Waves: IBA should learn how to crown champions in the flats

The 2013 IBA World Tour has been shut down, with two bodyboarders tied in the season rankings. What could be done to crown a fair champion?


It is one of the worst nightmares in the history of professional bodyboarding. Fans are disappointed and angry. Only the Hawaiian, Australian, Chilean and Brazilian stages were successfully completed.

Ben Player and Amaury Lavernhe would dispute the world title at the Fronton Challenge, but the event was cancelled only two weeks before the beginning of its waiting period.

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Ben Player: this season turned him upside down

Ben Player may be crowned the 2013 IBA World Tour, despite finishing the season tied on points with Amaury Lavernhe.


The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) has announced the cancellation of the Fronton Challenge 2013, which would crown a new world champion.

Ben Player and Amaury Lavernhe are tied in the ranking with 5900 points, but there is an odd guideline in the IBA Rule Book that may be favorable to the former Australian world champion.

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Fronton: no go in 2013

The Fronton Challenge has cancelled. The IBA World Tour 2013 has come to an end.


It's one of the worst nightmares in the history of bodyboarding. The last stop on the IBA World Tour 2013 has been cancelled.

"It is with great disappointment that the IBA has decided to cancel Fronton", says Richard Nimmo, general manager at IBA World Tour.

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