08/12/2012

O injusto e inacreditável Pipemasters

Os motivos que me levaram a criar este blog, há um bom tempo atrás (aqui), continuam. O blog Dumbth Chronicles (aqui) explica:

"It’s the only ASP WCT event that does. If you are needing a result here you’re in luck! You get seeded in the 1st round (Pat Gudang, Raoni Monteiro, Tiago Pires, Fred P) and even if you make it to the 2nd round, you don’t get any more points than if you would have lost.

In fact, you won’t get more than 500 ratings points unless you make it to Round 3. Call it ‘Double Jeopardy’ with Randy Rarick as Don Pardo.

But if you are ranked in the Top 12, i.e. aren’t scrambling for year-end points, you are guaranteed a 13th just by your seeding.

Per the ASP: “As Parkinson is the current rankings leader on the ASP WCT, the following ASP World Title scenarios will be based on his potential finishes at Pipeline. As Parkinson is the current rankings leader on the ASP WCT, the following ASP World Title scenarios will be based on his potential finishes at Pipeline.

If Parkinson finishes 13th, 9th or 5th at the Billabong Pipe Masters: - Slater needs a 5th or higher to take the 2012 ASP World Title. - Fanning needs to win at Pipeline to take the 2012 ASP World Title.* * Contingent upon Slater finishing 5th or Lower at Pipeline.”

Since Parkinson is guaranteed a 13th, Slater already must finish 5th or better. This would not happen in any other event. And this to decide a world champ?

Is there something about this scenario that’s fucked up?"

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