A night of old-fashioned all-female arm-wrestling fun almost turned to disaster on Sunday when a contestant's arm was fractured during the opening stages of the competition.
Ladies of Arms Wrestling championship
one contestant's arm was pinned, prior to a blood-curdling scream
the added element of danger appeared to make the challenge even more appealing
Bras came off, glasses were broken and plenty of contestants went far beyond the platonic post-bout handshake in a sheer spectacle of bulging biceps and female fury that made Rumble at the Roseland look like a room full of sissies.
but it was Stace all the way, and the crowd erupted as she finally pinned her opponent's knuckles to the table and the referee raised her fist in victory.
Winner Stace pins Sabotage
Disclaimer: Your intrepid reporter, Ruth "Arms of Thunder from Down Under" entered, but was defeated in the first round by a 57-year-old mother of two.