Officials' Seminar

International Officials' Seminar for Drivers, Homologators, Judges and Scorers.



The Tournament Council is responsible for organising an annual Officials Seminar.
The purpose of this Seminar is to provide:


International Judges Level 1 & 2 and International Scorers with

  • further education in judging and scoring,

  • information on the latest rule changes and their interpretation,

  • practical trick writing, judging and scoring,

  • a trick writing and scoring evaluation.


International Homologators and Drivers with

  • further education in homologation and driving,

  • information and demonstrations on the latest technology associated with their responsibilities,

  • information on the latest rule changes and their interpretation.


Mandatory Attendance Any International Official who wishes to inscribe himself for any World or European titled event or Cash Prize 1 competition in any year MUST have attended one seminar within the previous 3 years (e.g. Seminar 2007 followed by Seminar 2010).  If, however, an official attends the Seminar in the current year he may become eligible to officiate at titled or Cash Prize 1 events in that current year if there are spaces.

All International Officials are encouraged to take part in the Officials Seminar as often as possible to increase their knowledge.

National Officials are welcome to attend. If they pass their International Official exam in the same year, their attendance at the Seminar is valid for 3 years. 


In order to qualify as “attended” an official must attend the majority of sessions during the Seminar. This will be monitored at each session.


Theoretical and Practical Exam facilities for Judge 1, Judge 2 (3 event) and Judge 2 (2 event) qualification will be made available at every Seminar.

Theoretical Exam facilities for International Homologator, International Scorerand International Driver qualification will be made available at every Seminar. Practical exams will still have to be taken at events.


Judge 1 and Judge 2 (3-event) must take a test at least every 3 years at the Seminar to maintain their status. 
This will be a practical test, which may also include theoretical questions as needed.  



Federations wishing to host the Seminar should apply in writing to the E&A TC who will, as far as is possible, announce dates and venues at least two years in advance of each Seminar.

The venue should move around the Confederation, offering an equal chance to officials from all countries to attend.
This will be taken into account when allocating Seminar venues.


The date should be in spring or autumn of any year.


Each individual attending the Seminar is responsible for his own costs of travel and accommodation.
Confederation E&A will provide the meeting rooms and lecture facilities.


25th Officials' Seminar 2020

DATE3.-5. APRIL 2020

Disabled Council
Carmen Ferrer Bosch

Waterski Council
Hannu Rintanen

British Tournament Waterski Committee
Gavin Kelly

List of Previous Seminars


No. Year PlaceCountry
24 2019 AntwerpBelgium
23 2018 PragueCzechia
22 2017 AthensGreece
21 2016 BratislavaSlovakia
20 2015 HalleGermany
19 2014 MilanItaly
18 2013 CasteldefellsSpain
17 2012 BratislavaSlovakia
16 2011 OpioFrance
15 2010 RomaItaly
14 2009 CopenhagenDenmark
13 2008 AranjuezSpain
12 2007 HelsinkiFinland
11 2006 SestriereItaly
10 2005 MunichGermany
9 2004 AntwerpBelgium
8 2003 CasteldefellsSpain
7 2002 PragueCzech Republic
6 2001 HalkidaGreece
5 2000 LondonGreat Britain
4 1999 SalzburgAustria
3 1998 NiceFrance
2 1997 AmsterdamNetherlands
1 1996 MunichGermany



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