The results are in! Ben Proffitt secures his first place and wins the Tiree Wave Classic 2013! We are still waiting for confirmation of the amateur results, but for all other fleets here is a round up from the double elimination:
The ladies fleet saw Justyna Snaidy holding onto her lead with another impressive performance. Ping Yin came from third position into second, by beating Megan Gayda in another fierce battle. It’s great to see the ladies level really pushing still, and from the looks of all the girls in the Team 15 group there will be some fresh faces coming into the fleet in the near future too.
In the youth fleet Tris Levie had been dominating, taking the first two rounds ahead of Stuart Cowling. However, things too a turn today as Stuart won the next three rounds of competition taking him into the lead. Both of the youth riders have been pushing the limit, Stuart producing one of the best table tops of the whole day!
The double elimination for the pro fleet took place at Balephuil in windy cross-on conditions, with most riders taking out their 4 – 4.5m sails in the shoulder to head high waves. Albert Pijoan had the comeback of the day, making it all the way through the draw to 6th position, but his run was finally ended by an on form Andy Bubble Chambers.
Chambers in turn was put out of the double elimination by Phil Horrocks, who was showing he had the skills in the fantastic jumping conditions. Phil, who started the day in 4th place was on a mission and rivalled Albert’s comeback, as he took out Adam Lewis and then his Gaastra/Tabou team leader Ross Williams!
This set up a classic Horrocks vs Proffitt final, and yet again things were extremely close. Horrocks had the edge on the jumping, but Proffitt took the win with some incredible wave rides.
Over in the masters fleet it was an all local affair with Big Davey Edmiston taking the win in front of Adam Milne, Milne pushed Dave White down into third in a nail biting heat.
The wind and waves are increasing through the day, so now it’s on with the women’s and amateur double eliminations, plus as the best conditions are set for the end of the day there will be a further expression session planned, where there’s still the chance to win the £100 pledged by Duncan Coombs for the first dry double landed!
1st Ben Proffitt
2nd Phil Horrocks
3rd Ross Williams
4th Adam Lewis
5th Andy Bubble Chambers
6th Albert Pijoan
1st Davey Edmiston
2nd Adam Milne
3rd Dave White
4th Ian Overington