Oceanpaddler World Rankings - Jasper Mocke for Champion?!

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Oceanpaddler World Rankings - Jasper Mocke for Champion?!

Jasper Mocke is now just six points behind his older brother Dawid (after discards).  There are just two races to go and it's going down to the wire...

Jasper Mocke Dominates in Europe

Jasper Mocke has been travelling, training and winning in Europe...  First was a controversial race in Sardinia where it appears that a combination of unexpected weather and more entries than ever before combined to overwhelm the organisars.  On to Greece for the inaugural Aegean Race and finally a superb and hotly contested race in France, the Breizh Ocean Race.

The two remaining races are the Steelcase Dragon Run in Hong Kong on 10 November and the inaugural Cape Town World Cup on 16 December.

Notable Changes

It's good to see a couple of European paddlers making their way into the top ten.  Talented French woman paddler Angie Mouden now leads the women's rankings (and will be coming to Cape Town in December to spend six months training in South Africa.)

Leader Board

(Click here for the full rankings)

Rankings after Breizh Ocean Race 

(Corrected for a couple of mis-spellings of paddlers names, and fixed so that the paddlers are ranked by their points AFTER discards, ie with their best five results counted.)

RankingNameCategoryCountryOhana Mana Cup, SardiniaAegean Race, GreeceBreizh Ocean Racing, FranceTOTALAdjusted points to five races
Series Category B B C
Points Interval 4 points 4 points 4 points
1 Dawid Mocke Male South Africa 3571 2570
2 Jasper Mocke Male South Africa 510 510 505 4555 2564
3 Jeremy Cotter Male Australia 3023 2530
4 Dane Sloss Male Australia 502 506 497 2513 2513
5 Federico Suarez Male Spain 490 502 493 2461 2461
6 Mark Anderson Male Australia 2449 2449
7 Bill Bain Junior Australia 450 2418 2418
8 Michael Dobler Vet Germany 458 490 481 2843 2393
9 Daniel Vilora Male Spain 446 498 2383 2383
10 Roland Lebeau Vet France 462 482 465 2339 2339
11 Gabe Newton Male USA 2323 2323
12 Franck Fifils Male Guadeloupe 2263 2263
13 Sean Rice Male South Africa 2024
14 Angie Mouden Female France 334 462 357 2349 2015
15 Dean Gardiner Vet Australia 1990
16 Michael Booth Junior Australia 1975
17 Joep Van Bakel Male Netherland 1959
18 Bill Barff Vet Tahiti 1863
19 Ryan Moffet Male Australia 1833
20 Agustin Blanco Male Spain 426 486 453 1825
21 Paul Eyquem Vet France 418 478 445 1794
22 Ruth Highman Female Australia 1768
23 Rolph Overvliet Vet Holland 313 1686
24 Pierre Ferrand Vet Tahiti 1634
25 Simon Van Gysen Male South Africa 506 1512
26 Bruce Taylor Male Australia 1504
27 Benoit Le Roux Male France 494 489 1495
28 Cory Hill Male Australia 1480
29 Luis Amado Perez Blanco Male Spain 474 494 477 1445
30 Leopold Tepa Male Tahiti 1436
31 Teva Mooria Male Tahiti 1429
32 Peter Grantham Vet Australia 1410
33 Nicholas Taylor Master Australia 1369
34 Garth Spencer Male Australia 1366
35 Luis Ventura Male Portugal 425 1356
36 Jose Gonzalez Vet Spain 434 449 1334
37 Adam Fahey Male Australia 1304
38 Andrew Crothers Male Australia 1302
39 Joe Glickman Master USA 1283
40 Walter Bouzan Male Spain 501 1267
41 Greg Kendrick Vet Australia 1265
42 Mark Hardie Vet Australia 1241
43 Rowan Caren Vet Australia 1219
44 Alastair Currie Vet Australia 1181
45 Ignacio Soler Fabre Junior Spain 398 1170
46 Mat Smith Male Australia 1127
47 Kim Bingham Master Australia 1106
48 Clint Robinson Male Australia 1015
49 Brendon Sarson Male Australia 1014
50 Ben Allen Male Australia 1011
50 Hank Mcgregor Male South Africa 1003

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 A Jasper Mocke (SA)  http://tinyurl.com/8jelk7c
08-Sep-12 Maraamu Surf Ski Race Bora Bora, Tahiti C Dean Gardiner (Aus)  http://tinyurl.com/9uytclv
29-Sep-12 Ohana Mana Cup Sardinia, Italy B Jasper Mocke (SA)  http://tinyurl.com/8zuc7ld
13-Oct-12 Aegean Race Attica, Greece B Jasper Mocke (SA)  http://tinyurl.com/97u5shd
19-Oct-12 Breizh Ocean Race Quiberon, France C Jasper Mocke (SA)  http://tinyurl.com/9q72zc3
10-Nov-12 Steelcase Dragon Run Hong Kong A
16-Dec-12 Cape Town World Cup Cape Town, South Africa A

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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