Washington State Fiddle Championships

Vancouver, Washington August 5-6, 2023

GENERAL CONTEST RULES

  1. The Contest is not certified and we are loosening our stipulations for contestants. Contestants may enter either an age division or the Twin division OR BOTH. Contestants may also be invited to enter the championship open division the day of the contest. This option is being kept open and depends on the number of contestants entered.
  2. Judges may or maynot be sequestered. This will be left up to their discretion.
  3. All contestants' order of play will be randomly drawn by a committee member and posted at least 15 minutes before the set starting time for each division. Round two cuts will be posted in a timely manner and order of play will be the same as the first round. Contestants must be ready to play when notified.
  4. Contestants entered in age divisions must play a breakdown, a waltz, and a tune of choice (a tune other than a breakdown or waltz) in any order UNLESS judges request differently. No contestant shall play a tune more than once during competition.
  5. Judging criteria on individual tunes will include, but not limited to: Difficulty, Musical Expression, Rhythm, Timing, Tone and Intonation.
  6. In the event of a tie, contestants will play off according to the stipulations of the judges.
  7. There shall be no time limit. However performances that are overly repetitive may be docked points accordingly.
  8. Contestants may choose to play with or without accompaniment. There is no limit on contestant’s number of back-up however, please consider that the accompaniment should not drown out the fiddle.
  9. If a string breaks, the fiddler has the option to continue or stop when the string breaks. If the tune is completed it will be judged accordingly. If the contestant stops, due to a broken string, the fiddler will be allowed to start that tune again and finish that round.
  10. Sheet music will not be allowed on stage.
  11. Contact microphones and/or amplified instruments will not be permitted during competition.
  12. Cross tuned songs are allowed but fiddler must have a tuned fiddle on stage. No re-tuning on stage.
  13. All scores are cumulative from the preliminary round into the finals. Points may be deducted from scores, or a contestant may be disqualified if a contestant violates the Contest Rules.
  14. Contestants shall announce their tunes on stage. Tunes will be recorded by the MC and added to the tally of tunes played.
  15. All decisions of the judges and the contest committee will be final.
  16. You must be present to receive your award.
  17. By registering for the contest, contestants agree to grant WSFC & WOTFA all media rights


Washington State Fiddle Championships

Vancouver, Washington August 5-6, 2023

NOVICE & TWIN DIVISION RULES

  1. Judging for Novice and Twin Divisions will be Open Judging.
  2. Novice and Twin Divisions will play only One Round.
  3. Novice Division contestants will play two tunes of their choice. Twin Division contestants will play one tune of their choice. Contestants may choose to play with or without backup. Contestants entered in a Certified or Championship division may also inquire about playing in the Twin Division.
  4. A 4 minute time limit is recommended in both Novice and Twin Divisions.
  5. Contestant’s order of play will be randomly drawn by a committee member and posted 30 minutes before starting time for each division. Contestants must be ready to play when notified.
  6. Judging criteria on individual tunes will include, but not limited to: Difficulty, Musical Expression, Rhythm, Timing, Tone and Intonation.
  7. Twin Division contestant pairs will be judged on Note for Note Harmonies, Synchronized Bowing and Phrasing, in addition to Difficulty, Musical Expression, Rhythm, Timing, Tone and Intonation. At no time will one fiddle stop while the other fiddle plays solo.
  8. In the event of a tie, contestants will play off according to the stipulations of the judges. Playoff will be for ties in the top three places only.
  9. If a string breaks, the fiddler has the option to continue or stop when the string breaks. If the tune is completed it will be judged accordingly. If the contestant stops, due to broken string, the fiddler will be allowed to start that tune again and finish the round.
  10. Sheet music will not be allowed on stage.
  11. Contact microphones and/or amplified instruments will not be permitted during competition.
  12. Cross tuning is not allowed on stage.
  13. Points may be deducted from scores or a contestant may be disqualified if a contestant violates the Contest Rules.
  14. All decisions of the judges and the contest committee will be final.
  15. You must be present to receive your award.
  16. By registering for the contest, contestants agree to grant WSFC & WOTFA all media rights.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 5, 2023

ALL TIMES ARE TENTATIVE

7:00 AM SET UP

9:00 AM REGISTRATION

Start Preliminary Round 1

All except Senior and Twin

10:00 AM Judges Meeting

10:15 Novice Division

10:45 Small Fry

11:15 Adult

11:45 Fiddlocity!

12:05 PM Judges Show

12:30 - 2:00 Break

2:00 Junior

2:50 Junior Junior

3:30 Young Adult Round 1

4:00 Championship Round 1

4:50 Novice Awards

5:00 Contest Ends


Sunday, August 6, 2023

8:30 Set up

Start Finals & Senior Division

10:00 Senior Round 1

10:25 Small Fry Round 2

10:50 Senior Round 2

11:15 Adult Round 2

11:40 Junior Junior Round 2

12:05 Championship Round 2

12:30 - 2:00 Break

2:00 Fiddlocity!

2:20 Judges Show

2:40 Twin (3)

2:55 Young Adult Round 2

3:20 Junior Round 2

3:45 Championship Round 3

4:10 Championship Top 3 Round Robin

5:00 Awards Ceremony

6:00 Contest Ends

ABOUT WOTFA

Denice Carter

Denice is a highly sought after Suzuki violin and Fiddle teacher in the Vancouver area.

  • Co-Founder Fiddlocity!
  • Chair WOTFA District 10
  • http://www.denicecarter.com/

Aarun Carter

Aarun Carter is a one of a kind, world class musician! -Spud Goodman

  • 3 Time Champion WSFC A
  • Co-Founder Fiddlocity!
  • http://www.aaruncarter.com/

PRIZE MONEY BY DIVISION

SMALL FRY

$100

$75

$50

$25

$15

$5

$5

$5

$5

$5

$125

$50

$25

$25

$15

$5

$5

$5

$5

JUNIOR JUNIOR

JUNIOR

$150

$75

$50

$25

$15

$5

$5

$5

$5

$290

$260

$335

YOUNG ADULT

$175

$75

$50

$25

$15

ADULT

SENIOR

$340

$340

$340

$175

$75

$50

$25

$15


$175

$75

$50

$25

$15

TWIN

$50

$20

$20

$50

$25

$10

$5

$5

NOVICE

GUITAR

$250

$100

$75

$90

$95

$425

CHAMPIONSHIP

$1000

$800

$600

$200

$100

$50

$25

$2,775

BONUS EVENTS


Don't miss these special events! Free with your registration or donation.

PRE PARTY FRIDAY JAM

6PM TENTATIVE

Contestants and family are invited to join us for Pre Party Jam at the historical Covington House Main Street Vancouver, Washington

SATURDAY NIGHT BBQ & JAM

6PM -

Contestants and family are invited to join Denice Carter and her Family for a BBQ and Jam Session at her home.

QUESTIONS?

303-859-4268

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