Cherry Harmony Festival 2006

While the Ashes were being fought at the WACA ground in Perth, Western Australia, another battle was being fought in the beautiful little town of Manjimup in the South West of the State, “The GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Competition”. And what a fantastic battle it was. New Zealand champion Michael Robertson flew direct from Cromwell to defend the title. Pipped against strong competition, including Better Homes and Gardens star Rob Palmer, local lad Paul Omodei and our own representative, Aidan Montague, Michael saved his best till last to retain his title, with an enormous spit of 11m. Rob Palmer came in a very close second followed by Paul Omodei and lets just say Aidan was asked to leave the event early. However we are happy to announce that GlobeVista will be sending Paul (as local winner) back to Cromwell in 2007 to hopefully reclaim the trophy and honour. Michael, who was a fantastic ambassador for NZ, has promised to defend the 2007 title because he wants another trip back to Manjimup next year.

As sponsors for the pip spitting competition GlobeVista (Aidan, Simon and myself) we would like to thank the town of Manjimup for a fantastic weekend and would especially like to thank all the organisers of the event who welcomed us so warmly . We had no idea what we were getting into when Jon Doust asked us to get involved in “spitting”, but we are so glad we did.

To find out more about the festival and how you can enter the pip spitting competion just click here, Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival.

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