In looking at the list, this is really a "world championship". I think that the list is already at 13 countries! In looking at the American contingent, it makes me think that we should have a "beer" bet between the West Coast guys, the East Coast guys, and the Maui Crew.
I'd say take the top 3 finisheres from each region (men's class as Maui didn't bring any girls...what a shame!) 1 pt. for first, 2 for second, etc. low points wins. 3rd place team buys the winning team 3 cases of beer and he 2nd place team buys the winning team 2 cases of beer. The winning team just gets drunk.
In looking at my list of forecasted placing, I only have 1 East, 1 West, and 1 Maui in the top 5. It gets pretty even after that depending on wind conditions. I'd say that a kite team bet would also be good! I doubt that we will get any takers againts Alex's boards for a team event as nearly all riders are on them (damo, adam, bruno, jessie, shawn, alex, etc.)
West Coast team: Adam K., Heiniken, Chip, Kasey, Adam V, Adrew K, Jamie D, Cam B., Geoff, Don
East Team: Damo, Kent, Gebi, Menk, P. Rynn, zack
MAUI TEAM: Jessie, Shawn, Rista, Aguera, Lake, Christian,
Kite teams: count 2 top men, 1 master, and 1 woman. low points wins. need to determind if fleet scoring would be used. probably so. thoughts? if your team doesn't hae one of the catagories, it's last plus 1. I think most have all.