North Melbourne win by 1 point
The league clubs played the shortened format (2x 17.5 minutes) for $170,000 in prize money. The winning team was set to earn $40,000, and the runners up $20,000. After opening up a comfortable lead, Melbourne were knocked out by the barest of margins at the first hurdle.
Best were Obst, G. Lovett and Farmer.
The competition also had three points for hitting the post and rushed behinds, a last touch out of bounds rule, four goal umpires and four boundary umpires. The full event ran over three days, had 24,276 in attendance and lost $300,000. It was not staged again.
During the weekend Marcus Seecamp won a 100m sprint competition.
The Age - 10/02/1996