ties
If two or more skiers are tied for best score, the superior backup score from the other round will be used to organize seeding or, for non-finalists, final position.
Perfect Ties for Finalists
If two or more skiers who qualify for finals are tied in both rounds, seeding for the final will be determined according to initial seeding of tied skiers.
Perfect Tie For Last Spot(s) in Finals
If a perfect tie exists for the last finals spot(s) there will be a run-off between all tied skiers. The order for the run-off will be determined by drawing lots on the dock with all affected skiers present. Each skier will leave the dock on the last completed line length and ski until they fall or miss. In the event of a tie in the run-off there will be a second run off with the skiers continuing in the same order and starting at the most recent (uncompleted) pass. Skiers will run off in this manner until there is a clear winner.
More Than Two Skiers in Run Off
If there are more than two skiers running off for multiple spots in the final, the skiers who achieve the superior scores in the run-off will advance to the final. The qualifying skier with the best score in the run-off will be seeded higher than the qualifying skier with the second best score, and so on down the order. If there is a tie for two or more skiers who qualify for the final, seeding for the final will be determined according to the 1st round starting list. The final placement of any tied skiers who do not qualify for the final will be determined by their scores in the run-off.
Ropes
The tournament will be towed exclusively with Syndicate Knotless Mainlines. Two ropes of equal length will be rotated during the preliminary rounds. For the head-to-head finals, ropes will be tied to order of skiers.
Drivers Must Stay in One Boat
Each driver will be assigned a boat and will not change throughout preliminary and head-to-head finals.


Head-to-Head Finals

The format for head-to-head will be the usual bracket system (1st vs 8th; 4th vs 5th; 2nd vs 7th; 3rd vs 6th).
The order of events will be the following:


HEAD TO HEAD BRACKETS
Skiers’ Choice of Order or Boat
The higher seeded skier in each pair will get to choose either to ski first/second or driver/boat. The lower seeded skier will have the choice that the higher seeded skier did not decide upon.
E.g., Higher seeded skier chooses to go first, lower seeded skier must choose the boat they want to ski behind.
2nd Must Beat 1st Skier to Advance in Quarter and Semi Final Head to Head Rounds
The skier starting second off the dock will have to beat the score of the first skier in order to beat them and qualify for the next head-to-head round.
Placements 3rd to 8th place
Positions 5th to 8th and 3rd to 4th will be determined by best losing score in the first and second head-to-head bracket respectively. A tie for best losing score in either the Last 8 or Semi Final will be broken with regard to seeding going into the Head-to-Head (i.e., best score out of round 1 and 2) In the semi final scores in the Head-to-Head round will not count as back up scores. If there is a perfect tie between skiers (ties during losing Head-to-Head round and both qualifying rounds) the Pro Points and the prize money will be equally split.

HEAD TO HEAD FINAL PAIR
Skiers’ Choice of Order or Boat
Top seeded skier gets to pick to ski first/second or driver/boat.
One Skier Must Beat The Other To Win
The skier with the superior score in the Final will win the event. Only a superior score can win the event with ties resulting in skiers skiing again. In the event of a tie, skiers will enter the course at the most recent uncompleted pass from their current side of the lake. The skiers will ski until there is a clear winner from a superior score being achieved.

Payout (USD)
Pro WomenPro Men
1st40004000
2nd28002800
3rd21002100
4th11001100
5th800800
6th500500
7th400400
8th300300

Junior Challenge Format


Seeding round

Head-to-Head Finals

The format for head-to-head will be the usual bracket system (1st vs 4th; 2nd vs 3rd).
The order of events will be the following:
Saturday, July 3rd (following first round of Pros)
Sunday, July 4th (following 8-skier bracket of Pros)

HEAD TO HEAD SEMIFINALS
Skiers’ Choice of Order or Boat
The higher seeded skier in each pair will get to choose either to ski first/second or driver/boat. The lower seeded skier will have the choice that the higher seeded skier did not decide upon.
E.g., Higher seeded skier chooses to go first, lower seeded skier must choose the boat they want to ski behind.
2nd Must Beat 1st Skier to Advance Semi Final Head to Head Rounds
The skier starting second off the dock will have to beat the score of the first skier in order to beat them and qualify for the next head-to-head round.

HEAD TO HEAD FINAL PAIR
Skiers’ Choice of Order or Boat
Top seeded skier gets to pick to ski first/second or driver/boat.
One Skier Must Beat The Other To Win
The skier with the superior score in the Final will win the event. Only a superior score can win the event with ties resulting in skiers skiing again. In the event of a tie, skiers will enter the course at the most recent uncompleted pass from their current side of the lake. The skiers will ski until there is a clear winner from a superior score being achieved.

Payout (USD)
Junior GirlsJunior Boys
1st500500
2nd300300
3rd200200

Amateur Format

(maximum of 50 amateur skiers across categories)
Amateur skiers will ski three rounds, with the first two round happening on Friday and the third one on Sunday morning.
The order of series will be according to age groups, with young skiers first, followed by Senior and Open. Running orders will be randomized for first round and kept equal for the following two rounds.
The best score out of the rounds will be compared to a handicap score, which will be 6 buoys less than the skier's Top performance from the 2021 season.
So, if someone's top performance from 2021 is 3@12m and the score is 2@12m, then he or she will have 5 points.
This system will lead to a three-skiers podium per age group, with goodies offered by our sponsor

Practice

Practice rounds will be available from Monday until Thursday (no Friday) at €45 per set (6 passes), to be paid cash on site.

Please send us an email ahead of time if you want to reserve practice times.

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