Boomerang Championships to be held in Piara Waters

Fahmi Muhammad (Indonesia). Photo: Jon Hewson. d492327 communitypix.com.au
Fahmi Muhammad (Indonesia). Photo: Jon Hewson. d492327 communitypix.com.au

BOOMERANGS will fly this weekend as the best throwers from around the world converge on Piara Waters Pavilion for the Australian Boomerang Championships.

On top of the best from Australia, the competition will also feature the top three Indonesian throwers and world number seven Takeshi Honda from Japan battling it out for glory.

The event will be broken into six categories including longest time in the air, accuracy, quickest time to throw and catch the boomerang and trick catch.

Australian champion Roger Perry said it was great to have the 50th competition held on his home turf in 2019.

“The Australian Championships are held in different cities each year but as this was a very large event, the 50th, we chose Perth as it is very convenient for our Asian visitors and many of the throwers are living in Perth,” he said.

“The competition is open to the general public and it is a free event, people will get to see amazing high tech boomerangs used by throwers who have spent thousands of hours perfecting their craft.

“There will also be an event at lunch where people can have a go and try an accuracy event where you could win a fee boomerang.”

The Australian Boomerang Championships are at Piara Waters Pavilion on April 14 from 9am to 5pm.