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MACAO INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MACAO INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 7TH, 13TH, 21ST AND 28TH SEPTEMBER AND 1ST (NATIONAL DAY) AND 5TH OCTOBER 2019
WHERE: SEA AREA IN FRONT OF THE MACAO TOWER
COST: FREE TO WATCH

For the first time, in this the 30th event of the annual Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, the competition will involve representatives from 12 nations – more than ever before.

The contest, which is held over six nights from September 7 till October 5, will be the most comprehensive and spectacular series of fireworks displays taking place in this tiny Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China.

Further to this year’s competition, there is an anniversary fireworks night scheduled for December 20th which is the date of the handing back control of this little area from Portuguese rule in 1999, followed by the traditional New Year fireworks on December 31.

Six evenings of enchanting fireworks and music pitting the abilities of some of the world’s best professional pyrotechnics teams against one another in the skies over the stunning Macao Tower,

Each evening of the event, two teams will take part and their display lasts between 10 and 15 minutes, firing at 9pm and 9.40pm respectively. This trophy is one of the most coveted international trophies in the pyro industry.

In addition to the firework displays, there will be cultural dance and music, a carnival and local food and drink outlets with the delicious street food of every kind.  Plus, the event has numerous competitions running on their web page including photo competition, drawing contests, and trophy design so if you are arty or have an interest in photography, check out the website for more information.

The food of Macao is clearly influenced by their Portuguese heritage with much of the architecture looks more like a street in Lisbon rather than an area in Asia.  The food tastes are also more of a fusion of the Macau and the Portuguese tastes with Portugal’s national dish of a sweet egg custard tart in puff pastry still being top of the list closely followed by the humble ‘pork chop bun’ which essentially is a well-seasoned pork chop in a warm buttered crusty roll. Mmmmm

Eating out is much the same as in any major city and the place caters for everything from fine dining to tasty street food and you can expect great seafood thanks to the City’s position on the coast and the area eats LOTS of Pork.

The cost of living is considerably cheaper than it is in the UK BUT, it is a VERY small place which is packed with high rise buildings (at only 12.7 square miles, it is THE most populated region in the World). Dubbed the Las Vegas of China, this little region attracts HUGE visitor numbers – last year, although there are on 670,000 or so residents, there were a staggering 38 MILLION visitors last year.

Last year, the event was won by Liuyang New Year Firework Trading Company Ltd from China and the runners up were Marutamaya Ogatsu Firework Co. Ltd from Japan and as a result, China will be firing on 1st October which is the regions National Day.

Check out the video of Japan’s display from 2018:

Teams competing are as follows:

SATURDAY 7/9/2019

MALAYSIA – BLASTMASTER SDN BHD

PHILIPPINES – PLATINUM FIREWORKS

FRIDAY 13/9/2019

PORTUGAL – PIROTECNIA MINHOTA LDA

KOREA – DAEHAM FIREWORK CO

SATURDAY 21/9/2019

UK – MLE PYROTECHNICS LTD

ROMANIA – PYRO-TECHNIC TRANSILVANIA SRL

SATURDAY 28/9/2019

SOUTH AFRICA – FIREWORKS FOR AFRICA

CANADA – FEU D’ARTIFICES ORION

TUESDAY 1/10/2019

FRANCE – SAS BREZAC ARTIFICES

CHINA  – FIREWORKS TRADING CO. LTD

SATURDAY 5/10/2019

JAPAN – MARUTAMAYA OGATSU FIREWORKS CO

AUSTRALIA – CARDIKE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS PTY LTD

Check out the clip of last year’s winning display:

We will, of course, bring you the details of the winners after Bonfire Night.

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MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019 – L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO QUEBEC
WHY: FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LA RONDE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
WHEN: SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019
RIDES OPEN ALL DAY/ FIREWORKS FROM 10PM EACH EVENING
COST: SEE END OF BLOG

In its 35th editions this is the event in Montreal that draws in some of the biggest crowds each year but along with this some of the biggest pyrotechnic firms from all over the world.

The competition at La Ronde is one of the largest and most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world. Locals and visitors are treated to 30 minutes of spectacular pyro-musical firework displays as the teams battle it out against each other to win the Golden Jupiter prize.

Programme

OPENING SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – 22:00PM

Firm hands Canada fireworks with Nostalgia 1985

Showcasing the greatest hits of 1985 and spotlight on the successes that marked the eighties. These are one of the oldest firms in Canada and is a special presentation of Quebec.

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY -22:00PM

South Korea – Theme: Dreaming in Montreal by Hanwa Corporation

The first to take to the stage are the leading fireworks company in South Korea. This will be the fourth time that Team Hanwa have competed in the competition.

