Press Release – Queenstown Winter Festival
Media release from the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 29 June 2012 Dodgeball a slam dunk at Queenstown Winter Festival It was game on in Queenstown today as competitors showed off their athletic flair dodging, ducking, diving, and …Media release from the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival
29 June 2012
Dodgeball a slam dunk at Queenstown Winter Festival
It was game on in Queenstown today as competitors showed off their athletic flair dodging, ducking, diving, and dunking in the hotly contested 2012 Speight’s Summit Dodgeball Championships in Day 8 of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.
In true dodgeball style there were plenty of entertaining antics 27 teams took to the cage to battle it out for glory with balls flying left, right and centre.
“Dodgeball always provides a lot of fun for competitors and the crowds that gather. The games are full of competitive spirit and it’s great to see everyone so enthusiastic,” Festival Director Simon Green said.
Matt Bowin ready for action at Summit Dodgeball Championship
Hosted by Jo “Hawkeye” Holley and Mark “Mr Inappropriate” Wilson, the 2012 Championships were taken out by ‘Those Meddling Kids’ Matt Bowie, Simon Bowie, Matt Price, and Tom Baxter who were decked out as Scooby Doo characters. They defeated ‘Winter Grass’, a team comprising James Morris-Williamson, Luke Sullivan, Jack Greasly and Anthony Oorshot, who travel around the country playing in dodgeball contests.
“It was a very hotly contested championship with two great teams battling it out in the final. Those Meddling Kids had been meddling with the teams all day and deserved the win,” Mark Wilson said.
Claiming the award for ‘Best Dressed Team’ was The Avengers who were turned out in superhero costumes and kept the crowd enthusiastic throughout the competition with cheering and dancing.
Festivities continue tonight with Night Skiing on Coronet Peak commencing for the season from 4pm. Southland’s Southern Stampede take on the Dunedin Thunder at the Queenstown Ice Arena at 7pm tonight in the first of two ice hockey matches to be played between the teams in Queenstown this weekend. Rounding out the evening, festival goers have the choice of two events to keep them entertained; Lipstick – Live Entertainment at SKYCITY Queenstown Casino or Thank George it’s Friday at the Buffalo Club, both kicking off from 9pm.
To see the full line up of the programme and individual event details check out the complete American Express Queenstown Winter Festival calendar online at www.winterfestival.co.nz or pick up a programme at information outlets throughout the region.