Dane Reynolds: he supports the new format

The ASP Board of Directors ratified the proposal of a new 36-man ASP World Tour competition format which was approved by the ASP Technical Committee during July’s Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay.

Chaired by ASP International CEO Brodie Carr, the ASP Technical Committee (Tech Comm) consists of ASP World Tour Head Judge Richie Porta, ASP International Judge Pritamo Ahrendt, ASP World Tour Manager Renato Hickel, Surfer Representatives Mick Fanning, Adrian Buchan and Kieren Perrow as well as Event Representative Graham Stapelberg.

From the mind of long-time ASP International Judge and new ASP Tech Comm member, Pritamo Ahrendt, the newly-approved 36-man ASP World Tour competition format is as follows:

Round 1: 12 three-man heats, 1st and 2nd advance to Round 3, 3rd to Round 2
Round 2: 12 man-on-man heats, 1st to Round 3, 2nd is Equal 25th place
Round 3: 12 man-on-man heats, 1st to Round 4, 2nd is Equal 13th place
Round 4: Four 3-man heats, 1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd and 3rd to Round 5
Round 5: Four man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd is Equal 9th
Quarterfinals: Four man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Semifinals, 2nd is Equal 5th
Semifinals: Two man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Finals, 2nd is Equal 3rd
Final: One man-on-man heat, 1st and 2nd

A full outline of the new 36-man ASP World Tour format can be found at ASPWorldTour.com

The Hurley Pro Trestles, running from September 12 – 18, 2010, will be the first event to institute this format.

The next stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour will be the Billabong Pro Teahupoo from August 23 through September 3, 2010.