The Australasian Qualifiers took place this past weekend (April 4-5, 2009). Steve Willis and Chris Hogan qualified for the men. Tamaryn Venter and Nadine Burns qualified for the women. Congratulations to them all!
Mick Shaw from CrossFit Effects writes this of the event:
It's been a great weekend and I believe that the two guys and two girls deserve to represent this region at the CrossFit Games.
We made the standards for range of movement very strict. We had judges from all over Australia, and a couple of them let certain athletes get away with bad form. I told all the athletes at the beginning that if they did not complete the workout as required, they would have to do it again. After reviewing one woman's workout, I decided to give her the option to take the 15min timeout option or redo the workout. She had 30min to decide. She chose to redo the workout, and four other women joined her.
Chris Hogan was a dark horse who came through very strong.
Here's a video slideshow of the event: YouTube