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The History of SABBA and the Winners of the South Australia State Bodybuilding Titles. Now titled NABBA/WFF South Australia.

In 1963 the "Mr. South Australia" title was instituted by Ron Modra who, at that time, had set up a privately run gym in the S.A. Youth Clubs Incorporated (later to become the St. Clair Youth Centre).  Two weeks prior to the show, Norm Harrison took over responsibility for the contest, and management of the gym in the S.A.Y.C. Centre. By the following year the first committee had been formed, consisting of: Mike De George (President), Norm Harrison (Secretary), Peter McNally (Treasurer) and John Davis, (Superintendent of judges).

I have recently obtained a lot more background information on the early days of this contest in South Australia from Mike Bowden. I will shortly be adding this extra information from Mike.
  
Over the years, venues have changed from hotels and YMCAs to the convention centre to town halls, while judges have changed from invited guests to a qualified judging panel and the polished routines of contestants are a far cry from that first evening when a judge walked on stage and instructed competitors how to display an abdominal pose.

Over the years, some incredible bodybuilders have won these titles, with many going on to represent Australia overseas. John Koziura holds a record that is never likely to be broken with 10 Mr. South Australia titles. John was tragically killed in a road accident in 1982.
Terri Roberts and Lisa Egan have won Universe and World titles. Nick Jones has won class titles at the Worlds. Many of the champions listed below have also won National Australian titles. Click here for the winners of the Australia titles.
  
The female physique class was introduced in 1983 in more of a figure class form. However, the world trend in emphasis of muscularity has quickly changed the judging criteria in both sexes. For a number of years there were separate Figure and Physique classes for women. Later WFF classes were added.

SABBA/NABBA/WFF South Australia Overall Winners

MALE

1959 Tom Lardner
1960 No contest
1961 Mike Bowden
1962 No contest
1963 Eddie Smolski
1964 Eddie Smolski
1965 Eddie Smolski
1966 David Stroud
1967 Eddie Smolski
1968 Wayne Gallasch
1969 Norm Harrison
1970 Paul Mitic
1971 John Koziura
1972 Norm Harrison
1973 John Koziura
1974 John Koziura
1975 Wayne Thompson
1976 John Koziura
1977 John Koziura
1978 John Koziura
1979 John Koziura
1980 John Koziura
1981 John Koziura
1982 John Koziura
1983 Tim Hume
1984 Don Tronolone
1985 Eugene Berezinski
1986 Robert Kulenicz
1987 Eugene Berezinski
1988 Steve Taylor
1989 Mike Buder
1990 Mike Buder
1991 Bill Bryson
1992 Derek Immervoll
1993 Mike Buder
1994 Darren Leigh
1995 Bill Bryson
1996 Nick Jones
1997 Ervin Zermuhl
1998 Nick Jones
1999 Nick Jones
2000 Stan Pantelidis
2001 Jason Bednarz
2002 Danny Craig
2003 Brian Wells
2004 Jason Bednarz
2005 Adam Fennell
2006 Darren Banks
2007 Jason Bednarz - NABBA
2007 Mike Sloan - WFF
2008 Jason Bednarz – NABBA
2008 Jimmy Callery – WFF
2009 Tony Griffin – NABBA
2009 Martin Trott – WFF
2010 Adam Fennell – NABBA
2010 Ian Percival – WFF
2011 Boota Singh – NABBA
2011 Paul MacGregor - WFF
2012 Jason Bednarz - NABBA
2012 Paul MacGregor - WFF
2013 Matt Smedley - NABBA
2013 Samuel Mussared - WFF
2014 Mariusz Dworzanski - NABBA
2014 Steve Williams - WFF
2015 Radu Apostol - NABBA
2015 William Pover - WFF


FEMALE

1983 Helen Maynard
1984 Robin Ratcliffe
1985 Linda Robertson
1986 Irene Nickole
1987 Kym Knott
1988 Kim Knott
1989 Elizabeth Evans - Figure
1989 Tracy Prior - Physique
1990 Elizabeth Evans - Figure
1990 Lee-Ann Whinnen - Physique
1991 Anna Leigh - Figure
1991 Deborah Preece - Physique
1992 Fay Garland - Figure
1992 Mary Berecry - Physique
1993 Heather Lindsay - Figure
1993 Heather Adams - Physique
1994 Anna Leigh - Figure
1994 Lisa Egan - Physique
1995 Terri Roberts - Figure
1995 Heather Adams - Physique
1996 Janet Besson - Figure
1996 Sharon Hausler - Physique
1997 Janelle McLean - Figure
1997 Shannon Stephens - Physique
1998 Janelle McLean - Figure
1998 Heather Adams - Physique
1999 Terri Roberts - Figure
1999 Catherine Crowe - Physique
2000 Lorraine March - Figure
2001 Leigh Jarrett - Figure
2002 Lorraine March - Figure
2003 Leigh Jarrett - Figure
2004 Stella Dinan – Figure
2005 Estelle Craker – Figure
2006 Joanne Dowling – Figure
2006 Alison Moyle – WFF Athletic Figure
2006 Lisa Moreland – WFF Athletic Physique
2007 Leigh Jarrett – NABBA Figure
2007 Alison Moyle – WFF Figure
2008 Anna Hetzel – NABBA Figure
2008 Vicki Sauerwald – WFF Figure
2009 Janelle McLean – NABBA Figure
2009 Lisa Moreland – NABBA Physique
2010 Terri Roberts – NABBA Figure
2010 Janelle McLean – WFF Figure
2011 Vicki Sauerwald – NABBA Figure
2011 Iva Carnevale – WFF Athletic
2012 Terri Roberts - NABBA Figure
2012 Iva Carnevale - WFF Figure
2013 Nikki Anae - NABBA Figure
2013 Kerry Ware - WFF Figure
2014 Patricia Muller - NABBA Figure
2014 Lisa Allan - WFF Figure
2014 Lucinda Porcelli - WFF Fitness
2014 Grace Shelmerdine - WFF Bikini
2015 Megan Knight - NABBA Figure
2015 Sara Pearson - WFF Figure
2015 Sami Allan - WFF Bikini
2015 Anneke Stone - Sportsmodel

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