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The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

                                                 

                PRESENTED BY SUNPORK/SWICKERS

Experience the crazy thrill of rolling a pumpkin down a hill, across the road and up the gully on the other side.  See how good you are! Enter the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ and have the chance to become the Champion for 2017. Nowhere else in the world will you get the opportunity to roll a pumpkin down Policeman’s Hill. 

 

Registering on festival day:

Nominations open at 8.30am at the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ Nomination booth located in the BGA carparking lot. Nominate early or you may miss out. Nominations close at 1.00pm.

How to nominate:

  • Bring your table pumpkin (minimum diameter 12cm) with you to the registration desk
  • Adult roll entry fee $10.00 + BYO pumpkin
  • Juvenile (14 & under) roll entry fee $2.00 + BYO pumpkin
  • Registration officer will record your details, mark your pumpkin and collect payment
  • Collect a set of rules

 


PRIZE MONEY

Adult Roll
First Prize $350 + name on perpetual shield and small trophy to take home
Second Prize $100

 

Juvenile Roll
First Prize $100 + name on perpetual shield
Second Prize $50

 

Lucky Spot

$1000 to the person whose pumpkin is on the lucky spot at the end of the roll. If more than one pumpkin is on the spot at the end of the roll, then the money is shared equally.

 


       Be sure to read the RULES below for the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™




RULES

1. Registration for the roll (found in the BGA parking lot): $10.00 per adult competitor and $2.00 per juvenile competitor. Pumpkins must accompany competitors when lodging registration at the booth.

2. Pumpkins can be either purchased on the day or you can bring your own with you. Pumpkins must be at least 12cm in diameter.

3. Each pumpkin will bear the identification of the Pumpkin Festival organizing committee.

4. A competitor will be disqualified if:

  • the pumpkin leaves the marked track.
  • the competitor crosses the start line or any part thereof.
  • after the start, the pumpkin is touched by anyone.

5. Pumpkins can be pushed, rolled or bowled using an underarm action. No throwing or overarm bowling of pumpkins is allowed.

6. Competitors/spectators cannot enter the designated pumpkin track at any time during or following the roll until results are recorded.

7. Competitors must assemble at the start line at 1.30pm for marshalling (top of Policeman’s Hill/Hodge Street).

8. Any competitor not present when his/her names/number is called for marshalling will be disqualified.

9. The competition will be run in two divisions:

  • Adult (over 14 years)
  • Juvenile (14 years and under)

If there is any doubt, proof of age will be required for juveniles.

10. If a pumpkin is deemed by the registration officer to be too big for safety in the roll, then that pumpkin will not be registered (e.g. well oversized table pumpkin).

11. The judges’ decisions are final.



Registrations OPEN at 8:30AM and CLOSE at 1:00PM



(Table pumpkins only – Butternut Pumpkins are not recommended for rolling.)

 

Great Australian Pumpkin Roll Champions since 1997

Year Juvenile Roll Adult Roll Total rollers
1997 Brenda Harth
Toowoomba
Justin Cross
Goomeri
71
1998 Rachel Harch
Goomeri
Tom Holding
Goomeri
89
1999 Kate Fisher
Kingscliff NSW
Ray Carey
Gold Coast
92
2000 Sam Hatton
Maryborough
Wayne Stickley
Kallangur
99
2001 Shaun Finney
Manumbar
Stuart Mitchell
Brisbane
144
2002 Nicholas Dimmick
Gayndah
M Salisbury
Nanango
138
2003 Vanessa Giles
Goomeri
Shane Johnstone
Brisbane
233
2004 Ben Campbell
Goomeri
Mulga Bill
Rockhampton
326
2005 Joshua Jusuf
Tarragindi
Barbara Hughes
Mooloolaba
317
2006 Denver Bennett
Landsborough
Brendan Wessling
Beaudesert
301
2007 Rebecca Jusuf
Tarragindi
Chris McKenzie
Coolum Beach
377
2008 Ryan Stower
Murgon
Lily Lewis
Pomona
477
2009 Jordan Cornilsen
Coolum

Ron Turner
Burpengary

615
2010 Mickala Hamilton
Cooroy
Rebecca Millman
Gympie
680
2011

Lachlan Dean
Buderim

Allan Young
Brisbane 4019
658
2012 Rachel Wallace
Murgon
Kelly Larter
Brisbane
650
2013 Meg Mason
Toowoomba
Dave Eiser 600
2014

Oliver Westbury
Gundiah

James Adamson
Gympie
550
2015 Cory McGregor
Kallangur
Steven Larter
Upper Kedron
2016 Clover Youngman
Sandgate
Scott Cossens
Mango Hill
534
2017

 

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