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World Masters Games

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure if anyone else is involved but I have signed up to be part of this event in Sydney this week.

    It has about 30 thousand athletes from 95 countries in 28 sports. Went to the opening ceremony tonight and it was a blast. In ANZ stadium and had athletes from all the sports entering in big bunches.

    The concert afterwards was sensational with Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, Leo Sayer and John Paul Young absolutely wowing the stadium.

    Was proud to be an Aussie tonight - Sydney knows how to put on good sporting events and a party.

    I am playing over 45 soccer and apart from giving away a penalty and missing a sitter with a header that hit my nose rather than my forehead, am enjoying it.

    Anyone else involved?
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I believe there is a certain Melbourne based touch football champion involved
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Haha people who have seen the two of us play wouldn't be asking that question. 

    Douggie mentioned he had entered a team ,which they called "Australia"
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    i didn't realise how old some of you pricks were :)
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very nice of you to be out there supporting DSM5 in his athletic pursuits CW, make sure you give a scathing review of his efforts if they don't measure up

    Some of these type of events can be great viewing. About 10 years back I attended the World Paralympic Swimming Champs, and it was amazing. The image of a bloke with no arms or legs competing will stick with me for a long time. (Will wait for the bob jokes from some of the comedians ;) )
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Kiwis I am playing with are a great bunch of blokes - all from Christchurch. Having a ball and we are undefeated at this point.
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Us Christchurch blokes get pretty competitive mate, hope you took your drinking boots with you too haha
     
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    how old qualifies for masters?
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there are too many age limits.  I think the youngest running around is 24. 

    Clon and CW are in their 60's though so they fit in fine ;)
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Nice of them to use old masters in the Opening Ceremony.  Leo Sayer and John Paul young must be nearly centurions by now.
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    over 35 was my understanding.
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    mark geyer was in the touch footy as well i heard
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Peter Fitzsimons is playing rugby and looks like he's swallowed a horse.

    For those who haven't realised, CW is that Santa Claus dude that seems to be in every edition of the paper.
     
  15. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Clon had a run against the Australian touch side in his grouping - sounds like a pretty high standard. 

    Judging from the scoreline I don't think they were too pleased that the team had called themselves Australia : 18-2. 
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Was sporting of Clon's team to let them get 2 :)
     
  17. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Tough tournament, made even harder by getting back to the hotel at 5:30am when your first game is at 9am.

    Masters is over 30's.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In swimming Masters starts at 25 and in every other sport it starts at 30. My Over 45 soccer team made the final and we lost to a a team from Wollongong. Missed the game as I was on a school trip, sadly. Was good fun though - just like a kids soccer carnival with a game every day. I loved it, though Kiwi is right in that the Christchurch guys enjoyed a drink, though nothing like Doug's efforts from the sound of it.
     
  19. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    they let you 60 year olds into the 30's and 45's? ;)
     
  20. ManlyBacker

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    My favorite quote was from a group of kiwi women over for the Games "We are a drinking team with a netball problem!"
     

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