2012 Oceanpaddler World Rankings - Mocke extends lead in USA

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2012 Oceanpaddler World Rankings - Mocke extends lead in USA

Two more races down - the Norweigen ASKR race and the US Surfski Champs...  Jasper Mocke beat Sean Rice to take the ASKR event, while Dawid Mocke dominated in San Francisco.

Five paddlers have now competed in five or more events and discards are beginning to come into play.  Both Dawid Mocke (SA) and Jeremy Cotter (Aus) have done six races and after taking one discard are lying in first and second places with 2556 points and 2530 respectively.

Jasper Mocke has migrated to third place after competing in Norway (where he came first, ahead of Sean Rice) and San Francisco where he came third behind Sean Rice.

Other notable postions: Gabe Newton was first US paddler across the line in San Francisco and now lies 5th in the rankings.  Michael Booth (Aus), lying sixth, is the top ranked junior paddler in the world.  

Mocke will be racing at least another three of the big events: the Nelo Summer Challenge in Portugal; the Dragon Run in Hong Kong and the final race of the series at his home in Cape Town.  

ASKR Jasper Mocke Wins

Jasper Mocke wins the 2012 ASKR Race in Norway

Dawid Mocke

Dawid Mocke on his way to win the 2012 US Surfski Champs

Leader Board

(Click here for the full rankings)

Rankings after the US Surfski Champs

RankingNameCategoryCountryArctic Sea Kayak Race, NorwayUS Ski Champs, USATOTALAdj points to five races
Series Category C C
Points Interval 3 points 3 points
1 Dawid Mocke Male South Africa 505 (3054) 2556
2 Jeremy Cotter Male Australia 493 (3023) 2530
3 Jasper Mocke Male South Africa 505 499 2510
4 Mark Anderson Male Australia 2449
5 Gabe Newton Male USA 475 2323
6 Michael Booth (leading 4) Junior Australia 490 1975
7 Ryan Moffet Male Australia 1833
8 Ruth Highman Female Australia 1768
9 Sean Rice (leading 3) Male South Africa 501 502 1510
10 Bruce Taylor Male Australia 1504
11 Dean Gardiner Vet Australia 1485
12 Cory Hill Male Australia 481 1480
13 Bill Bain Junior Australia 1478
14 Josep Van Bakel Male Netherland 493 484 1457
15 Michael Dobler Vet Germany 1414
16 Peter Grantham Vet Australia 1410
17 Frank Fifils Male Guadeloupe 1406
18 Bill Barff Vet Tahiti 445 1390
19 Rolph Overvliet Vet Holland 1373
20 Nicholas Taylor Master Australia 1369
21 Adam Fahey Male Australia 1304
22 Andrew Crothers Male Australia 1302
23 Joe Glickman Master USA 1283
24 Greg Kendrick Vet Australia 1265
25 Mark Hardie Vet Australia 1241
26 Pierre Ferrand Vet Tahiti 394 1225
27 Rowan Caren Vet Australia 346 1219
28 Alastair Currie Vet Australia 1181
29 Mat Smith Male Australia 1127
30 Kim Bingham Master Australia 1106
31 Clint Robinson (leading 2) Male Australia 1015
32 Brendon Sarson Male Australia 1014
33 Ben Allen Male Australia 1011
34 Simon Van Gysen Male South Africa 496 1006
35 Hank Mcgregor Male South Africa 1003
36 Ash Nesbit Male Australia 1002
37 Paul Green Male Australia 1002
38 Martin Kenny Vet Australia 997
39 Will Bird Male Australia 997
40 Cade Barnes Male Australia 991
41 Travis England Male Australia 991
42 Dean Beament Vet Australia 989
43 Stuart Reside Male Australia 980
44 Hayden Smith Male Australia / UAE 487 979
45 Matthew Bouman Male South Africa 979
46 James Duncan Male Australia 978
47 Daniel Sanchez Vilora Male Spain 478 964
48 John Diggin Vet Australia 964
49 Kurt Tutt Male Australia 958
50 Leopold Tepa Male Tahiti 955

The Races

So far there are 17 races in the World Series.  Here they are, complete with dates and links to the event websites and the results so far.

14-Jan-12 Fenn Cup Sydney, Australia C Jeremy Cotter (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/6u9ksdq
15-Jan-12 The Duel Mandurah, WA, Australia C Jasper Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/7n7xubm
21-Jan-12 The Doctor Perth, WA, Australia A Tim Jacobs (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/6mv9mpy
31-Mar-12 King of the Harbor Auckland, New Zealand D Jeremy Cotter (Aus) http://tinyurl.com/ceeo96n
21-Apr-12 Defis Kayak Guadeloupe A Dawid Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/bojdlew
4-May-12 EuroChallenge Villajoyosa, Spain B Simon van Gysen (SA) http://tinyurl.com/7a25kqx
20-May-12 Molokai Hawaii, USA C Oscar Chalupsky (SA) http://tinyurl.com/6txdb9z
30-Jun-12 Island Shamaal Mauritius B Dawid Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/cq8k47k
26-Jul-12 ASKR Norway C Jasper Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/d5j6z4g
4-Aug-12  US Surfski Champs San Francisco, USA B Dawid Mocke (SA) http://tinyurl.com/9b79nqs
01-Sep-12 Nelo Summer Challenge Vila do Conde, Portugal TBA
08-Sep-12 Maraamu Surf Ski Race Bora Bora, Tahiti C
29-Sep-12 Ohana Mana Cup Sardinia, Italy TBA
13-Oct-12 Aegean Race Attica, Greece B
19-Oct-12 Breizh Ocean Race Quiberon, France TBA
10-Nov-12 Steelcase Dragon Run Hong Kong A
16-Dec-12 Cape Town World Cup Cape Town, South Africa B/C

NB: These dates are subject to change.  While I try my best to have the latest info posted, race organisers are prone to changing the dates.  Before booking flights, go to the race website and contact the organisers to make sure that the dates are correct....  (And if they're not, please let us know so that we can update the calendar.)

Race Categories

The World Series races are categorized according to the level of prize money on offer.  The categories are shown in the table below.

CategoryEvent Prize PoolWorld Series Prize PoolPoints Loading
A $20,000+ $500 20
B $10,000+ $350 10
C $5,000+ $250 5
D $3,000+ $150

Example: An A-category event:

  • Must offer an overall prize pool of $20,000 or more
  • Must contribute $500 to the World Series prize pool
  • Is given a 20 point loading (i.e. the winner gets 520 points instead of 500)

How the points work

The winner of a race gets 500 points (plus the race category loading e.g. the winner of a B category race gets 510 points)

The next place position gets 500 – the points interval for the race.  The points intervals work like this:

CompetitorsPoints Interval
200+ 1
150-199 2
100-149 3
<100 4


An A category race has 120 competitors.

  • The winner gets 500 + 20 = 520 points
  • Second place gets 520 – 3 = 517 points
  • Third place gets 517 – 3 = 514 points

Races to count

Each competitor’s five best results will count towards their World Series Ranking

Prize Pool

The series prize pool comprises

  • The event contributions, which vary according to race category
  • $500 from each of the participating manufacturers

For more info:

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