Wednesday, February 27, 2013

STATISTICS: IBA Men's GSS Wins List

STATISTICS: IBA Men's GSS Wins List




  In 2011, the IBA (International Bodyboarding Association Pty. Ltd.) implemented it's new two-tier world tour platform...the GQS (Global Qualifier Series), and the top-level GSS (Grand Slam Series) which showcases the top 24 ranked bodyboarders in the world.  Here is the list of GSS Event Winners, Rookie of the Year recipients, and World Champions from the first two years along with photos, video highlights, and a break down of total wins per rider.  Not surprisingly, the two riders with the most wins in the first two years of the IBA GSS became world champions!  I will be updating the 2013 IBA GSS GoPro Bodyboarding World Tour results as the season progresses, so check back after the conclusion of each event for updated information and video higlights.



2011 IBA GSS WORLD TOUR:

EVENT #1: The Pipeline Pro (Oahu, Hawaii), February 15-25


WINNER: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





EVENT #2: The Box Pro (Margaret River, Western Australia), April 14-20


WINNER: Ryan Hardy (Australia)





EVENT #3: The Arica Chilean Challenge (Arica, Chile), May 20-29


WINNER: Guilherme Tamega (Brazil)





EVENT #4: The Zicatela Pro (Puerto Escondido, Mexico), August 4-13


WINNER: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





EVENT #5: The Sintra Portugal Pro (Sintra, Portugal), August 22-28


WINNER: Uri Valadao (Brazil)





EVENT #6: The Reunion Bodyboard Pro (Reunion Island, France), September 30 - October 9


WINNER: Alex Uranga (Basque)





EVENT #7: The Encanto Pro Puerto Rico (Isabela, Puerto Rico), November 2-13


WINNER: Pierre Louis Costes (France)





EVENT #8: The Fronton Pro (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands), December 6-15


WINNER: Jason Finlay (Australia)




2011 IBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Alex Uranga (Basque)




2011 IBA GSS WORLD CHAMPION: Pierre Louis Costes (France)





2012 IBA GSS WORLD TOUR:

EVENT #1: The Pipe Challenge (Oahu, Hawaii), February 15-24


WINNER: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





EVENT #2: The Box Pro (Margaret River, western Australia), March 26 - April 4


WINNER: Mitch Rawlins (Australia)





EVENT #3: The Arica Chilean Challenge (Arica, Chile), May 18-27


WINNER: Dave Winchester (Australia)





EVENT #4: The Itacoatiara Pro (Niteroi, Brazil), June 7-17


WINNER: Dave Winchester (Australia)





EVENT #5: The Sintra Portugal Pro (Sintra, Portugal), August 28 - September 2nd


WINNER: Pierre Louis Costes (France)





EVENT #6: The Zicatela Pro (Puerto Escondido, Mexico), September 27 - October 6


WINNER: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





EVENT #7: The Encanto Pro Puerto Rico (Isabela, Puerto Rico), November 2-13


WINNER: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





EVENT #8: The Fronton Pro (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands), December 7-16


WINNER: Pierre Louis Costes (France)



2012 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Yoan Florentin (Reunion Island)




2012 IBA GSS WORLD CHAMPION: Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)





2013 IBA GOPRO GSS WORLD TOUR:

EVENT #1: The Pipe Challenge (Oahu, Hawaii), February 19 - March 1


WINNER: Ben Player (Australia)



EVENT #2: The NSW South Coast Crusade (New South Wales, Australia), April 18- May 1


WINNER: Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island)




EVENT #3: The Arica Chilean Challenge (Arica, Chile), May 17-26


WINNER: Ben Player (Australia)


EVENT #4: The Itacoatiara Challenge (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), June 6-16


WINNER: Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island)




2013 IBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ?

2013 IBA GSS WORLD CHAMPION: Ben Player (Australia)


TOTAL IBA MEN'S GSS EVENT WINS:

Jeff Hubbard - 5 - Pipeline Pro (2011, 2012), Zicatela Pro (2011, 2012), Encanto Pro (2012)

Pierre Louis Costes - 3 - Encanto Pro (2011), Sintra Pro (2012), Fronton Pro (2012)

Dave Winchester - 2 - Arica Chilean Challenge (2012), Itacoatiara Pro (2012)

Ben Player - 2 - Pipeline Challenge (2013), Arica Chilean Challenge (2013)

Amaury Lavernhe - 2 - The NSW South Coast Crusade (2013), The Itacoatiara Pro (2013)

TIED with 1 event win each - Ryan Hardy, Guilherme Tamega, Uri Valadao, Alex Uranga, Jason Finlay, and Mitch Rawlins.



IBA MEN'S GSS WORLD CHAMPIONS:

2011 World Champion - Pierre Louis Costes

2012 World Champion - Jeff Hubbard

2013 World Champion - Ben Player

  For more information, photos, video highlights, and live webcasts from the IBA, as well as to follow along with the 2013 IBA GoPro GSS World Tour, please be sure to vist the following links:

www.ibaworldtour.com

www.youtube.com/ibaworldtour

www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour



  Stay tuned to BODYBOARDING 101 for everything bodyboarding related, including a more comprehensive "Career Wins List" later this year.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

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