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Dave Goode talks Moomba Big Dawg with inaugural champion Thierry Malhomme and runner-up Chad Scott.
Team GOODE jumped out to a great start to the 2012 season by winning podium spots in four slalom events this weekend at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia,.
In Men’s slalom, Italy’s Carlo Allais scored 4 buoys at 39-1/2 off to finish second, one of the best finishes of his professional career. Javier Julio finished 10th while Nick Parsons and Adam Sedlmajer finished 13th and 14th, respectively.
Team GOODE skiers earned two of the top-four spots in Women’s slalom as Regina Jaquess and Karen Truelove tied for third with 3 buoys at 38 feet off, with Regina being awarded the tie breaker due to a higher semi-final round score. In an encore to her third-consecutive Moomba girls slalom championship, new Team GOODE member Makayla Haw finished 11th in the Women’s event.
And in the first ever Moomba Big Dawg, Team GOODE skiers Chad Scott and Jay Leach comprised half of the final four, with Chad taking second and Jay fourth.
For final Moomba results, visit www.moombamasters.com.au.
Next up for Team GOODE, the 53rd Masters Water Ski Tournament, May 25-27, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Team GOODE skiers enjoyed an outstanding day No. 2 at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, as both rounds of slalom competition were topped by skiers riding the GOODE NANO-“twist.”
In Women’s slalom Regina Jaquess secured the top seed in Sunday’s semifinals with 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, while defending champion Karen Truelove earned the No. 5 seed with 1 buoy at 38 feet off. Just one day after earning her third-consecutive Moomba girls slalom title, new Team GOODE member Makayla Haw scored 1-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off to qualify for the Women’s slalom semis with the No. 11 seed.
In the first ever Moomba Big Dawg, Team GOODE skiers finished 1-2 in the first round as Chad Scott scored 5 buoys at 38 feet off to edge Dave Miller by a half buoy. 2011 Big Dawg Championship runner-up Jay Leach earned the sixth spot in the eight-man second round with 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off, and Australia’s John Adams earned the eight and final spot in the second round with 5 buoys at 35 feet off. In all, four of the eight Big Dawgs that advanced to the next round were on GOODE skis. GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode fought off a lack of practice time to score 3 buoys at 35 feet off.
Saturday’s action features the second round of the Big Dawgs and first round of Men’s slalom. For more information, visit www.moombamasters.com.au.
When the Big Dawgs take to the waters of downtown Melbourne to compete in the 2012 Moomba Masters, it’ll mark quite a milestone for the 35-years-old-and-up series. It’ll be the first time it’s touched down in Australia and tens of thousands of fans will be lining the shores of what is arguably considered the world’s biggest water ski tournament.
But the Dawgs can’t get too caught up in the moment; they’ll have to deal with the legendary and unpredictable conditions of the Yarra River.
We caught up with Dave Miller and Chad Scott, two of the four GOODE skiers slated to ski in the eight-man Moomba field, and asked them about the newest, biggest stop on the Big Dawg series.
What came across your mind when you first heard that Moomba was going to host a Big Dawg?
Dave M.: I was excited to hear that Moomba invited the Big Dawgs. It made me realize that our division is getting more popular all the time and I really wanted to try to make the trip.
Chad: My First thought was what a great opportunity to get a chance to ski at the Moomba Masters. It’s a very prestigious tournament that I have never had an opportunity to ski. I really enjoy the format of having a chance to watch and ski in the same venue as the best skiers in the world.
Now that the Big Dawg has added a fourth continent, can you believe how big it has become?
Chad: It has certainly been fun to be part of the Big Dawg series since the beginning. It’s really amazing to see how it has grown to a global event and be able meet other skiers from across the world.
Dave M.: The Big Dawg has become quite successful and it seems it is getting bigger all the time.
Since Moomba is held during North America’s winter, how have you been training for the event?
Dave M.: Training is the difficult part for me this year. I’ve been busy working seven days a week which is not normal for me, but I’ve started up some new projects in business that needed my attention. I have not skied since mid October last year and my first day back on the water was the February 18th weekend on Southern California’s Imperial Lakes along with Dave and Dawn Goode, Nick Parsons and Paul Donatt. I will only get two more weekends of skiing in before Moomba so I hope I can be ready.
Chad: I’ve been skiing in Covington, La., with Dave Dipol and Bobby Franks, who’ve been nice enough to brave the cooler temperatures and pull me during these winter months. I have also been traveling to West Palm Beach, Fla., skiing with Becky Lathrop and Shelby Coke. These individuals have been available during these colder months and have provided me an opportunity to get some quality training in preparation for Moomba. I am also looking forward to seeing this extra skiing payoff for me throughout the season.
Have you been working on anything special to prepare for the notoriously unpredictable and fickle Yarra River?
Chad: I have not really done anything special in preparation for Moomba other than continue to ski during these winter months, but I plan on trying to ski in some rough water conditions before going to Moomba.
Dave M.: While we were skiing at Imperial Lakes Dave Goode had us try some different speeds to allow for the river current. Skiing one way through the course at 32 miles per hour and then the other way at 36. Very interesting to say the least. I hope the Yarra River isn’t that extreme.
What is your frame of mind heading down to Big Dawg Moomba … win it or experience it?
Dave M.: My mind set will be enjoying the experience, it is going to be very different feeling skiing on the river from what I have heard so I am not going in with anything on my mind except be ready for the unexpected and do my best.
Chad: Well, both. I am certainly looking forward to the experience. It’s another Big Dawg event with a group of great competitors. I think everyone that has signed up is going to Australia with the mind set to try to win the first ever Moomba Big Dawg title. That would be a great way to start the year.
