Casey Olympics

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This week at Casey: 22 March 2013

The main events

  • Shanghai darts
  • pool
  • table tennis

The Teams

“Magic Spot” Mark J. and Mick W.
“Sizzlers” Steve and Jeremy
“The ‘A’ Team” Aaron and Allan
“Bananas in Pyjamas” Ben M. and Ben H.
“Dickie Knee” Chad and Gavin
“The Storm Petrels” Lee and Scotty
“The ‘C’ Leopards” Leon and Tim
“The Bra Boys” Abrar and Andy
“The Twins” Michael and Matty

The "Casey Olympics" opening ceremony was not held in a massive stadium like the “birds nest” in Beijing, awe to modern architecture. Rather, it took place in the humble “Red Shed”, awe to modern Adelie penguins. The ceremony didn’t have impressive fireworks or light shows, just a simple disco ball glittering over the Wallow. Clearly, the Casey Olympics opening ceremony couldn’t have 14 000 performers. Instead there were the Storm Petrel team, dressed in matching blond mullet wigs and Weetbix sponsored cricket vests, dancing to “Eye of the Tiger.” And we can’t forget Gavin as Wilfred the Dog and Leon as a time-traveler from the 80s, disappointed by the progression of men’s fashion from happy pants to skinny jeans. Nevertheless, it was just as spectacular as the Beijing or London Olympics games.

With inspirational music like “We are the Champions” by Queen blasting over the speakers, everyone was amped for the upcoming events. Magic Spot, Sizzlers and The 'A' Team fought for their division’s top spot in darts. Allan, our station leader, was still experimenting with many throwing techniques mere hours before the event but could he master the Shang darts? To tell the truth, I can't remember. I was too occupied with my team, The Twins, busy dominating the table tennis event to actually notice. With Matty’s towering reach, my finesse, and the occasional show of agility, we demonstrated the art of winning. The Twins had consecutive wins against the ‘C’ Leopards and the Bra Boys. How did the incredible Twins do at pool and darts you ask? Uhh… “No comment!”

The impressive performance from the Storm Petrels in the opening ceremony did intimidate, and sent shivers down the spine of, the opposing teams. But their swagger was no match for the legitimate skills of Bananas in Pajamas, aka “team” Ben M. The Petrels did some entertaining but “bring it” they did not.

The event was a success, with great sportsmanship and friendly competition. The finals will be held next week to crown champions of darts, pool and table tennis. For sure The Twins have table tennis in the bag. Will it be as spectacular and spellbinding? We shall see!

Michael S

Gavin dress at Wilfred the dog and smiling for the camera
Gavin as Wilfred the dog
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Gavin dressed as Wilfred the dog playing pool
Wilfred playing pool
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Lee, dressed in a blond mullet wig flipping a coin to decide which team to break in pool
Flipping to break
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Ben in a low angle shot lining up pool cue and ball
Ben lining up the shot
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Scotty still wearing the mullet wig lining up for the shot in pool
Scotty taking the shot
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Leon with long curly blond wig wearing clothes popular in the 80's
Leon dressing up for the occasion
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Leon and Tim playing against Michael and Matty in match of table tennis
The C Leopards vs The Twins
(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)
Abrar and Andy playing table tennis, Abrar about to hit the ball
The Bra Boys
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
A close up of Mick throwing a dart with Allan in the background
Mick playing darts
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Allan the station leader throwing a dart with a number of spectators in the background
Allan's throwing technique
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
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