Banana George Blairfoot Bananza
Oct 24, 8:00 AM – Oct 25, 3:00 PM
Lake Silver, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
 

The Tournament

Figure 8 & Endurance

Are ready to get your feet wet in the Figure 8 and Endurance Tournament that was started by the Legendary Banana George Blair? George was larger than life and the best ambassador of the sport of barefoot water skiing ever!

You don't need to be the best barefooter on the lake... you just need to have heart... like George!

SATURDAY is the Barefoot Figure 8 Tournament.  Two footers go behind a boat driving a Figure 8 pattern in Lake Silver.  Whoever stays up the longest moves on in the bracket, loser moves to loser bracket. Double Elimination.

SUNDAY is the Endurance challenge. The boat goes in a large circle and the laps are timed. Sudden Death Elimination.

Divisions:

Saturday Boom Division (Free entry, free t-shirt) 

Boys and Girls 16 and under

Men and Women 17-64

Men and Women 65+

2020 Schedule of Events 

Figure 8 - Saturday, October 24

8am – Skiers/Safety Meeting

830am - First Skier on water. Order: Juniors, Adults, Seniors

9am- Davie the DJ and Jared the Announcer start rocking!

9am - Mike Truelock starts chair massages ($1 a minute)

12pm - Box lunches arrive (with paid ticket or if you are a skier)

12pm - 1pm Boom Division

5pm - Box BBQ Dinners Arrive, Awards, Clean up

8pm - Logan Walter 21st Birthday BASH at World Barefoot Center

Endurance - Sunday, October 25

8am - Skiers Meeting

830am - First Skier on water

1- Juniors

2- Adults

3- Seniors

3pm – Awards, Clean up (everyone)

Bring a mask and practice social distancing!

 

Figure 8

Head-to-Head Rules (Saturday)

1. Deep water or step-off allowed

2. Must be on feet by start buoy

3. One re-ride for start will be offered for falls before start buoy

4. Re-ride will be given for boat driver errors at the discretion of the Chief Judge

5. Competitors agree on speed or speed is 38 mph 

6. If a competitor concedes speed he gets choice of sides

7. If competitors agree on speed but not side, there will be a coin toss 

8. If competitors agree on start method and can’t agree on sides,  there will be a coin toss 

9. If a one competitor uses a step off ski, the deep water start gets choice of sides

10. Crossing midline eliminates competitor 

11. Tournament provides two 75-foot ropes w/wake handles

 

Endurance

One footer, many circles (Sunday)

1. Competitor picks speed

2. Competitors are timed.

3. All competitors must do one complete wake cross each lap, after completion of the first lap.  Driver will stop boat if not completed by start buoy.

4. If a skier completes FOUR laps the boat driver will begin to tighten the circle

4. Tournament provides one 75-foot rope w/wake handle

 

General Rules

Saturday & Sunday

  • No butting out

  • Disputes handled by Chief Judge and decisions are final

  • Skiers must be ready on the starting dock or will be disqualified

  • No taping of feet except for real medical issue, seriously. (Appeals to Chief Safety)

  • No Clincher Gloves 

  • Low Pole or Tower (No Super Fly High)  

  • No Whining

  • Trash Talk Encouraged

 

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