Interstate Unicycle Hockey Comp - Pre-Match Update

Here's the latest news on this Sundays' Interstate Unicycle Hockey competition, from Ashley Curtis:

So far we are looking like an 8 team comp. 2 teams for each Revesby, Canberra, Sydney & Northern Beaches.

If your team hasn't registered, or you wish to join a team, let me know asap. There are a couple of spots on teams avaliable.

Also we will be introducing the start of the trial process to make the Australian unicycle hockey team for APUC in December - A set of standard skills you can be tested for.

I am going to Germany to play on a unicycle hockey team for the best part of this year, leaving on January 29th. Nic Vevers & Luke Hilderbraat will take over as co-captains for the Australian Unicycle Hockey Team to help organise team selections and training leading up to APUC.

I am planning to be back for APUC so i'll see you guys there, or this weekend.

Darwin Wet-Season Madness - January 12th

Josh Ingrames from Unicycle NT has organised "Wet-Season Madness" in Darwin to stop (or start) you going troppo.

The event is an all day mixed races format being held in locations around Darwin on Saturday 12th January 2013 - 8:30am - 7:30pm (approx).

To take part, get in touch with Josh by joshingrames [at] hotmail [dot] com (email) or phone: 0408 081 701 or see the Unicycle NT page on Facebook.

Competition Details

A series of 4 timed events:

  • Up-hill - 100m
  • Distance (footpath) - 2.5Km
  • Down-hill - short, not too technical - best of 3 runs
  • Speed Trials

There is a limit of 2 unicycles per rider (eg a 20" and 24"; or 20" and 36" etc) and each event is relatively short in distance.

The person with the shortest time overall will be the winner.

There will also be an officially recorded High Jump and Long Jump competition at the Speed Trials venue.

Other Information

  • Volunteers will be needed to help with time keeping
  • The event is expected to be free of charge (watch the Facebook page for any changes)
  • You will need to be a current AUS member - you can join or renew on the day ($10)

This is an official AUS event

Unicycle Hockey Day - interstate comp.

Ok people, gear up for our one day Hockey Tournament - with the perpetual hockey trophy up for grabs. Please direct any questions about this event to abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis) (0414 321 150) or Luke Hilderbraat. Here's all the details:

Date: 8:00am sharp - 3:30pm, Sunday 20 January 2013. Yes, it's an early start but we have to be off the court on time, as wheelchair rugby players are training at 4pm - stick around to check that out if you want.

Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Center (Riverwood YMCA), Cnr Belmore Rd and the M5 Riverwood, Sydney.

Cost & AUS membership: Cost is $10 per rider. This is an Australian Unicycle Society (AUS) event so you will need to be an AUS member to play - see the AUS web site for membership details.

Teams and individuals: We want TEAMS to register their attendance so get your teams organised. We want to know how many teams will be here in advance so the schedule will be ready to go at the start of the day, as it's an early finish (contact: abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis)  or 0414 321 150) . If you do not have enough players to make up a team, let me know that you are coming at least a week before the event and we will find you a team. Team Captains let me know what your teams are. We are expecting at least one team each from Revesby, Sydney, Northern Beaches and Canberra. We would love to also have teams or players from Melbourne, Northern Territory and any other unicycle hockey enthusiasts.

Sam Thomas takesThe Ride to Conquer Cancer

Ride Update

A personal message from Sam:

The countdown has officially begun!
 
The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is just around the corner! I can't find the words to tell you how great it feels to know that together we ARE making a difference in the fight against cancer!
 
You may or may not of heard, I had a nasty crash on my unicycle while training last week...I have had the week off training and my scabs are healing! however my right heel is still really bruised and i'm unable to put weight on it without pain! :-S I'm still planning to do the ride however! So your help would be even more appreciated to help me get over the line.
 
I have until October 27 to exceed my goal and I need your help getting there. Will you please sponsor me now?

Visit my personal page and please donate!
 

Also be sure to visit my Wife Michelle's page and donate her some money too, I will struggle to complete the ride without her support and therefore she needs yours also :-)
 
The Ride is only a couple weeks away! I'm grateful for everyone's support.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Samuel

Chiltern ride for Movember

Mal Bird is looking for unicyclists to join him in the Chiltern Mo Ride - a charity ride for Movember where Unicyclists are welcome, and no moustach is required.

The ride is on the weekend of 24th-25th of Movember, in Chiltern, Victoria.

There are a range of ride options with a choice of distances and terrains, so something for every uni rider.

Full details at the website, or download the application form.

Uninats 2013 to host the 4th Asia Pacific Unicycling Championships

Uninats, with added APUC!

It's official -  ACT Unicycle Riders will be the hosts for Uninats 2013, the Australian Unicycle Championships, between the 12th and 16th of December 2013 in Canberra ACT.

In turn, Uninats 2013 will be the host for the 4th Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships (APUC).

Australia will be hosting international riders from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and hopefully Japan and the Phillipines at the 2013 Uninats, which will be held

Hosting APUC will give all Australian riders a chance to meet, ride and compete with great overseas unicyclists, and gives us a chance to repay the hospitality provided to Australians in every host country at previous Asia-Pacific events.

As an official event of the Canberra 100 centenary celebrations, Uninats 2013 will benefit from the experienced organising team from ACTURS and also the great venues and facilities in our national capital.

Keep watching the AUS website for further information as the detailed program is confirmed and we can open registrations.

