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VESTAX Turntablist Competition Results

Thursday, October 25, 2001
Well, what a night!!!!! The Vestax Australian heat final, held at Lounge on Saturday 20th of October, 2001, was anticipated to be close, but no one could have expected how close it got.

The grand final resulted in a tie - leaving the judges no choice but to ask Stanley and J Red to do a 2 min each to decide the winner. "3 judges - 1 point per judge" was the only way to seperate the two, with J-Red (VIC) finally taking out the title. Full respect must go to Stanley (NSW) for his skills, showmanship and poise behind the PDX's.

As a sign of respect from the Vestax officials, Stanley automatically earned the first invitation to the 2002 Vestax Australian titles. Reflux (SA) took out third place to win a Vestax PCV 003 mixer, Stanley collected a PCV loaded PMC 05PROMK2 mixer, and J-Red earned a pair of the Vestax PDX 2000 turntables. The night was professionally recorded on video - keep your eyes peeled for it when it hits the streets! Vestax are flying J-Red to LA to represent Australia in the 2001 Vestax world finals on Nov 10th, judged by ISP and the Beat Junkies.

Check in future weeks for a comprehensive report on the 2001 International Vestax Turntablist Extravaganza in LA.