STEPHANIE GILMORE WINS THE NIXON WOMEN'S WTA AT THE BILLABONG PRO MAUI
12.14.09 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) took home the first-ever women's Nixon WTA (Winner-Takes-All) title and award at the Billabong Pro Maui after capturing a heat score of 19.67, the highest-ranking score of the event. Gilmore overtook contenders Melanie Bartels (HAW) and Silvana Lima (BRA) who had heat scores of 17.54 and 16.70 respectively, and walked away with a custom Nixon watch valued at over $10,000. Gilmore also claimed the title as the overall Triple Crown Winner for the second year in a row, as well as being victorious as the winner of the Billabong Pro for her third year.
The custom watch for the women's WTA features a Swiss Made automatic movement highlighted with four baguette cut rubies, seven baguette cut diamonds, a custom-engraved caseback commemorating the event, a white ceramic band and a Hawaiian flag at the 12:00 position.
The women's Nixon WTA took place during the Billabong Pro at the world-famous Honolua Bay from December 8–9 where each woman at the event was in the running to win a custom Nixon watch for the highest single heat score. Any round from trials to finals counted, leaving the WTA award open to all contenders during the event.
The Nixon WTA has been a part of four stops along the Men's ASP World Tour for the past three years and the Billabong Pro in Maui marked the first time the Nixon WTA joined the women along the way.
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