One World Ranking System Numerology:
Used to be 2-tiered system.
That started in 1992 when the WQS was created.
18 years later they make a major format change.
Doing away with the ‘QS and leaving 1 World Ranking
Which cut 45 surfers to 32
But there is a 36-man format they use
Which means you can lose 2 heats and still win a comp
But you have to win at minimum 6 heats to win a comp