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Sat 29 Aug 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

In 20th Year of Competition, Russia Wins First Ever Air Guitar World Championship

In 20th Year of Competition, Russia Wins First Ever Air Guitar World Championship

Kereel ”Your Daddy” Blumenkrants was crowned the first-ever Russian Air Guitar World Champion tonight in Oulu, Finland at the 20th Anniversary of the event, which promotes world peace. The competition was extremely tight and it came down to a thrilling 3rd-round Air Off between Your Daddy and Matt ”Airistotle” Burns from the United States. The two also happen to be friends from opposite ends of the world who met each other through the annual worldwide competition, illustrating the message of brotherhood that the Air Guitar World Championships has spread for 20 years.

Here is the final results for the 20th Anniversary Air Guitar World Championships:

1. Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants 34,8 (RU) (17,8)
2. Matt “Airistotle” Burns 34,8 (US) (17,5)
3. Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely (US) 34,1
4. Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura 34,0 (JP)
5. Tom “The Sweaty Fury” Trevisan (IT) 33,6
6. Junichi “Jun Jun” Kamada 33,5 (JP)
7. Sabrina “Lady Liberty” Schramm (DE) 33,4
8. Jeffrey “The Airtiste” Stiles (US) 33,2
9. Beth “CindAirella” Melin (US) 33,0
10. Eero “Oulu’s Own Son” Ojala (FI) 32,8
11. Thom “w!ld th!ng” Wilding (UK) 32,7
12. Emmanuelle “Miss Issippy” Stempniakowski (BE) 16,4
13. Jason “Thrust” McNeely (CA) 16,2
14. Zac “The Magnet” Monro (UK) 16,1
14. Patrick “Ehrwolf” Culek (DE) 16,1
16. Ilmars “Hell Machine” Auzins (LV) 15,7
16. Sita “Guilty Director” van Sante (NL) 15,7

High quality press photos can be found on Media Gallery at http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/en/press/media-gallery/.

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Sat 29 Aug 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

PERFORMANCE ORDER OF THE AIR GUITAR WORLD FINAL

PERFORMANCE ORDER OF THE AIR GUITAR WORLD FINAL

The 20th edition of the Air Guitar World Championships hits full throttle tonight in Oulu, Finland. The Rotuaari Square gets to witness an anniversary show with 17 most talented airtists in the international Air Guitar scene: seven national champions, the nine luckiest Dark Horses’ from the last night’s qualifiers as well as the reigning world champion Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura of Japan.

The show starts at 7.30 p.m. (EET) and will be streamed alive at www.kaleva.fi/ilmakitara.

Here’s the performance order for the World Final 2015:

1. Zac “The Magnet” Monro, Dark Horse 2015, the United Kingdom

2. Beth “CindAirella” Melin, Dark Horse 2015, the United States

3. Jeffrey “The Airtiste” Stiles, Dark Horse 2015, the United States

4. Thom “w!ld th!ng” Wilding , Dark Horse 2015, the United Kingdom

5. Patrick “Ehrwolf” Culek, Dark Horse 2015, Germany

6. Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, Dark Horse 2015, Russia

7. Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely, Dark Horse 2015, the United States

8. Tom “Tom the Sweaty Fury” Trevisan, Dark Horse 2015, Italy

9. Eero “Oulu’s Own Son” Ojala, Dark Horse 2015, Finland

10. Sabrina “Lady Liberty” Schramm, the German Champion 2015

11. Ilmars “Hell Machine” Auzins, the Latvian Champion 2015

12. Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura, the World Champion 2014, Japan

13. Matt “Airistotle” Burns, the US Champion 2015

14. Jason “Thrust” McNeely, the Canadian Champion 2015

15. Junichi “Jun Jun” Kamada, the Japanese Champion 2015

16. Emmanuelle “Miss Issippy” Stempniakowski, the Belgian Champion 2015

17. Sita “Guilty Director” van Sante, the Dutch Champion 2015

 

… And please meet our jury for tonight!

Head of the Jury Juha Torvinen

Air Guitar World Champions Eric “Mean” Melin (2013) and Markus Vainionpää (2000)

National organizers Aline Westphal (Germany) and Lisa Farnan (US) 

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Fri 28 Aug 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

NINE DARK HORSES GO THROUGH TO THE WORLD FINAL

NINE DARK HORSES GO THROUGH TO THE WORLD FINAL

The record-breaking 30 Dark Horses battled over the last spots in the Air Guitar World Championships Qualifying Round in Oulu, Northern Finland on Thursday 27 August. The highest scores were given to American Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely. The second best scores were shared by his country fellow Jeffrey “The Airtiste” Stiles (US) and Russian Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants.

