Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba (Saturday, August 2nd, 2014)

2014 ASP JAPAN TOUR EVENT 4"GoPro JUNIOR GAMES"will be held today AUG.2 (SAT) and tomorrow AUG. 3 (SUN) at Tsurigasaki Beach (AKA Shida Shita Point), Ichinomiya, Chosei, Chiba.

Today the event went on for the opening 2 rounds of the U-20 Boys as well as the U-16 Cadets respectively.

The conditions at Tsurigasaki Beach this morning were 2 to 3 ft. with clear summer weather.

In fine contestable surf on offer this morning, ASP Japan Tour Manager Tosh Omi called the surfers this morning at 6:30 for First call to get in action for the opening rounds.

Great action for the U-16 Cadets as the quarter finalists was decided today at Chiba.

Ren Murakami scores an excellent 8.00 to make a combined score of 15.00 points and takes all honors for day1 for the Cadets.

The U-20 Boys action continued and also decided the quarter finalists. In round 2 heat 4 Takumi Yasui scores an excellent 8.75 to make a combined score of 15.25points and also takes all honors for day 1 for the U-20 Boys.

First call tomorrow is 7AM.

2014 ASP Japan Junior events will be consisted of this coming event and the 2nd and next junior event at Minami Boso City also in Chiba Prefecture in September.

The annual WJC will be held in November, and these 2 coming events will determine the qualifiers for the WJC along with the qualifiers from the top ranked 20 years and under surfers in the top QS ranking who belong to the Japan Branch.

The coming event will be the key point to qualify for the WJC. As the world standards changes, in 2015 the juniors age will be consisted of 19 years and under and in 2016 it will be 18 years and under. The juniors will be more focused to the younger generation. These statements were announced from the ASP Commissioner Office officially.

Grade 1 event "GoPro JUNIOR GAMES" will be consisted of the U-16 cadets along with the U-20 Pro Juniors.

The event will be composed by 2 classes of, U-20 Junior Men's and Junior Girls.

5 Men's (maximum 6) and 2 Women (maximum 3) will be invited to the WJC from ASP Japan Tour. Event venue Shida Point boasts its high quality surf to decide the invitees.

「GoPro JUNIOR GAMES」will be broadcasted via internet throughout the event:


「GoPro JUNIOR GAMES」 is proudly supported by the following sponsors:

・GoPro ・ASAHI SOFT DRINKS ・Namidensetsu ・G-SHOCK ・SYNDICATE ・Dove Wetsuits


・Ichinomiya Town ・Ichinomiya Surfing Union ・NSA East Chiba Branch

■For further info contact ASP Japan Office: 2-16-2 -501 Kugenuma Kaigan Fujisawa Kanagawa Tel:0466-30-2888 FAX: 0466-30-2889 Email:office@aspjapantour.com

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