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 Post subject: 2021/2022 Vic Challenge
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2021, 19:52 
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Hi All,

To kick off the 2021/2022 dive season, the Southern Freedivers Vic Challenge will commence tomorrow 1st August and will run till 14th June 2022!

There were some really good catches in the past season, including lots of large crayfish, sweep, squid and a few good flatties. Unfortunately no kingies were submitted last season, but 2 of the salmon weighed in was bigger than some of the kingies that were shot!

The Victorian Challenge has been successfully run for many years and continues to run as one of Southern Freedivers premier comps and this will be the 20th season the Vic Challenge has been run.
This comp ONLY targets 10 key Vic species and the eligible fish for this comp are;


The heaviest fish of each species gets 10 points, second heaviest 9 points, third heaviest 8 points and so on. Maximum score = 100. For those that are wishing to compete in the VC for the first time, see leaderboards from previous seasons. You'll get the idea.

Keep in mind that even if a bigger fish may have already been submitted, you can still get points depending on the size and if others have submitted fish. For example, if someone else submits a 3kg cray and yours is 2.5kg, you have a chance to get 9 points if no one else submits a cray. Then if someone submits a cray bigger than yours, the score for your cray would only drop to 8 points.

Competitors are able to submit only 2 of each species for the duration of this comp, allowing competitors to upsize any catches once.

Minimum weights are as follows;

340gm - Whiting / Trevally
400gm - Flathead / Sweep / Squid / Australian Salmon / Snook / Snapper
1000gm - Crayfish
3000gm - Kingfish

Fish must be taken in Vic waters. Fish must be submitted within 30 days of capture. Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted. Maximum 2 of each species to be submitted. Fish must be weighed on certified club scales. This season will see a set of certified scales at every SFD club meeting and weigh points as follows.

Southern Freedivers Weigh In Locations

Brett Illingworth 0439881958 (Rye)
Bob Manning 0407506190 (Cranbourne)
Stoj Pavlovski 0400703356 (Carnegie)

Geelong Freedivers Weigh In Locations

Nam Luong 0411775259 (Maribyrnong)
Julian Kenny 0417 059 202 (Bellarine)
Luke Bellamy 0432272509 (Belmont)
Gerard Saunders 0429869776 (Grovedale)

Alternatively, you can have the fish weighed on any certified scales, as long as a picture of the scales certification sticker is submitted with each fish entry.

Preferred method to submit fish is via a PM on the forum to VictorianChallenge.
If you have any further questions regarding this comp, please approach us at a club event/meeting, send us a message on facebook or the forum, or contact Stoj on 0400703356.

Every entrant in the VC also goes into a VC prize draw at SFD presentation night. Regardless of number of fishes entered every entrant gets 1 entry in the draw.

I will be posting the updated leaderboard every month, usually in the lead up to the club meeting.

So good luck to everybody that competes this season and look forward to seeing everyone's submissions.

Dive and stay safe!

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2021, 19:57 
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Joined: 11 Sep 2010, 20:01
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Hi All,

Due to the restrictions, the Vic Challenge will be on hold till further notice.

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2021, 11:58 
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Joined: 11 Sep 2010, 20:01
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Hi All,

As of 6pm tonight (29/10/2021) , the Vic Challenge will resume and continue till the 14th June 2022.
Refer to the earlier post in this thread for all the details.

The updated leaderboard will be posted up towards the end of next month.

Happy Hunting!

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