The Other Title Race: Indonesia to crown champ
Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival
Presented by AXIS
Halfway, Kuta Beach Bali
20 - 21 October 2012
Lee Wilson will win title if Raditya Rondi fails to claim Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 October, 2012 : - - The Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival has set the stage for the showdown at Kuta Beach this weekend, October 20 and 21st, for the grand finale to the 2012 Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship tour season.
The championship title race in the Open Division comes down to two surfers from Bali, Lee Wilson and Raditya Rondi. Wilson has twice won Coca-Cola ISC Open Championships, first in 2007 and then again in 2010, and looks to be in the driver's seat to win this year, with only Raditya Rondi capable of thwarting his third championship victory.
Rondi won the Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival last year and is always the favorite to win at Kuta Beach, a certain threat to be reckoned with. He was second in the rankings last year and is currently in second spot again this year, so for sure he will be going all out in hopes of breaking that "runner up" jinx this weekend. Rondi has already already won the 2012 Asian Surfing Championship title, so with this CC-ISC championship title at stake in his home town and at his home break....let's just see what happens!
So what are the scenario's? After dropping their two lowest event scores of the season, meaning the points total of their best four events is the final points total for the championship, it all boils down to this:
* Lee Wilson will win the 2012 Coca-Cola ISC Open Championship if Rondi Rondi fails to win first place in the 2012 Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival
* Raditya Rondi can only win the 2012 Coca-Cola ISC Open Championship if he wins first place. Anything less and Lee Wilson will become the champion no matter how Wilson finishes in the event
* If Raditya Rondi wins and Lee Wilson comes in second, their overall points total will be the same at 11,250 points...but Lee Wilson will still win due to the fact that his second worst finish in a 2012 ISC event was higher than Raditya Rondi's (Wilson's 2,500 points to Rondi's 1,675).
This is sure going to go down to the most exciting run for the championship we have seen in years, so don't miss it. Come on down to the Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival and see Asia's top surfers battling it out at Kuta Beach this weekend!
Source: Rip Curl
Author: Rosanne Riemersma
Tags: Music Festivals, Bali, Rip Curl