August 22, 2007
Filed under: Uncategorized — canadianbarista @ 7:34 pm
Yes.. it’s official. We are booked up. What a difference from last year, when, even with the excitement of a celebrity contestant, Bob Blummer and the food network filming an episode, we were still struggling for competitors. In the end, our 2006 Champion Colter Jones, represented us well at the world’s in Tokyo, missing out on the finals by just half a point.
Looks like this year, he is really going to have a fight on his hands. We are fully booked. If you haven’t registered yet, I am afraid there is just no more room. Put your name in all the same in case people drop out, but there is already a waiting list. ( this is why you should listen to Les when he says… REGISTER EARLY!).
Next year, we will be putting in a new system to determine who can compete in the Nationals, based on making the regionals mandatory. More details to come.
The bottom line is, the playing field is becoming more level, and more competitive. This should be a great Nationals. As we speak, I am working with a real budget for audio video. Our stage set up should be the best ever for a nationals. Tommorrow I will pack up all the judges’ tables, machine tables and chairs, and ship them to Toronto. Do to the hard work over the years by Vida Radovanovic, our fearless leader and WBC Sanctioned representative, we have a show kit that will be shipped from province to province for regional championships. This will give us a uniform standard for regionals. Schedules for 2008 events will be announced before the end of 2007. Look for a few new events.
I am also putting the call out now for volunteers for the 2007 Nationals in Toronto. I cannot offer you airfare or accommodations, but I can offer you free passes to the trade show in Toronto and seminar access. Let me know if you will be in the Toronto area September 16-17th., or email at the http://www.canadianbaristaacademy.com site.
If there are any usbc, or WBC judges travelling to the area at that time, let us know. We always try to utilize outside guest judges.
That’s all for now…