Ace Buchan finished off this year strong, taking 6th overall. More to come from Ace in ’09. Photo courtesy ASP Rowland/Covered Images
COOLANGATTA, Australia (Monday, December 15, 2008) – Congratulations to everyone that achieved their goals on the men's, women's and longboard tours in either the ASP Dream Tour or ASP WQS events this year.
Special congratulations to King Kelly, Joy Monahan, Bonga Perkins and Stephanie Gilmore on their respective ASP World Titles plus a premature congratulations to the boys and girls winners of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships to be held in early January 2009.
For the women, the Billabong Pro Maui is yet to be finalized and the 2009 Dream Tour qualifiers will not be completely known until then.
For the longboarders, the Top 16 in both the men and women divisions are invited into the Roxy and Oxbow World Longboard Title events in 2009 and they are:
For the men, the ASP Dream Tour 45 are as of now:
TOP 27 Requalifiers
Durbidge, Bede AUS
Buchan, Adrian AUS
Souza, Adriano deBRA
Martinez, Bobby USA
Patacchia, Fredrick HAW
Reynolds, Dane USA
Hobgood, Damien USA
Top 15 WQS Qualifiers
Davidson, Chris AUS
Bacalso, Kekoa HAW
Courtney, Drew AUS
Morrison, Dean AUS
Aranburu, Aritz EUK
However, there is still the undecided question of both the Irons brothers. Will Bruce retire and will Andy take a year off? If so, then the lucky replacements could be Roy Powers, Mick Campbell or Pat Guduaskas.
Until our ASP World Tour manager Renato Hickel gets the official retirement letters the Top 45 are as above.
That's it for this week.
ASP WQS Tour Manager
For current ASP WQS Men's Tour ratings, check out ASP WQS Men's Ratings
For current ASP WQS Women's Tour ratings, check out ASP WQS Women's Ratings