Skiers flock to Lake Talbot

A competitor coming up to the jump.

Water skiers from across the State came to Lake Talbot for the annual Malibu Water Skiing Tournament.

The Narrandera tournament is the seventh round of the Malibu series.

Skiers travelled from locations as far apart as Sydney, Wagga, Deniliquin, and Albury, with many more in between.

In a charming touch, some of the competition commentary was provided by 10-year-old Georgie Richards from Lockhart. Georgie also competes in tournaments and certainly knew all the moves!

With the weather behaving itself, many of the skiers gained personal best scores. The good conditions also enabled the competitors to gain the ratings they needed for representing NSW at the National Titles, which will be held at Goondiwindi over the Easter break.

Two of the skiers, Isabel Shaw (from Wagga) and Lara Butlin (from Albury) will be representing Australia at the Aussie-Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand in three weeks time. The committee would like to wish Isabel and Lara all the best with tournament.

In addition to the scores over the weekend, there were two annual trolleys awarded at this tournament. The Geoff Princehorn Most Improved Zone 5 Junior was awarded to Laura Hayes from Deniliquin, while the Most Outstanding Performance award was presented to Erica Hayes, also from Deniliquin.

The committee would like to extend their thanks to all the workers who helped with the setting up and clearing away of all the equipment that is needed to run the event.

They would also like to thank Lee Longford and Jeff Kirk for running the canteen and Cheryl From Peeches Coffee Lounge in Griffith for coming across for the weekend. Her frappes especially were enjoyed by the younger skiers.

The committee would also like to extend their thanks to Pam and Bob Beazley, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for yet another year, and to thank all the judges and boat drivers who were only too willing to spend many hours performing their duties.

Lastly, they would like to thank the skiers for their professional conduct on and off the water.

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