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    NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

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    Dave Makin has just announced that after the Australian Barista Championships he will be retiring from competitive barista comps. One would assume he also means AFTER the WBC if he wins the day today.

    His performance was very polished and finished well within time - champion style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1209876993/0#0 date=1209876993
    Dave Makin has just announced that after the Australian Barista Championships he will be retiring from competitive barista comps. One would assume he also means AFTER the WBC if he wins the day today.

    His performance was very polished and finished well within time - champion style.
    Im just back from it. I missed Con who apparently nailed it. From the audience, Daves performance was really impressive and he was very relaxed. Hazel was brilliant as a final competitor and should certainly be amongst the front runners.

    Anne Cooper also presented superbly and had the most creative signature drink IMHO (served in a group handle! *:o). Wish I could have tried it!

    I suspect it will be a really tight finish and any of the top guys/girls could take it out.

    Its amazing to think how far we have progressed in a few short years. These highly talented baristi have astonishing skills and are really pushing the envelope.

    What an exciting time to be in coffee!

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1209876993/0#0 date=1209876993
    Dave Makin has just announced that after the Australian Barista Championships he will be retiring from competitive barista comps.
    Now I might have a chance.

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    I think hes moving aside for his better half, Zoe ;)

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1209876993/0#2 date=1209883344
    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1209876993/0#0 date=1209876993
    Dave Makin has just announced that after the Australian Barista Championships he will be retiring from competitive barista comps.
    Now I might have a chance.
    Did is miss the post about everyone else retiring too?? ;D :P; ;)

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    ouch! ;D

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by roknee link=1209876993/0#5 date=1209956001
    ouch! *;D
    [smiley=evil.gif] [smiley=happy.gif]

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    I did come second at last years Aroma Fest.

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1209876993/0#7 date=1209972950
    I did come second at last years Aroma Fest.
    giggled like a schoolgirl - Let it go TG...were not in the same league! ::)

    Stick to being a qualified auditor, qualified trainer, qualified karate roof tile breaker, and a kimel lover. ;D

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    I was talking to Hazel this afternoon as she was making her way back from Melbourne.
    Im starting to develop my strategy for next years comp.

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    Re: NEWS: Dave Makin to Retire

    Need a hit man TG?

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    Iron bar to the hand works well (so I am told by Tonya Harding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1209876993/0#10 date=1209991895
    Need a hit man TG?
    Moi?
    Surely you jest.
    Only if I wanted an alibi.



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