SUNSET BEACH, Hawaii (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007) –The Roxy Pro Hawaii is off for today, Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2007, but it looks likely that the Quarterfinals onward will run at Sunset Beach tomorrow.
Only seven heats of surfing remain for the Roxy Pro Hawaii, and the 2007 ASP Women's World Title could be decided the next time competition resumes.
The ASP Women's World Title clinching scenario for the Roxy Pro Hawaii is as follows:
Mathematically, World No. 2 Silvana Lima (BRA), former ASP Women's World Champions Layne Beachley (AUS), Chelsea Hedges (AUS) and Sofia Mulanovich (PER), as well as current world No. 6 Samantha Cornish (AUS) are capable of overtaking ratings leader Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) with two wins if Gilmore doesn't post better than a combination of 9th or 17th place results in the last two events of the season.
Should Gilmore earn a 5th at Sunset Beach, Hedges, Beachley and Cornish will be out of contention leaving only Lima and Mulanovich in the race.
If Mulanovich bows out early with a 17th at Sunset Beach, Gilmore needs a 9th to knock her out of contention. If Mulanovich earns a 9th at Sunset Beach, Gilmore needs a 5th. If Gilmore finishes 4th or better, Mulanovich can't win.
Gilmore can clinch the title at the Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach if she posts a 3rd place result and Lima finishes 17th or 9th. If Lima finishes 5th or 4th Gilmore must finish 2nd to win the title there. If Lima posts a 3rd place result, Gilmore must win the event or the race will continue to Maui.
Essentially, if Gilmore wins the event and Lima finishes 3rd or lower, the 2007 ASP Women's World Title belongs to Gilmore.
Another call on competition status will be made tomorrow morning, Thursday, Nov. 29th. FUEL TV will produce and air coverage of the Roxy Pro Hawaii.
Roxy Pro Hawaii Quarterfinal Match-Ups: 1st and 2nd Advance, 3rd finishes Equal 9th, 4th finishes Equal 13th
Heat 1: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Caroline Sarran (FRA), Chelsea Hedges (AUS), Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Heat 2: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Silvana Lima (BRA), Leilani Gryde (HAW), Amee Donohoe (AUS), Megan Abubo (HAW)
Heat 4: Samantha Cornish (AUS), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS), Layne Beachley (AUS), Rochelle Ballard (HAW)