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Lightfoot and Prestwich into Round 3 at Allianz ASP World Junior Championships in Portugal

October 28th, 2014
Slade Prestwich (Durban) in action during his R2 heat victory at the Allianz ASP World Junior Championships in Portugal on Monday  Image: ASP / Poullenot

Slade Prestwich (Durban) in action during his R2 heat victory at the Allianz ASP World Junior Championships in Portugal on Monday  Image: ASP / Poullenot

Dylan Lightfoot posted the first success by a member of the ASP Africa squad competing in the Allianz ASP World Junior Championships when he won the final heat of Round 1 on Monday and advanced directly to Round 3 at Ribeira d’Ilhas in Portugal.

The standalone event that crowns the 2014 ASP World Junior Champions and offers invaluable access into the ASP Prime events during 2015 to the top four men and two women, is contested by squads of competitors aged 20-and-younger selected by the seven ASP Regional offices.

Lightfoot, who likened the waves for the event to those at the Point in his hometown of Jeffreys Bay, was joined in Round 3 by ASP Africa teammate Slade Prestwich after the Durbanite outpointed Juninho Urcia (PER) in their elimination Round 2 encounter.

A third South African reached the last 32 in Portugal when Kommetjie’s Benji Brand, who isrepresenting ASP Hawaii in the event, delivered a high quality Round 1 performance to claim victory and skip the cutthroat Round 2 clashes that saw the demise of several of his compatriots.

Diran Zakarian (Melkbosstrand), Jordy Maree (Kalk Bay) and the Jeffreys Bay pair of Matthew McGillivray and Joshe Faulkner all faltered in their opening duels on Sunday and were then ousted from the event in their respective Round 2 man-on-man heats yesterday.

The event got underway in ideal one metre waves on Saturday with the women’s event where the ASP Africa representatives, sisters Emma and Gina Smith from Jeffreys Bay, struggled to impress the judges. The girls will gain plenty of experience from mingling and competing with their peers from around the globe despite ending their respective Round 1 heats in combination situations and needing substantial scores to advance from their Round 2 heats.

Lightfoot, the 16th seed in Portugal and No. 132 on the ASP Qualification Series rankings, faces a tough battle against ASP North America top seed Parker Coffin (USA) in Round 3 with the winner progressing to the last 16 when competition recommences.

Prestwich’s task will be equally difficult as he takes on Joshua Moniz (HAW), the top point scorer in Round 1, while Brand will meet Italian phenom Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA).

The Allianz ASP World Junior Championships runs from October 25 – November 2, 2014 in playa de Ribeira d’Ilhas, Ericeira, Portugal. For live webcasts, results, photos, video highlights and press releases, go to aspworldtour.com.

UPCOMING Allianz ASP World Junior Championships Men’s Rd 3 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Cooper Chapman (AUS) vs. Soli Bailey (AUS)
Heat 2: Shun Murakami (JPN) vs. Kaito Kino (HAW)
Heat 3: Miguel Tudela (PER) vs. Tomas Fernandes (PRT)
Heat 4: Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) vs. Luan Wood (BRA)
Heat 5: Hiroto Arai (JPN) vs. Seth Moniz (HAW)
Heat 6: Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) vs. Miguel Blanco (PRT)
Heat 7: Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) vs. Parker Coffin (USA)
Heat 8: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Luke Dillon (GBR)
Heat 9: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) vs. Benji Brand (HAW)
Heat 10: Mateia Hiquily (PYF) vs. Kai Hing (AUS)
Heat 11: Lucas Silveira (BRA) vs. Tom Cloarec (FRA)
Heat 12: Deivid Silva (BRA) vs. Timothee Bisso (GLP)
Heat 13: Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) vs. Jake Marshall (USA)
Heat 14: Joshua Moniz (HAW) vs. Slade Prestwich (ZAF)
Heat 15: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) vs. Cam Richards (USA)
Heat 16: Takumi Nakamura (JPN) vs. Takumi Yasui (JPN)

UPCOMING Allianz ASP World Junior Championships Women’s SEMIFINALISTS MATCHUPS:
SF 1: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) vs. Tessa Thyssen (GLP)
SF 2: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) vs. Mahina Maeda (HAW)

Allianz ASP World Junior Championships Men’s Rd 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 15.93 def. Jordan Maree (ZAF) 9.43
Heat 2: Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) 13.44 def. Kaulana Apo (HAW) 9.20
Heat 3: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 16.10 def. Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) 10.00
Heat 4: Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 17.74 def. Barron Mamiya (HAW) 10.17
Heat 5: Luke Dillon (GBR) 13.10 def. Matheus Navarro (BRA) 11.90
Heat 6: Miguel Tudela (PER) 14.67 def. Diran Zakarian (ZAF) 11.67
Heat 7: Kai Hing (AUS) 12.50 def. Joshe Faulkner (ZAF) 4.00
Heat 8: Slade Prestwich (ZAF) 11.60 def. Juninho Urcia (PER) 8.06
Heat 9: Kaito Kino (HAW) 12.97 def. O’Neill Massin (PYF) 12.93
Heat 10: Timothee Bisso (GLP) 13.67 def. Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 9.50
Heat 11: Miguel Blanco (PRT) 15.00 def. Joao Kopke (PRT) 7.17
Heat 12: Seth Moniz (HAW) 9.66 def. Kalani Ball (AUS) 9.17
Heat 13: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 11.50 def. Kelly Norris (AUS) 9.94
Heat 14: Cam Richards (USA) 10.00 def. Jacob Willcox (AUS) 9.33
Heat 15: Jake Marshall (USA) 10.17 def. Joshua Burke (BRB) 7.60
Heat 16: Luan Wood (BRA) 7.43 def. Yuta Tsukamoto (JPN) 6.93

REMAINING Allianz ASP World Junior Championships Men’s Rd 1 RESULTS:
Heat 13: Benji Brand (HAW) 14.57, Seth Moniz (HAW) 12.57, Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 9.50
Heat 14: Deivid Silva (BRA) 15.23, Tom Cloarec (FRA) 12.06, Juninho Urcia (PER) 5.94
Heat 15: Mateia Hiquily (PYF) 13.67, Luan Wood (BRA) 11.37, Kelly Norris (AUS) 10.80
Heat 16: Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) 15.93, Jake Marshall (USA) 12.33, Jacob Willcox (AUS) 8.34

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