Dark Horses Qualifiying Round, Top Nine Contestants

1. Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely (US) 17.5
2. Jeffrey “The Airtiste” Stiles (US) 17.4
2. Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants (RU) 17.4
4. Beth “CindAirella” Melin (US) 17.3
5. Patrick “Ehrwolf” Culek (DE) 17.2
5. Tom “The Sweaty Fury” Trevisan (IT) 17.2
7. Zac “The Magnet” Monro (UK) 17.1
8. Eero “Oulun oma poika” Ojala (FI) 16.9
8. Thom “w!ld th!ng” Wilding (UK) 16.9

10. Joel “Soul L” Holma (FI) 16.8
10. Jan “Geeky Gisbert” Fischer (DE) 16.8.
12. Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan (US) 16.7.
12. Daniel “Moredrive” Oldemeier (DE) 16.7
14. Mitsuaki “Inogami Koushou” Inoue (JP) 16.5
15. Tom “Sgt. Wrecker” Hill (AU) 16.4
16. Robert “The Marquis” Messel (US) 16.3
17. Mathias “Numatic” Mertens (DE) 16.1
17. Justin “Iron Dragon” Fox (US) 16.1
19. Philipp “Initial D” Dobuzhinskiy (RU) 16.0
19. Kara “Kara Picante” Muir (US) 16.0
21. Del-Kun Dave “G. Tso Money” Chen (TW) 15.9
21. Guy “The Bandit” Thompson (UK) 15.9.
23. Troy “Random Air Guitar Man” Barrett (AU) 15.8
24. Charles “Facemolester” Muir (US) 15.6
25. Howard Lo (TW) 15.5
26. Valya “Electric Butterfly” Urm (RU) 15.3
27. Marie “Chuck Airy” Von Borstel (DE) 15.2
27. Merlin “Airlectic Shock” Schumacher (DE) 15.2
29. Fred “French Kiss” Reau (FR) 15.1
30. Sonya “Salmiakki Tears” Goria (RU) 15.0

The jury included previous world champions Justin ”Nordic Thunder” Howard and Sylvain ”Günther Love” Quimene, local Airhead Jarkko Halunen and two National Championships' organizers of the AGWC Network: Alexander Gott from Russia and Tim Evans from Canada.

High quality photos of the Qualification winners can be found on Media Gallery.

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Fri 28 Aug 2015 | Permalink | Comments (4)

Performance Order of Tonight’s Dark Horse’ Qualifying Round Is Out!

The Air Guitar World Championships’ qualifying round for the challengers of the national champions and the reigning world champion will be competed tonight in Oulu, Finland. The competition at the rock club 45 Special starts at 10.30 EET.

Tonight a record 30 competitors will try for one of eight spots in tomorrow’s World Finals. Also performing is two-time world champ Zac “The Magnet” Monro, who will be competing for the first time since 2002!

Tune in for more news around midnight!

PERFORMANCE ORDER

1. Fred “French Kiss” Reau, FR

2. Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan, US

3. Marie “Chuck Airy” von Borstel, DE

4. Guy “The Bandit” Thompson, GB

5. Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, RU

6. Zac “The Magnet” Monro, GB

7. Robert “The Marquis” Messel, US

8. Del-Kun Dave “G. Tso Money” Chen, US

9. Valya “Electric Butterfly” Urm, RU

10. Sonya “Salmiakki Tears” Goria, RU

11. Jeffrey “The Airtiste” Stiles, US

12. Daniel “Moredrive” Oldemeier, DE

13. Eero “Oulu’s Own Son” Ojala, FI

14. Kara “Kara Picante” Muir, US

15. Tom “Tom the Sweaty Fury” Trevisan, IT

16. Charles “Facemolester” Muir, US

17. Justin “Iron Dragon” Fox, US

18. Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely, US

19. Merlin “Airlectic Shock” Schumacher, DE

20. Troy “Random Air Guitar Man” Barrett, AU

21. Howard Lo, TW

22. Joel “Soul L” Holma, FI

23. Jan “Geeky Gisbert” Fischer, DE

24. Tom ”Sgt. Wrecker” Hill, AU

25. Mathias “Numatic” Mertens, DE

26. Thom “w!ild th!ng” Wilding , GB

27. Patrick “Ehrwolf” Culek, DE

28. Mitsuaki “Inogami Koushou” Inoue, JP

29. Philipp “Initial D” Dobuzhinskiy, RU

30. Beth “CindAirella” Melin, US

 

Please Meet Our Jury for Tonight:

Head of the Jury Jarkko Halunen

Air Guitar World Champions Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard (2012) and Sylvain "Günther Love" Quimene (2009-2010)

National organizers Alexander Gott (Russia) and Tim Evans (Canada)

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Thu 27 Aug 2015 | Permalink | Comments (1)