Boomerang competition records

All of the records shown here are from official scores at formal competitions. This therefore excludes some spectacular, and documented, efforts (such as the MTA throw by John Gorski in 1993 of approximately 17 minutes and 6 seconds, caught 70 metres from the launch point. The boomerang hit a thermal and was estimated to have reached a height of over 200 metres).

Some events have modest records simply because they are rarely included in formal competitions anymore (eg. Junior consecutive catch).

Note that Accuracy and Trick Catch/Doubling have had perfect scores made. In some cases, the competitor has then been given additional throws until the perfect run was broken. In the case of Manuel Schütz’s Trick Catch/Doubling record, for example, he completed five full rounds of 100 points perfectly before making a drop during the sixth round!

The age requirement for Veterans’ status in Australia was 50 years old until 1997, when it was changed to the current 55 years old in line with the membership age limit.

Juniors must be less than 16 years old.

Recent (2012 and later) records are shown in red text.

Event International Australian Australian Junior Australian Veteran Australian Female
Accuracy-50 50 points (+18 points)
Thomas Stehrenberger (Switzerland)
2001
Lausanne, Switzerland

The first person to make a perfect score of 50 was Fridolin Frost (Germany, 1999).

48 points

Dennis Maxwell
1983
Melbourne, VIC

Adam Carroll
1994
Gosford, NSW

Rob Croll
22 March 2003
Albury, NSW

43 points
Tim Lendrum
13 June 1999
Blacktown, NSW
46 points
Br. Brian Thomas
18 April 1993
Gosford, NSW
41 points

Margaret Patterson
13 April 1997
Waverley, NSW

Sally Lewry
15 Nov 1998
Mulgoa, NSW

Accuracy-100 99 points
Alex Opri
28-29 Oct 2007
Viareggio, Italy

99 points
HG Hoffmann (Germany) &
Thomas Szartowicz (Germany)
27 Aug 2005
Lausanne, Switzerland
(They broke the record on the same day.)

90 points
Grant Perry
30 Mar 2013
Adelaide, SA
68 points
Jordan Neville
12 Nov 2006
Penrith, NSW
88 points
Bob Burwell
15 July 2006
Asahikawa, Japan
66 points
Christene Metzakis
8 April 2006
Gosnells, WA
Aussie Round 99 points
Fridolin Frost (Germany)
28-29 Oct 2007
Viareggio, Italy
96 points
Tim Lendrum
3 June 2007
Mulgoa, NSW
73 points
Jarrod Byham
29 Jan 1990
Barooga, NSW
77 points
Roger Perry
14 May 2011
Fremantle, WA
72 points
Margaret Patterson
7 March 1999
Gosford, NSW
Distance 238 metres
Manuel Schütz (Switzerland)
1 May 1999
Kloten, Switzerland
174 metres
David Schummy
26 Jul – 2 Aug 1998
St Louis, USA
94 metres
Craig Carter
5/6 May 2001
Albury, NSW
n/a n/a
Endurance 81 catches
Manuel Schütz (Switzerland)
1-2 Oct 2005
Milan, Italy
62 catches
Roger Perry
29 March 2015
Perth, WA
44 catches
Trent Carter
22/23 March 2003
Albury, NSW
62 catches
Roger Perry
29 March 2015
Perth, WA
24 catches
Margaret Patterson
2 May 1998
Albury, NSW
Fast Catch 14.60 seconds
Adam Ruhf (USA)
31 Jan 1996
Emmaus, USA
18.88 seconds
Bruce Carter
1995
Wangaratta, VIC
26.75 seconds
Trent Carter
5/6 May 2001
Albury, NSW
25.06 seconds
Br. Brian Thomas
3 Oct 1992
Albury, NSW
36.00 seconds
Christene Metzakis
2 April 2005
Albury, NSW
MTA-100 2 minutes 19.10 seconds
Nick Citoli (USA)
5 June 2010
Rome, Italy
1 minute 20.82 seconds
Grant Perry
8 May 2010
Perth, WA
47.90 seconds
Trent Carter
2/3 May 1998
Albury, NSW
40.91 seconds
Roger Perry
26 Oct 2012
Itu, Brazil
25.11 seconds
Louise Molluso
2006
Waverley, NSW
MTA-Unlimited 6 minutes 20.59 seconds
Billy Brazelton (USA)
5 June 2010
Rome, Italy
2 minutes 33.18 seconds
Rob Croll
1992
Melbourne, VIC
1 minute 27.70 seconds
Jarrod Byham
3 March 1990
Keilor, VIC
55.66 seconds
Kevin Moran
March 1999
Waverley, NSW
25.11 seconds
Louise Molluso
2006
Waverley, NSW
Trick Catch / Doubling 100 points (+433 points)
Manuel Schütz (Switzerland)
9 May 2009
Bordeaux, France

The first thrower to make a perfect score of 100 points was Matthieu Weber (France), at the 1996 World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand.

114 points
Tim Lendrum
4 May 2008
Beenleigh, QLD
56 points
Trent Carter
22/23 March 2003
Albury, NSW
62 points
Roger Perry
10 March 2012
Wantirna South, VIC
28 points
Christene Metzakis
29 May 1999
Perth, WA
Juggling 555 catches
Yannick Charles (France)
2/3 Sep 1995
Strasbourg, France
69 catches
Bob Burwell
1982
Fairfax, USA
7 catches
Ashley Brenton
13 Nov 1988
Perth, WA
n/a n/a
Consecutive Catch 2251 catches
Haruki Taketomi (Japan)
March 2009
Japan
(took 11 hours 41 minutes)
768 catches
Rob Croll
25 Aug 2008
Seattle, USA
31 catches
Chris Westall
1977
Albury, NSW
n/a 5 catches
Janet Barrass
4 April 1991
Barooga, NSW
Hunting Stick 50 metres
Roger Perry (Australia)
21 April 2002
Bedfordale, WA
50 metres
Roger Perry
21 April 2002
Bedfordale, WA
n/a n/a n/a

2 Comments

  1. James De'Ath
    Posted 15 October 2014 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    I am interested in hunting stick competition, particularly if there are standard rules. I live in South Australia. Can anyone help me out?

  2. Matt Barker
    Posted 28 October 2014 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Hi James

    Contact Simon Bollen, State Representative of South Australia.

    Simon should be able to tell you when the next Hunting Stick competition is held.

    His email address is: SBOLLEN2@adelaidebank.com.au

    Regards

    Matt Barker
    BAA Editor

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