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What an epic final to the Get a Grip competition of 2012!!
9 of the best bartenders in the country, different flaring style and original acts made this final one for the books.
(Still) Photos does not really do these guys justice! Only seeing them live in action can give their skills justice.
All the performances were class but in the end there could only be 1 champion: Anil Sabharwal !

I took more than 400 photos and there I am not going to upload them into a single album – I have uploaded each of the 9 competitors into an album of their own.

Please support the following Facebook Pages:
Niel Kotze Photography
Get a Grip Coctails & Flaring Cape Town

Click the links below to view the photos of each of the 9 contestant (in the order that they performed):

Contestant – Keegan Smith
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389514691120414.88407.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Barend Heiberg
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389518714453345.88411.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Benji Burner
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389520344453182.88413.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Dion Tsoukalas
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389522397786310.88416.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Kyle O’Reilly
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389524981119385.88418.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Travis Kuhn
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389529564452260.88420.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Gareth Pahliney
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389531674452049.88423.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Anil Sabharwal
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389533651118518.88425.151113114960574&type=1

Contestant – Pieter Oosthuizen
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389536064451610.88427.151113114960574&type=1

Prize giving and misc others
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389538451118038.88429.151113114960574&type=1

In the mean time, check out some sample pics!

 

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It is that time of year when the bartenders (some are classified as professional jugglers that can also serve drinks) converge on Eastwoods to show their talent with flaring.

The action was fast and furious and the acts were very original.
Enough typing nonsense…….. Time to look at the pics!

Part 2 to following soon once Facebook allows me to upload the remaining photos!!

Please support the following Facebook Pages:
Niel Kotze Photography
Get a Grip Coctails & Flaring Cape Town

If you are a PC / MAC user – Use this link:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.495452380468939&type=1

If you are on a mobile phone – Use this link:
http://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.495452380468939&type=1

In the mean time, check out some sample pics!

The photos of the recent Get a Grip flaring. Qualifying Round at Eastwoods will be uploaded soon!

It is that time of year when the bartenders (some are classified as professional jugglers that can also serve drinks) converge on Eastwoods to show their talent with flaring.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend Round 1 due to work commitment. I came across some of the contestants of 2011 competition – some performed and some came along to support their friends.

The action was fast and furious and the acts were very original.
Enough typing nonsense…….. Time to look at the pics!

Please support the following Facebook Pages:
Niel Kotze Photography
Get a Grip Coctails & Flaring Cape Town

If you are a PC / MAC user – Use this link:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?id=100000777775221&tid=206497759381840&set=oa.412760508755563

If you are on a mobile phone – Use this link:
http://m.facebook.com/media/set/?id=100000777775221&tid=206497759381840&set=oa.412760508755563

In the mean time, check out some sample pics!

This was the 3rd and final eliminating round of the Flaring Contest.
The standard of contestants was very high as to be expected!

I recommend that you join the Facebook Group of Eastwoods:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/166189726728541

The complete album can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.254150924599087

In the mean time, check out some samples:

If you thought that the skills of the bartenders of Round 1 were awesome, then you should have seen the routines of the guys (and this time a girl too…..). The skills were off the hook and simply amazing.
Enough babbling from me (you are probably not even reading this text)….

I ended up with 440 phtotos, hence me splitting them over 3 seperate albums.

If you are unable to access or tag the photos, join the Eastwoods Facebook group:

The complete albums can be found here:

Get a Grip – Flaring Round 2 (Part 1)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.232779230069590

Get a Grip – Flaring Round 2 (Part 2)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.232804123400434
Get a Grip – Flaring Round 2 (Part 3)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.232874433393403

In the mean time, check out some samples:



The judges’ table




 
The judges’ table








David J – the MC


















Eastwoods recently hosted Round 1 of their bartender flaring competition.
The guys’ flaring skills were simply put: Mind-Blowing! Capturing the action was harder that I anticipated…. These guys are really fast!

A word of thanks has to out to the sponsors that made the event possible. (LiquidConcepts)

Facebook only allows 200 photos per album so I had no choice but to split the 254 photos up in 2 albums.
The complete albums can be found here:

Eastwoods – 25/04/2011 – Get a Grip Flaring Comp – Rnd 1 (Part 1)

Eastwoods – 25/04/2011 – Get a Grip Flaring Comp – Rnd 1 (Part 2)

In the mean time check out some sample photos of the action!

The setup

The judges enjoying a shot to calm down the nerves

The sponsor 🙂

The judges having ANOTHER round

The MC

The judges (looking more relaxed)
The judges (looking more relaxed)

The Pro’s showing the crowd how to down a drink

The crowd attempting to down a drink (some some so successful)

All done under 4 minutes and even time to light up a smoke!
The Pro’s show how fast they can pop some bottle tops
Members of the crowd tried… just say: They gave their best 🙂

The pressure is simply too much for the judges…… Someone call a medic

Hand behind the head – No cheating when downing a drink