With the final event of the year in full swing, every heat is history at the #billabongpipemasters. Here is your official breakdown for the Round of 16 scenarios at Pipeline.
We'll be updating fans with new information before each round ... happy viewing!
Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
*Italo needs to advance to avoid being overtaken (and therefore, losing the World Title) by Gabriel Medina.
For Crisanto, at this stage tied in 20th with Conner Coffin, he's not completely safe on the CT and a win will solidify his 2020 CT access.
Yago Dora (BRA)
Julian Wilson (AUS)
*Julian needs a win to guarantee his Olympic Qualification spot (2nd spot for Australia) as Jack won't be able to overtake him anymore Yago is currently on the 23rd position on the CT Rankings. Despite the fact he is already guarantee via the QS Rankings, a victory would help his CT qualification and Morgan Cibilic's access via the QS.
Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Jack Freestone (AUS)
*Jack must win his heat hoping that Julian loses, aiming for a win at Pipe to take the Olympic spot from Julian. Jack can also take the Triple Crown Lead from Ethan Ewing with a 1st place at Pipe.
Seth Moniz (HAW)
Kelly Slater (USA)
*Slater must win Pipe with JJF 5th or worse or got a 2nd and hope that JJF finishes 9th. Slater would also need a 3rd or better to take the Triple Crown lead from Ethan Ewing.
Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Caio Ibelli (BRA)
*Medina must win to keep his World Title hopes alive - he needs to finish Pipe one position ahead of Italo.
John John Florence (HAW)
Soli Bailey (AUS)
*If JJF finishes 3rd or better, he gets the Olympic spot; If he gets a 5th, Kelly must be 2nd or worse; if JJF finishes 9th Kelly must finish 3rd or below.
Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Griffin Colapinto (USA)
*Mendes needs a 3rd or better to have any hopes to qualify via the CT (hoping that Dora does not advance his heat).
Michel Bourez (FRA)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
*Kolohe must win Pipe and hope that both Italo & Gabriel lose in the next Round of 16 (9th plc), his only chance to win the World Title. If either Ferreira or Medina advance next Round, Kolohe is out of the WT Race. Michel can take the Triple Crown lead from Ethan Ewing with a 3rd or better at Pipe.