Craig Carter has reached a historic high by being only the second Australian to win more than three BAA Championships with his victory in Fremantle this year. Only Rob Croll, who came fifth this year, has won more, with his stunning total of ten titles. Surprisingly, Craig won despite only placing in two of the six events: he won Endurance, and was beaten into second place in Aussie Round by Roger Perry.
The overcast and blustery conditions meant that most throwers suffered badly in at least one event, and Craig was consistent enough to claim the title. Earlier, Grant Perry had started the day by winning both Accuracy and Fast Catch, before suffering a knee injury during Endurance (but placing third in that event regardless). Ian Sproul, Gary Mitchell, Josh Smith and Rob Croll filled out second through fifth place overall, with extremely little between them.
Other wins for the day were by Gary Mitchell (Trick Catch) and South Australian debutant Simon Bollen (MTA). Nils Buerger of Germany was the sole international competitor.
The weekend also saw Gary Mitchell, Simon Bollen, and both Roger and Grant Perry added to the BAA committee, with Leonie Metzakis remaining as President. Our thanks go to outgoing Vice-President Petry Lewry and South Australian representative Barrie Forsyth for their service.