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"Shear Power Invitational”  ....SHEAR ENTERTAINMENT....  
Perth City Muster, Claremont Showgrounds, February 25th 2006

Over 8 thousand City Muster fans witnessed the fast and furious pace of the first "Shear Power Invitational" at the Claremont Showgrounds on the weekend.

The "Shear Power Sprint" kick started the event with the heats between the invited international shearers Kiwi legend Darin Forde, South African Ken Norman, Englishman Mark Fox, Scotsman Tom Wilson and Australia’s own Brett King being being closely fought. 
Kiwi Darin Forde led the tallies of the 2 heats by a marginal 1 sheep to go through to the final while several deadlocks were separated via sudden deaths shear offs with Brett King scraping through. The head to head final was pure excitement with Darin eventually breaking free of the gallant Aussie triumphing with a 1 sheep win.

A new Merino Ewe Speedshear World Record was set with Darin Forde taking a clean sweep of the event and proving he is the fastest shearer on earth and will take some effort to beat at future “Shear Power Invitationals”. 
His time of 48.87 seconds gives him his fifth official World Record, closing in on Australia’s own Dwayne Black who holds 6 (Dwayne recently was stripped of his Strongwool Ewe Speedshear WR to Shane Harvey of NZ).

The “Celebrity Challenge” was exactly that to the 9 competitors that took part in this Australian Wool Innovation’s Shearer and Woolhandling Training Program initiative. 
With a little a guidance from two AWI shearing instructors (Darryl Cole and Derald King) in the morning training session

Ryan Campbell  Postcards WA Ch 9) Naum Sevulovski Perth Glory
Brendon Rinaldi Subiaco Football Club Cameron Morse  Countryman
Steve Turner kompany M Lisa Worsfold Bundy Rum
The Urban Cowboy Rod “Grilla”  Country Artist Tom Botterill Swan Breweries
Paul Hooper Farm Weekly)
 took up the challenge with open arms. 
Eventual winner, Lisa Worsfold, proved that shearing isn’t just for the girls beating all the boys with an amazing time of 1min 56seconds.
Country Music star Adam Harvey (below) made Shear Power’s presentations along with Landmarks Gemma Walker on the main stage later in the night to the very vocal City Muster crowd
Shear Power are proud to announce the following major sponsors:
Australian Wool Innovation LTD Landmark Australia
Ace Shearing Supplies Top Gun Shearing Supplies
Rural Enterprises Perth City Muster
Tasman Shearing Potaka-Osborne Shearing
Abbey Shearing Henderson Shearing

For all inquiries regarding competitor or promoter interviews, media coverage or extensive event details please contact Shear Power’s 
Anthony Mac Shane
0400 839 847
More information about the next leg of the “Shear Power Invitational’ will be made available at All World Record details are available on 

For Perth City Muster details log onto or contact the Muster’s publicist 
Sue Camilleri 
0408 412 512