Tidbits (Timbits + Tedbits)
Thursday, October 28 -
Sitting on pins and needles waiting for the final round of the
championships? Me too! But off to breakfast first...
|France door-jams round 10...
||...and boards with the
USA and Russia will be jumping within minutes; France and Australia
are in the air. The judges will be waiting for all the dubs before they
begin judging, which will probably be between 1030 and 1100. Stay tuned!
USA and Russia are landing about now; I wish I could be there to
take some pictures, but the judging will begin very soon.
The buzz coming out of the dubbing room is the Russia has a very good
score. With a Taj > Mahal on the jump, anything in the 20s will be
good. And now the judging is starting, Germany is up first. Really loud
yellow jumpsuits and rigs. 14 points, but they have double-bust for a
10. Japan is next, this team trained back home in Eloy a lot this year,
and they have made a terrific showing here in Corowa, currently tied for
fifth place. 13 points for them, and they move alone into the fifth
position. And now France; they have a botched donut flake near the end
of working time, let's see how they score this. It's no-call, they get a
20. Next up, Australia XLR8. 16 points, another fine effort by the local
Okay, now Russia. Wow, a 23! Is it clean...yes, a 23! Nice jump! USA
needs a 20 to win...it's 21 points in time, the judges are
confirming...it's a 21! USA wins 8-way! Wow, two judges busted them, one
more and we'd have a jumpoff right now! What an ending!
A quick ending note, I think that I may be losing my Internet access
in an hour or so, and this may be my final report from here. If it is,
well, it sure was a good one, and thank you all for the OmniSupport!
Word has it we'll have Internet access through Saturday, so I will
have some more coming here tomorrow after the awards and closing
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