Video game challenge | Parade

Video gamers, here is your chance to shine on a national level. 

SNAPSHOT: Music adjudicator Phil Rees at work with Bathurst Eisteddfod volunteer Pam Cranston on Sunday at BMEC.

SNAPSHOT: Music adjudicator Phil Rees at work with Bathurst Eisteddfod volunteer Pam Cranston on Sunday at BMEC.

Supercars launched a national e-Sport competition last week, leading into this year’s Bathurst 1000.

With the Bathurst circuit and Supercars to feature in Xbox’s Forza motor sport franchise, a national challenge will be held to find the best Australian gamers.

The Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge will be contested online in September and October, with players clocking their best lap time in a virtual Supercar around Mount Panorama.

The eight fastest qualifiers will win a trip to this year’s Bathurst 1000.

There they will be paired with some of Supercars’ top drivers including defending champion Shane van Gisbergen, current championship leader Scott McLaughlin and former Bathurst winners Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat for an All Stars Challenge. 

Fellow Supercars drivers David Reynolds, Lee Holdsworth, Simona De Silvestro and 17-year-old Alex Rullo will also co-drive in the All Stars Challenge.

The challengers will then compete against each other during a live finals event across a 10 race championship to determine the ultimate winner. 

The All Stars race and the Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge grand final will be played across a series of Xbox consoles in front of a live audience set and streamed live on supercars.com, foxsports.com.au in Australia, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. 

Heartbreak for Eglinton DFC

BOTH Eglinton District Football Club all-age teams were bundled out of their respective Bathurst District Football competitions on Sunday in heartbreaking fashion.

Eglinton’s all-age men’s fourth division team went down to Panda FC 1-nil in the early kick-off on Sunday morning.

Eglinton fell behind from a penalty kick in the opening half hour and were unable to find an equaliser.

In all-age women’s first grade, Eglinton lost 1-nil to CSU after a brilliant header from Meaghan Kempson. 

There’s always next year. 

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