Mount Morgan to host water ski event next weekend

Published on 27 February 2019

Waterskiing Queensland Inc

All eyes will be on Mount Morgan next weekend as water skiers from across the state compete in Round 8 of the Waterski Queensland CQ Series on the stunning No. 7 Dam.

The tournament will see more than 30 participants compete in three rounds of slalom skiing and two rounds of trick skiing over Saturday and Sunday. 

Rockhampton Regional Mayor, Margaret Strelow, said the event was sure to draw in crowds.

“We’re thrilled that a tournament in this series is once again being hosted in Mount Morgan,” said Mayor Strelow.

“This will be the final tournament in this series, and the competitors’ last chance to qualify for State and National Titles, so it will be a very exciting event to watch.”

The slalom skiing rounds will see competitors navigate through buoys using only one ski, while competitors in the trick skiing rounds will show off their best flips, turns, and rotations. 

“The competition is going to be a lot of fun for the public and participants, and we think competitors and their families will really enjoy exploring the historic Mount Morgan area and the revitalised streetscape during their stay,” said Mayor Strelow.

“We have invested a lot over recent years in projects designed to improve the area for residents and boost tourism, and events like this are a fantastic opportunity to show off everything Mount Morgan has to offer.”

The tournament will kick off at 8.00am on Saturday, 9 March and run until 5.00pm. On Sunday, 10 March, competition will run from 8.00am to 12.00pm. Click here for more details about the event.