According to aspworldtour.com …Lost rider Chris Ward has been awarded a wildcard slot into the 2011 Pipe Masters. Chris earned his slot into the comp by making the final of the recent Volcom Pipe Pro WQS held at perfect Pipe/Backdoor in January. This will be the fifth Pipe Masters Chris has surfed in. He’s made the semi-finals twice and finished runner-up in 2008. Congrats to Chris and good luck.