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Round of 32 Scenarios at Pipeline
Billabong Pipe Masters

Round of 32 Scenarios at Pipeline

Dec 11, 2019

By WSL

With the final event of the year in full swing, every heat is history at the #billabongpipemasters. Here is your official breakdown for the Round of 32 scenarios at Pipeline.

We'll be updating fans with new information before each Round ... Happy viewing!

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HEAT 1 - Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)

Italo - needs to win to keep his WT and Olympic Qualifications alive, as per WT & Olympic Scenarios
Jadson - Already qualified via the QS but with a win at Pipe can affect the QS Rankings and provide QS access to Morgan Cibilic & Stu Kennedy (if Deivid Silva also keeps his CT Status)


HEAT 2 - Peterson Crisanto (BRA) vs. Conner Coffin (USA)

Peterson - Current #22, needs a win to keep his Top 22 finish secure as surfers behind him (Yago Dora, for example) can overtaking him on the CT Rankings
Conner - Reasonably safe w/ his 23345 pts


HEAT 3 - Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)

Owen - Needs a win to keep his Olympic aspirations alive
Yago - Already qualified via the QS but can "shake" both CT & QS Rankings w/ a 9th or better at Pipe


HEAT 4 - Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Willian Cardoso (BRA)

Julian - Needs to advance to keep his Olympic aspirations alive
Willian - Currently 23rd (and no QS Top 10), needs at least a 9th at Pipe to have any chances of requalifying (and will depend on others' results). If he loses he will be out of the CT in 2020


HEAT 5 - Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Ricardo Christie (NZL)

Filipe - Needs to advance to keep both WT & Olympic hopes alive
Ricardo - He is already out of the CT next year


HEAT 6 - Ryan Callinan (AUS) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)

Ryan - Like Julian, needs to advance (and hope for a win at Pipe) to represent Australia in the Olympics
Jack - Safe on the CT; Small chance for the Olympics as he depends on other's final results as well


HEAT 7 - Seth Moniz (HAW) vs. Billy Kemper (HAW)

Seth - An Olympic chance if he wins AND John John Florence finishes 17th or below AND Kelly Slater finishes 3rd or below


HEAT 8 - Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)

Kelly - Olympic chances pending on John's & Seth's results
Joan - Has an Olympic chance if Wins AND Michel Bourez finishes 17th or below


HEAT 9 - Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Imaikalani Devault (HAW)

Gabriel - Needs to advance to keep WT & Olympic Dreams alive


HEAT 10 - Wade Carmichael (AUS) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA)

Wade - Very small Olympic chance


HEAT 11 - John John Florence (HAW) vs. Ezekiel Lau (HAW)

John - Needs to advance to keep his advantage over Kelly & Seth towards Olympic birth
Zeke - Needs at least a 5th to start having hopes to requalify to the 2020 CT


HEAT 12 - Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Soli Bailey (AUS)

Soli - Only a win at Pipe can keep his CT status for 2020


HEAT 13 - Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Jesse Mendes (BRA)

Jordy - Needs to advance to keep his WT hopes alive
Jesse - Must advance towards a 5th or better to keep his CT position for 2020


HEAT 14 - Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA)

Adrian - Must advance to keep his Olympic contention
Griffin - Sitting at 20th w/ 22695 is not exactly comfortable. A win would help


HEAT 15 - Michel Bourez (FRA) vs. Deivid Silva (BRA)

Michel - Needs to advance this Round to guarantee his Olympic position for France
Deivid - Already in via both Rankings but, if he keeps his CT Status Morgan Cibilic will be on the CT next year


HEAT 16 - Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)

Kolohe - WT contender and only a win matters
Sebastian - Currently 27th, needs at least a 5th at Pipe to have any hopes for next season's CT