2012 Oceanpaddler World Series Made Simple! ** Rankings Updated **

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2012 Oceanpaddler World Series Made Simple! ** Rankings Updated **

Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on competing in the 2012 Oceanpaddler World Series.  The event calendar, the points, the categories and prize money explained.  (NB: Steelcase Dragon Run now on 10 Nov 2012, NOT 17 Nov.)

The Races

So far there are 17 races in the World Series.  Here they are, complete with dates and links to the event websites and the results so far.

Date Event Where Grade Winner Results
14-Jan-12 Fenn Cup Sydney, Australia C Jeremy Cotter (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/6u9ksdq
15-Jan-12 The Duel Mandurah, WA, Australia C Jasper Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/7n7xubm
21-Jan-12 The Doctor Perth, WA, Australia A Tim Jacobs (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/6mv9mpy
31-Mar-12 King of the Harbor Auckland, New Zealand D Jeremy Cotter (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/ceeo96n
21-Apr-12 Defis Kayak Guadeloupe A Dawid Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/bojdlew
4-May-12 EuroChallenge Villajoyosa, Spain A/B  Simon van Gysen (SA) http://tinyurl.com/7a25kqx
20-May-12 Molokai Hawaii, USA B/C    
30-Jun-12 Island Shamaal Mauritius B    
26-Jul-12 ASKR Norway TBA    
4-Aug-12  US Surfski Champs San Francisco, USA B    
01-Sep-12 Nelo Summer Challenge Vila do Conde, Portugal TBA    
08-Sep-12 Maraamu Surf Ski Race Bora Bora, Tahiti C    
29-Sep-12 Ohana Mana Cup Sardinia, Italy TBA    
13-Oct-12 Aegean Race Attica, Greece B    
19-Oct-12 Breizh Ocean Race Quiberon, France TBA    
10-Nov-12 Steelcase Dragon Run Hong Kong A    
16-Dec-12 Cape Town World Cup Cape Town, South Africa B/C    

NB: These dates are subject to change.  While I try my best to have the latest info posted, race organisers are prone to changing the dates (we've had two changes in the first three days after this was posted!)  Before booking flights, go to the race website and contact the organisers to make sure that the dates are correct....  (And if they're not, please let us know so that we can update the calendar.)

The Leader Board

(Click here for the full rankings)

Rankings after Guadeloupe

Ranking Name Category Country Fenn Cup, AUST Mandurah Duel, AUST The Doctor, AUST King of the Harbour, NZ Defis Kayak, Guadeloupe TOTAL
  Series Category     C C A D A  
  Points Interval     3 points 2 points 1 point 4 points 4 points  
1 Mark Anderson Male Australia 490   493 492 504 1979
2 Ryan Moffet Male Australia 466 473 474 420   1833
3 Dawid Mocke Male South Africa   503 518   520 1541
4 Jeremy Cotter Male Australia 505   515 500   1520
5 Gabe Newton Male USA   467 484   464 1415
6 Peter Grantham Vet Australia 319 373 378 340   1410
7 Ruth Highman Female Australia   461 437   476 1374
8 Joe Glickman Master USA 406 431 446     1283
9 Greg Kendrick Vet Australia 436   433 396   1265
10 Rolph Overvliet Vet Holland 334 365 356     1055
11 Jasper Mocke Male South Africa   505 519     1024
12 Bill Bain Junior Australia     508   508 1016
13 Bruce Taylor Male Australia 499   516     1015
14 Brendon Sarson Male Australia   501 513     1014
15 Ben Allen Male Australia 502   509     1011
16 Ash Nesbit Male Australia   497 505     1002
17 Paul Green Male Australia     506 496   1002
18 Dean Gardiner Vet Australia 493 499       992
19 Cade Barnes Male Australia 496   495     991
20 Travis England Male Australia   493 498     991
21 Dean Beament Vet Australia   495 494     989
22 James Duncan Male Australia   487 491     978
23 John Diggin Vet Australia 481   483     964
24 Leopold Tepa Male Tahiti     479 476   955
25 Bill Barff Master Tahiti     489 456   945
26 Garth Spencer Male Australia     477 464   941
27 Richard Eadie Vet Australia   479 462     941
28 Nicholas Taylor Master Australia   485 450     935
29 Mitch Parsons Male Australia 463   465     928
30 Troy Baird Male Australia   477 447     924

 

Race Categories

The World Series races are categorized according to the level of prize money on offer.  The categories are shown in the table below.

Category Event Prize Pool World Series Prize Pool Points Loading
A $20,000+ $500 20
B $10,000+ $350 10
C $5,000+ $250 5
D $3,000+ $150

 

Example: An A-category event:

  • Must offer an overall prize pool of $20,000 or more
  • Must contribute $500 to the World Series prize pool
  • Is given a 20 point loading (i.e. the winner gets 520 points instead of 500)

How the points work

The winner of a race gets 500 points (plus the race category loading e.g. the winner of a B category race gets 510 points)

The next place position gets 500 – the points interval for the race.  The points intervals work like this:

Competitors Points Interval
200+ 1
150-199 2
100-149 3
<100 4

Example:

An A category race has 120 competitors.

  • The winner gets 500 + 20 = 520 points
  • Second place gets 520 – 3 = 517 points
  • Third place gets 517 – 3 = 514 points

Races to count

Each competitor’s five best results will count towards their World Series Ranking

Prize Pool

The series prize pool comprises

  • The event contributions, which vary according to race category
  • $500 from each of the participating manufacturers

For more info:


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