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The Sportsman's Challenge at the Lonestar Tavern

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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There’s no shame in losing to a champ especially a nice one

Here's a night of fun and entertainment any true Queenslanders won't want to miss. The Origin and Australian great, Petero Civoniceva has issued the Sportsman's Challenge at the Lonestar Tavern starting at 5.30pm Friday 26 September, 2014. Let's hope some New South Welshmen think they're good enough and come along so we can have a few laughs.

Entry to the fun in the Tavern is free but a donation of $40 to the Mater Foundation supporting prostate cancer will see you really get into the fun of the evening and issue your personal challenge to Petero.

Once you make your donation and are issued with your official challengers t-shirt your name goes into a bucket – hope it's an ice bucket because that ice might come in handy afterwards! Then when you get the call you go onto the stage and spin the wheel. Whatever you spin up is your challenge which could be, but is not limited to:

  • an arm wrestle, right arm then left arm

  • throwing 3 darts for the highest tally

  • mini golf with a 3 putt chance where the player who holes the most wins

  • throwing 3 magnetic darts over 20 feet and the highest tally wins

  • best of 3 ball throws through holes

  • best of 3 at scissor, paper rock

  • wii bowling with the most strikes after 5 attempts the winner, or

  • a 3 ball challenge where the least number of shots to get the 3 balls in wins.

    But it could also be something altogether different – it all depends on your luck on the night, the wheel could end up anywhere (Luckily for Petero I've got a sore elbow or I might have tried for the arm wrestle!).

    Once you have spun up your challenge you then move to the apparatus and wait for the start of play. The action will be full on until 7.00pm; so start your training regime now because that's going to be like a light training run for Petero.

    When it's all over the plan is to have a group photo with everyone wearing their t-shirt and Petero in the middle. Any spare time will be taken up talking and relaxing.

    This is an amazing opportunity to meet one of the great champions and nicest guys of our time in a pleasurable and relaxed environment.

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    Sports Bar at the Lonestar Tavern

    Even if you're not going to challenge on the night – yeah, I know, next time – come and join in the fun. Entry to the event is free and the well-equipped Sports Bar with TAB facilities is a popular place to relax and unwind for locals and tourists alike. Why not meet your friends and family and make a night of it by enjoying a meal together in the family friendly
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    The Family Friendly Grazier's Steakhouse Restaurant

    Lonestar Tavern is on the corner of Sunshine Boulevard and Markeri St, Mermaid Waters.

    For more information on a great night out call the Lonestar Tavern on 5572 2000 or look up the details at
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    When: 26 September, 2014 at 5.30pm
    Phone: 5572 2000
    Where: Lonestar Tavern, Sunshine boulevard and Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast
    Cost: Free Entry; $40 donation to Mater Foundation to compete
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