Sports Capsule for Friday — October 10, 2003

• Abubo grabs 5th place in Roxy Pro

• Oceanic Time Warner launches new sports package


Abubo grabs 5th place in Roxy Pro

Hossegor, France — Australian Chelsea Georgeson defeated five-time world champion Layne Beachley to win the Roxy Pro France today.

Georgeson, the 2002 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Rookie of the Year got past Hawaiian surfer Megan Abubo in the quarter finals and Lynette MacKenzie in the semifinals to meet Beachley.

The 19-year-old committed herself to a huge backhand barrel first wave, and despite being smashed at the end of a long tube, paddled back out with a slender lead that she worked to improve on by putting her backhand attack. Georgeson collected a 6.17 followed by the finals’ top single score of 7 points following a series of re-entries and a closeout floater.

By winning the Roxy Pro France, Georgeson jumped into third position on the ratings, collected $10,000, and is now well within range of this year’s world title, trailing points leader Keala Kennelly by a scant 60 points.

Current top five ratings, all of whom have a chance at the 2003 title, include: Keala Kennelly at 3,120, Layne Beachley at 3,084, Chelsea Georgeson at 3,060, Heather Clark at 2,844, and Sofia Mulanovich at 2,424.

The final event will be held at Honolua Bay, Maui in December.


Oceanic Time Warner launches new sports package

MILILANI, Hawai‘i — Oceanic Time Warner Cable will launch a new digital sports package comprised of three channels starting Monday, Nov. 3.

The new sports tier will include FUEL, an extreme sports FOX channel, NBA TV, a new channel that will augment NBA coverage, and THE TENNIS CHANNEL, featuring 24 hours of tennis coverage.

They will be located at channels 241, 243, and 245 respectively.

The new sports tier will be available to those subscribing to Digital Cable Service or Digital Encore Service and will cost $2.95 per month.

For more information, or to subscribe, contact Oceanic at (808) 625-8100.

Oceanic currently delivers a diverse selection of entertainment and information services by way of an advanced fiber optic/coax network to more than 388,000 households, schools and businesses on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island.

The company has provided quality cable service for Hawai‘i residents since 1969.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable is the thirteenth largest system in the United States, and its parent company, Time Warner Entertainment, LLP, is a major developer of entertainment and information content.

For more information, visit http://www.oceanic.com.

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