Mark Gomez (USA) Wins round 2 of IFWA Freeride World Tour in Biscarrosse, France.
Qualifying was very interesting at the second stop of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour. Riders were met with some strong new additions who came to compete at the France event which shook up the brackets and made for some outstanding heats in Biscarrosse. The weather was great all weekend with warm sun and low winds that kept the surf swell clean for pilots to navigate and put on a great show in their heats. 3 x defending World Champion Mark Gomez fought his way back to the top after a battle with 7x world champion Pierre Maxient (France) in the semi final round. Joel Barry (AUS) and Abraham Hochstrasser (MEX) faced off in the following semi final heat for an explosive round of amplitude and surf riding which lead to Joel Barry advancing after a long deliberation. Mark Gomez and Joel Barry faced off in a spectacular firefight of a final. Clear blue water with minimal clouds and low winds created smooth peaky head high waves in which the riders took to the water and battled in for the overall. At the conclusion of the event it was Mark Gomez who took the win that weekend which put himself back on top of the world Championship running.
Conciliation rounds error and resolution:
We apologize for the delay of the official points and results from Jet Jump Extreme. There was a clerical error in the final consi round in which we had to deliberate and refer to the rule book.
The consolation round for 5th-8th place at the IFWA Jet Jump 2018 will be scored in the following manner: The semi final #1 between Mick Anthony/Hugo Goirre was run correctly. Hugo advances to consi final for 5/6 place The semi final #2 between Jeremy Bosser/Daniel Foy was run correctly. Bosser advances to the consi final for 5/6 place The large consi final (5/6) and small consi final (7/8) were incorrectly paired due to a clerical error.
The heats should have been Hugo Goirre/Jeremy Bosser for 5th/6th place and Mick Anthony/Daniel Foy for 7th/8th place.
Since these heats were not run, the best results possible will be given to each pilot from these rounds with ties broken by PreQualifying scores
Hugo Goirre for 5th /Jeremy Bosser for 6th (based up PreQualifying scores) Mick Anthony for 7th /Daniel Foy for 8th (based up PreQualifying scores)
Consi round Semi #1 Mick Anthony Hugo Goirre-winner Consi round Semi #2 Jeremy Bosser-winner Daniel Foy
Should have been run: Actual heats run/ does not count Hugo Goirre Jeremy Bosser Mick Anthony Daniel Foy For 5th/6th For 7th/8th Mick Anthony Jeremy Bosser Hugo Goirre Daniel Foy For 5th/6th For 7th/8th
Future rulebook revision will state that if for any reason competition must stop or has stopped, riders will be ranked based upon the competition completed and then further ranked according to their prequalifying scoring. It is additionally noted that rider’s are responsible to know the start list and scoring procedures. Results/Brackets will be posted for 15 minutes to allow for errors in scoring or ranking in order to proceed to the next round. Any shared skis must be noted within this period. After the 15 minutes, the heats will continue as posted.
See all attached documents for official results.
We appreciate all of the riders understanding as the IFWA stretches and builds upon the new platform that was constructed just months prior to the start of the tour. We hold ourselves accountable and want to be as fair to the riders on tour as possible. With every mistake we look to take note and build upon it so we can become an even stronger working association.
We look forward to seeing you all In Ixtapa Mexico for the 3rd stop of the tour at Freeride Series Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Riders please contact Abraham Ho for assistance to make this event happen for you. for all information visit www.ifwaworldtour.com/mexico