Contests

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Drawing “number one” for contestant order at Winfield

         Over a number of years I have been incredibly fortunate to have competed and done well in many contests. Some of them were big ones, some of them were not so big. Some of these were a small cash prize, some might have been a few hundred dollars, some were just a ribbon. Quite a few were prizes in the form of nice guitar. The lessons that I learned from these contests and other contestants have been invaluable though. I’ve made some great friends along the way, and heard some of the best guitar players on the planet put it all on the line to win that next contest. This is a partial list of some contests I can remember that I placed well at.

-1995-

Merlefest Doc Watson guitar championship, 2nd place

-1996-

Merlefest Doc Watson guitar championship, 3rd place

National Flatpicking championship, Winfield KS, 2nd place

-1997-

Merlefest Doc Watson guitar championship, 2nd place

Steve Kaufman flatpick camp guitar championship, 1st place

National Flatpicking Championship, Winfield KS, 1st place

Georgia Mtn Fair state championship, 2nd place guitar, 3rd place banjo

-1998-

Merlefest Doc Watson guitar championship, 1st place

-2002-

Fla Old Time Music guitar championship, 1st place

-2005-

Fla Old Time Music guitar championship, 1st place

New England flatpick championship Cornish ME, 2nd place

-2006-

New England flatpick championship Cornish ME, 1st place guitar, 3rd place banjo

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 2nd place

-2007-

Texas state championship, 1st place guitar, 3rd place banjo

Wayne Henderson music festival and guitar competition, 1st place

Smoky Mtn festival guitar championship, 1st place

Rockygrass festival championship, 1st place guitar, 2nd place banjo

-2008-

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 2nd place

-2009-

WV Robin Kessinger festival guitar championship, 2nd place

Minnesota state guitar championship, 2nd place

-2010-

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 2nd place

-2011-

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 3rd place

-2012-

Union Grove fiddlers convention, 1st place guitar

WV Robin Kessinger festival guitar championship, 2nd place

New England flatpick championship Cornish ME, 2nd place

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 2nd place

-2013-

Union Grove fiddlers convention, 1st place guitar

Wayne Henderson music festival and guitar competition, 1st place

National flatpicking championship Winfield KS, 1st place

-2014-

West Virginia State flatpick contest, 1st place guitar

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