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2012 South Pacific and New Zealand Accordion Championships & Festival
Preparation work before the event: NZAA President Sonja Palinich, Shirley Yelavich, NZAA Secretary Heather Masefeld, Jenny Manuera, Competitons Secretary Megan Jennings
NZAA Committee member George Xu and Roseanne Rosario setting up the kitchen, right NZAA committee member Jenna Murray setting up the draw room.
NZAA Committee member Tamba Young and Tyler Battista setting up the cup display.
NZAA Treasurer Amber Masefield organising the computer system for calculating the marks and printing the certificates. NZAA Committee member Jessica Chen organising the draw room.
Trophy display for the audience and competitors.
Harley Jones, Stephen Cope and Heather Masefield found a cup with all their names on it.
Jury meeting ending, Sonja Palinich, Roseanne Rosario, Jenna Murray, Shirley Yelavich, Jenny Manuera, Lian Jones and George Xu not in picture.
NZAA Committee member Stephen Cope, announcer for today introduces NZAA President Sonja Palinich to officially open the 2012 competitons.
A group of contestants waitng their turn to compete. Individual pictures with names below.
Maia Perry and Adam Perry
Alanah Jones and Helen Wang
Angela Chen and Craig Jeffries
Orchestra conductor Christine Johnstone, Megan Jennings and contestants waiting to compete.
Davis Jeffries and Tadgh Coulthard-Miller
Annabelle Ding and Skylah Jeffries
Benjamin Hurley and Stephanie Rooke
Christopher McMenamin and Bridget Gillbanks
Draw room: Roseanne Rosario, Jessica Chen and composer Amy Jennings who had several works performed during the weekend.
Andrew Glover and Stephen Cope chatting during the morning break.
Heather Gladstone and Mikki from Christchurch.
Maurice Jones, NZAA Competitions Co-ordinator Dennis Lovatt and Heather Masefield.
Renee Jeffries and Shane Adams
Alexandra Reekie and Serena Hendry
A group of contestants waiting to play.
Angelo D'Souza and Jesse Hendry
Leora Werner and Peter Robinson
Corey Jeffries and Andrew Glover
Ellie Archer and Dan Robinson performed a festival item.
Darryl Sutjiadi performerd and then results and presentations followed:
Dan Robinson was awarded the Samantha Rutherford Memorial Trophy.
Angela Chen presented 1st prize for 9 years and under NZ Championships. Alanah Jones winning 1st prize in the NZ Solo Championships 11 years and under solo.
Helen Wang won the NZ 14 years and under solo championship. Annabelle Ding won the Standard class 8 years.
Alexandra Reekie won the 12 years and under South Pacific Championships. Andrew Glover receiving a first place for own composition.
That was the end of the Saturday morning session.
Adjudicator Shirley Yelavich, Jan Olsen and former NZAA Secretary for many years Marie Jones.
Well known entertainer, teacher and conductor Lionel Reekie, daughter Alina and mother Joan Reekie.
A group of competitors waiting their turn to play.
Jessie Chen and Valerie Tay
NZAA Secretary Heather Masefield and NZAA Competitions Secretary Megan Jennings.
Roseanne Rosario and Kristina Roper (nee Panzic) judging.
Adam, Maia and father Craig Perry
A festival item by the Eastern Junior Accordion Orchestra conducted by Lisa Yelavich.
The two youngest players of the weekend, twins, Grace and Maris Lithgow looked so cute, they stole the hearts of the audience.
One of the twins, full concentration. A pleased conductor Lisa Yelavich smiles to the audience.
A festival item by the Musicale North Shore Accordion Orchestra who performed 3 pieces for the audience before the announcement of results and the prize giving for the afternoon competition session.
Angelo D'Souza and right, Helen Wang and Leora Werner
Jessie Chen and Maia Perry
Compere Stephen Cope, Ben Hurley and Leora Werner
Alexandra Reekie and Bridget Gillbanks
The 10 years and under Light Classical was a very popular category with all these people receiving Commended, Highly Commended and placings.
President Sonja Palinich congratulates the Perry family, Maia, father Craig Perry and Adam. That was the completion of the days competitions. The NZ Youth Accordion Orchesta had a 1 hour rehearsal to conclude the day.
Saturday Morning Results
Championship Class C1, New Zealand Solo, 7 years and under
Championship Class C3, New Zealand Solo, 9 years and under
Championship Class C5, New Zealand Solo, 11 years and under
Championship Class C8, New Zealand Solo, 14 years and under
Standard Class S103, 6 years, up to 6 months playing experience
Standard Class S105, 7 years, up to 6 months playing experience,
Standard Class S108, 8 years, more than 6 months playing experience
Standard Class S109, 9 years, up to 6 months playing experience
Standard Class S112, 10 years, more than 1 year playing experience
Standard Class S116, 12 and 13 years, more than 1 year playing experience
Standard Class S118, 14 and 15 years, more than 1 year playing experience
Standard Class S119, 16 years and over, up to 2 years playing experience
Standard Class S120, 16 years and over, more than 2 years playing experience
Championship Class C4, New Zealand Solo, 10 years and under
Championship Class C6, New Zealand Solo, 12 years and under
Qualified Class Q210, 14 years Solo
Qualified Class Q208, 12 years Solo
Qualified Class Q212, 16 years and over Solo
Qualified Class Q217, Own Composition Open Solo
Qualified Class Q205, 9 years Solo
Qualified Class Q218, Light Classical Solo, 10 years and under
Qualified Class Q219, Light Classical Solo, 11 and 12 years
Qualified Class Q228, Entertainment Solo, 13 to 15 years
Qualified Class Q220, Light Classical Solo, 13 to 15 years
Qualified Class Q202, 6 years Solo
Qualified Class Q203, 7 years Solo
Qualified Class Q207, 11 years Solo
Qualified Class Q232, Ethnic Solo, 13 to 15 years
Qualified Class Q231, Ethnic Solo, 11 and 12 years
Qualified Class Q221, Light Classical Solo, 16 years and over
Championship Class C52, New Zealand Open Trio/Ensemble
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