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Uninats 2014 - Sydney Northern Beaches - October 3rd-6th 2014

AUS Uninats 2014 is definitely on from October 3rd-6th 2014.

This news has been circulated but has scrolled off the front page already, so this is just a reminder in case you were wondering or need to confirm.

Venues are still being finalised, but the action will centre around the Sydney Northern Beaches as the event is being hosted by Northern Beaches Unicycle Club and organised by Charlie and his team.

Put the date in your diary - registrations will open once the venues (and therefore costs) are finalised.

This is Labour Day Holiday Long Weekend in some states, and usually also the finals of some football thing or other - you'll get over it...

 

AUHL3 - Northern Beaches

While some people were breaking out the cake to celebrate the Queens birthday, a horde of unicyclists were meeting to celebrate the sport of Unicycle Hockey.

This competition saw the addition of a new team to the competition in the NBUC Pirates as well as a scratch team, the Newtown Sloths. With well over 50 riders AUHL3 was the biggest tournament held so far.

Nine teams took part in the tournament which involved two pools and finals.

SWS Wombats were undefeated to finish top of pool A with NBUC Stingrays replicating this feat in pool B. The final saw SWS Wombats defeat the NBUC Stingrays 7-9 in an action packed game with many skilled goals.

The SWS Vikings who were the previous tournament champions took third place.

1st - SWS Wombats
2nd - NBUC Stingrays
3rd - SWS Vikings

First half of the final in which Stingrays led 5-4. Wombats came home strong to win 7-9

Australian Unicycle Hockey League Canberra Tournament

Second tournament of the year completed. 

Canberra hosted their first tournament for the newly formed Australian Unicycle Hockey League (AUHL) over the weekend.

Teams that took part in the competition were the Canberra Bushrangers, SWS Wombats, NBUC Stingrays, NBUC Riptides, North Canberra Roos, Newtown Zombies, and SWS Vikings.

Though only the second tournament of the year, it was clear from first bully off that all teams had improved since the competition a month before.

The previous tournament winners, South-West Sydney Wombats, found themselves with many tough games as teams aimed up in an attempt to shut down their players. They played well to grind out enough wins to take second place.

The Stingrays from the Northern Beaches managed to pull their team together after seventh spot in the previous tournament. Focusing their aggression on winning games instead of fighting with each other on court, they managed to keep it together to take third place.

The clear stars of the tournament were the South-West Sydney Vikings who despite fielding a four man side pillaged their way to tournament champions. Through skilled passing and excellent court coverage they shut out enough opposing teams to take the top spot.

It was great to see that many teams outside of the top three managed draws with teams on the podium. This showed that the level of unicycle hockey in Australia is improving rapidly with many teams dedicating more time to team practice and skills sessions. This recent improvement in Australian hockey is most likely due to the newly formed AUHL.

2 Unicycle Hockey Teams to represent Australia at APUC 2103

Two teams have been selected to represent Australia at this years Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships in Canberra. The teams were chosen by a selection panel. The teams, whose names are still to be revealed are;

Charles Allum - NBUC
Ashley Curtis - Revesby
Luke Hilderbraat - Revesby
Tom Lambert - Canberra
Jamey Mossengren - NBUC
Nic Vevers - Canberra

Cris Bailiff - Sydney
Nic Ballantyne - Revesby
Cameron Blight - Revesby
Ryan Chadwick - Sydney
Luke Machon - NBUC
Shane Machon - NBUC
Matt Price - Sydney

Congratulations to all of the above mentioned people. In the case of unavailability, please notify us, and a replacement will be selected.

You will be contacted in regards to training details shortly.

Regards,
Ashley Curtis

AUS Street and Flat weekend 2013 - Sydney April 20+21st

Chris Wallace has organised the AUS Street & Flat 2013 to be held at Waterloo skatepark, Sydney - 20th and the 21st of April. Be ready to ride by 10.00am on Saturday 20th!

The entry price for competitors is $20, and you will need to be a current AUS member to cover insurance ($10 to join on the day if you're not currently a member).

It is free for spectators! The prizes are a medal and certificate.

They are awarded to first, second and third place in the following events:

  • Street expert
  • Street intermediate
  • Flat expert
  • Flat intermediate
  • High jump
  • Long jump

    If you would like to be a judge for the Street and Flatland comps then please contact Chris via the Facebook page or  by email ChrisW1096 [at] gmail [dot] com ASAP. Judges very much wanted!
For any questions about the event and to follow the organisation check out the Street & Flat Facebook page. 

 

Interstate Unicycle Hockey Comp - Pre-Match Update

Here's the latest news on this Sundays' Interstate Unicycle Hockey competition, from Ashley Curtis:

So far we are looking like an 8 team comp. 2 teams for each Revesby, Canberra, Sydney & Northern Beaches.

If your team hasn't registered, or you wish to join a team, let me know asap. There are a couple of spots on teams avaliable.

Also we will be introducing the start of the trial process to make the Australian unicycle hockey team for APUC in December - A set of standard skills you can be tested for.

