New consumer fireworks championships

Discussion in 'Firework Events And Displays' started by Illusion Fireworks, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Illusion Fireworks

    Illusion Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    OK so announcing this a little earlier than I had planned!

    We are setting up our own Firework Champions style consumer fireworks competition next summer, we have a venue, we have an event plan. There are finer details that need to be ironed out but essentially Illusion Fireworks would provide three or four teams with a budget of say £1500 and you would fire a show (choreographed to music?) in front of a paying audience (yes it is a commercial opportunity for us) - Illusion fireworks would then provide a closing display and a winner announced. Winning display will be judged by a small panel of professionals.

    This ties in with the launch of our retail business Xplosive Retail (More info soon).

    Obviously we would be relying heavily on the support of UKFR members to enter teams and compete so we would offer discounted / free event tickets, maybe a VIP area? We also plan to have some pretty attractive discounts to offer UKFR members in our shop and will in turn be firmly supporting the forum with sponsorship etc from Xplosive Retail.

    I guess I need to gauge interest initially, without you guys wanting to take part it's a non start, if we can get three teams minimum together I will get the show on the road and gather interest as the forum gets busy over the season. :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  2. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    That sounds awesome @Illusion Fireworks . Count me in! I'd definitely be up for doing a display. :)

    Might need a separate event forum Karl. @Pyro Pete
     
  3. Da Main Mouse

    Da Main Mouse Supports UKFR

    That sounds cool mate!
     
  4. Illusion Fireworks

    Illusion Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    Lets gauge interest here first and take it from there :)
     
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  5. scoops

    scoops Pro Firer/Crew

  6. alasdar

    alasdar Pro Firer/Crew

    I have a sneaking suspicion that it won’t be an issue to get teams to compete!
     
  7. beeney

    beeney Pro Firer/Crew

    oh dear I can see the cogs turning already :p:D
     
  8. beeney

    beeney Pro Firer/Crew

    but yes sounds like a great idea... Suppose it could create a lot of extra interest in consumer fireworks also
     
  9. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    Definitely. A proper showcase of what can be done with consumer fireworks. Sounds brilliant.
     
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  10. danielpyronutter

    danielpyronutter Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Sounds good to me
     
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  11. Illusion Fireworks

    Illusion Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    Thanks for breaking this off the other thread Pete and tidying up / giving prominence - when I saw the other thread it seemed like the ideal time to share our plans :)
     
  12. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    This is very exciting news... been lots of interest in a consumer fireworks competition for a long time :)
     
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  13. If it’s a date that I’m available then count me in, would love to fire a display for a proper crowd :)
     
  14. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

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  15. beeney

    beeney Pro Firer/Crew

    :whistle: you did say friendly competition right
     
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  16. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Is there such a thing:rolleyes:?
     
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  17. luke

    luke Pro Firer/Crew

    Sounds like fun, date dependant I'd be interested in getting a team together.
     
  18. RocketRev

    RocketRev Moderator Supports UKFR

    I like the sound of this..... it reminds me of the semi-pro competition event run by MLE years ago. There was a sadness when that came to an end, so I'll look for forward to your venture @Illusion Fireworks. So now I'll have to hope that the date is one I can be free for.
     
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  19. £1500 of free pyro to fire... who would say no to that. :D
     
  20. scoops

    scoops Pro Firer/Crew

    Bring it on:boxer::D
     
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