On the 18th May, the Central Coast Championships were held in Gosford. The forcast was for extreme winds and rain,
but we were happy with the sun shining all day, and although the wind was strong, it didn't stop people from gaining high scores.
The highlight of the day was the team doubling fun event, which everyone enjoyed. This may become a regular event if it's popularity is anything to go by.
The Nationals were held on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th May 2008. NSW was represented by Peter Lewry, Tim Lendrum, Gary Neville and Jordan Neville. There were representatives from NSW, QLD, WA and Vic, so it was a good event.
The winds were light and tricky, with the breeze changing direction very often. It was difficult for the throwers to keep changing direction.
The 6 events were Fast Catch, Endurance, Accuracy, Aussie Round, Trick Catch and MTA. Tim Lendrum won 4 events, Fast Catch, Endurance, Trick Catch and MTA... Rob Croll won the other 2 events, Accuracy and Aussie Round. The overall championships were won by Tim,
who also broke the Australian Record for Trick Catch. Tim is the first Australian to catch all 20 trick catches and score the perfect 100 points. He then re-started the event and dropped the Hackey Catch, so his final score was 114 points. The previous record was
set at the 2007 Nationals by David J. Richardson, who scored 94 points. Congratulations also goes to Jordan Neville who managed to re-claim his National Junior Title.
If you would like more news about the National Championships, please contact us.
Happy New Year!
The BTA website has finally been updated with the known competition details for 2008. Please check back for updates.
I would like to thank everyone for making 2007 a great year for the BTA, and I'm sure 2008 will be a great year too!
The State Championships have been postponed to do extreme winds. Please check the website regularly for the new date, or send an email to Tim, who will contact you when the new date is arranged.
In other news, Gary and Jordan Neville, and Tim Lendrum held a demonstration at Avondale School during their school fete. We met a lot of potential new throwers, including many who were natural boomerangers. We hope to see you at the Lake Macquarie Championships on the 21st October.
Gary Neville has arranged for the BAA to partially sponsor the new Lake Macquarie event in October. Events will include Accuracy, Aussie Round, MTA and a team relay. There will be a practice session organised for the event, contact Gary for details. (0437995242)
A World Record achievement by Tim Lendrum in Aussie Round. Tim scored 96 out of 100, giving him a National Record as well as an equal World Record.
Tim Lendrum entered the National competition in Perth, and came equal first with Ian Sproul. Congratulations to both throwers. Tim has also been selected in the national team to represent Australia in the Japan World Championships in July.
Tim Lendrum set a new state record with an amazing 566 consecutive catches! The previous record was 101 catches by Br. Rod Shoebridge. Unfortunately for Tim, the event started late in the day, so there wasn't enough light to keep throwing.
Paul (AJ) Croft convincingly won the State Championships. There were also a few new faces seen on the day, and it was great to see new people having fun and learning about boomerangs.
The BTANSW appeared at the "Hawkesbury Community Expo" at UWS Richmond to do a throwing demonstration. This generated some new interest in the sport.
Photos of night boomerang added to photos section.
More photos added to photo page.
Tim Lendrum won the 2005 National Championships, edging out last year's champion Roger Perry
and 10 times Australian Champion and 2 times World Champion Rob Croll.