Why December?

Finding dates which align with holidays and school breaks across Asia meant that next December was the best option, despite it being late in the year and quite a wait from the last Uninats.

To make sure you get your unicycling fix, AUS would like to organise as many 'mini' events as possible in the next year to keep everyone busy. If you would like to run an event day or weekend in your area, please get in touch!

Looking for Newcastle unicyclists

Ben Davis is looking to meet up with other unicyclists and explore Newcastle - he's especially interested in trials unicycling. He will be free most of this week. If you want to meet up, please contact blaziken_ben [at] hotmail [dot] com (Ben )directly.

 

Unicon 16, Brixen/Bressanone

Well, we're back from Unicon 16, unicycles unpacked and thousands of photos to sort through. It was a fantastic event and congratulations to all the Australian participants who took part: Ennio from Perth, Joseph from Darwin, Trevor and Dan from Brisbane, David and Jackie from Canberra, Ben, Christine, Cris, Jamey and Rochelle from Sydney, and George from Melbourne. Also a shout out to Tynan from Vancouver, and Brian and Tony from New Zealand who obliged by playing on the Australian hockey team. We had great fun catching up with friends from around the world and making new ones.

Set beneath the truely awesome Dolomite mountains, the picturesque Italian town of Brixen/Bressanone really embraced the Unicon, inviting over 2000 unicyclists to make as much use of the town and surrounds as possible. Unicon kicked off with a grand gathering at the main stadium. Following the whip cracking entertainment, riders and their supporters led a parade through town to the main piazza for a welcome by the mayor and town brass band, and a demonstration of schuhplattler or traditional folk dance. Brixen/Bressanone has much to offer the unicycle tourist, great cycle paths, hiking, mountain cycling, Aquarena water park, plenty of beer, pasta/pizza and, not to be missed, Thursday party nights – which were a great surprise – we loved the traditional costumes sported by some revelers in town!

Northern Beaches Unicycle Club (Sydney NSW)

Sydney's newest unicycle club - the Northern Beaches Unicycle Club NBUC!

Charles Allum is running the club at Curl Curl youth and community hall on Monday nights - this is now a full-time / year round club (weather permitting!)

The idea is to get the kids & adult unicyclists in the Northern Beaches together to meet & practice unicycling on a regular basis - a bi-weekly social that is a great success!

Session time: Monday nights approx 7-9pm
Cost: $5 includes bickies
Location: Curl Curl Youth & Community Centre, Abbot Road, North Curl Curl, NSW
More Details: NBUC Facebook Page

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This is an official AUS affiliated club.

Uninats 2012 Results

Congratulations to all those who took part in Uninats!  Here is the full list of results.

FLATLAND

GROUP

 

POSITION

NAME

Juniors

1

Waylon Batt

 

Pointscore & Participation Results

After much counting of smiley stamps, the final pointscore winners can be announced at last.

Jaryd Harris wins the Uninats 2012 Overall Champion title, and also managed to win the overall participation score by one point. Well done to Jaryd!

All the participation and pointscore winners below who haven't already win a voucher from Unicycle.Com will be receiving one in the mail soon!

Particpation Winners

Riders who entered or participated in the most events over the Uninats weekend:

  • Junior Female - Kiera Burnet - 18 points
  • Junior Male - Ben Weller - 31 points
  • Open Female - Kim Monty - 19 points
  • Open Male - Jaryd Harris - 32 points
  • Masters Female - Christine O'Connor - 11 points
  • Masters Male - Ty Peters - 21 points

Pointscore Winners

Riders who scored the most points overall:

  • Junior Female - Lily McLaughlin - 49 points
  • Junior Male - Joseph Baronio - 78 points
  • Open Female - Kim Monty - 47 points
  • Open Male - Jaryd Harris - 88 points
  • Masters Female - Christine O'Connor - 41 points
  • Masters Male - Ty Peters - 48 points

 

27 New Records set in Australian Nationals

Our list of Australian Records has now been updated from the Uninats 2012 results and we have a total of 27 new Australian records to announce!

Speed Trial - Flying 40m - Results

Here are the speed-trial results from the electronically timed "Flying 40m" on Sunday.

There are no group divisions or ribbons for this event - the winner of each wheel size gets to call themselves "the fastest Australian Unicyclist".

Trials - Final Results

The Expert Open Male category in the trials competition came down to a repeat of the Uninats 2010 battle between Joel Gleeson and Kevin Wharton, tied on 30 points each after completing every line in the Trials course.

This year Joel turned the tables and emerged the victor, claiming the title of Australian National Unicycle Trials Champion! We hope to have video soon - look for the Photos and Videos link.

The trials winners in each group are shown below.  Ribbons will be posted out. Individual results will be published when we type up the full event results.

Novice

Category

Uninats 2012 - Post-Nats News

The events of Uninats 2012 have finished, but the fun goes on!

Photos and Videos

Please send us links to your photos and videos and we'll collect them here on the web site.

Video Prize

There is also a prize of a Unicycle.com voucher for the best Uninats 2012 video received by the 30th of April, so break out the Final Cut or After-Effects and get cracking!

Final Results

Trials results will be up on the web site very soon. Once they are worked out we will start on the stack of pointscore cards.

There are still various prizes and vouchers to be awarded once we have all the final results - stay tuned!

AUS Records

The AUS records table on the website will be updated as far as we can, but please check your own times and let us know if you think you have a new record that we miss.