Sunday, 28 August 2011

Almost there.....

The two figures are about to dance and then we will have presentations!

Teams are underway.....

So many sections, with so few teams in some means that announcing each section would have ChaosCentral constantly typing and announcing the next team.

Why not tune into LiveCam instead, to see them in marshalling, hear the music and applause and get the feeling of the feis?

The hall is full to overflowing, we are past standing room only, people are auctioning spaces on the laps :)

Results - 11 & 12 Years

11 Years Girls
1 Isabella Fitzpatrick, Halloran
2 Bridie O'Neill, Carey
3 Isabella Shelley, Halloran
4 Anastasia Stinten, Maher
5 Isabella Geeves, Ni Piobaire
6 Krystan Liddiard, Currie-Henderson

11 & 12 Years Boys
1 Jonty Moore, Aisling
2 Oisin Braddock-Hanratty, Walton

12 Years Girls
1 Jordan Walter, Halloran
2 Matilda Finchett, Mulcahy-Hayes VIC
3 Emily Harmon, Dwyer-Whelan
4 Caitlin Pellizon, Maher
5 Sinead Podesta, Maher

Final solo dancer of the day has just finished

Presentations next, followed by the light and movement that is Ceili dancing :)

11 & 12 Years are now on stage for their set dances

Feis update

Teams

  • In the Under 9 4 Hand Girls Ceili, five teams are competing
  • In the Under 9 4 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing
  • In the Under 11 4 Hand Girls Ceili, eight teams are competing for the Ossian Trophy
  • In the Under 11 4 Hand Mixed Ceili, two teams are competing for the Hall Family Trophy
  • In the Under 13 4 Hand Girls Ceili, three teams are competing for the Cosgrove Trophy
  • In the Under 13 4 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing for the Mayo Perpetual Trophy
  • In the Under 16 4 Hand Girls Ceili, two teams are competing for the Williams Shield
  • In the Under 16 4 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing for the Ceili Club Trophy
  • In the Open Under 19 4 Hand Girls Ceili, two teams are competing
  • In the Open Over 20 4 Hand Girls Ceili, one team is competing
  • In the Open Over 20 4 Hand Mixed Ceili, two teams are competing for the Nann Family Trophy
  • In the Under 11 8 Hand Girls Ceili, two teams are competing for the Sheila Lathlain Trophy
  • In the Under 11 8 Hand Mixed Ceili, two teams are competing for the Greenhill Trophy
  • In the Under 13 8 Hand Girls Ceili, two teams are competing for the Southern Cross Trophy
  • In the Under 13 8 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing for the Brother Werhun Memorial Trophy
  • In the Under 16 8 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing
  • In the Under 19 8 Hand Girls Ceili, one team is competing
  • In the Open Age 8 Hand Mixed Ceili, one team is competing for the Ellen McGlynn Memorial Trophy
  • In the Girls 3 Hand, three teams are competing
  • In the Girls 2 Hand, three teams are competing for the QLD Irish Association Trophy
  • In the Mixed 2 Hand, one team is competing
  • In the Intermediate Figure Dance, one team is competing
  • In the Senior Figure Dance, one team is competing for the Henderson Family Trophy

It appears that lunch is over!!!

11 & 12 Years are back in marshalling for the remainder of their Premiership dances, soft shoe next.

Lunch time at the feis

The Graded presentations have come and gone, the photos will be up later tonight.  It is now lunch time, so no audio.  After lunch, the 11 & 12 Years complete their Premiership and the teams compete.

11 & 12 Years are now on stage!!

Hard shoe round, dancing two at a time on stage.

Graded sections have finished!!

The 11 & 12 Years will dance their first round, then the presentation for the graded sections will be held - and lunch!

Feis update

The graded sections have almost finished, with some excellent dancing from all competitors.  Results will be after the 11 & 12 Years complete their first two rounds.

Welcome to Sunday at the Southern Cross Feis

A beautiful spring morning in Sydney, even though it is technically the last week of winter!  Outside is developing into a warm and sunny day, inside is developing into some wonderful dancing, starting with the Beginner, Primary and Elementary sections for 6, 7, 8 & 9 Years.

These are some of the youngest competitors, just starting their dancing careers.  The Penrith Gaels Club is packed full of proud parents and families, all here to watch the "little faeries" as Miss Jan calls the youngest dancers.  The room is absolutely quiet as they dance, with everyone's attention focused on the tiny figures on stage, dwarfed by the Southern Cross sign behind them.  Once they finish their step, there is loud applause from all the hall and the dancers leave the stage beaming!

