Musicians of every age at 16th annual Fiddle Contest

Musicians of a wide range of ages and experience entertained the audience and won awards for their accomplishments at Weyburn’s 16th annual fiddle contest.
Judges Alex Kusturok from Winnipeg, Roberta Wallace from Regina, Tahnis Cunningham of Regina and accompanist Jacquie Walbaum of Stoughton also played a few tunes for the crowd. Michele Amy of Forget was the emcee for the event.
In the Novice Class for those 12 and under, sponsored by Weyburn Security, first went to Milay Itogawa of Stoughton, second was Sophie View of Saskatoon, third was Rebecca Duncan of Estevan, and fourth was Marcus Geiger of Regina.
In the Junior Class for 18 and under, sponsored by SaskTel, first was Micah Walbaum of Stoughton, second was Madison Zandee of Estevan, third was Morgan Robertson of Carlyle, fourth was Jenelle Breault of Stoughton, and in a tie for fifth was Haley Dukart of Estevan and Manny Halberwachs of Carlyle. In the Senior Class, sponsored by Weyburn Prairie Sky Co-op, first was Jim Maddock was Moosomin.
In the Championship Class, first place, sponsored by Great Plains Ford, was Raymond Knorr of Regina, and in second place, sponsored by Sask-Energy, was Kyle Fawcett of Yellow Grass.
In the twin fiddle class, sponsored by Weyburn Young Fellows, first went to Micah Walbaum and Madison Zandee. In the Novelty Class, sponsored by Nexans, first was Raymond Knorr, second was Micah Walbaum, Milay Itogawa, Madison Zandee, Morgan Robertson, and Jenelle Breault, and third was Milay Itogawa.
The award for the oldest fiddler went to Jim Maddock, 73 years, and the award for the youngest fiddler went to Sophie View, nine years old.

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