Queensland Championship Circuit
Various Locations, Australia
28 April - 16 May 2015
QCS opening event to be held at Queensland's Currumbin Alley
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 March, 2015 - Gold Coast, Queensland - With the return of the highly anticipated Alley Classic opening the Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) for 2015, this year’s series won’t only see the return of elite surfers like Mark Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD) Tim Macdonald (Point Lookout, QLD) and Nick Vasicek (Coolangatta, QLD) within the mix, but also a flux of professional junior surfers looking to take the next step in their surfing careers.
The infamous Currumbin Alley will play host to the opening event, which event organisers anticipate to be the most exciting and eventful opening to the QCC yet. With forecasts predicting a playful 2-3ft easterly swell and a $1000 winner’s cheque up for grabs, competitors and spectators are destined for two heated days of competition.
4 times Australian Surfing Champion Mark Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD) believes that the QCC is a series that paves a perfect pathway for the new generation of junior surfers looking to take the next steps in their professional surfing careers.
Jay Thompson at last year's Alley Classic © Surfing Queensland
“The QCC series offers the new generation of surfers now competing in the QCC who looking to take the next step in their professional surfing careers a taste of competitive surfing at an elite level among an array of highly trained surfing athletes, similar to that of a Qualifying Series event”, says Richardson. “It will be exciting to see what the new generation of surfers brings to this series and how the veterans will shape up against their dynamic surfing,” Richardson continued.
Due to a recent injury, 2014 QCC Champion Corey Ziems (Currumbin, QLD) is unable to compete in the opening Alley Classic however still has his eyes set on defending his 2014 QCC series victory with the remaining events Sunshine Coast Pro and MP Classic in May.
Based on competitors' best three-of-three results, the series' top two athletes will once again get the chance to compete against the world's best surfers at the 2016 WSL World Championship Tour Quiksilver Pro Trials, Snapper Rocks.
To ensure the QCC‘s top two under 18 athletes are performing at their optimum for the Quiksilver Pro Trials, Surfing Queensland in conjunction with Surfing Australia will provide two-days of training at the world-class Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre.
Alley Classic: April 28-29 3-Star / $1,000
Sunshine Coast Pro: May 25-26 3-Star / $1,000
MP Classic: May 15-16 3-Star / $1,000