With thousands of spectators in attendance, England's Will Asher took the top prize in the pro division for passing two buoys at 41 feet off (the 75 foot rope). Chris Rossi of Florida placed second in the pro division and Jamie Beauchesne of New Hampshire finished third.
This year's event featured a new cruise control system, designed by Zero Off, which allowed the tournament boats to maintain speed with ease. The result was higher scores and more impressive performances.
"It gave the skiers the best ride they ever had," said tournament host Greg Badal. "The pros loved it."
Badal, who earned his first national championship last month, placed second in the final head to head competition in the amateur division. He passed three buoys at 38 feet off in his run.
Brentwood's Dale Giessman and Wayne Abreu finished third and seventh, respectively, in the semifinals. Discovery Bay's Jeff Ghidossi competed in the amateur division but did not place.
Brentwood residents Josh Badal and Matthew Giessman and Discovery Bay's Jarred Smith each competed in the junior division but did not place.
Tournament organizers raised several thou- sand dollars for charity through auctions, private donations and a charity duck race. Brentwood's Police Activities League received $1,250, the Water Ski Junior Development Program received $1,000 and the Delta Blue Star Moms received $250.