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32nd Annual Fiddling and Picking Championships!

August 26, 2012
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2012 Winners

Misc. Acoustic Instrument
First Place-Joe Pickett, Eudora, KS(Octave Mandolin)
Second Place- Ruth Byers, Lawrence, KS (Nyckelharp)

Ensemble Folk Singing
First Place- Maggie and Abbey Vogt, Erie, KS
Second Place- Linnea and Gabriel Kyne, Kansas City, MO
Third Place-Walt Babbit and Ardys Ramberg, Baldwin City, KS.

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Youth Fiddle
First Place-Elizabeth Poppe, Riley, KS
Second Place-Glen Sigler, Joplin, MO
Third Place- Emily Koke, Overland Park, KS

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Open Fiddle
First Place-Michael Thompson,
Second Place-Jason Shaw, Lincoln, NE

First Place- Ken Plummer, Augusta, KS
Second Place-Peter Oviatt, Lawrence, KS
Third Place- Matt Oliphant, Chanute, KS

First Place-Jonah Chilton, Leawood, KS
Second Place- Jason Shaw, Lincoln, NE
Third Place- Rick Faris, Topeka, KS

Finger Style Guitar
First Place- Thomas Silkman, Emporia, KS
Second Place-Kevin Hiatt, Kansas City, MO
Third Place-Bruce Huss, Wichita, KS

Flat Pick Guitar
First Place- Jason Shaw, Lincoln, NE
Second Place- John Shaw, Lincoln, NE
Third Place-Ken Plummer, Augusta, KS

Youth Award
Josh Keegan, Lenexa, KS


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Misc. Instruments
Ensemble Folk
Youth Fiddling
Open Fiddle
Flatpicking Guitar
Fingerpicking Guitar

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