The last we heard Paul Omodei Jr had just beaten Michael Roberston in Cromwell, New Zealand. As part of the GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Championship, Michael (though he came second) was invited back to Manjimup to defend last years title.
Western Australia’s best spitters from across the State rocked up to the main street of Manjimup to try and beat the Kiwi champion. The huge crowd got behind the locals and especially Mt Baker’s cherry pip spitting champion, Mark Vitler, who the favourite to take out this years trophy . Unfortunately Mark was “pipped” at the post, by a massive second spit by Michael. The spit was officially recorded at a distance of 10.4 m. It wasn’t all bad news for Mark, he will head to Cromwell in New Zealand in 2008 to defend the title .