Joel Parkinson: heading towards his maiden ASP World Tour title

The ASP World Tour has confirmed in its Excel spreadsheets that Joel Parkinson may mathematically win his maiden world surfing title during the O'Neill Coldwater Classic 2012, in Santa Cruz.

One year ago, Kelly Slater discovered a math error in the ASP trophy calculations. Now, the Floridian will be having his own Excel spreadsheets again, as the Australian surfer might clinch his first title, in the waves of California.

Before the O'Neill Coldwater Classic 2012, there are still five surfers in the ASP World Championship Tour title race. Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, John John Florence and Adriano de Souza.

Joel Parkinson may celebrate with Australian beer, if one scenario is confirmed. Parkinson wins the O'Neill Coldwater Classic 2012, Kelly Slater doesn't finish 9th or better and Mick Fanning doesn't finish 5th or better.

Also, if Joel Parkinson wins one event - Santa Cruz or Pipeline - and finishes 9th in the other one, he will be the 2012 ASP World Tour champion.

2012 ASP World Tour Title Race Contenders:

1. Joel Parkinson - 52700
2. Kelly Slater - 47200
3. Mick Fanning - 47000
4. John John Florence - 44350
5. Adriano de Souza - 37650

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