What a cracking start to the year so far. February was packed full of international competitors from far and wide. The comp kicked off however with a few UK boys. Harry Dennis, Ryan Clayton, Jason Olviera and Chuck all went for good tunes and great entertainment, which started things off nicely.
It was a pleasure to have Arturo Botello fly all the way from Mexico to compete on the stage. He had a nice routine but sadly his timing was slightly out with his music so the pace affected his overall score sadly. A noticeable presence came from the Italians. Camine Liquori had a cracking round and just missed out on the finals, as did Alex Cava, Sikky and Markus Klammer. Who all lost out to Mikey Holes in the flair off.
So getting into the finals was Luis Ortiz who flew all the way from Las Vegas. He was an absolute pleasure to watch and what a fabulous performer. It will be great to have him back in the near future. He walked away happy with sixth place. Fifth place went to Mikey Holes who has worked hard to progress onto a whole new level. It was his first time in the final and I can say it definitely won’t be his last. Fourth went to Dario De Carlantonio who was one of the smoothest flairers of the night. Great flow, great skills, great energy. So congrats to him! Roadhouse very own Marcin Cebula donned the leathers for his second time to dominate the crowd and the stage so he was happy to have qualified for the grand final. Hiroshi Ichikowa made the trek all the way from Japan. He smashed it out of the park for second place and also qualified for Novembers final. And if you didn’t know already, congratulations to Tom Dyer who did yet another epic performance. He really is in a league of his own so well done to Tommy D for another fantastic performance.
Thanks to Tony Adams, Collin Griffiths and Ginge for their judging skills and I look forward to seeing you all next month.