The Race will include all the events played in the 2012 season.
Top 4 (+1 wild card by ranking) at the end of the season will qualify for the Istanbul YEC. Current entry list: The Crow, Kuilli, Imperfect Angel, Cswab22 .
Current wild card: SamR03A.
Race to 2012 Sofia ToC!
Number of international title wins
#1 / 7 - Cswab22 (Auckland, Bogotà, Memphis, Bastad, Baku, Quebec, Tashkent)
#2 / 6 - The Crow (Monterrey, Kuala Lumpur, Copenhagen, Strasbourg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Washington)
#3 / 4 - Kuilli (Pattaya City, Acapulco, Barcelona, Bad Gastein)
#4 / 3 – SamR03A (Budapest, Birmingham, Dallas)
#5 / 2 - Imperfect Angel (Hobart, Guangzhou)
#5 / 2 - Beesley (Estoril, Seoul)
#5 / 1 – Postalblowfish (Fes)
#5 / 1 - Zamboni (Palermo)
Top 4 (+1 wild card by ranking) at the end of the season will qualify for the Sofia ToC. 4 titles will guarantee a top 4 spot. Current entry list: The Crow, Cswab22, Kuilli, SamR03A.
Current wild card: Zamboni.
Updated after Beijing (26/29 International events played).
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Race to 2012 Istanbul YEC!
930 - The Crow
907 - Kuilli
855 - Imperfect Angel
852 – Cswab22
822 - Zamboni
817 - SamR03A
793 – Beesley
532 - Moodin0931 404 - Postalblowfish
Definitive qualifiers, current qualifiers, possible qualifiers, eliminated posters.
Updated after Beijing.
The remaining 4 events can give out a max of 111 points. With Linda at #5 with 822, qualification is 100% sure with 933. After Beijing, nobody is beyond this line yet, but just posting this week's picks should be enough for The Crow, and a few round wins will do for Kuilli.
Except for Moodin0931 and Postalblowfish, already too far away, anything is theoretically possible. But if we go beyond pure maths and do consider what is likely, the 30 points gap between #4 and #5 looks tough to close. It's more interesting to consider the battle between SamR03A and Zamboni for the wild card as there's just 10 points in the official ranking (though Linda has points to defend in 2 events out of 4).