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Harrisand World Championship Sand Sculpture Society
Presents the Inaugural
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Grand Masters Class Sand Sculpture Competition
Sponsored by
The Vancouver Sun
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
May 08 - 14, 2006

Sixteen of the many previous medal winners from the World Championship of sand sculpture competition, which is held at Harrison Hot Springs in picturesque British Columbia, Canada over the last couple of decades, were invited to pick a partner to enter this Grand Masters class invitational event. Each two person team was accorded 74 person hours to complete their sculpture in a 25 x 25 foot plot that had up to 350 cubic feet of sand, pre (machine) compacted to spec. The rest of the volume and requisite labor to sculpt it, was up to the artists to provide and utilize as they desired.
The competition ordinals were ranked in two ways:

1.) Sculptors Choice determined on site the day of completion May 14, 2006.
2.) P
eoples Choice determined by popular ballot while on display for months at the Harrisand Sculpture Park. Final ordinals announced 10/ 09/2006.
Both methods yield Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, for first, second and third places respectively.
The Peoples Choice medals are also accompanied by cash awards of $3,000.00, $2,500.00 and $2,000.00 respectively (US Funds)
Neither method of judging involved the use of any prescribed criteria in particular.

Photo credit/disclaimer: All photos by Rich Varano unless otherwise noted. Many are cropped and in some cases do not show the entire sculpture.
The particpating sculptors featured here are encouraged to send in thier own prefered photos for inclusion here.


Allen/Briggs
Ken Allen & Andy Briggs- Canada
Maize/Selen
Joe Maize & Jan Selon Hawaii & Holland
Third Place Sculptors Choice
Buregaurd/Bueregard
Aneil & Guy Bueregard -Canada
Moa/Shao
Moa & Shoa - China
japan
Two Japanees Men - Japan
Gordon/Haupt
Justin Gordon & Kristie Haupt -USA
Manos/Patniak
Manos & Sudarsan Patniak - India
Cooley/Dow
Vern Cooley & Bill Dow -USA
Farmer/Kirchner
Damon Farmer & Beth Kirchner -USA
Doucharm/Vogelaar
David Ducharme & Peter Vogelaar- Canada/USA
Dan/Joren
Dan Belcher & Jeron USA/ Denmark
 First Place Sculptors Choice
Swires/Waugh
Barry Swires & Bruce Waugh- USA
Fralich/Varano
Karen Fralich & Rich Varano
Candada/USA

Second Place Sculptors Choice
Feet/Mcdonald
Sandy Feet & Amazin' Walter
-USA

Lipere/Lipere
Marc & Michele Lipere -Canada
Matsumoto/May
Alan Matsumoto & John May -Canada/USA
todd
Todd Vanderplym & Fred Dobbs
(Exhibition only) -USA /Canada


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External Links -See the Harrison Hot Springs World Sand Sculpture Society web pages here

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