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The Pearlers' Games 2019

Introducing... The Pearlers' Games, a fresh take on the iconic 'Chinatown Games' of 1999 - 2002. A favourite for many who experienced these events as part of the Shinju Matsuri Festival.

The Pearlers' Games are set to take place on the streets of Chinatown along Dampier Terrace on Sat 25th May 2019 from 2.30 - 5.30pm as part of the inaugural 'Chinatown Discovery Festival'

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INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER EARLY TO ASSIST IN SCHEDULING OF CHALLENGES, AS WELL, 'ON THE DAY REGISTRATIONS' WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IF OPENINGS EXIST
DON'T MISS OUT!!

4 Person Team

The Main Event....
'Cygnet Bay Masters Cup'
Teams of 4 will compete in skill and strength challenges
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Individual

Both Serious and Social....
A collection of 1 and 2-person Challenges across a range of skills. Sure to be fun!
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Tug-O-War

Go Head to Head....
6-8 Person Teams go in the rounds for industry battles and over-all champions titles!
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Games and Challenges

The Pearlers' Games has been created around both Skilled and Social style challenges for 1, 2, 4 and 6-8 person teams with aim to involve both the serious and the casual players.

The information below explains each of the categories and an overview of whats involved in each challenge/game.

A big thank you to each of our sponsors for awesome prizes and contributions to help make these games come to life.

The 'Cygnet Bay' Masters Cup

4-Person Teams / Skill and Strength / Multiple Challenges / $20 team fee
The Main Event of the Pearlers' Games lies with The Cygnet Bay Masters Cup where teams of 4 will compete in diverse challenges based around skills and ways of the past and present Pearling Industry.

Teams will be required to tie knots, pack shells, race loaded rickshaws, haul & coil ropes and manage running in flippers among other challenges, all while working as a team and competing for the ultimate Pearlers' Games glory.
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'Hutchinson Real Estate' Tug-Of-War Arena

6-8 Person Teams / Battle for Industry and Overall Title / $10 team fee
Hutchy's Tug-of-War Arena will be the centre of sporting, community, trade, corporate and social competition as teams of 6-8 will vie for the title of tug champions, both overall and in their respective categories.

Teams must consist of a minimum of 2 male and 2 female competitors, lead by tier team captain. A Captain can register their team now and build the team leading up to the event
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'Willie Creek' Dive Collector Race

2-Person Teams / Social Fun Challenge / $5 individual registration required
In an effort to collect as many shells and items as possible while both managing their diving equipment and staying tethered to their essential dive line, teams of two will compete for most items collected within a certain time frame.

Diving helmets, flippers, shell baskets, divers rope and boat buoys' are sure to be present
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The 'Bill Reed' Flipper Race

Single Person Races / Social Fun Challenge / $5 individual registration required
A classic of the original Chinatown Games, the Bill Reed Flipper Race returns to delight spectators as competitors race to the finish line, with knees launching high, in an effort to achieve best time. 
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'Anastasia's Of Broome' Pearl Shell Pack

Single Person Races / Social Fun Challenge / $5 individual registration required
After seeing a demonstration from a renowned Broome Pearler, competitors will have the chance to try their hand at a classic old time Pearling skill.
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The Knotsman's Challenge

Single Person Challenge / Skilled Challenge / $5 individual registration required
A must do challenge for those skilled at tying knots or those who simply enjoy it. Entrants will be required to tie designated knots in the best time, sufficient to serve the purpose they were designed for.

An integral skill of the old Pearling Days!

Designated knots will be advised several weeks before the event to allow for practice.
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A Chance For Your Input Into The Pearlers' Games 2019

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Thankyou To Funding Partners of the
Chinatown Discovery Festival

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