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2017 CSOTFA State/Open Fiddle Championship & Picking Contest Schedule
 
2017 Fiddle Judges 2017 Picking Judges
   
 
1. Schedule subject to change depending on number of contestants.
2. All contestants must be registered at least 30 MINUTES before their division begins, be available 30 MINUTES prior to the start of their Division, and have tune sheets turned in to Traffic Personnel at check-in time. (See general contest rule # 6) This includes the Friday night programs. Times are preliminary and may change as much as 15 minutes.  
Friday, March 17, 2017 at OROVILLE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HALL - 2374 Montgomery St. Oroville, CA 95965 map
1:30 PM ... CSOTFA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (All members PLEASE attend) in the Auditorium
2:30 PM ... Registration opens
3:00 PM ... Opening Ceremony-Flag Salute-Invocation-Reading of the Deceased Members
3:15 PM ... Fiddle contestants meet with Judges in the Auditorium
3:30 PM ... Senior-Senior Fiddle Preliminaries (70 years & over)
4:30 PM ... Senior Fiddle Preliminaries (60 – 69 years)
5:25 PM ... Senior-Senior (70 years & over) Top 5 Finalists
5:50 PM ... Senior (60 – 69 years) Top 5 Finalists
6:15 PM ... AWARDS: Senior-Senior, Oldest Fiddler, Senior    
6:30 PM ... ANYTHING GOES – any age, any instrument
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at OROVILLE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HALL - 2374 Montgomery St. Oroville, CA 95965 map
7:30 AM ... Registration Opens (Young Adults first PLEASE)
7:45 AM ... Judges meeting with all contestants
8:00 AM ... Young Adults (18-36 years) Fiddle Preliminaries     
8:30AM ... Junior (13–17 years) Fiddle Preliminaries
9:35 AM ... Junior-Juniors (9-12 years) Fiddle Preliminaries
11:20 AM ... Pee Wee (8 years & under) Fiddle Preliminaries
    LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM ... Adult (37 – 59 years) Fiddle Preliminaries
2:10 PM ... Open (any age) Fiddle Preliminaries 
2:50 PM ... Junior Twin Fiddle (17 years & under): ONE ROUND ONLY fast/slow tunes, 4 min. limit
3:15 PM ...

Open Twin Fiddle (any age): ONE ROUND ONLY fast/slow tunes, 4 min. limit

3:40 PM ... Open Picking (any age): ONE ROUND ONLY fast/slow tunes, 4 min. limit     
4:15 PM ... Junior Picking (17 years & under): ONE ROUND ONLY fast/slow tunes, 4 min. limit  
    DINNER BREAK
6:00 PM ... Opening Ceremonies –Presentation of Colors-Invocation-Mayor’s Welcome
6:15 PM ... Pee Wee (8 years & under) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
6:40 PM ... Junior-Junior (9 – 12 years) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
7:05 PM ... Junior (13 – 17 years) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
7:30 PM ... AWARDS: Huffman Service Award, Twin Fiddle, Open Picking, Junior Picking, Pee Wee,    Youngest Boy & Girl Fiddler
7:45 PM ... JUDGES ENTERTAIN
8:05 PM ... AWARDS:  Junior-Junior, and Junior
8:15 PM ... Adult (37 – 59 years) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
8:40 PM ... Young Adult (18 – 36 years) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
9:05 PM ... Open (any age) Top 5 Fiddle Finalists
9:30 PM ... AWARDS: Adult, Young Adult, Accompanist, Open
 
 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - FEATHER RIVER SENIOR CENTER - 1335 Myers St. Oroville map
8:00 AM ... CSOTFA State Officers & Board of Directors Meeting in the Blue Room, Municipal Auditorium
CSOTFA Members are welcome to attend