Issue 130 of the BAA Bulletin is now freely available. Click on the below link to download:
Former Australian World Champion Rob Croll has arranged for the event to be played at Lewis Park, Knox Melbourne, Victoria and the dates of the competition will remain as stated in the BAA Bulletin – Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd March 2015. Sunday will only be used should Saturday become unavailable due to bad weather.
Unfortunately, Australian champion Grant Perry will not be participating due to the upcoming European championships in May, for which he is currently in training. His absence leaves the field open for other Australian competitors to have a chance at claiming the 1st place trophy!
The oval can be found off Lewis Rd and will start at 10am. There will be a BBQ lunch.
Entry is $20 adults, $10 juniors. First event will be Accuracy.
Nearest accommodation is at the Cavalier Hotel from $110 per night. Rob can arrange billeting if he is contacted beforehand. Interstate throwers can be picked up from the airport if Rob is given your travel details.
The Boomerang AGM will be held after the competition.
Map of the Park and surrounding area:
This issue includes news, articles and photos about recent 2014 Australian competitions, including the 2014 World Boomerang Cup, which was held in Perth through April.
Grant Perry has claimed his third straight overall Australian Championship. At Bob Blackburn Park in Perth in April, he finished ahead of Victorian Rob Croll and fellow West Australian Gary Mitchell. This followed team trials the day before, both being used to choose the two Australian teams to participate in next week’s World Cup (use the link on the left to keep up-to-date on that one).
A number of top international throwers also participated at the Nationals, with Takeshi Honda from Japan actually taking first place (but not eligible to be Aussie Champ, of course).
At the BAA Annual Meeting, Nick Pritchard was one of several changes to the club committee, becoming the new President.
Scores on Roger Perry’s Facebook page.
Rob Croll managed to equal the Australian Accuracy-100 record of 88 points, set by Bob Burwell in Japan at the 2006 World Cup — but unfortunately for Rob, Grant had broken that record just a minute earlier by scoring 90!
The BAA committee list has also been updated.
EDIT: A fellow BoomerGanger, Italian Andrea Sgattoni, came third with a range of 122 metres.
The International Federation of Boomerang Associations has awarded the 2014 Boomerang World Cup to a bid from the Boomerang Association of Australia. After 14 long years, the World Cup is returning to Australia!
Some early information can be found at http://worldcup.boomerang.org.au/ — much more to come! A permanent link has also been added to the list of pages on the left.
While the Germans are the 2012 World Champion nation, they were actually beaten by a mixed-nationality team, BoomerGang. It came down to a head-to-head in the final event, Team Relay. The winner took it all, with Japanese, Swiss and Italian throwers taking on the Germans — and winning!
(Thanks to Jason Smucker for the video.)