Early morning extremely windy conditions had most throwers worried. By the time warm-up had started the windy conditions had eased a little.
Accuracy event was up first and any score above zero was gladly taken. Only four throwers scored perfect tens (7 out of 110 throws). The windy conditions pushed some competitors over the edge. Roger took first place, Ian second, and Ryan Perry in third.
Next up was Fast Catch where safe rounds around 35 seconds seemed to be the order of the day, with Grant pushing into the high twenties. Ian, after getting just one catch in the first round and no catches in his warm-up, managed to find a time from nowhere to steal third place from Matt Barker.
I left a stack of fast catch and endurance booms in my room, but still managed to put up a time to get fifth.
Endurance was next and the throwers now had to contend with the wind picking up, and dropping off, which seemed to effect the second round of throwers more. Grant took first, Roger second, and Ryan came third.
Trick Catch followed and again the wind made it tough going. Matt and Grant were both able to hang on to a foot catch. Grant finished first, Roger second and Matt third.
M.T.A. became a throw and run-for-your-life event. Grant sent an MTA, which wasn’t his, over several fields. While the field watched Grant chase the MTA to the edge of the earth we all tried to catch our breath! Grant won with a time of 21.98 with Roger and Matt close behind.
The biggest upset of the day came in Aussie Round with one competitor (Grant!) scoring seven zeros, and a John McEnroe impersonation that still brings a smile to my face. Leaving Roger first place with 96, myself second with 92, and Ian close behind.
The overall winner was a happy Roger Perry, with Grant Perry in second place and Ian Sproul in third.