Alright, all gloating aside - what a great party we had in St.Hubert, Quebec! My greatest thanks to Denis &
Sandra for being such great hosts. It was the best dining experience I've ever had at a Guitar Cup! And Denis
slaved very hard to finish building his backyard deck in time, for all of our enjoyment. Thankyou again.
Even though we had only 5 entries this year, they were all excellent in quality. The reigning champs -Cooler-
were defending their title and came incredibly close, losing out by only 1 point (or so I was told). First time
entrants -Neutrino- and former champs -John Keffer- and -Mike Northcott- could not have been far behind. A big
thankyou to them as well for putting their talents on the line.
For the first time, we allowed all non-contestants to vote in a secret ballot. They were allowed to choose their
favourite and 2nd fave entry, with 2 points awarded to the favourite and 1 point to the 2nd fave. It seemed to
work pretty well and I think the party-goers all enjoyed participating in that way. So I hope we'll continue this
judging method as a new tradition for the Guitar Cup. Besides, it more or less did away with the traditional 'gifts'
that used to be given to judges to try and sway them. I think that's a tradition that could now gracefully fade away.
Three-time Guitar Cup Champion,
The ever-so-humble, handsome & honourable,