History - BMX Australia 1983

ABMXA Executive

President: Alan Thompson
Secretary: Gary Coppock

The Australian BMX Association now has around 20,000 registered riders within its organisation, and about 250 affiliated clubs/tracks. Australia is now producing riders of the highest calibre that can compete on the world stage in all age groups.

April 1983

The 4th Australian BMX Championships were held at Ashmore, Queensland. Over 1750 entries were received for this event, making it the largest BMX event ever staged in Australia at the time. Riders travelled from every state to compete over 3 days. The finals were mostly contested in pouring rain and eventual darkness as the day dragged on.

The event was not without controversy, including a points scoring error that meant a female rider missed out on a final start place, but even bigger was the 17 and over boys final. Jamie Hales stormed to his 3rd Australian title in a row (the first to ever achieve the feat) before a series of bizzarre events transpired. It began with the Starting Offiical lodging a protest about riders locking bars out of the gate, followed by a rider/s protest over an alleged lane crossing before the 10m mark by race winner Jamie Hales. After deliberations, the Chief steward announced over the PA that the final would be re-run. The crowd went crazy. It was then made apparent that this was against the ABMXA rules, so the decision was made to instead relegate Hales to 2nd place as a result of the protest.

Despite reports of other riders in the race wanting the official race placings to stand, the final decision stood and Jamie Hales was denied the first ever "3-peat". To this day there are still many questions unanswered, including why Hales was not disqualified, and instead relegated to 2nd place. The answer may be that a series of bungles by inexperienced officials was to blame, (lets not forget that the ABMXA was in its infancy) but nevertheless, a gracious Hales accepted his award and shook hands with his competitors showing what a true Champion of the sport he was.

Results


5 Girls

1. Renee McKean
2. Amy Holmes
3. Brooke Donnelly
4. Tiki-Lee Britton
5. Leneice Gill
6. Renee Selby
7. Melissa Jeffers
8. Kylie Noble

6 Girls

1. Wendy McGahan
2. Mandy Atwell
3. Tenille Element
4. Tina Battista
5. Marni Linnell
6. Natarsha Langfeldt
7. Marsha Phipps
8. Lisa Adams

7 Girls

1. Karen Simpson
2. Lyndal Ellement
3. Rachel Piastri
4. Katrina Miller
5. Kim Fidler
6. Tracey Lee Dingemans
7. Laura Foster
8. Tina Terry

8 Girls

1. Kellie Murray
2. Janelle Hilder
3. Kelly Wright
4. Bronwyn Thygesen
5. Kelly Seward
6. Danielle Freeman
7. Raina Beesley
8. Pamela Battista

9 Girls

1. Sonya Rath
2. Angela Newcombe
3. Shaylea Ebner
4. Shayne Blair
5. Tanya Bakranich
6. Keran Banes
7. Hayley Chibnall
8. Trudy Dolby

 

10 Girls

1. Tai-Lee Muxlow
2. Raylene Wong
3. Raquel Moulds
4. Kelly Molan
5. Bridget Evans
6. Janelle Cutts
7. Samantha Strachan
8. Jodie Fidler

 

11 Girls

1. Selena Kasper
2. Dianne Hodgson
3. Tina Walker
4. Rachel Bell
5. Nicole Howell
6. Amanda Smith
7. Monique Ralph

 

12 Girls

1. Lara Chevalier
2. Melinda Bell
3. Debbie Crabbe
4. Tracey Kelly
5. Emma Brown
6. Kestie Lane
7. Alana Madam
8. Heather Russell

 
13 Girls

1. Tracey Kosikowski
2. Karen Hulley
3. Karen Walsgott
4. Lisa Hoare
5. Linda Ward
6. Teresa Coxon
7. Jennifer Cummins
8. Linda Temo

14 Girls

1. Christine Stubber
2. Mandy Fountain
3. Jenny Serefa
4. Jacqueline Hawke
5. Karen Kelson
6. Micelle Law
7. Amanda Borg
8. Lynette Dolby

15 Girls

1. Lee-Anne Kasper
2. Kelly Melbourne
3. Lynne Minion
4. Kellie Williams
5. Debra Bonshore
6. Pauline Williams
7. Karen Nunn
8. Kelly Coles

Over 16 Girls

1. Christine Twomey
2. Melita Downey
3. Roslyn Demaine
4. Kathy Milos
5. Carol Bates
6. Karen Murray
8. Sharon Wilson

Jnr Cruiser

1. Jason Huckstep
2. Jason Lynch
3. Matthew Wardrop
4. Jay Downey
5. Trevor Wise
6. Trevor Mishke
7. Scott Weedon
8. Kenneth Moir

Snr Cruiser

1. Dean Crisp
2. Kenny Nachman
3. Jamie Hales
4. Ronnie McDonnell
5. Matthew Weekes
6. Shane Robinson
7. Pat Dillon
8. Wayne McIntosh

Veteran Cruiser

1. John Duncan
2. Craig Broomfield
3. Otto Siverio
4. Wayne Coombes
5. Bob Hahn
6. Chris Salisbury
7. Peter Janowski
8. Michael Buxton

