West Sussex Guitar Club

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Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon


West Sussex Guitar Festival 2008 Review

Posted by admin on November 26, 2008

The West Sussex Guitar Club held its 8th Guitar Festival over the period 15th - 23rd November at the Regis School of Music, Sudley Road, Bognor Regis.

There was one full weekend for under 18 year old players and another full weekend for adult players together with a Festival concert. This event attracted 165 entries with players coming from far and wide to perform. The adjudicators for the festival were two prestigious and celebrated guitarists - Paul Gregory for the under 18s and Graham Devine for the adult classes. Both praised the players for their dedication and high standard of performance.

This year, in addition to numerous trophies there were a number of prizes generously donated by sponsors. Since the Festival formed part of Arun Peace Week these were awarded by the chairman of Arun District Council Ashvin Patel. The Scholarship for under an 18 year old to attend the four day West Dean International Guitar Festival in August 2009 was won by Sam Brown from Elmer with Zoe Green from Bristol as runner up. A Camps classical guitar and case donated by Camps Manufacturers and Maestoso Music Ltd was won by James Li-Kam-Tin from Eastergate. A copy of Sibelius G7 composition software donated by Sibelius was won by Samuel Stormont from Stevenage for his composition for guitar and two flutes. In addition there were numerous sets of strings donated by Summerfield Music Instruments/Classic Guitar Magazine and Royal Classic Strings.

Graham Devine gave the Festival concert to an enthusiastic packed hall. His superb and varied concert included works by earlier composers Sor, Albeniz and Granados together with contemporary composers Brouwer, Asencio and Contreras.


4Solo age 12 & under
(Grade II & under)
Torben WintherHarry PellAyesha Gyening
5Solo age 12 & under
(Grade III & over)
Victor SmithJames AndrewsLucy Haynes
6Solo age 15 & underPatrick SowdenBen DaviesEmilio Flores-Bartelt
8Technical Perfection 12 & underJames BranchflowerJames Li-Kam-TinZoe Barnett
9Technical Perfection
(age 13-18)
Sam Brown
10Bach age 13 & underJames Li-Kam-Tin
12Advanced Open ClassSam BrownEmilio Flores-BarteltAdam Lack
(Age 15 & under)
Tamzin Barnett
Adam Lack
Ben Davies
Emilio Flor es-Bartelt
Andrew Creswick
George Robinson
13Junior Recital
(age 13 & under)
James BranchflowerPatrick SowdenZoe Barnett
14Junior Recital
(age under 18)
Karim BeddaTamzin BarnettAdam Lack
16Duet 12 & underRose DuoJolley Duo & Guy
Louis Duo
Andrews & McKirgan Duo
27Junior Guitar EnsembleOakwood EnsembleBishop Luffa Junior Ensemble
(age under 18)
Inazuma Duo
(Age under 15)
Bishop Luffa TrioChristian's Ensemble
(Age under 18)
Ryusei Ensemble
(Age under 18
Christian's Ensemble
23Guitar with other Instrument
(age under12)
Tamzin & Zoe Barnett
24Guitar with other Instrument
(age less than 18)
Andrew & Richard Creswick
25Voice with guitar accompanimentAlex Blake
29Family EnsembleMcKirgan EnsembleWilliam & Joanna Morris
The Jenkin Duo
60Guitar EnsembleRegis Guitars
(up to Grade III )
Roy Barron
53Renaissance ClassPatrick Butcher
Mitch Callow
55Music Around the WorldTerry Woodgate
Samuel Stormont
C4Solo CompositionDavid Roe
Samuel Stormont
C6Ensemble CompositionSamuel Stormont
57Virtuoso ClassLydia HepworthChris SweatmanTerry Woodgate
56Advanced ClassJez RogersTerry WoodgatePaul Rooney
64Recital ClassLinda Kelsall-BarnettLydia Hepworth
Will Punter
Philip Chapman
Chris Sweatman
58Guitar DuetJohn Mason & Diana GreenArcadia DuoDebian Duo
David Roe & Tom Rimmer
54Bach ClassPhilip ChapmanJohn MasonTerry Woodgate
Paul Thomas
62Voice with GuitarSally Morris & Tom Jeffers
52Intermediate grade IV and aboveTom RimmerPatrick Butcher
Roger Ainley
Julian Bobak
Heidi Rose Calandra
59Guitar Trio/QuartetArcadia Quartet
Gala Quartet
61Guitar with other instrumentByron Duo
Tom & Diana Rimmer
63Any plucked instrumentTom Jeffers & Sally Morris
65Arrangement ClassDebbie Burford
Tom Jeffers
Terry Woodgate
Tony Poulett