SYDNEY UNIVERSITY CLIMBING CLUB

The 1999 NSW Intervarsity Climbing Competition

Held on Sunday 24th October, 1999
Hosted by the University of Sydney and The Ledge Climbing Centre

The competition was a brilliant success!
Twenty-six competitors from UNSW, UTS, Wollongong and Sydney competed in four divisions: Mens and Womens Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced. And everyone walked away with prizes valued greater than their entry fee! The full results are set out below.

Prizes included a $100 voucher & bolt-plates from Alpsport; a $100 Temporary Insanity pass & free games passes from Intencity; a 2000 calendar, chalk bag, magazine packs, chalk blocks & City Climbing Gym passes from Mountain Designs; Sloppy-Joes from The Centre Sports Store; free passes to the Sports Centre and The Ledge; and passes for two to Sydney Observatory.

Simon Bell and Samantha Berry blitzed the Intermediate/Advanced divisions with 395 and 345 points respectively. Neale Baker held up the reputation of UTS with a commendable 2nd in the Mens I/A and Rachel Armstrong took out the Womens Beginners division (although she was the only entrant in the division Rachel had only been climbing for two months which is a great result). Sarah Jones pipped Maureen Murphy for 2nd place in the Womens I/A with a display of effortless climbing. Dave and Michael tied the mens Beginners division with determined climbing. And Mike File and Andrew Jacob put in fine performances -- the judges, however, refused to award them double points for competing in half the time!

Dave Abelson, Mic Rofe and a few others put on an exhibition performance of "Einstein" climbing ["If I have seen further..."]. Silly, but entertaining! And I'm afraid I never found out who won the Weight-Belt event. Does anyone know?

All this was followed by a BBQ and prize-giving.

Thankyou to everyone who competed and to all those of you who helped out on the day: Susie Horsfield, Jane Nixon, Mike Foulkes, Dave Dewar, Maureen Murphy, Simon Bell, Pete Butcher, and I apologise if I've forgotten anyone :\

If you missed out this year make sure you get your entry in for next years competition!

SPONSORSHIP


THANKYOU to all our sponsors: THE LEDGE, ALPSPORT, CENTRE SPORTS STORE, INTENCITY,MOUNTAIN DESIGNS,SYDNEY OBSERVATORY AND THE WOMENS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

RESULTS

Mens Advanced/Intermediate
PlaceNameUniversity RepresentedPoints
1stSimon Bell Sydney 395
2ndNeale Baker UTS 300
3rdBen Lin Sydney 285
4 Peter Barnard Sydney 280
5 Mike Foulkes Sydney 265
6 Mic RofeSydney 255
7 Asaph Widmer-CooperSydney 230
8 Ben Shanahan UNSW210
9 Chris WindeyerSydney 200
10 David Dewar Sydney 195
11Mic Cavazzini Sydney 180
11Richard Luong Sydney 180
12Mike File Sydney 165
13Andrew Collins UNSW 155
14Jacob Smith Sydney 140
15Daniel Ford Sydney 120
16Andrew Jacob Sydney 115
17Ben Circulis UNSW 90
18Joel Penson Wollongong ret.

Womens Advanced/Intermediate
1stSamantha Berry Sydney 345
2ndSarah Jones Sydney 140
3rdMaureen Murphy Sydney 135
4Christine Madronio Sydney 120

Womens Beginners
1stRachel Armstrong UNSW 105

Mens Beginners
Equal 1stDave Abelson Sydney 165
Equal 1stMichael Sundararamon Sydney 165


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