Last minute challenges
The final of the Davis darts competition had to be played and a very hotly-contested game it was with the two finalists, Tim and Scott, requiring the best of three games to determine the winner. The Davis darts perpetual trophy is known as the Perry Anderson Trophy named after last year’s winner who tragically lost his life in 2013. This year’s winner was Tim, who held a slight advantage as he stayed on from last winter and managed to get a lot of practise in.
Another well-deserved trophy went to Misty and her team of Air Ground Support Officers (AGSO) for being runners up to a team of plant operators in the “unofficial” drum crushing competition. There is no shame in being second and Misty’s team managed to crush 160 drums in one day compared to the plant operators who did 163.
The station beach volleyball competition was also played this week but it was unknown who the winner actually was as there was a bit of swindling with the scores, so an honourable draw was the best outcome. Really, everyone was a winner; who else can have bragging rights to playing beach volleyball in sub-zero temperatures on one of the very few beaches in Antarctica!