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ASP WQS World Qualifying series

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The ASP WQS is the World Qualifying Series (also affectionately known as "The Grind"). It is the second (or open-entry) tier in the ASP's two-tier system. The WQS has both Men's and Women's Divisions, and the series of events determines which surfers qualify for the ASP World Tour. On average, there are approximately 45 WQS events per season. The events are rated on a star system with ratings from 1 to 6 stars. The star rating coincides with the prize money offered and also determines the amount of ratings points offered to surfers. More prize money will get you a higher star rating which will give the competitors more ratings points. ASP WQS surfers compete for both prize money and valuable ratings points in an attempt to qualify for the ASP World Tour.

There are thousands of ASP WQS surfers the world over. Because the ASP WQS is an open-entry competitive circuit, anyone who pays the ASP membership fees (men's $200 and women's $130) and the competition fees ($175 for 1-4 Star Events and $200 for 5-6 Star Events) can compete in ASP WQS events. Although anyone can enter a WQS event, if there are too many entries, the higher-rated surfers will get preference in the make up of the seed list. ASP WQS five and six star rated events have restricted fields of 192 competitors with Super Series events only allotting the restricted field of 144. The remaining ASP WQS events are open entry with the highest rated surfers receiving preference.

The ASP WQS Super Series is part of the European leg that offers more money and ratings points (3000 points per win) than other ASP WQS event. The Super Series can only be staged in approved prime venues. It has a restricted field of 144 competitors (Approximately the top 100 ASP WQS competitors, ASP World Tour surfers, regional surfers and wildcards). Rip Curl staged the world's first Super Series event at Hossegor.

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APS WCT Tour 2010 Schedule

Mens's Division

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast Qld-Australia
Rip Curl Pro Bells
March 30 -April 10, Bells Beach Victoria-Australia
Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro
April 23-May 2, Santa Catarina Brazil
Billabong Pro J-Bay
Jly 15-25, Jeffreys Bay South Africa
Billabong Pro Teahupoo
Aug 23 - Sept 3, Teahupoo Taiarapu-Tahiti
Hurley Pro Trestles
Sep 12-21, Trestles California-USA
Quiksilver Pro France
Sep 25-Oct 5, South West Coast France
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-18, Peniche, Portugal
Rip Curl Pro Search
Oct 30-Nov. 10 - Somewhere?
Billabong Pipeline Masters
Dec 8-20, Banzai Pipeline Oahu-Hawaii

Women's Division

Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells
Mar 30-April 10, Bells Beach Victoria, Australia
TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival
Apr 11-16 Taranaki – New Zealand
Commonwealth Bank Beachly Classic
Apr 21-26, Dee Why,Northern Beaches, NSW-Australia
Movistar Peru Classic presented by Rip Curl
June 8-13, Lobitos-Peru
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-11, Peniche-Portugal
Rip Curl Search
Oct 30-Nov 4, Somewhere
Gidget Pro
Nov 24-Dec 6, Sunset Beach Oahu, Hawaii
Billabong Pro Maui
Dec 8-20 Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii

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