2006 KITEBOARD PRO WORLD TOUR – SINCE 99

NOUMEA KITEboard PRO MERIDIEN BEACH – NEW CALEDONIA 25th NOVEMBER – 3rd DECEMBER 2006 Day one of the Noumea Kitesurf Pro 2006 and a winner bracket almost completed… | NOUMEA KITESURF PRO MERIDIEN BEACH – NEW CALEDONIA 25th NOVEMBER – 3rd DECEMBER 2006 Day one of the Noumea Kitesurf Pro 2006 and a winner bracket almost completed… … and nothing’s played yet… Indeed, after the registration day and the first skippers meeting this morning, the wind was on the site on the D-Day, then, no time to loose and we decided to launch the main discipline, the Freestyle one. The men and women draw is extraordinary with best top riders, ready to fight for the season’s final hold on Meridian beach –Noumea. On the men’s side, 27 men from 8 nationalities made the trip to New Caledonia for the last KPWT Freestyle stage. Among them, Frenchies Sebastien Garat, Vincent Tiger and Antoine Auriol, all might be Freestyle World Champion; Also the South Africans Tyrone Rawlins and Greg Thisse, the Australian Miguel Willis… but don’t forget the locals like Olivier Nicolas, Maxime Landreau, Sebastien Tacheau or Tom Hebert, all for New Caledonia; Robert Teritheau or Tuterai Montaron who came to represent Tahiti and Polynesian Islands; Marc Jacobs, David Edwards and the Bright brothers -Torrin & Kelby- for New Zealand. On the women side, the new caledonian event is successfull with 11 riders from 6 nationalities registered for this stage. The perfect riding conditions gave us the possibility to complete all first rounds of the Freestyle men & women winner brackets. At the end of this first day, the race direction decided to stop the Freestyle competition before finals. Here are the results WOMEN 1st Round Julie SIMSAR (TUR) def. Céline RODENAS (FRA) Marine SUDRE (AUS) def. Paloma GUERRERO (SPA) and Perrine SCELLAND (NC) Aurélia HERPIN (FRA) def. Stéphanie AURIN (NC) and Su KAY (NZ) Hélène BARRIERE (FRA) def. Noelia NUNEZ (SPA) and Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) ½ finale Julie SIMSAR (TUR) def. Marine SUDRE (AUS) Hélène BARRIERE (FRA) def. Aurélia HERPIN (FRA) MEN 1st Round Olivier NICOLAS (NC) def. Fabien MORCANT (NC) Greg THISSE (RSA) def. Sébastien NGUYEN (NC) Miguel WILLIS (AUS) def. Torrin BRIGHT (NZ) Mickaël DINCLAUX (NC) def. Marc JACOBS (NZ) Kelby BRIGHT (NZ) def. Maxime LANDREAU (NC) Pierre ROMAIN (FRA) def. Vaïk DELENAUX (NC) Yannick Vanbastolaer (POLY) def. Robert TERITHEAU (POLY) Guillaume MARIANI (FRA) def. David EDWARDS (NZ) Tom HEBERT (NC) def. Florian DAUBOS (FRA) Tuterai MONTARON (POLY) def. Mickaël SIRET (NC) Sébastien TACHEAU (NC) def. Moerani MARLIER (POLY) 2nd Round Sébastien GARAT (FRA) def.Olivier NICOLAS (NC) Greg THISSE (RSA) def. Miguel WILLIS (AUS) Mickaël DINCLAUX (NC) def. Tyrone RAWLINS (RSA) Thomas COCQUELET (FRA) def. Kelby BRIGHT (NZ) Pierre ROMAIN (FRA) def. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) Guillaume MARIANI (FRA) def. Yannick Vanbastolaer (POLY) Tom HEBERT (NC) def. Tuterai MONTARON (POLY) Vincent TIGER (FRA) def. Tuterai MONTARON (POLY) ¼ Finals Sébastien GARAT (FRA) def. Greg THISSE (RSA) Thomas COCQUELET (FRA) def. Mickaël DINCLAUX (NC) Guillaume MARIANI (FRA) def. Pierre ROMAIN (FRA) Tom HEBERT (NC) def. Vincent TIGER (FRA) ½ Finals Sébastien GARAT (FRA) def. Thomas COCQUELET (FRA) Regarding these first results, we may underline the good performances : Marine SUDRE who won first against Paloma GUERRERO but who has been defeated by Julie SIMSAR. Helene BARRIERE, who just won the French championship, defeats Noelia NUNEZ and Aurelia HERPIN to take her ticket for the winners final. Local riders Mickaël DINCLAUX and Tom HEBERT respectively kicked out Tyrone RAWLINS and Vincent TIGER. Nonetheless this last one keep a chance to win the World title. Guillaume MARIANI, who’ll meet Tom HEBERT in the second semi-final of this first freestyle bracket. Tomorrow, conditions should be the same and, after finals, we’ll certainly launch the looser brackets… and then maybe tomorrow afternoon, we’ll know WHO’S THE FREESTYLING WORLD CHAMPION !!! KPWT Team Organization : LVLNC Media Partner : RFO, Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes Official Sponsor : Orangina, TERI Institutional sponsors : New Caledonian Government, New Caledonian congress, Province Sud, City of Noumea, City of La Foa Local Partner : Biscochoc, Fabical, METEO FRANCE, BIOTECH, ALUSTAR, NRJ, Noumeakiteschool.com, TOTAL, Interstores, CNK, FFVL, Link, Savexpress, Peugeot, Societe miniere George MONTAGNAT, SAGEM KPWT Partners : Hawaii Surf, Windguru Technical team : Frédéric Gravoille, Promoter Jean Charles Joguet, Event Manager Stephen Marret, Sponsoring, Speaker Carlos Delicado, Photographer Thomas Douchy, Cameraman Arnaud Delon, Web Designer Media : FTP pictures services For pictures, please contact Carlos Delicado : kpwt@wanadoo.fr Media: National and International TV news : International news available for each day of competition There will be international news for the final day of event. DvCam PAL tapes with split no music & Effects audio tracks (tapes to be clearly labeled with series title and episode numbers in English). English language time-coded script (to be provided both in hard copy and sent via e-mail). kiteboarding@wanadoo.fr Media: Highlights TV programme 26’ highlights for TV, Internet and DVD is available for worldwide distribution. Betacam SP, Digital or Dvcam PAL and NTSC tapes with split no music & Effects audio tracks (tapes to be clearly labeled with series title and episode numbers in English) Premix or Full mix English version. English language time-coded script (to be provided both in hard copy and sent via e-mail). kiteboarding@wanadoo.fr For further information please visit: www.kiteboardpro.com And/or contact Frédéric Gravoille, Promoter of the Tour: kiteboarding@wanadoo.fr or Jean-Charles Joguet, Event Manager and Coordinator: kpwt@wanadoo.fr Tel / Fax: 00 33 (0) 1 46 44 46 94 Rider’s registration for the event: www.kiteboardpro.com Press accreditation by E-mail: kiteboarding@wanadoo.fr More information and the 2006 KPWT :

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