IT Technician Wins Sth Is Monopoly Championship
Monday 17 May 2004
IT Technician Wins South Island Monopoly Championship
Andrew Dimock, (26) an IT Technician from Christchurch won the South Island Monopoly Championship held in Christchurch on Sunday (May 16), scoring a total of $16,947 in assets to win the title.
First runner up in the tournament was Ashley Couper, a 25-year-old Product Development Engineer from Linwood in Christchurch, with $15,783 in assets. Second runner up was Rob Clark also from Christchurch with $10,783 in assets.
Contestants of all ages travelled from as far as Timaru to play in the South Island competition. Andrew Dimock, who also won the South Island Monopoly Championship held in 1996, says he uses many strategies. “There are plenty of strategies you can adopt in Monopoly but you definitely have to be adaptable.”
Andrew and Ashley will join the North Island Champion and first runner up at Motat in Auckland on 18 July where the winner of the New Zealand Monopoly Championship will be decided. The winner of the New Zealand Monopoly Championship will win a trip to Tokyo to play in the World Monopoly Championships in October this year.
The New Zealand Monopoly Championships are being hosted by Hasbro New Zealand, the distributor of the game in this country. Teresa Mitrovic, Marketing Manager for Hasbro says the South Island Championship was a lot of fun. “South Islanders are definitely serious Monopoly players! The competition was fierce but everyone had a great time.”
Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular board games and is currently sold in 80 countries and published in 26 languages.