HISTORY OF THE TEAM WORLD BOOMERANG CHAMPIONSHIPS
Competitive sport boomerang throwing has been active in Australia since the late 1970’s, and in 1981 was the beginning of
competitions between Australia and the USA. In 1987 the first International team cup challenge was held in North America with team USA winning the cup. The following year another Australia vs USA cup was held in Barooga, NSW. Later that year the 2nd international team cup challenge was held in various locations in Europe and the 3rd and final international team cup challenge was again played in North America with team USA being overall champions concurrently from 1987 to 1989.
Perth 1991, was the start of the World Boomerang Championships, now held every two year this event is taken all over the world. Countries submit proposals for voting by the IFBA (International Federation of Boomerangs Association).
The World cup is made up of Teams, Individual, Long Distance and Aesthetic events played over a duration of 10 days with 3 days allocated for teams, two days for Individuals, and one day for Long Distance. The Aesthetic aspect of the competition is generally held in the evening.
North America and Germany are the dominate champions in the World of sport boomerang throwing each taking out the title expect in Perth 2014 with Japan winning overall. (Technically an International team won on points but as per IFBA rules only countries can claim the title)
The world cups are a exciting time for friends to come together and share the knowledge and joy of sport boomerang throwing as well as competing head to head. This sport is forever evolving with new materials and design being present at every cup. Gone are the days of the tradition two armed boomerangs used in almost every field event (click here to see how we play) We have two arms, three and four armed boomerangs as well as 3D printed as used by the French team at the 2018 world cup in Albuquerque, New Mexico.