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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019 STANFORD HALL

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019 STANFORD HALL
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: STANFORD HALL, LEICESTERSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST 2019
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

The second in the Firework Champion Event calendar will take place on Saturday 3rd August in the grounds of the stunning Stanford Hall in Leicestershire.

The beautiful Grade I listed William and Mary House has been in the same family since 1430 and the current hall was built on the same site in the latter part of the 17th century. The grounds are huge with the River Avon running through it.  The Cave family have taken care to restore the grand hall to its full former glory ensuring its success, they also hold classic car rallies, outdoor music events as well as weddings and corporate events.

Firework Champions 09 Stanford Hall

Stanford Hall was one of the first venues used for Firework Champions and remains one of the favorites of the series.

Taking part in the competition are as follows:

A J PYROTECHNICS LTD – KENT

Both a firework retailer and a specialist display team they are generally too busy to take part in the competition but following on from their efforts at Plymouth’s British Firework Championships in 2017, they have been invited along to take part.

Their work is symmetrical and calls on a lot of colour and sound effects so it will be interesting to see what music selection they will fire to.  I am looking forward to seeing this one immensely.

OPTIMUM FIREWORKS – WEST YORKSHIRE

Established in 2009, this team has been involved in the firework industry for over 20 years bringing beautiful fireworks to the masses.

No strangers to the Firework Champions set up, Phil and the team have picked up four wins including Newby Hall, Broughton Hall, Capesthorne Hall, and Belvoir Castle so this would just be the cherry on the cake for them.

They are known for their meticulous choreography and timing, so the competition had better bring their A-Game!

BLITZ FIREWORKS – CHESHIRE

With over 20 years experience under their belt, it can come as no surprise that this team has a trophy cabinet simply groaning with the weight of the silverware. Over the last few years, they have won several of the Firework Champions events including Belvoir Castle in 2014, Arley Hall in 2017 and last year at Newby Hall.

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and the team put together a display honoring the brave men and women who fought for our freedom with a heartrending display which included a very emotive playlist of music and they blew a whistle to start it.  Very touching and they certainly deserved the win.

Finally, after all the teams have completed their set, the general public will cast their votes and whilst these are counted the organisers, MLE Pyrotechnics will take centre stage with a finale display.

So, if you are looking for a mid-summer event which will not cost the earth and your children can play in safety whilst you enjoy a picnic tea, get along there and show your support.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019
WHY: NATIONAL PYRO COMPETITIONS
WHERE: VARIOUS VENUES AROUND THE UK
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN 20TH JULY AND 7TH SEPTEMBER
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON EACH VENUE

Love Fireworks and spending time in the fresh air with your family and a picnic? Then these events are just the ticket. Take in the stunning beauty of some of the UK’s finest stately homes and sit back and enjoy the incredible talents of some of the best display teams the UK has to offer.

This year, there are six venues dotted around the Country to ensure that as many pyro lovers as possible can get the opportunity to go along and show their support.

Voting for the winners is largely audience-driven so you can even vote for your favourite display via text message.

Here are the venues and the teams competing:

20TH JULY 2019 – NEWBY HALL – RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
PYRO 2000
ILLUSION FIREWORKS
SPECTRUM FIREWORKS

3RD AUGUST 2019 -STANFORD HALL – RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE
A J PYROTECHNICS LTD
OPTIMUM FIREWORKS
BLITZ FIREWORKS

10TH AUGUST 2019 – BELVOIR CASTLE – GRANTHAM, LEICESTERSHIRE
PYROTEX FIREWORX
STARLIGHT FIREWORKS (CHINA)
FLASHPOINT FIREWORKS

17TH AUGUST 2019 – ARLEY HALL – NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE
ATOM FIREWORKS
FIRE MONKEY PYRO
BLAZE FIREWORKS

31ST AUGUST 2019 – EASTNOR CASTLE – LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE
CAMBRIDGE FIREWORKS
SKYDAZZLE FIREWORKS
PENDRAGON FIREWORKS

7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 – RAGLEY HALL – ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
FIREWORK CRAZY
MAGICAL FIREWORKS
CELESTIAL DISPLAYS

So, there you have it.

This event is the brainchild of MLE Pyrotechnics and they have been entertaining everyone since 2003 and it continues to grow both in popularity and size. At each of the venues, once the competing teams have competed, MLE’s fantastic display team will take centre stage whilst the voting is cast and counted. MLE were fortunate enough to take part in the 2019 8th international symposium on fireworks in Liuyang, China last October and won 3rd place.

So, if you are looking for something to do which does not involve the children gazing into the screen of an I-Pad, Phone or laptop, get over to one of these very special venues, take a picnic and some outdoor playthings and get some fresh air.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – EVENT 4 – RAGLEY HALL

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018 – RAGLEY HALL
WHEN: SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE, B49 5NJ
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION

The fourth of the series of the highly popular Firework Champions events taking place in another of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

Each of the competitions in this series of events pits the abilities of 3 professional teams from across the UK against one another in this winner takes all event. Each team creates a 10-minute display choreographed to music using professional firework CAT4 products which are exclusively for pro use only.

Competing this week are the professional firing teams from:

CAMBRIDGE FIREWORKS
SKYDAZZLE PYROTECHNICS
G-FORCE FIREWORKS

The only first-timers in the group this time are Cambridge Fireworks as both Skydazzle and G-Force Fireworks have competed in Firework Champions events previously.

The celebration display after the competition will be brought to you by MLE Pyrotechnics who are a leading light in the fireworks industry and have remained at the top of their game for approaching 20 years. They have a reputation for use of pyrotechnics from across Europe in their shows bringing that something special to the table.

For a more in-depth review of the teams and the venue, check out our earlier blog post.

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