Manjimup Cherry Pip Spitting 2008

The GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Competition was held again on the 13th of December in the main street of Manjimup. The Cherry Ambassadors had a warm up spit, followed by a celebrity spit off before the serious spitting began.

Jon Doust, Manjimup Cherry pip Spitting Competition  Cherry Pip Spitting Manjimup Cherry Pip Spitting Manjimup

Jon Doust and his intrepid assistant Wyatt Frederick Nixon-Lloyd got the crowd pumped up before a group of contestants began spitting their pips for a chance to represent Manjimup in the Cromwell cherry pip competition in New Zealand next year. Amongst this years contestants were some of last years spitters and one unsuspecting German tourist.

Cherry Ambassadors Manjimup  Manjimup Cherry Pip Spitting

Sadly the two time Australasian Pip Spit winner Michael Robertson lost his crown in Cromwell and was replaced by an equal engaging fellow Mike Bassett. Mike came face to face with his Manjimup nemesis Mark Vitler who was battling a stomach wog (fine excuse) and nearly didn't make the event at all.

Jo Perry Cherry pip spitting Cherry Pip spitter Manjimup cherry Pip Spitting

Manjimup cherry pip spitting German tourist cherry pip spitting Manjimup cherry pip spitter

Craig McSharer cherry pip spitting Mark Vilter Manjimup cherry pip spitter Mike Bassett Manjimup Cherry Pip Spitting champion

This years contestants included Beven Humphry, Callum Raper, Clayton Ellis, Adam Buckley, Jo Perry, Paul Blei, Craig McSharer, Mark Vitler (Local Champ)and Mike Bassett (NZ Champ).

So who took out this years Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Competition?

MikeBassett Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting champion Mike Bassett, Manjimup chery pip spit winner  Winning Cherry pip spit manjimup

Mike Bassett humbled his competitors with a winning spit of 13.3m on his very first attempt to retain his Australasian crown. Craig McSharer was the best of the locals and he will fly to New Zealand next year to try and restore some pride at the Cromwell Cherry Pip Spitting Competition.

Craig McSharer and Jon Doust

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