Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MABC's Contest Results

This past weekend was the Fiddle & Banjo Contest held in Eureka, MO as part of Bluegrass America's (MABC) 30th Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival.  Once again, there were a lot of new players and plenty of long-time friends as well!  It was a great contest with a total of 24 contestants. 

I want to thank Walter & Willa for their wonderful job as emcees of the contest, Zane for his help backing up the contestants, Carla who took care of the scorekeeping, and our three judges Ron, Dan & Chelsea.  I also want to thank all of the people with MABC for putting on the contest and allowing me to manage it for the past 5 years or so (I've lost track!).  Here are the results:

Junior Banjo (16 & Under)
1st - Luke Currey (Most Entertaining)
2nd - Lucas Worthington
3rd - Lindsey Martin (Youngest Banjo Player)

Junior Fiddle (16 & Under)
1st - Emily Worthington
2nd - Nathanael Worthington
3rd - Tyler Rainey
4th - Harrison Heselbarth
5th - Audrey Neel (Youngest Fiddle Player & Most Entertaining)

Open Banjo
1st - Zach Hardesty
2nd - Dave Macon
3rd - Chelsea Perkinson (Most Entertaining)
4th - Kevin Martin
5th - Dennis Huebner (Oldest Banjo Player)

Open Fiddle
1st - Sadie Currey
2nd - Howard Marshall
3rd - Richard Shewmaker (Most Entertaining)
4th - Stephen Hall
5th - Ben Smith
Zane Prosser - Oldest Fiddle Player

Come on over to the festival in March, held at the same location -- Holiday Inn Six Flags, Eureka, MO.  Click here for a link to the March festival. We hope to see you there!

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