UPDATED: PASA announces Qualification System for Lima 2019 Pan American Games

During the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games held in Biarritz, France, past may, the Executive Board of the International Surfing Association (ISA) approved the Qualification System for Lima 2019 Pan American Games, as previously approved by the PASA Assembly in Lima, last October 2016.

This Rulebook establishes the system with which PASA Member Nations will be able to qualify their athletes to one spot of the Surfing disciplines of Lima 2019.

PASA President, Karin Sierralta, said,

This is a great moment for Surfing in our continent. We thank the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and Lima 2019 Organizing Committee for the opportunity to our member nations to be able to prepare for Tokyo 2020 in the biggest sporting event of the Americas.”

The system that we introduce today was made with the objective to give all our member nations the same opportunity to qualify and also to have the largest amount of participant countries in Lima 2019, an event that also will be a qualifier for Tokyo 2020. These details will be published by the ISA in following days.”

PASO has approved a total of 88 places for Lima 2019 in the following disciplines:

  • 16 Open Men’s Surf
  • 16 Open Women’s Surf
  • 9 SUP Surf Men’s
  • 9 SUP Surf Women’s
  • 10 SUP Race Men’s
  • 10 SUP Race Women’s
  • 9 Longboard Men’s
  • 9 Longboard Women’s

Based on this PASO resolution, the Qualifying Rules of PASA establishes that the places will be distributed as follows:

Open Surf:

For both genders, the following qualification system shall apply:

  • 2 places reserved for the host country
  • 2 places for the first-placed country in the 2018 PASA GAMES.
  • 2 places for the second-placed country of 2018 PASA GAMES.
  • 2 places for the top two finishers in 2018 ALAS Tour.
  • 2 places for the top 2 finishers from the Americas in the 2018 ISA World Surfing Games
  • 6 places, according to the 2018 PASA GAMES ranking by team (1 maximum quota per country).

Longboard

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 1 place for the best placing athletes from the Americas at the 2018 World Longboard Championship.
  • 7 places, according to the 2018 PASA GAMES ranking by team (1 maximum quota per country).

SUP Surf

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 1 place for the best placing athlete from the Americas at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
  • 7 places for, according to the 2018 PASA GAMES ranking by team (1 maximum quota per country).

SUP Technical Races

In both genders, the following places will be designated:

  • 1 place for the host country.
  • 2 places for the top placed finishers from the Americas at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
  • 1 place for the top placed finisher from the Americas at the 2018 Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour.
  • 6 places, according to the 2018 PASA GAMES ranking by team (1 maximum quota per country).

Athletes who are already qualified through different events will give their place to the following athlete according to PASA Ranking.

In the case of a country has more athletes qualified at other events like ISA, PASA or ALAS, Ranking PASA will be considered the first priority, followed by ISA and finally ALAS Rankings.

The full Qualifying Rule Book can be found at the following link: PASA Qualification System – Lima 2019 Pan American Games 

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