AUGUST 2012 Results: It was the Norman invasion.
It’s not enough that Claire was in the semis of the Australian Longboard Titles at Diamond Head (no in NSW) and that she took second or third in the August comp, but her brother won the whole August comp until Pres Armstrong (no relation to Lance that we know of) gave him the flick for not paying his dues (there’s a warning for you) and her father got a place in something only because SJ had to leave before the finals. I hope there are no other Normans out there.
Well there is at least one and if anyone gives that dog a board we are in serious trouble.
Anyway the other big story of the day was Gillo’s face. Gillo withdrew for the thirds half way through with blood streaming from his forehead. He still managed third. He was heard to mutter something about ‘serves me right for being in a comp with McCarthy. I
n other news Macca sliced and diced for the Dave Byron Hot Dog feast (eating not a riding style), the Greek representatives of our multi cultural club were out in full force but only one, Georgie, was man enough to compete. Our oldest Hellenic member, Stan, was in Bangkok which prompted very nasty comments from people who are supposedly his friends. I won’t repeat them here but they seemed to question the sex of the entertainers at the cultural centres Stan was visiting as part of his study tour of the Thai capital.
The sun was out, the surf wasn’t,Fluffy was selling souvenirs from the longboard titles (he got 4th in the over 35s mens division) out the back of the Dripping Wet truck which was parked in Dave Byron’s usual spot, Kimmy Mac who lost out during her heats in the Aussie titles forgot the comp was on and one of the BLCs founders, Barry McGuigan got a 4th placing in the over 65s (he’s 83!) despite being on chemo. Makes Gillo look like a bit of a wuz for pulling out for a simple bloodbin caused by the angry legal counsel of our club.
OK in the fifths it was Steve Joy from Tahu with new member Oliver Small (Oliver just remember you’re new and we don’t like smart alecs trying to show us up) then Donna and another new member Jennifer taking fifth. Sorry Jennifer that’s really dead last but we like your style.
In the Fourths everyone’s favourite school principal gave Keiran and Rodger a lesson (sorry) while the French bombshell Frankie who was handicapped by a severe case of night beforeits took last.
Steve McCarthy beat up Gilo to take first in the thirds (who was judging this?) with Wayne taking silver, and Gilo bronze but a gold medal for manning up. Wayne and Dennis shared the pitiful placings. I
n the seconds Georgie narrowly beat another new member, Myall, (Myall we don’t want to see too much of this..the Greeks can be very nasty), top pensioner Billy Norman came next with big Ross Smith stone motherless.
You know the story of the firsts, Rob Norman, Fluffy, Claire, a great performance from Timmy Pearson with the most beloved president in the history of the BLC f(or the last three days) Armo taking up the back of the pack.
In very poor decsions by the judiciary SJ aka the stud muffin let Claire win his heat and then had to go to look after starving children in Africa and so was given no points or credit, Foggy who stood in for the megaphone during the contest was not in the placings, nor was Dave Byron or Macca who worked wonders with the frankfurts.
Next contest is the 16th September . Feel free to bring birthday presents for SJ if you ever want to see your name in here again.
5ths 1 – Steve Joy 2 – Taku 3 – Oliver Small (new member) 4 – Donna Draper 5 – Jennifer (new member)
4ths 1 – John Dicks 2 – Keiran Lewis 3 – Rodger Jamieson 4 – Frankie Lewis
3rds 1 – Stephen McCarthy 2 – Wayne Dive 3 – Glen Gilligan (Who withdrew halfway through his final with a gash to the head and blood pouring down) 4 – Wayne Yates 5 – Dennis Sherriff
2nds 1 – George Haskas 2 – Myall (new member) 3 – Bill Norman 4 – Ross Smith
1sts 1 – Rob Norman (as a visitor, cannot take the trophy, so Fluffy wins it for 2nd month in a row) 2 – Fluffy 3 – Claire Norman 4 – Tim Pearson 5 – Paul Armstrong