2019 Contest Winners List

Open Division (16 contestants)

Place Name City
1 Beth Davis Carbondale
2 Jessie Stark Urbana
3 Rosemary Hall Ellis Grove
4 Aaron Albrecht Edwardsville
5 Sharon Graf Springfield

Senior Division, Age 70 & Over (4 contestants)

Place Name City
1 Gaye Harrison Charleston
2 Herman Perry Salem
3 Junior Hobson Stewardson
4 Jerry Myers Mattoon

Junior Division, Age 11-19 (7 contestants)

Place Name Age City
1 Beth Davis 15 Carbondale
2 Elijah Doty 17 Beecher City
3 Caitlyn Richards 15 Dahlgren
4 Tristan Poulosky 13 Urbana

Beginner Division, Age 10 & Below (2 contestants)

Place Name Age City
1 Daliah Noven 10 Champaign
2 Eli Walk 9 Effingham

The total number of contestants was 26.

Three contestants from other divisions also competed in the Open Division:

  1. Gaye Harrison of the Senior Division,
  2. Beth Davis of the Junior Division and
  3. Daliah Noven of the Beginner Division.

We thank each of the contestants for your efforts to prepare yourself for the fiddle contest. And for the Beginners and Juniors, we thank you for being brave enough to play play your tunes in front of a large audience. We wish you all the best luck in your fiddling efforts and hope you will return in 2020 time to compete again.

Jerry W. Ellis, Secretary,  Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association