After a week of online voting by fans, Regina Jaquess’ new Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off has been selected as the GOODE Skis moment of the year.
“There were so many great moments in 2011 that I’m glad I didn’t have to decide between them,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “World records are pretty special and obviously voters felt the same way. Regina had one of the best years competitive water skiing has ever seen and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”
Thomas Degasperi’s second career world slalom title finished second in the voting with Karen Truelove’s slalom victory at the Moomba Masters coming in third. Chad Scott and Dave Miller finishing first and second at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am was named the fourth-ranked moment, while Kyle Tate’s Big Dawg Finals victory – along with a sweet 16 comprised of eight GOODE skiers – was fifth.
“When you look back at the year it is a pretty impressive list of performances and victories,” said Dave. “We’re honored to have played our part in these great athletes’ accomplishments by arming them with the very best skis and boots in the sport.”
While the top 5 were determined by fans, moments ranked Nos. 10 through 5 were determined prior to the voting. They were:
10. Chris Parrish does a triple-opt up
9. GOODE moves all snow ski production to the U.S.
8. GOODE skis sweep Collegiate Nationals
7. New snow ski line introduced; wins major industry awards
6. The GOODE NANO-“twist” is released, introducing the industry’s first ever dual rockers and nano carbon fiber and resins
Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting and best wishes for an even more accomplishments in 2012.
OGDEN, UTAH – GOODE Skis has announced that it has become an “Official” sponsor of the O’Brien Big DAWG Series, presented by Ski Nautique. GOODE has been a sponsor of the Big DAWG Series since its inception 4 years ago.
“GOODE is excited to be officially back onboard with the Big DAWG Series.”, said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “It was a bit awkward at the beginning of this season.”, Goode continues. “O’Brien stepped up to be the title sponsor which left GOODE sitting in the unusual position of having to be a sponsor for a tournament with another ski company holding the title of the series. It took me some time, along with some persistence from Greg Davis, to realize that GOODE really needs to be involved with this great Series as an “Official” event sponsor. GOODE is very proud to be back in 2009!”, Goode concludes.
With the two Big DAWG qualifying events complete, the stage is set for the finals, to be held August 13-14, 2009, during the 67th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held at Okeeheelee Park, in West Palm Beach, FL.
More Big DAWG Finalists will be using GOODE Skis than any other brand of water skis. David Miller (CAN) had the highest score in the qualifying events with 4 buoys @ 41′ off and uses a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots. In 2006, Mike Morgan won the first ever Big DAWG finals event using a GOODE 9800. In 2008, Ben Favret won the Big DAWG finals on his GOODE 9900SL.
GOODE has something very special planned for the Big DAWG Night Head-to-Head Finals. Stay tuned, more to follow….
Skiers could get automatic placement into the Big DAWG Finals based on making the “Sweet-Sixteen” at one of the two qualifying events. The skiers that made the finals this way were; Thierry Malhomme, Scott Greenwood, Chad Scott, Harold Hintringer, Jay Leach, Todd Johnson, Ben Favret, Bruce Dodd, Greg Badal, Mike Baldwin, Jeff Danos, Scot Jones, Chet Raley, Mike Dehlinger, Marc Shaw, Scott Tynan, Kyle Tate, Steve Ware, Kim Contos, Darren Janzig, Jay Leach and Kreg Korinek.
The remaining field of skiers was selected as follows: the first 50 percent based on best single score, and the second 50 percent based on best cumulative scores at any of the two qualifiers. SEE FINALS SKIERS HERE.
The preliminary rounds for the series championship will be on Thursday, August 13 on the North-South Slalom Lake. The 8-skier head-to-head finals will be held under the lights on Friday, August 14. The final 8 head-to-head can be seen via a live Webcast.
About 50% of the Big DAWG Finalsists will be using GOODE Skis; more than any other brand of water skis. David Miller (CAN) had the highest score in the qualifying events of 4 buoys @ 41′ off and uses a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.
OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies announced today that it will be supporting the 2009 O’Brien BIG DAWG Series, presented by Ski Nautique, with a ‘GOODE Bucks Prize Package Contingency Program’ for GOODE skiers.
GOODE will be awarding $2,000.00 worth of ‘GOODE Bucks’ for first place, $1,000.00 for second place and $500.00 for third place at the BIG DAWG finals, which will be held in West Palm Beach, FL, August 13-14, 2009. To qualify for this program, skiers need to compete in the BIG DAWG events with a GOODE ski, GOODE PowerShell boot system or a GOODE PowerVest system. ‘GOODE Bucks’ can be used to buy products from GOODE (goode.com), such as CARBON Fiber water skis, snow skis, ski poles and much more.
“We are happy to announce this program.”, said Dave Goode. “We have been working with Greg Davis for a way that we could be involved with the BIG DAWG Series this year. Greg suggested this type of format as a good option as he explained that it is done quite regularly in other sports, such as motorcylce racing. Eagle Sports has a similar program in place already for the 2009 BIG DAWG Series.”, Goode continues. “The level of competition in the BIG DAWG Series is really high and we want to reward the top skiers for all of their efforts with some “DAWG FOOD”. GOODE skiers have won 2 of the past 3 BIG DAWG championships and we are looking forward to paying out this year!”, Goode concludes.
The two BIG DAWG qualifying tournaments will take place in Louisiana on June 13-14 and in Michigan on July 11-12. Each qualifying event will pit 50 skiers in head-to-head competition, all vying for cash and other prizes exceeding $20,000.00 and a chance to advance to the finals. The finals will be held in conjunction with the prestigious 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
The ‘head-to-head’ finals will be webcast live under the lights from Okeeheelee Park allowing a large number of ski enthusiasts worldwide to view this unique event.