Robbo finally qualifies, plus the QS top ten
On his fifth full tilt at the Qualifying Series, Jack Robinson has finished inside the top ten and qualified for the 2020 Championship Tour.
"I thought it would've happened by now, but sometimes time owns it," said Robbo from the stage after winning the World Cup at Sunset.
Robbo won the World Cup final easily with 19.07 points, leaving the other three surfers in combination. He won every heat he surfed in the competition.
With the completion of the World Cup, the 2020 Qualifying Series comes to a close. The top ten are as follows:
Both Ethan Ewing and Connor O'Leary have requalified. Each surfer first qualified for the 2017 Championship Tour, with Ewing getting bumped after that first year, and O'Leary winning Rookie of the Year, but then underperforming in 2018 and getting relegated.
At present, Morgan Cibilic has qualified at 11th spot owing to Deivid Silva's position on the CT. However, Silva is sitting at 21st with just a 1,000 point buffer going into the Pipe Masters (the top 22 of the CT requalify).
If Silva retains his top 22 placing on the CT, then Cibilic is in, and if not then he'll use his QS qualifying spot and Cibilic is out.
Also, Yago Dora is a QS qualifier, and is sitting at 25th on the CT, less than 1,000 points outside the cutoff. If he gets a result at Pipe then he will jump into the top 22 and relinquish his QS qualification, meaning Cibilic is in.