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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
WHEN: 20TH JULY 2019
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Yorkshire aka ‘Gods own County’ plays host to the first in the series of brilliant firework champions events, to be held in the grounds of the grade I listed Newby Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

The imposing Hall was designed by a collective of Architects including contributions from Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Adam resulting in a stunning façade with even more impressive interior. Packed with furniture from the earliest beginnings of the house from Thomas Chippendale and artworks from Rome dated from around the first century BC to the second century AD.

Firework Champions 2016 - Newby Hall by Dave Carter

On the day of the Firework Champions event, the gates open for the audience at 4pm and the on-site entertainment kicks off at around 5pm with the event compere out and about in the crowds chatting with the display teams before the real fun gets under way.

This event also gives the crowd the chance to learn more about the fireworks industry and put their burning questions (no pun intended) to the experts.

As the night closes in the fun starts off with a demo at 9.15 and then the first competitors fire at 9.30pm.

The Competitors:

PYRO 2000

The display arm of Standard/Black Cat Fireworks have been competing and creating spectacular displays for over 30 years and their clients include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as well as an impressive trophy cabinet going back over 20 years including wins in Canada, Monaco and Lithuania to name a few.

ILLUSION FIREWORKS

This company was established in 2014 by husband and wife team Karl and Vicky Mitchell-Shead and they have never looked back.  Last year was incredible as the team picked up wins at the Firework Champions event at Stanford Hall, then the British Firework Championships in Plymouth and then topped off their competition season with a stunning display at the British Musical Firework Championships in Southport.

Certain to bring colour and effects to the fore, this team are on a roll so the others had better get their battle dress on.

SPECTRUM FIREWORKS

A team of firework and SFX specialists, this highly trained and knowledgeable team have worked for some of the UK’s biggest companies, creating mind-blowing displays for the BBC, Local Authorities and National and International companies including Audi.

Once all the competitors have completed their display, the organisers MLE Pyrotechnics Ltd take centre stage and continue to thrill the crowds whilst the voting is cast and counted.

A lovely day out for all the family and whether you want to take along a picnic and a blanket or eat out close by, there is plenty to choose from.

There will be some onsite concessions and whilst you are welcome to bring along a picnic, no BBQ’s are allowed.

So for great family fun and fabulous fireworks, get along to your local Firework Champions event.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS NEWBY HALL RESULTS

This is the first event of the Firework Champions events and was destined to be one of the greats with a classy programme of three of the hardest working professional firing teams taking each other on.  Last year, local team Optimum Fireworks picked up the win but it was all to play for.

It was a stunner of an evening in every sense – warm, light breeze and of course, FIREWORKS

First, to fire, Blaze Fireworks, were always going to be up against it as such a lovely evening kept it light outside until very late meaning that they were firing in twilight rather than fully dark, but they didn’t let it beat them. Some of the colours were difficult to see and were not quite as clear as they would have been if the lighting conditions had been better. The mixture of music and the choreography was lovely and there were some bright spinners with purple breaks which were captivating. The final sequence was magical and fit perfectly with the music ‘Pure Imagination’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the slow falling glitter was the perfect end to an excellent display. Well done Blaze Fireworks.

Second to fire; Blitz Fireworks. The opening sequence was beautifully paced and the pyro was perfectly matched to the haunting ‘Chandelier’ by Sia and then onto a cover of ‘The Sound Of Silence’ which was brilliant and the falling horsetails midway through the track brought an emotion to the display which is rarely seen – simply put it was beautiful. Beautifully symmetrical, great use of effects and colours and in a different class altogether.

Final competitors; Spectrum Fireworks. Again, a lovely mixture of music but the show was a little uneven for my taste as it appeared to lose some of the symmetry. Good mix of colours and effects and I particularly liked the rainbow colours on the full-width fan. The finale was really pretty with a good mixture of reds and golds – very good and a great interpretation of the music.

The votes were cast and counted whilst everyone was treated to a celebration display by organisers MLE.

The winner was BLITZ FIREWORKS which from the comments on social media, was certainly the chosen display from the spectators.

This weekend sees Firework Champions at the incredibly beautiful Stanford Hall near Rugby. Don’t forget, tickets are available for all the Firework Champions events taking place over the next few Saturdays.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS KICKS OFF IN GODS OWN COUNTY

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL – THE COMPETITORS
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK
WHEN: SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018
TIME: 6:00PM TO 10:30PM

This weekend sees the first of the Firework Champions events get underway in gods own county, YORKSHIRE.

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 has to create a 10-minute display choreographed to music using professional firework CAT4 products which are exclusively for pro use only.

Competing in this event are Blaze Fireworks, Blitz Fireworks and Spectrum Fireworks & SFX. More details on the competing teams is available on our previous blog post:
http://epicfireworks.com/blog/2018/02/firework-champions-newby-hall-the-competitors/

It’s a brilliant evening out and the fireworks are second to none. Given the beautiful weather we are currently experiencing and the temperature around Ripon on Saturday 21st is expected to be around 22°, get along and show your support 🙂

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