THE HUNT FOR THE SMARTEST AFL FAN FINISHES TOMORROW WITH SLEDGE ON THE EDGE GRAND FINAL
AFTER A GRUELLING 6 WEEK COMPETITION, EDGE RADIO’S THE BRINK WILL TOMORROW CONCLUDE IT’S POPULAR SLEDGE ON THE EDGE QUIZ COMPETITION FOR 2011 AND FIND OUT WHICH AFL CLUB HAS THE SMARTEST SUPPORTERS.
Each of the 16 AFL clubs (the Gold Coast Suns were not represented) had a fan represented throughout the quiz off since February and after 5 qualification rounds and last weeks Semi-Final 3 competitors remain in the form of Fremantle supporter Tim Melsom, Geelong supporter Adam Webster and St.Kilda supporter Danielle Beer.
The Grand Final that takes place tomorrow from 7am till 10am will feature 4 timed rounds for each supporter and the fan with the highest score at the end of the show will be declared the second annual Sledge on the Edge champion as well as having the distinction of being a supporter of the ‘smartest AFL team’.
“It certainly has been a fun occasion over the last 6 weeks trying to find out which club has the smartest supporter. Through all the qualifying rounds and then the Semi-Final, each of the competitors have given their all as they attempted to make the Grand Final, and now after all of that it has come down to the three toughest competitors,” Brink host Ben Waterworth says.
This year’s field certainly was filled with numerous local personalities, with reigning champion Alex Johnston from Southern Cross news the big scalp in the qualifying rounds, along with local theatre and media personalities Craig Wellington, Colin Dean and Brent Costelloe from WIN News who was eliminated during last weeks Semi-Final.
The three remaining contestants all have as much chance of winning the Grand Final, with Fremantle supporter Tim Melsom heading into the event as favourite due to his highest score in the qualifying rounds and automatic qualification into tomorrows final. Geelong supporter Adam Webster was a last minute replacement and has been in sterling form ever since, never looking likely to be beaten on his route to the final, while St.Kilda supporter Danielle Beer came from behind in the Semi-Final to secure her Grand Final spot.
The Brink has been on air for over 5 years and has been apart of the Edge Radio breakfast line up for close to 4 years, with host Ben Waterworth an active host since 2004. With their main focus of getting Hobart more recognised, they have been an active voice within Hobart and Tasmania throughout this time and look to be for several years to come.
What: Edge Radio’s The Brink radio quiz off The Sledge on the Edge Grand Final 2011 and the conclusion to it’s search for the AFL club with the smartest supporter
Who: Edge Radio, with Tim Melsom, Danielle Beer & Adam Webster
Where: Edge Radio studios, Sandy Bay OR 99.3fm on your frequency dial OR
webstream live on the web at www.edgeradio.org.au/listen.php
When: Tomorrow 8th April, 7am – 10am