Bluff Oyster Fest 2015 - Results

26 May / Barnes Wild Bluff Oysters

The Barnes Wild Bluff Oysters team had a fantastic day at the 2015 Bluff Oyster and Food Festival on Saturday. The purpose build venue ensured a great day for all no matter the weather - well done to the committee on such a successful event.

We were thrilled to place third in the Food Stall competition while some of our staff experienced individual success in the Oyster Opening competitions, notably our very own Vic Pearsey who took out the Womens 50 Oysters title for the fifth time running!

Ricci Grant and Keith Dawson were both placed in the Mens 50 Oysters competition while Greg Claxton joined Keith in the Blindfold 10 Oysters placings.

In perhaps the most exciting match up of the day, team Barnes initially finished equal with team Direct Fish in the relay, but was unlucky to go down in an intense tie breaker by just five seconds.

Congratulations to all those who competed and placed.

RESULTS

OYSTER OPENING

MENS (50 Oysters)

1st - Shane Wixon (Ngai Tahu) 2 minutes 38 seconds

2nd - Ricci Grant (Barnes) 2 minutes 50 seconds

3rd - Keith Dawson (Barnes) 2 minutes 53 seconds

WOMENS (50 Oysters)

1st - Victoria Pearsey (Barnes) 3 minutes

2nd - Peg Bishop (Direct Fish) 3 minutes 02 seconds

3rd - Here Witehira (Barnes) 4 minutes

BLINDFOLD (10 Oysters)

1st - Shane Wixon (Ngai Tahu) 34.33 seconds

2nd - Keith Dawson (Barnes) 1 minute 06 seconds

3rd - Greg Claxton (Barnes) 1 minutes 14 seconds

RELAY (20 per opener)

1st - Team Direct Fish 4 minutes 49 seconds (won a tie breaker with a time of 1 minute 01 seconds)

2nd - Team Barnes 4 minutes 49 seconds (lost a tie breaker with a time of 1 minute 06 seconds)

OYSTER EATING

MENS

Shane Drozdzak - Invercargill

OYSTER EATING

WOMENS

Cynthea Corbett - Dunedin

FOOD STALL COMPETITION

1st - Food@Clifton

2nd - Divine Dish

3rd - Barnes Wild Bluff Oysters

Results curtsey of The Southland Times- for full results and more details including a brief history of the festival, click here

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