Sth Island contestants stack up like pros (+ video)

Joel Potter (11), of Auckland, takes on Martha Weit, of Germany,  before taking part in the...
Joel Potter (11), of Auckland, takes on Martha Weit, of Germany, before taking part in the doubles competition. Photos by Linda Robertson.
William McLauchlan (13) and Harry Devereux (11), both of Dunedin, compete in the doubles.
William McLauchlan (13) and Harry Devereux (11), both of Dunedin, compete in the doubles.
Ros MacGill has a go at the doubles with son Flynn MacGill-Brown (8) as preparation for his...
Ros MacGill has a go at the doubles with son Flynn MacGill-Brown (8) as preparation for his singles event.

A rainy Saturday provided the perfect weather for the inaugural South Island sport stacking tournament held in Dunedin at the weekend, as it was good to be indoors.

Organisers were a little disappointed that only 13 people registered for the event. Several of the entrants had come from the North Island.

The Southern Region Inaugural Sport Stacking Tournament was held at Coronation Hall, in Maori Hill.

Participants compete against the clock in singles and doubles events to stack plastic cups in specific configurations.

Parent Ros MacGill, of Dunedin, was there with son Flynn (8), and the parent-child combination had a go at doubles as a warm-up for Flynn's singles event.

Ms MacGill said sport stacking was fun and stimulating, and was enjoyed by children who were interested in maths.

Tournament director Brianna Arthur, of Wanganui, said the level of competition was strong despite the low number of entries.

She is holding a sport stacking workshop at Bradford School in Dunedin today. Results. - Singles: first, Caleb Arthur; second, Ben Flighty; third, William McLauchlan.

Doubles: first, Caleb Arthur and Ben Lovelock; second, Caleb Smith and Ben Flighty; third William McLauchlan and Harry Devereux.

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