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THOMAS WOODS 2ND IN QCC AND CLAIMS WILDCARD TO QUICKSILVER PRO TRIALS 2011

June 29th, 2010 Posted in Latest News

CURRENT BURLEIGH BOARDRIDERS CLUB CHAMPION, THOMAS WOODS HAS CLAIMED A WILDCARD TO THE QUICKSILVER PRO TRIALS MARCH 2011, AFTER PLACING 2ND IN THE QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CIRCUIT.

IF COREY ZIEMS, WHO WON THE QCC WOULD HAVE PLACED 3RD, THOMAS WOULD HAVE WON THE QCC, BECOME THE YOUNGEST QCC WINNER EVER!! HE ONLY MISSED THE TITLE BY A MERE 10 POINTS. ALSO A BIG WELL DONE TO ANOTHER BURLEIGH SURFER, NOAH LANE WHO PLACED 4TH IN THE COOLUM AND ALEX SURF SUNSHINE PRO! GOOD WORK NOAH!!

GROMMETS THIS IS WHAT GOOD TRAINING AND DETERMINATION CAN BRING!! TRAIN THE HOUSE DOWN THIS WEEKEND LADS!!

WHEN YOU SEE WOODSY MAKE SURE YOU WISH HIM ALL THE BEST FOR THE QUICKY PRO!

WOODSY ON HIS WAY TO THE QUICKY PRO!!

WOODSY ON HIS WAY TO THE QUICKY PRO!!

NOAH LANE GRABBING 4TH PLACE LAST WEEKEND

NOAH LANE GRABBING 4TH PLACE LAST WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE FROM SURFING QUEENSLAND BELOW-

Sunshine Coast, Queensland – Sunday 27th June 2010: Corey Ziems (Currumbin, Qld) today clinched his maiden Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) crown after finishing second at the Coolum and Alex Surf Sunshine Coast Pro presented by O’Neil.

The result was enough for Ziems to secure the prestigious Queensland Open Men’s surfing title and in doing so, book a spot in the trials of the 2011 ASP Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast.

Ziems was one of the standout competitors of the event, signalling his intentions early on the final day of competition, securing the XXXX Summer Bright Lager Wave of the Weekend after posting the highest individual wave score of the entire competition with a 9.27 (out of a possible 10).

Coolum Beach (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) provided an ideal setting to host the fourth and final event of the series, with the 0.5m beach break conditions providing the perfect platform for Queensland’s finest Open competitors to showcase their amazing surfing prowess.

Billed as a head-to-head showdown between Ziems and young-gun Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads, Qld), the competition lived up to all the pre-event hype, producing yet another nail-biting finish to the Queensland Championship Circuit with the winner based on a competitors best three-of-four results.

However, in the end, Ziems edged out Woods by 120 ratings points (2590 to 2470) in the overall series.

Worth noting is the fact that if Ziems had of finished third in today’s final rather than his second place, Woods would have secured the series by 10 points.

“I’m absolutely wrapped to win the series and gain that spot in the trials of next year’s Quiksilver Pro,” Ziems said.

“I had a real battle with Thomas (Woods) in the semi-finals and after that I knew I had to place high in the final to take the overall series win, so I just went out there and gave it my all,” he said.

However, Ziems and Woods (who both qualify for the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Trials) weren’t the only competitors on the beach celebrating today, with Matt Jones (Yamba, NSW) toppling Ziems and a host of other QCC stars to win the Coolum and Alex Surf Sunshine Coast Pro presented by O’Neil.

Jones proved too strong in the event’s final for Ziems, Blake Wilson (Maroochydore, Qld) and Noah Lane (Rainbow Beach/Burleigh Heads, Qld) who finished second to fourth respectively.

Jones scored a combined two-wave heat total of 14.67 (out of a possible 20) in the final, including a 6.60 ride on the final siren, which gave him the victory over Ziems by the slightest of margins (14.67 to Ziems’ 14.50).

2010 Queensland Championship Circuit Results:

1st           Corey Ziems (Currumbin, Qld) – 2590 Points

2nd          Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads, Qld) – 2470 Points

3rd           Chris Bennetts (Main Beach, Qld) – 1955 Points

Coolum & Alex Surf – Sunshine Coast Pro Results:

1st           Matt Jones (Yamba, NSW)

2nd          Corey Ziems (Currumbin, Qld)

3rd           Blake Wilson (Maroochydore, Qld)

4th           Noah Lane (Rainbow Beach / Burleigh Heads, Qld)

Visit www.surfingqueensland.com for news, photos, results, ratings and updates relating to the event.

  1. One Response to “THOMAS WOODS 2ND IN QCC AND CLAIMS WILDCARD TO QUICKSILVER PRO TRIALS 2011”

  2. By Amanda on Oct 27, 2010

    Great location for a pro competition. (Coolum Beach) Theres always someone surfing there. I guess the competition would know why . Congradulations Matt Jones. Hope you got some photos while you were in town. Aint much action but you would know its good.

    See you around, The Beach, Amanda.6

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