Nevertheless, Meyer wasn’t immediately aware of his win.
Due to continued border closures and restrictions, the 2020 competition was held virtually at 4 locations over 4 days. Meyer only found out where he placed whilst watching the ‘as-live’ airing on Facebook with the rest of the world Sunday evening.
“Being at the same event as Laurence in Victoria I knew I was in with a chance, but not knowing how times would unfold at the other three events last week it was a nervous wait last night (Sunday) watching with the family.”
“Whilst the feeling wasn’t as good as being up on the big stage, it’s still great to win the virtual title and I had a few beers to celebrate.”
Victoria claimed all three places on the podium, with Glen Gillam of Toongabbie in 3rd place and Laurence O’Toole in 2nd place. Queensland trio Jamie Head, Mitch Argent and Brodie Dingle rounded out the top 6.
While his game was strong, Meyer’s position chopped and changed throughout the competition.
He placed first in the Underhand Chop, a discipline for which he has held the world record since 2015. However, things didn’t go to plan in the Stocksaw and Standing Block, placing him well down the field in 6th and 7th. At the half way stage, Meyer sat in 4th place on the ladder behind fellow Victorians Laurence O’Toole & Glen Gillam (who were competing at the same venue) and Mitchell Argent (competing in Queensland).