The Odd Friday Lunch – Friday the 13th October
Chris Anstey, born in Melbourne in 1975, 7 foot tall, was an aspiring young Tennis player,
ranked as one of Australia’s top 15 year olds, who then switched and took up Basketball at 17
At 19 he played a season with Melbourne Tigers and then play 2 seasons with South East
Melbourne Magic winning the NBL’s most improved Player & the NBL Championship, in 1996.
In 1997 he was the 18th selection in the USA NBA Draft going to the Portland Trail Blazers and
was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. In 2000 he was traded to the Chicago Bulls
and finished with 155 NBA games.
He returned to the Victorian Titans in 2000-2001 season before starting a successful European
career in 2003. He led Russian club Ural Great Perm to runners up in the Russian
Championship and was named ULEB Cup MVP. In 2004 he led the Russian UNICS Kazan to a
EuroChallenge Championship, the first win by a Russian team.
In 2006 he returned to the Melbourne Tigers and played with them through to 2009-10
winning numerous honours and MVPs. He finished with 3 NBL Championships, 2 as captain.
He represented Australia in the 2000 & 2008 Olympics missing 2004 due to injury. He has
been involved in various coaching positions since 2010, including being the Head Coach at
Caulfield Grammar since 2010.
MENU – $35 + Drinks
Entrée – Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Watercress, Truffle Oil & Hazelnut Crumbs
Main – Pork & Cashew Massaman Curry, Chutney, Greens & Rice
Calamari, Fennel & Squid Ink Rissotto
Dessert – Passionfruit Panacotto, Strawberry & Orange Salad.