World Title scenarios as we head to Pipeline

Mick still wears the yellow jersey heading into Pipe © WSL but it’s close.
Felipe has 3 wins this year.

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6 contenders in all – Fanning still leads but Toledo is close behind (just 200 points) and that’s without the 2 throw aways (in which case Felipe is over 1000 points ahead of Mick).

Surf News Network, 30 October, 2015. The WSL’s Deputy Commisioner Renato Hickel just released the latest world title scenarios. For all the number crunchers out there there are six contenders for the world title: Mick Fanning, Adriano de Souza, Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Julian Wilson and Felipe Toledo.

Mick Fanning will arrive in Hawaii keeping the Jeep Yellow Jersey rankings leader, however, Filipe will have the edge when equaling results with Mick (in order words, Mick will have to beat most of Filipe’s place finishes). Following scenarios are mostly between the two, along with the other four contenders to the 2015 WSL World Title.

If Mick Fanning finishes 25th/13th (2nd or 3rd round)

Owen Wright & Julian Wilson will need a 1st;

Gabriel Medina will need a 3rd (semis) or better;

Adriano de Souza will need a 9th (4th round) or better;

Filipe Toledo will need a 13th or better to clinch the World Title;


If Mick finishes 9th

Gabriel will need a 1st;

Adriano will need a 5th (quarters);

Filipe will need a 9th;


If Mick finishes 5th

Gabriel will need a 1st;

Adriano will need a 3rd;

Filipe will need a 5th;


If Mick finishes 3rd

Adriano will need a 2nd;

Filipe will need a 3rd;


If Mick finishes 2nd

Adriano will need a 1st;

Filipe will need a 1st;


If Mick wins the event he will clinch the World Title.


Rankings – Top 26:

Mick Fanning (AUS) 1 49900

Filipe Toledo (BRA) 2 49700

Adriano De Souza (BRA) 3 49450

Gabriel Medina (BRA) 4 45350

Ow en Wright (AUS) 5 43600

Italo Ferreira (BRA) 6 41600

Julian Wilson (AUS) 7 41450

Jeremy Flores (FRA) 8 37700

Kelly Slater (USA) 9 34150

Nat Young (USA) 10 33200

Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11 30450

Josh Kerr (AUS) 12 29650

Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13 27100

Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 14 26850

John John Florence (HAW) 15 25200

Taj Burrow (AUS) 16 24450

Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17 23750

Kai Otton (AUS) 18 23600

Adrian Buchan (AUS) 19 21450

Jadson Andre (BRA) 20 19950

Keanu Asing (HAW) 21 18750

Michel Bourez (PYF) 22 18700

Kolohe Andino (USA) 23 17750

Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 24 15500

Miguel Pupo (BRA) 25 15250

Adam Melling (AUS) 26 14250

Brett Simpson (USA) 26 14250

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