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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This is the last of the Firework Champions events for 2019.

The beautiful Ragley Hall is the venue for the final event of the year and this incredible stately home is the family seat of the Marquis of Hertford.

Built in the late 1780’s it comprises of the Hall, 26 acres of stunning gardens and hundreds of acres of wild woodland, created by internationally renowned designer Capability Brown, which is home to deer, pheasant, and squirrels and is enjoyed by hundreds who walk through the grounds annually.

Used today for a wide variety of private events it also supports music festivals, Tough Mudder challenges, and even classic car events.

Ragley Hall Firework Champions

It is home to the 9th Marquis but it was very close to demolition in the early part of the 20th century but was saved from the wrecking hammer when it was called on to be used in the first and second world wars as a military hospital. Between 1956 – 1958 the 8th Marquis had it refurbished and it was one of the first houses to be opened to the public.

Competing in this final event of the Firework Champions schedule of the Summer are as follows:

FIREWORK CRAZY – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

This team is taking part in Firework Champions for the third time. They fire everything from private events like weddings and anniversaries to huge corporate displays and have a book rammed with Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve displays every year, thrilling thousands of spectators.

MAGICAL FIREWORKS, MANCHESTER

Second, to fire are Magical Fireworks. This fantastic ground of people are thrilled to be displaying at their first ever Firework Champions Event. An unknown quantity in the competitive fireworks field, I am interested to see what they have to offer.

CELESTIAL DISPLAYS, LEICESTER

Established in 2008 by a group of pyro lovers, this team all have full-time jobs away from firework displays. This will be their first time at Firework Champions and as most of their work has been corporate this far, its certainly a great platform for the company to show their wares.

Once all teams have completed their display, the vote will open. Whilst the votes are cast, MLE Pyrotechnics will take centre stage to offer their finale display.  As suppliers of the incredible Vaccalluzzo Fireworks from Italy, expect beautiful rich colours and effects.

Good luck to all competitors and hopefully by then we will be having something like a Summer (not counting on it but one can but hope).

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TARRAGONA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: TARRAGONA FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LAYA D EL MIRACLE BEACH, TARRAGONA, SPAIN
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY TO SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019

One thing that the Spanish are known for doing well is a fiesta and the international fireworks competition in Tarragona has everything associated with them. Warm summer evenings, music and street entertainment along with a mixture of traditional dress, tapas tasting areas and spectacular fireworks makes this one not to be missed.

Dating back to 1990 it is now one of the most important festivals across the med with more than 60,000 spectators visit the city to enjoy the open-air style party.

Several applications are received each year from Europe and beyond all hoping that they impress the selection board enough to secure a place in the competition. Funding is offered towards the shows but also there are strict criteria to be met for every team. The winners not only grab the 1st prize but they also fire at the Santa Tecla festival in September.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY – PIROTECHNIA ESTEBAN MARTIN SL DE GRANADA

A family run business that is now in its 4th generation. Formed in 1895 they have won the VII pirotechnia comp city of el ejido (champion of champions) in the edition of the pyro-musical show in 2002 and 1st prize in the international fireworks contest city of el ejido in 1999 and 2000.

Number of pyrotechnics using 419KG

THURSDAY 4TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA ALPUJARREND OF GRANADA

Emerging in 1890 this team is also on the 4th generation of management. As well as producing and launching some fantastic displays they also are manufacturers and designers of fireworks. They have brought the latest advances in security, production and quality control to performances.

Number of pyrotechnics 652KG

FRIDAY 5TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA DEL MEDITERRANEO OF VILAMARXANT (VALENCIA)

The manager Antonio Garcia Juan has run the company since it was created in 2015. He has gained his experience from different fireworks workshops before creating his own company. This will be the second time that they have taken part in the competition hoping to show the crowds and judges the potential they have with their new Valencian fireworks.

Number of pyrotechnics 456 kg

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA AQUAREVE ARTIFICIE (FRANCE)

Specializing in the designing of musical pyro shows, performances, special and digital effects they have a central European style. The French company first began in 1991.

Number of pyrotechnics 640KG

The shows are from 10:30pm each evening from miracle beach so make sure that you arrive early to grab yourself a viewing spot. If you can’t get to the beach there are local restaurants, hotels with viewing places. In fact, anywhere and everywhere in the city and the surrounding areas, you will find a place to view.

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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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