One of the most important international competitions and the longest-running cash prize tournament in the world is the Moomba Masters, a tournament which is now nearing its fortieth anniversary. A prominent figure in the success of that tournament has been Australia's Ian Faulkner.
Ian competed in the tournament from 1962 to 1975, was a member of the organizing committee from 1965 to 1995, and served as the chairman of the organizing committee from 1976 to 1995. As a member of the World Water Ski Union Technical Committee for fifteen years from 1974 to 1989, Ian was able to put this experience to work in drafting the special rules for the Moomba which are for the most part still in place today.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of an individual who contributed his technical and organizational skills to one of the world's most prestigious tournaments for over three decades: Ian Faulkner.