MANLY, Australia (Tuesday, October 10, 2006) – Half-metre (two foot) waves are rippling through 'Queenscliff' this morning and Round Three of the Havaianas Beachley Classic will begin at 8am local time.
The eight 30-minute heats will take four hours to complete and conditions will be reassessed later this morning to see whether the quarterfinals will follow.
Of great interest will be Heat Four of Round Three featuring world No. 1 Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) and event wildcard Stephanie Gilmore (AUS). Gilmore won yesterday's Beachley Trials to earn her main event berth and having won an ASP Women's World Tour event as a wildcard before, is never an underestimated competitior.
"I've been thinking that I would be having Steph Gilmore as the wildcard drawn against me since I heard the event was on, so this isn't a surprise, " Redman-Carr said. "I figured it'd be quite good for me to come up against Steph early on. All the other girls, like Chelsea, Layne and Sof have had to come up against Steph, so I guess it's my turn."
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Round Three Havaianas Beachley Classic Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Sofia Mulonovich (PER) vs. Trudy Todd (AUS)
Heat 2: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Julia Christian (USA)
Heat 3: Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 4: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Heat 5: Chelsea Georgeson (AUS) vs. Serena Brooke (AUS)
Heat 6: Megan Abubo (HAW) vs. Heather Clark (ZAF)
Heat 7: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Samantha Cornish (AUS)
Heat 8: Layne Beachley (AUS) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)