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2009 Global Champions Tour

The 2009 Global Champions Tour was the 4th edition of the Global Champions Tour (GCT), an important international show jumping competition series. The series is held mainly in Europe, one competition and also the final are held outside of Europe. All competitions are endowed at least 285000 euros. All GCT events were held as CSI 5*.

The competitions was held between May 2, 2009 and August 23, 2009. The final was held in Doha, Qatar from November 11, 2009 to November 15, 2009.

The champion of the Global Champions Tour Final of this year is Michel Robert of France on Kellemoi de Pepita.

Competitions

All competitions are held as competition over two rounds against the clock with one jump-off against the clock.

The placement of the riders, who are not qualified for the jump-off, results of the number of penalties of both rounds and the time of the second round. The placement of the riders, who are not qualified for the second round, results of the number of penalties and the time of the first round. Competitors who are not qualified for the second round, placed behind the riders who compete in the second round.

1st Competition: Global Champions Tour of Italy

April 2, 2009 to April 5, 2009 - Arezzo,  Italy
Competition: Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Start: 5:30 pm, prize money: 285000 [1]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Germany Marco Kutscher Cash 0 - 0 - 0 34.55 20
2 France Michel Robert Kellemoi de Pepita 0 - 0 - 0 35.04 18
3 Brazil Bernardo Alves Chupa Chup 0 - 0 - 0 35.60 16

(Top 3 of 49 Competitors)

2nd Competition: Global Champions Tour of Spain

May 8, 2009 to May 10, 2009 - Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia,  Spain
Competition: Saturday, May 9, 2009 - Start: 4:00 pm, prize money: 285000 €[2]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 United Kingdom John Whitaker Peppermill 0 - 0 72.55 20
2 Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Ninja 0 - 1 74.46 18
3 Australia Edwina Alexander Itot du Chateau 0 - 4 65.36 16

(Top 3 of 50 Competitors)

3rd Competition: Global Champions Tour of Germany

May 21, 2009 to May 24, 2009 - Hamburg (German show jumping and dressage derby),  Germany
Competition: Saturday, May 23, 2009 - Start: 1:30 pm, prize money: 285000 €[3]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Brazil Bernardo Alves Chupa Chup 0 - 0 - 0 51.05 20
2 Germany Carsten-Otto Nagel Corradina 0 - 0 - 0 51.25 18
3 France Roger-Yves Bost Ideal de la Loge 0 - 0 - 0 52.08 16

(Top 3 of 48 Competitors)

4th Competition: Global Champions Tour of France

June 11, 2009 to June 13, 2009 - Cannes,  France
Competition: Saturday, June 13, 2009 - Start: 6:00 pm, prize money: 285000 €[4]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 France Roger-Yves Bost Ideal de la Loge 0 - 0 52.51 20
2 Germany Daniel Deußer Aboyeur W 0 - 1 54.87 18
3 United Kingdom Ben Maher Robin Hood W 0 - 1 56.37 16

(Top 3 of 44 Competitors)

5th Competition: Global Champions Tour of Monaco

June 25, 2009 to June 27, 2009 - shore at the marina „Port Hercule“, Monte Carlo,  Monaco
Competition: Saturday, June 27, 2009 - Start: 6:00 pm, prize money: 285000 €[5]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 United States Richard Spooner Cristallo 0 - 0 - 0 35.46 20
2 Brazil Alvaro de Miranda Neto Picolien Zeldenrust 0 - 0 - 0 36.85 18
3 Brazil Rodrigo Pessoa Let's Fly 0 - 0 - 0 37.20 16

(Top 3 of 45 Competitors)

6th Competition: Global Champions Tour of Portugal

July 9, 2009 to July 11, 2009 - Hipódromo Manuel Possolo, Cascais near Estoril,  Portugal
Competition: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Start: 7:00 pm, prize money: 400000 € (show jumping grand prix with the highest prize money in Europe)[6]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Netherlands Leopold van Asten Santana B 0 - 0 - 0 44.06 20
2 Switzerland Clarissa Crotta West Side van Meerputhoeve 0 - 0 - 4 40.95 18
3 Portugal Luciana Diniz As-Taro 0 - 0 - 8 44.97 16

(Top 3 of 45 Competitors)

7th Competition: Global Champions Tour of Brasil

July 31, 2009 - August 2, 2009 - equestrian facility of the Sociedade Hípica Brasileira, Rio de Janeiro (Athina Onassis International Horse Show),  Brazil
Competition: Saturday, August 1, 2009 - Start: 1:45 pm, prize money: 285000 €[7]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Italy Gianni Govoni Joyau d'Opal 0 - 0 - 0 36.15 20
2 Canada Eric Lamaze Hickstead 0 - 0 - 0 36.51 18
3 Germany Marco Kutscher Cornet Obolensky 0 - 0 - 0 37.40 16

(Top 3 of 42 Competitors)

8th Competition: Global Champions Tour of the Netherlands

August 20, 2009 - August 23, 2009 - Valkenswaard,  Netherlands
Competition: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - Start: 1:45 pm, prize money: 285000 €[8]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off scoring
points
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Australia Edwina Alexander Itot du Chateau 0 - 0 - 0 35.49 20
2 Germany Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Shutterfly 0 - 0 - 0 35.81 18
3 France Michel Robert Kellemoi de Pepita 0 - 0 - 0 35.95 16

(Top 3 of 50 Competitors)

Global Champions Tour Final

overall standings (after 8 competitions)

Rider 1st
Competition
2nd
Competition
3rd
Competition
4th
Competition
5th
Competition
6th
Competition
7th
Competition
8th
Competition
scoring
points
(Total)
1 Australia Edwina Alexander 10 16 (0) (0) 9 0 10 20 65
2 Germany Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum 0 9 14 11 - 10 - 18 62
3 Belgium Patrick Mc Entee 4 10 11 12 12 12 - (0) 61
4 Germany Marco Kutscher 20 0 - - 0 3 16 13 52
5 France Michel Robert 18 15 - - - - - 16 49

(Top 5), 6 results count for the final standing[9]

Final

November 11, 2009 to November 14, 2009 - Doha,  Qatar

First round

Competition: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - Start: 9:00 pm, prize money: 50000 €[10]

Rider Horse Penalties Time
(s)
1 Canada Eric Lamaze Hickstead 0 72.25
2 Brazil Bernardo Alves Chupa Chup 0 73.13
3 Netherlands Albert Zoer Okidoki 0 75.63

(Top 3 of 25 Competitors)

Final result after second round and jump-off

Competition: Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Start: 8:00 pm, prize money: 900000 €[11]

Rider Horse Jump-off
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 France Michel Robert Kellemoi de Pepita 0 - 0 49.76
2 Belgium Jos Lansink Valentina van't Heike 0 - 0 49.89
3 Brazil Alvaro de Miranda Neto Picolien Zeldenrust 0 - 4 46.52
4 Germany Ulrich Kirchhoff Carino 0 - 4 46.91
5 Republic of Ireland Denis Lynch All Inclusive NRW 1 88.92

(Top 5 of 18 Competitors)

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