Jnr Side Hacks

1. Lancaster/Perrin
2. Bradley/Johnson
3. O'Brien/Egan
4. McDonald/Nelson

Snr Side Hacks

1. Kerr/O'Brien
2. White/Dalrymple
3. Iviac/Iviac
4. May/Taylor

Under 5 Boys

1. Tommy Mihalic
2. Danny Lynch
3. Benjamin De Witt
4. Dean Hood
5. Kane Banes
6. Jayd Morawski
7. Justin Ward
8. Raymond Shukraft

5 Boys

1. Patrick Molan
2. Adam Bentley
3. Scott Fischer
4. Kevin Hill
5. Stephen Dunbar
6. Tim Mitchell
7. Danny Vandermee
8. Martin Metcalfe

6 Boys

1. Dallas Orchard
2. Peter Jeffers
3. Health Muxlow
4. Michael Ebner
5. Ashley Roach
6. Benjamin Wormalo
7. Dion Tonso
8. Lucas Fisher

7 Boys

1. Cameron Mitchell
2. Shane Smith
3. Troy Haley
4. Rickie Cunningham
5. Brian Jones
6. Cory Baldock
7. David Bell
8. Damian Anderson

8 Boys

1. Christopher Warby
2. Dean Hartog
3. Christopher Rudolph
4. Dean Hasler
5. Christopher Rye
6. Travis Turesson
7. Jason Maxwell
8. Wade Bootes

9 Boys

1. Brenton Cooper
2. David Gardiner
3. Adam Crisp
4. Christopher Piastri
5. Craig Kellerman
6. Troy Wallen
7. Mark Harris
8. Shane Treloar

10 Boys

1. David Hasler
2. Andrew Figliomeni
3. Bradley Wright
4. Justin Morely
5. Ronald Gillespie
6. Jason Ford
7. Richard Shead
8. Adam Loleits

11 Boys

1. Ben Bradley
2. Ashley Walker
3. Anthony Waye
4. Scott Petie
5. Jason Ecclestone
6. Shaun Pukalis
7. Peter Daley
8. Andrew Munro

12 Boys

1. Gary King
2. Brett Ashley
3. Warren Nelson
4. Dean Gray
5. Glen Sturt
6. Jason Dale
7. Jason Borg
8. Todd Selby

13 Boys

1. Jay Downey
2. Greg Stinton
3. Leigh Hazel
4. Glen Wilcock
5. Scott Weedon
6. Matthew Wardrope
7. David McRae
8. Jason Lynch

14 Boys

1. Paul Addams
2. William Ashworth
3. Ricky Jenkins
4. Scott Lynch
5. Darren Sewatman
6. Andrew Wabb
7. Damon Bevan
8. Ray Eggins

15 Boys

1. John Harris
2. Glynn Hicks
3. Gary Winmill
4. Glenn Stevens
5. Shane Robinson
6. Robert Law
7. Colin Wilson
8. Glenn Rawson

16 Boys

1. Matthew Weeks
2. Michael Kilpatrick
3. Trevor Shepherd
4. Dean Yeo
5. Craig Kernaghan
6. Geoff Fuller
7. Ronnie McDonnell
8. Michael Baker

17 & Over Boys

1. Darren Miller
2. Jamie Hales
3. Glenn Obrien
4. Dean Crisp
5. David Hancorne
6. Dean Hicks
7. Wayne McIntosh
8. Kenny Nachman

 

August 1983

IBMXF PosterThe 2nd IBMXF World Championships were held in Ponypark Slagharen, Holland August 5-7th. Ponypark was an amusement park, and was the first world championships to be held outside of the United States. It was an incredibly well run event, with onsite accomodation available, plenty to do when not racing,  and a track that was highly regarded by those who competed.

More than 1000 riders from all over the world (17 countries) attended these championships including a large contingent from Australia. The event was also broadcast in 4 countries with over 1.5 million viewers.

The top Amercian PRO riders made the trek and dominated the Pro Classes. Australia ranked 3rd place in the overall country standings behind USA and Holland. Australia produced it's first crop of BMX World Champions, winning six #1 titles, and a suite of other placings.

Results


Experts 7

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Cameron Mitchell
World Champion

Open Class 7 & Under

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Cameron Mitchell
World Champion

Experts 10

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Andrew Figliomeni
World Champion

Open Class 8-10

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Andrew Figliomeni
World Champion

Girls 7 & Under

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Lyndal Ellement
World Champion

Girls 12-13

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Tracey Kosikowski
World Champion

Experts 16 & Over - Darren Miller, 6th Place
Experts 6 & Under - Michael Ebner, 4th Place
Experts 8 - Mark Harris, 2nd Place
Experts 9 - Brenton Cooper, 4th Place
Experts 11 - Benjamin Bradley, 2nd Place
Experts 13 - Jay Downey, 5th Place
Experts 14 - Paul Addams, 2nd Place
Girls 7 & Under - Kim Fidler, 3rd Place
Girls 8-9 - Shalea Ebner, 4th Place
Girls 12-13 - Debbie Grabbe, 4th Place
Girls 14 & Over - Melitta Downey, 3rd place
Cruisers 18-24 - Darren Miller, 8th Place
Open Class 8-10 - Darrin Campbell, 6th Place
Open Class 14 & Over - Glen O'Brien, 3rd Place, Paul Addams, 4th Place

December 1983

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