After these sections dance, the 11 & 12 Years will compete, followed by the teams sections.

  • In the 11 Years Girls Premiership, six dancers are competing for the Hall-Struthers Perpetual Trophy.
  • In the 11 & 12 Years Boys Premiership, two dancers are competing for the henderson Belt.
  • In the 12 Years Girls Premiership, six dancers are competing for the Henderson Family Trophy.
After lunch, teams will dance.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Results - 17 Years & Over


15 Years Girls
1 Lauren Meredith, Simpson ACT
2 Ceridwen Radcliffe, Liz Gregory Academy ACT
3 Hannah Hayes, Aisling
4 Aislinn Podesta, Maher
5 Laren Maddock, Maher

15 & 16 Years Boys
1 Thomas Hughes, Currie-Henderson
2 Daniel McNamara, Wollongong

16 Years Girls
1 Emily Stinten, Maher
2 Brittany Fowler, Currie-Henderson

17 & 18 Years Girls
1 Theresa Shaw, Crocker QLD
2 Gabrielle Harrington, Halloran
3 Rhiannon Black, Walton
4 Diana Resiak, Simpson ACT
5 Rachael Larnach, Maher
6 Loretta Morris, Halloran

19 & 20 Years Ladies
1 Marie Sweeney, Maher
2 Jenny Croft, Maher
3 Claire Petelczyc, Liz Gregory Academy ACT
4 Danielle Resiak, Simpson ACT

19 & 20 Years Men
1 Asher Larnach, Maher

21 & Over Ladies
1 Jacqueline Gregory, Liz Gregory Academy ACT
2 Moira Callanan, Walton
3 Mary McMurtrie, Dwyer Whelan
4 Siobhan White, Wollongong
5 Sarah Hockley, McMahon
6 Jessica Edwards, Currie-henderson
7 Sarah Healey, McMahon

21 & Over Men
1 Sascha Kaless, Dwyer-Whelan

Last dancer now on stage, presentations next!

21 & Over are now dancing their sets

Last session for the day, presentations for 15 Years and later age groups will follow!

17 Years & Over set dances now underway

That means, al the age groups that have finished their soft shoe round, which is all that remain!  There are approximately 22 sets to dance.

15 Years & Over are doing their soft shoe round

What is it with redheads?



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15 & 16 Years are now on stage for their set dances

They will be followed by assorted older age groups doing other assorted dances....well, we are vague because some are doing their soft shoe round and others are doing.....stay tuned, all will be revealed!

19 & Over called to marshalling for their hard shoe round

So, it appears that the sections will be dancing interleaved.....

17 & 18 Years have been called to marshalling for their hard shoe round

And they are on stage now!!

15 Years & 16 Years are doing their soft shoe round

Results - 13 & 14 Years

13 Years Girls
1 Jenica Curtis, Halloran
2 Rhiannon Gilvary, O'Shea Dublin Ireland
3 Chloe van Dyck, Halloran
4 Siobhan Hamilton, Maher
5 Molly Brennan, Walton
6 Aisling Cottell, Wollongong
7= Michelle Acheson, Currie-Henderson
7= Meghan Shotland, Currie-Henderson
7= Kyra Webb, Wollongong
10 Mandy Reeley, Ni Piobaire
11 Megan Ross, Aisling

13 & 14 Years Boys
1 Jack Kearney, Currie-Henderson

14 Years Girls
1 Natalie O'Connor, Dwyer-Whelan
2 Nessa Salvador, Halloran
3 Emily Palmer, Dwyer-Whelan
4 Erin O'Callaghan, Carey
5 Courtney Robinson, Currie-Henderson
6 Lucinda Petchell, Carey
7 Jennifer Murray, Halloran
8 Roisin Finnegan, Currie-Henderson
9 Lauren Hurst, Fenagh

Feis update

15 & 16 Years are in marshalling for their hard show round, 13 & 14 Years presentations will follow that round.

