Firework Champions 2017

Discussion in 'Firework Events And Displays' started by Chris, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Chris

    Chris Pro Firer/Crew

    Just seen that dates have been published for 2017.....

    22nd July Newby Hall
    29th July Standford Hall
    12th August Belvoir Castle
    19th August Arley Hall
    2nd September Eastnor Castle
    9th September Ragley Hall

    Arley Hall is a new venue for 2017 and replaces Capesthorne Hall
     
  2. Pauld201

    Pauld201 Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Just waiting on the full team lineup now.
     
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  3. AtomFireworks

    AtomFireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    I believe MLE are in the process of finalising the line ups. We cant wait!
     
  4. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    And already there are people whinging in the Facebook comments that the move 17 miles down the road from Capesthorne to Arley is "too far"!
     
  5. luke

    luke Pro Firer/Crew

    There all miles from me but never mind I'm sure I'll end up at one or more next year.
     
  6. We are not competing next year. Good luck to the new teams :)
     
  7. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    Worth the trip. We went to our first one at Sanford seven years ago, and have been there from north Wales every year. Been to every Capesthorne bar one, as well (with the kids - Stanford is just for the grown-ups!). Book a hotel and make a weekend of it :)
     
  8. Pyromantic

    Pyromantic Supports UKFR

    :(:weknow::(
     
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  9. Pauld201

    Pauld201 Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Looks like the teams are being announced today.
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Pro Firer/Crew

    Newby Hall - Atom Fireworks, Impact Pyrotechnics, Magical Fireworks
    Standford Hall - Skydazzle Pyrotechnics, Flashpoint Fireworks, G-Force Fireworks
    Belvoir Castle - Gala Fireworks, Magic and Miracle, Two Tigers
    Arley Hall - Optimum, Blitz, Phenomenal
    Eastnor Castle - Shockwave, Skyburst, Firework Crazy
    Ragley Hall - Sonic, Cotswold Fireworks, PDC Fireworks
     
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  11. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    Edit : Ha! Eerily similar and simultaneous duplicate post removed! :p
     
  12. AtomFireworks

    AtomFireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    Looking forward to it!
     
  13. Wow, some surprising team / location combinations there.
     
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  14. PyroPro

    PyroPro Pro Firer/Crew

    Great more unpaid work :(
     
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  15. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    I can't imagine anyone's holding a gun to your head. If you don't want to do it, don't do it! Personally, I don't mind doing the occasional competition - it's generally a good atmosphere, a nice big show to get stuck into, and as long as you get properly fed and watered (which is usually the case) there's the possibility of a win at the end of the evening to drive you forward :).
     
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  16. Gala Fireworks

    Gala Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    Posts like this make me feel very grateful for my small, but loyal team...!
     
  17. luke

    luke Pro Firer/Crew

    Slavery was abolished years ago, so if you don't want to crew on a comp for free, you don't have to.
    I choose to others don't each to there own, comps tend to be a bit of stress mixed in with a bit of fun from my experience.
     
  18. PDC Fireworks

    PDC Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    the mle champs are so very different to southport and plymouth. when we did southport it was no fun, very stressful and all a big rush. made it worse when they dont have rules that are enforced. The mle champs are focused to be more relaxing for each of the teams. the rules are enforced so we all know noboady is going to cheat. each year mat is always trying to improve the rules to make it fairer and more fun.

    i suppose it also depends on how many people are in your team. im very lucky to have a large team and i make sure there is lots of food, drinks and a big BBQ. i find it more of a camping trip with all the family and friends more than a job.
     
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  19. luke

    luke Pro Firer/Crew

    What were the rule issues at Southport?
     
  20. Maybe more toilets at Stanford Hall would be nice. Only one last year between 30+ people.