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – 22:00PM

Italy – Theme: The First Step-Moon Dream by Parent Fireworks Group

Just recently the company has celebrated 110 years of existence in 2015. They have been entered into the Guinness book of record twice for the longest show in Kuwait and Beach on fire in Cavallino Treporti, Italy. This will be the second time of competing.

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY – 22:00PM

Portugal – Theme: Stay Tunes by Groupo Luso Pirotechnia

They have won over 40 awards since founding in 1995. They won the Silver Jupiter award in 2002 & 2012 and this will the 5th time competing.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY – 22:00PM

United States – Theme: Jungle Spirit by Atlas Pyrovision

Founded 70 years ago this family fireworks company will be participating for the 5th time. They took first place and won the golden Jupiter award in 2012.

SATURDAY 20TH JUL- 22:00PM

Canada – theme: We Walked On The Moon by BEM Fireworks.

One of the most important actors in Pyrotechnics in Canada and a 4th generation family owned business. They will be taking to the stage for the 4th time. In 2005 they won the bronze Jupiter award with their show Au Pied Du Corant.

WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY- 22:00PM

Australia – Theme: Fires In All Their Forms by Howard & Sons

Won silver Jupiter in 2008, bronze and a special mention in 2011 for a soundtrack on Kakadu national park in Australia that featured a live performance of a digeridoo the ancient aboriginal instrument. This will be the fourth time competing.

GRAND FINALE SATURDAY 27TH JULY- 22:00PM

Final of the Stars Of The Casino De Montreal 2019 – Theme: 25 Years To Entertain You In Big by Panzera & Rozzis Famous Fireworks

The two famous companies join forces together for the second time to bring the show to an out of this world finale.

Montreal Fireworks

Rozzis was founded in 1895 by Paolo Rozzi and is a family run business well known for its pyro musical productions and impressive finales. They have participated 6 times and won the silver Jupiter in 1992 & 2005.

The Panzera family business founded in the early 20th century in Northern Italy. Maestro Giovanni Panzera is the creator and has been the artistic director of the Montreal competition from 1987 to 2000.

The finale will be a celebration of 25 years of the casino and will be a special presentation of Casino Montreal 25 1993/ 2018.

The best place viewing place for all the fireworks competition is within the site of LA ronde in the stands. Here you won’t miss out then on the pyro action unfolding in the skies, but you will be treated to a double show as the display reflects on the surface of the Dolphin lake.

All tickets give you access to the fireworks the same day but also why not make a full day of it and enjoy the rides before the finale show. Tickets cost for adults $73.99 to $75.99 (£44 – £45), children 3-17yrs $56.99 (£34.00), children 0-2 are free.

As a taster of what to expect why not look at the video of last year’s winners

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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL 2018

WHAT: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: CONSEQUETIVE SATURDAY’S STARTING 17TH FEBRUARY 2018
WHERE: S M MALL OF ASIA, PASAY CITY, MANILLA, PHILIPPINES
COST: VARIES – CHECK WITH LOCAL INFORMATION FOR DETAILS

The international firework stage is once again set to compete for the beautiful Gold Jupiter award as teams come together to battle it out for the 9th PIPC at the SM Mall of Asia overlooking the stunning Bay.

In March this year, the team from the UK, Pyrotex Fireworx lifted the Gold Jupiter award for the second year running, with a beautiful display showing their talents for both choice of music selection and amazing choreography. The theme of their display was ‘tributes’ in a nod to some of the music greats we have lost in recent years with tracks from Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen and Whitney Houston much to the delight of the gathered crowds. The hang time of their horsetail effect pyro was astonishing – a well-deserved win.

The dates and firing teams are as follows:

17th FEBRUARY 2018 – PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS – SWITZERLAND SUGYP SA

24TH FEBRUARY 2018 – ROMANIA PYRO EVENTS – GERMANY STEFFES OLLIG FIREWORKS

3RD MARCH 2018 – AUSTRIA FIRE EVENTS – CANADA HANOS FIREWORKS

10TH MARCH 2018 – FRANCE PANDORA PYROTECHNIE – ITALY ALESSI FOUCHI ARTIFIALI

17TH MARCH 2018 – TAIWAN YUNG FENG FIREWORKS – UK PYROTEX FIREWORX

24TH MARCH 2018 – CHINA POLARIS FIREWORKS – PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS

Both the opening and closing displays are performed by local team Platinum Fireworks who fire to a live orchestra and singer. A brilliant competition which the UK has been fortunate enough to win on a number of occasions.

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