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Bre Quickshears a huge success

Organiser Taniell Pokarier-Baker of LuSid Shearing ran 3rd in the Womens section. Photo Djanayah Jeffries

The first ever Brewarrina Quickshears competition on Saturday was a huge success, with every category in the event a full ticket and a large throng of spectators filling the Bre RSL car park and spilling over into the beer garden.

The winner of the Open category, Jovan Taiki, set a blistering time of just 26 seconds to shear his sheep and there were plenty of newcomers, women and old-timers testing their skills with the shears.

Fastest woman was Alice Mackay with a time of 41.73 seconds.

The event was run by LuSid Shearing’s young guns Kyle Brown and Taniell Pokarier-Baker from Weilmoringle, who said they were overwhelmed by the support of the community and the shearers who travelled far and wide to take part.

“It was unreal, a really fantastic day,” Taniell said.

“We had 76 competitors, a lot of sponsor support and such a huge crowd - we really didn’t expect that.

“Our roustabouts, Meika Rioki and Brianna Adamson were run off their feet, packing down the wool nonstop all day - they were amazing. […]

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