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The PWA, Bonaire, Freestyle Finals King Of The Caribbean 2003 Day 3

Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) were this mornings victors in the second round of double elimination here at the PWA, Bonaire freestyle finals. Frans defeated world number one Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) in this mornings men’s final after executing a near perfect routine which included a switch stance chacho, diablo pirouette. In the women's race for the title Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) made it one apiece

Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) were this mornings victors in the second round of double elimination here at the PWA, Bonaire freestyle finals. Frans defeated world number one Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) in this mornings men’s final after executing a near perfect routine which included a switch stance chacho, diablo pirouette. In the women's race for the title Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) made it one apiece after nailing a flaka in the closing seconds of a closely contested final against Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows). Action then continued with the third single elimination where Taty Frans continued his winning way taking down Campello in a captivating final. The women’s title race took a further twist when Jaggi fought back and defeated Daida Moreno in the third single elimination high stakes final.



It was another perfect day in paradise here on Bonaire with 10-18 knot trades, clear blue skies and sizzling action out on the water. Picking up from heat 64 which was postponed last night due to fading light Kevin Mevissen (JP, Neil Pryde) of Holland took the opening battle of the day advancing over Douglas Diaz (North, Fanatic) of Venezuela. With his level steadily increasing throughout the competition, Mevissen then went on to face Ricardo Campello in the battle for a spot in the double elimination final. The heat went to Campello who nailed a switch stance chacho 540 on both tacks and a regular chacho right in front of the judges tower. Mevissen battle hard but failed to nail his showpiece maneuvers leaving the judges swinging towards Campello with a 5-0 decision.


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In the men’s final between Taty Frans and Ricardo, it was the local hero who stepped up the level in front of his home crowds. In a flawless five minute routine Taty almost seemed glued to his rig as he spun through switch stance grubbys, double flakas, an amazing switch stance chacho diablo pirouette and countless other mind blowing tricks. Even the incredible talents of Ricardo Campello could not match Taty’s amazing performance today, especially after a sail change mid way through the heat lost him valuable seconds while Taty continued to rack up the points.



In the women's double elimination Daida Moreno leveled out the battle with Karin Jaggi after winning the final by a narrow 3-2 decision from the five man judges panel. Jaggi had forged ahead during the later stages of the heat until the closing seconds when Moreno nailed a superb flaka which proved to be the heat winning maneuver. Tanja Emig of Austria posted her best performance to date here in Bonaire taking third after defeating Iballa Moreno in the double elimination.


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After a short break action continued into the afternoon with the round of third single elimination for both men’s and women’s fleets. In the men’s battle Taty Frans maintained his winning ways and stormed his way into the final advancing over Lars Peterson (Neil Pryde, JP), Choco Frans (AHD), Diony Guadagnino (Neil Pryde) and his brother Tonky (Gaastra, AHD). On the bottom half of the draw the world number one, Ricardo Campello also shattered his opposition and came through heats against Marcillio Broume (Naish), Konan Lang (Naish), Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic) and Kevin Mevissen (JP, Neil Pryde). The final was once again saw sailing of the highest caliber with both sailors brought up the level of their performances with insane repertoires. Despite Campello digging deep into his bag of tricks and pulling out a perfect ponch alongside his usual moves the decision once again went to Taty who seems to be raising his level of sailing every day the contest progresses.



Men’s action continued until heat 61 of the double elimination when the wind finally dropped below the standards required for official competition.



The women’s battle took yet another twist this afternoon when Karin Jaggi defeated Daida Moreno in the third single elimination final. Jaggi sailed an intelligent heat combining difficult tricks with a variety of more basic maneuvers. Meanwhile Moreno sailed with a different philosophy and went for the harder tricks but was far less consistent in pulling them off. The judges’ decision was unanimous in Jaggi’s favor. In the losers final Tanja Emig capped off a bad day for the Moreno sisters by defeating Iballa who went down in a similar scenario to her sister in the final.


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Today’s results virtually guarantee Campello the PWA 2003 overall freestyle title. His agenda has now switched over to winning the King of the Caribbean Crown although he has a tough battle on his hands in the name of Taty Frans. Britain’s Robby Swift hit rock bottom in the men’s third single this afternoon after being eliminated by local sailor Christian Dammers (Gaastra, Starboard). Arriving at the event here in Bonaire Swift was hotly tipped for the number one overall freestyle trophy but after three days of competition he now has a major fight on his hands to hang on to a podium position. The battle for the remaining podium slots is now heating up between Swift, Kauli Seadi, Tonky Frans and Taty Frans.



Stay tuned to www.pwaworldtour.com for all daily updates of all the news, results and pictures as the PWA world freestyle tour draws to an exciting climax up until the 9th of December. Also be sure to check out www.high.tv on a daily basis where the latest Internet streaming technology, will enable you to check out all the action from the finals.



MENS 2nd DOUBLE ELIMINATION RESULTS



1. Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD)


2. Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde)


3. Kevin Mevissen (JP, Neil Pryde)


4. Douglas Diaz (Fanatic, North)



WOMENS 3rd DOUBLE ELIMINATION RESULTS



1. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North)


2. Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows)


3. Tanja Emig


4. Iballa Moreno (Mistral, North)



MENS 3RD SINGLE ELIMINATION RESULTS



1. Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD)


2. Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde)


3. Tonky Frans (Gaastra, AHD)


4. Kevin Mevissen (JP, Neil Pryde)



WOMENS 3rd SINGLE ELIMINATION RESULTS



1. Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows)


2. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North)


3. Tanja Emig


4. Iballa Moreno (Mistral, North)



MENS RESULTS AFTER TWO DOUBLE ELIMINATIONS



1. Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde)


2. Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD)


3. Tonky Frans (Gaastra, AHD)


4. Douglas Diaz (Fanatic, North)


5. Kevin Mevissen (JP, Neil Pryde)



WOMENS RESULTS AFTER TWO DOUBLE ELIMINATIONS



1. Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows)


1. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North)


3. Tanja Emig


3. Iballa Moreno (Mistral, North)



TODAY'S RESULTS AFTER ROUND THREE - FREESTYLE MEN



TODAY'S RESULTS AFTER ROUND THREE - FREESTYLE WOMEN



TODAY'S RESULTS AFTER ROUND TWO - FREESTYLE MEN



TODAY'S RESULTS AFTER ROUND TWO - FREESTYLE WOMEN


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