Kelly Slater Hasn’t Officially Won 11 Yet

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Either someone from the ASP isn’t good at math or their computers aren’t working properly because it looks like the newly crowned ASP world champ, Kelly Slater, hasn’t actually won his 11th world title yet.

It seemed to have started by a comment left on Surfline.com breaking down the situation between Kelly Slater and Owen Wright.

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Kelly had the following to say on Twitter.

Although this is a pretty big mistake to make by the ASP, it seems rather improbable that Kelly won’t be crowned the champ. All he has to do is win his next heat in San Francisco. Even if he loses in SF, Owen would have to win the this contest along with the Pipe event. Should be interesting what happens next and how the ASP responds to all this. We’ll keep you updated.

UPDATE: The ASP just released an official statement saying they screwed up.

The ASP has admitted that, due to a calculation error within its rankings’ system, the 2011 ASP World Title has yet to be officially decided and that Kelly Slater (USA), 39, was prematurely awarded his 11th ASP World Title on Tuesday.

Moving forward, Slater must win one more heat, either at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco or at the following event at Pipeline in Hawaii to confirm his 2011 ASP World Title. For Wright to remain in the hunt, he must win both the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco and the following event at Pipeline in Hawaii.

REVISED 2011 ASP WORLD TITLE SCENARIOS:
– If Kelly wins either Round 4 or 5 (one more heat win) in San Francisco, he will confirm his 2011 ASP World Title.
– If Kelly fails to win another heat in San Francisco, Owen must win this event to send the 2011 ASP World Title race to Hawaii.
– If the race goes to Hawaii, Kelly must advance out of one heat to confirm his 2011 ASP World Title. If Kelly fails to advance through a heat at Pipeline, Owen must also win this event to stay in the 2011 ASP World Title Race.
– If Kelly fails to advance out of another heat this season, and Owen wins in San Francisco and Pipeline, the two will tie at best of nine, eight, seven, etc. events, and the 2011 ASP World Title will be decided in a “Surf Off”.

You can read the entire statement here.

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