Distance / Aussie round

The Aussie Round event, also known as the "general championship,” is undoubtedly "the king of events.” It combines distance, accuracy, and catching. The rules are simple.

Each thrower is allowed to throw his or her boomerang five times in order to accumulate the most points. Each throw is worth 20 points, with a maximum of 100 points possible in total. Now, picture a large field with a huge target marked as follows: the center circle has a radius of 2 meters, the next circles out have a radius of 4 meters, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 40 and, finally, 50 meters.

After a warm-up, each thrower stands in the center circle to throw his or her boomerang. The other throwers act as spotters. They stand on the borders of the circles with the 30, 40, and 50-meter radius in order to check distance and boomerang range while a judge stands in the center circle checking accuracy and catching.

Now lets look at how points are added up:

-Distance: A 30-meter throw is worth 2 points, a 40-meter throw is worth 4 points, and a 50-meter throw is worth 6 points.

-Accuracy: Landing in the center circle is worth 10 points; between 2 and 4 meters away from the center circle: 8 points; between 4 and 6 meters away from the center circle: 6 points; between 6 and 8 meters away from the center circle: 4 points; between 8 and 10 meters away from the center circle: 2 points; beyond 10 meters away from the center circle: 0 points.

-Catching: 4 points are awarded for a catch within the 20-meter-radius circle. Beyond that circle, throwers are awarded 2 points. If the thrower cannot catch his or her boomerang, he or she scores 0 points unless the boomerang lands in the 10-meter-radius circle. Distance and accuracy points are then added up.

The Aussie Round is an all-round event that highlights good technical gestures, regardless of the weather. The boomerangs that are designed for this particular event are mainly v-shaped. Most of these boomerangs are made of composite materials such as Bakelite, fiberglass, or carbon fiber. These boomerangs can be weighed to increase their range.

Usually, each thrower has several boomerangs in his or her bag so as to be prepared for different wind conditions