DEE WHY, New South Wales/Australia (Sunday, April 25, 2010) – Contest organisers at event No. 4 of the ASP Women’s World Tour, the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic have called another lay day, with virtually flat conditions on offer at the main event site of Dee Why in Sydney today.
But there’s a silver lining, with seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion and event director Layne Beachley saying they’re expecting a fresh pulse of southerly swell for the last day of the event’s waiting period.
“An increase of swell overnight is expected to bring improved conditions for tomorrow’s final day,” she said. “Ideally, we’re anticipating an early start on Monday, with Finals to completed by around 2:30pm.”
When competition resumes, ASP Women’s World No. 8 Silvana Lima (BRA), 25, will square off against ASP Women’s World No. 14 Amee Donohoe (AUS), 29, in the opening heat of Round 3.
Three-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, will feature in the round’s fourth heat. There she’ll take on event wildcard winner Laura Enever (AUS), 18.
Organiser will reconvene at 6.15am tomorrow morning for a possible 7am start.
The Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic will run from April 21 through 26, 2010 and will be web LIVE via www.beachleyclassic.com
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COMMONWEALTH BANK BEACHLEY CLASSIC ROUND 3 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Amee Donohoe (AUS)
Heat 2: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 5: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 7: Melanie Bartels (HAW) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)
Heat 8: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Lee Ann Curren (FRA) (ASPWORLDTOUR:14070)