Nothing can beat a World Title race going down to the wire. The ASP must be having wet dreams! Event 9 of the 10 stop 2012 ASP World Championship Tour was the O’Neill Coldwater Classic at Santa Cruz’s Steamer Lane that wrapped up last night. Thanks to the fact that Kelly got further in the comp that Parko, he racked up enough points to keep the world title up for grabs until the ou's paddle out at the last event of the tour, at Pipe.
There are three surfers that are mathematically in contention for the 2012 World Title, and I'm proud to say they're all ballies (well, kind of - they're over 30 - and in the world of competitive surfing that's ballie-hood). Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning will duke it out in the pits of Pipe for the bragging rights of being world champ.
Due to some funky heat formatting of the Pipe Masters, all three surfers will automatically be seeded into Round 3 of competition and finish no worse than Equal 13th (1750 points).
The year-end ranking are based off a surfers top eight finishes from the 10 ASP WCT events in 2012.
Cos Parko is the current rankings leader on the ASP WCT, the following ASP World Title scenarios will be based on his potential finishes at Pipeline.
If Parko wants to take the title he better win at Pipe, cos would be pretty skaam to be world champ and not have won a single event during the year. At least Kelly's won 3 - Fiji, France and Trestles; and Mick's won Bells and Tahiti. So in my books that means one of them deserve the title more than Parko cos they got the wins during the year.
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