Another King of the Pin competition has been run and won. Our fresh new team of dedicated and hard-working members worked tirelessly for the whole weekend to make our competition the success it was. Our very own Scott Lamond from 91.7FM ABC Gold Coast was MC for the day, and he kept everyone involved and informed as the day progressed. This fresh new team will keep King of the Pin successful for many years to come, and we will be the comp to watch for in the future.
This year’s event was up in numbers, 509 to be exact, and we enjoyed better weather conditions than normal. At least, this year the wind played the game but not the rain! This year’s comp was dominated by tailor, with some pretty impressive fish being brought to the scales. This year’s new venue was the Gem Hotel, which gave us a lot more room and made the day a lot more comfortable for everyone in attendance.
A special thanks to Mr Rodney Watt for taking the time to be our independent adjudicator again this year. Thankfully this year his job was not too hard, as last year Sundowners set a standard and vowed to keep it up this year.
Again this year a sizable donation given to the Beenleigh Special School who, without Sundowners’ donations throughout the years, would not be able to give some of the special extras required.
Through the support of our sponsors this year we were able to increase the giveaways and random draw prize packs from 25 to over 60. Well done to everyone who managed to win something during the day, especially our unexpected dancers.
With many happy winners this year it was great to have 103 junior entrants, with a total of 509 anglers entering. Thanks to everyone for participating, for your Likes on Facebook and also your feedback on the comp. We will continue to keep everyone informed of our club’s events and next year’s King of the Pin throughout the coming year. Tell your friends about us! We are running free membership for the next 12 months for those who entered King of the Pin 2014.
The 2015 comp will be held on 29-31 May. Keep your eye on our Facebook page and the Sundowners website (www.sundownersfishing.com) for all the details.
Finally, I would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters: Club Marine, Austackle, Gem Bait and Tackle, Gem Hotel, 5 Star Timbers, Almar Machinery Sales, Alvey Reels, Anaconda Everton Park, Beenleigh Goodyear, Bush and Beach, Cabbage Tree General Store, Cabbage Tree boat hire, Crawford Marine, Datatel, Pritchard Tipper Hire, De Bortoli Wines, Direct Hit Trenchless, Eagle Car Wreckers, East Coast Trimming, Gold Rush Boats, Greens Marine Stainless, Klik Sinkers, Matty Saverin Plumbing, Multi Spares, Ocean Angler, Office National, Qld Fishing Monthly, Rudi Maas Marina, Southport Dive Centre, Southside Marine Trimming, Tackle Warehouse Coorparoo, Trader Tag, Jacobs Well VMR, Vulcan Steel, Water Tower Bait and Tackle, Wedderburn Scales, Yatala Landscaping, Yatala Outboard Wreckers, Jacobs Well bait and Tackle, Victoria Bait & Tackle, Webforge, Beenleigh Bowls Club, Lucky Strike Lures, Cappuccino Xpress coffee van, Charlton’s Bait and Tackle, Visy and Wilson Tackle. - Don Vogel
|King of the Pin||Steve Badger (Senior)|
|King of the Pin||Jack Brehmer (Junior)|
|Men’s Tailor||Steve Badger||0 2.790|
|Men’s Whiting||Ben Longden||0.502|
|Men’s Flathead||Josh Charles||2.586|
|Men’s Bream||Clive Gray||0.722|
|Men’s Jew||Mark Deyude||11.200|
|Ladies Tailor||Lidiya Penc||0.727|
|Ladies Whiting||Kim Eley||0.376|
|Ladies Flathead||Lidiya Penc||1.458|
|Ladies Bream||Stephanie Zipf||0.662|
|Ladies Jew||Val Hunter||5.088|
|Boys Tailor||Jack Brehmer||0.994|
|Boys Whiting||Jack Brehmer||0.392|
|Boys Flathead||Nathan Huth||1.508|
|Boys Bream||Jett Coe||0.672|
|Boys Jew||Jay Entriken||6.3975|
|Girls Tailor||Jessica Hirning||0.848|
|Girls Whiting||Ashleigh Powell||0.346|
|Girls Flathead||Jessica Hirning||1.078|
|Girls Bream||Madalyn Peddie||0.584|