I am going to Germany to play on a unicycle hockey team for the best part of this year, leaving on January 29th. Nic Vevers & Luke Hilderbraat will take over as co-captains for the Australian Unicycle Hockey Team to help organise team selections and training leading up to APUC.

I am planning to be back for APUC so i'll see you guys there, or this weekend.

Unicycle Hockey Day - interstate comp.

Ok people, gear up for our one day Hockey Tournament - with the perpetual hockey trophy up for grabs. Please direct any questions about this event to abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis) (0414 321 150) or Luke Hilderbraat. Here's all the details:

Date: 8:00am sharp - 3:30pm, Sunday 20 January 2013. Yes, it's an early start but we have to be off the court on time, as wheelchair rugby players are training at 4pm - stick around to check that out if you want.

Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Center (Riverwood YMCA), Cnr Belmore Rd and the M5 Riverwood, Sydney.

Cost & AUS membership: Cost is $10 per rider. This is an Australian Unicycle Society (AUS) event so you will need to be an AUS member to play - see the AUS web site for membership details.

Teams and individuals: We want TEAMS to register their attendance so get your teams organised. We want to know how many teams will be here in advance so the schedule will be ready to go at the start of the day, as it's an early finish (contact: abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis)  or 0414 321 150) . If you do not have enough players to make up a team, let me know that you are coming at least a week before the event and we will find you a team. Team Captains let me know what your teams are. We are expecting at least one team each from Revesby, Sydney, Northern Beaches and Canberra. We would love to also have teams or players from Melbourne, Northern Territory and any other unicycle hockey enthusiasts.

Uninats 2012 Results

Congratulations to all those who took part in Uninats!  Here is the full list of results.

FLATLAND

GROUP

 

POSITION

NAME

Juniors

1

Waylon Batt

 

Pointscore & Participation Results

After much counting of smiley stamps, the final pointscore winners can be announced at last.

Jaryd Harris wins the Uninats 2012 Overall Champion title, and also managed to win the overall participation score by one point. Well done to Jaryd!

All the participation and pointscore winners below who haven't already win a voucher from Unicycle.Com will be receiving one in the mail soon!

Particpation Winners

Riders who entered or participated in the most events over the Uninats weekend:

  • Junior Female - Kiera Burnet - 18 points
  • Junior Male - Ben Weller - 31 points
  • Open Female - Kim Monty - 19 points
  • Open Male - Jaryd Harris - 32 points
  • Masters Female - Christine O'Connor - 11 points
  • Masters Male - Ty Peters - 21 points

Pointscore Winners

Riders who scored the most points overall:

  • Junior Female - Lily McLaughlin - 49 points
  • Junior Male - Joseph Baronio - 78 points
  • Open Female - Kim Monty - 47 points
  • Open Male - Jaryd Harris - 88 points
  • Masters Female - Christine O'Connor - 41 points
  • Masters Male - Ty Peters - 48 points

 

Photos & Videos

Here is a collection of all the stories, videos and public photos we know about for Uninats 2012.

If you have photos or videos we can add here, send details to aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au (the editor) or contact us. Either links or attachments are fine.

Photos

Muni - Downhill

A bit of downhill anyone?

Mark Lavis in the You-Yangs - Photo by Matty

Videos

Group Freestyle

27 New Records set in Australian Nationals

Our list of Australian Records has now been updated from the Uninats 2012 results and we have a total of 27 new Australian records to announce!

Speed Trial - Flying 40m - Results

Here are the speed-trial results from the electronically timed "Flying 40m" on Sunday.

There are no group divisions or ribbons for this event - the winner of each wheel size gets to call themselves "the fastest Australian Unicyclist".

Trials - Final Results

The Expert Open Male category in the trials competition came down to a repeat of the Uninats 2010 battle between Joel Gleeson and Kevin Wharton, tied on 30 points each after completing every line in the Trials course.

This year Joel turned the tables and emerged the victor, claiming the title of Australian National Unicycle Trials Champion! We hope to have video soon - look for the Photos and Videos link.

The trials winners in each group are shown below.  Ribbons will be posted out. Individual results will be published when we type up the full event results.

Novice

Category

Uninats 2012 - Post-Nats News

The events of Uninats 2012 have finished, but the fun goes on!

Photos and Videos

Please send us links to your photos and videos and we'll collect them here on the web site.

Video Prize

There is also a prize of a Unicycle.com voucher for the best Uninats 2012 video received by the 30th of April, so break out the Final Cut or After-Effects and get cracking!

Final Results

Trials results will be up on the web site very soon. Once they are worked out we will start on the stack of pointscore cards.

There are still various prizes and vouchers to be awarded once we have all the final results - stay tuned!

AUS Records

The AUS records table on the website will be updated as far as we can, but please check your own times and let us know if you think you have a new record that we miss.

 

Official Uninats 2012 Program

The full Uninats 2012 Program of Events is now available as a PDF.

The program has all the venue information, maps, timetables and other information you need to find your way around and enjoy Uninats 2012.

You can print your own colour copy, or pick up a black & white one at the registration desk on arrival.

Pick the "brochure" version below if you can print double sided and would like to make your own A5 booklet.

Pick the "linear" version for regular printing on A5 or "2-up" on A4 paper.