Feis update

14 Years set dances are almost finished, Miss jan hass announced that their presentations may be held next....

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13 & 14 Years have been called to marshalling for their set dances

13 & 14 Years now dancing their soft shoe round

13 & 14 Years now dancing their hard shoe round

They are on stage, two at a time.  ChaosCentral is about to sample the lunch fare.....report soon :)

13 & 14 Years have been called to marshalling for their hard shoe round

Results

6 Years Girls
1 Caitlin Finnegan, Reilly

7 Years Girls
1 Rose Hanratty, Halloran
2 Imogen Ryan, Fenagh
3 Alana Loveridge,
4 Connie Sutton, Aisling
5 Emma-Kate Romah, Halloran
6 Erin Stinton, Maher
7 Erin Browne, Halloran
8 Niamh Darcy, Aisling
9 Isobel Chambers, Aisling
10 Nina Ball, Carey

7 & 8 Years Boys
1 Jonathon Shaw, Crocker QLD
2 Liam Fitzgerald, Halloran
3 Mitchell Carroll, Halloran
4 Jamie Munro, Halloran

8 Years Girls
1 Kahli Gilchrist, Fenagh
2 Genevieve Shaw, Crocker QLD
3 Angelique Shaw, Crocker QLD
4 Mikayla White, Halloran
5= Caoilshionn Gilvarry, O'Shea Dublin
5= Ruby Jane McLaughlan, Kay-Hallissey NZ
7 Genevieve Price, Currie-Henderson
8 Kaitlin Weeks, Ni Piobaire

9 Years Girls
1 Aisling Munro, Halloran
2 Christine O'Connor, Dwyer-Whelan
3 Kyra Atherton, Fenagh
4 Danae Moore, Aisling
5 Aisling Salvador, Halloran
6 Rachel Vella, Maher
7 Madeline Osbon, Fenagh
8 Alexandra Hemmings, Carey
9 Mackenzie Lawler, Reilly
10 Laura Jelovic, Currie-Henderson

9 & 10 Years Boys
1 Daniel Brennan, Walton
2 Nathan Ball, Carey
3 Nicholas Barkopolous-Cooke, Currie-Henderson
4 Elliot Sutton, Aisling
5 Thomas Kearney, Currie-Henderson

10 Years Girls
1 Siobhan Lo, Febagh
2 Roisin Bolwell, Halloran
3 Niamh Gallagher, Halloran
4 Niamh Mack, Carey
5 Georgia Robinson, Carey
6 Madeline Carroll, Halloran
7 Isobel Kanaley, Dwyer-Whelan
8 Rachel White, Halloran
9 Ellie Borg, Carey
10 Bridget Kirwan, Dwyer-Whelan
11 Jade Abbey, Carey
12 Ysabel Hardge, Maher
13 Matisse Fowler, Currie-Henderson

Audio is muted during the lunch break

Presentations about to start

And all the younger sections have finished!

6, 7 & 8 Years are doing their Traditional Sets

And presentations will follow!

6, 7 & 8 Years are dancing their soft shoe round

Technology update

A LiveCam viewer noted that the video stream seems to freeze; I thought that this was a problem at the server end but after checking, it is me (nothing new there!)  Just downloaded the latest version of the software, and it seems "less better :)" than the previous version.  So until they provide a patch, the problem may continue.

Sorry about that, I will see what I can do to rectify it.

8 Years called to marshalling

So now the 7 & 8 Years will be dancing interleaved, sections.  Hard shoe round is almost finished for the 7 Years and the 8 Years are ready and raring to go :)

Presentations and lunch at 1230 and we are certainly on time, perhaps even a little early.

10 Years Premiership has finished

6 & 7 Years are now sitting patiently, if somewhat excitedly, in marshalling.

Gourmet Food Update
A regular and important part of our service is sacrificing ourselves for you by trying all the food and drink available at venues, in order that you, the dear reader, has an unbiased opinion of the food options available.  So, in keeping with tradition, we have done the same today and are please to provide this brief report....

Coffee - Good, cappuccinos available from the moment the venue is open
Bacon & egg rolls, hot chips and other ID health food - can't tell, nothing hot served until 1230 (sigh)
Chocolate crackles - NONE!!

However, the Penrith Gaels always does a good Irish fry-up, complete with black & white pudding and soda bread, so there is a possible update later in the day.

6 & 7 Years have been called to marshalling for their hard shoe round

10 Years Girls are now dancing their sets

9 & 10 Years Boys are about to start their Set Dances

The feis is running on time, the Penrith Gaels has a new cappuccino machine that was operating from 0830 this morning, so all is well with the feis!

10 Years hard shoe round almost finished

9 & 10 Years Boys are doing their Set Dances

The 9 Years Girls have finished and the 10 Years Girls have been called to marshalling.

Feis update

Whilst ChaosCentral was organising itself, the feis has continued at a cracking pace!!  The 9 Years have done their first two rounds and are now part way through their set dances.  They are dancing on a wooden stage constructed specially for the event - there is no tarquet so every step and foot action is clearly audible to the adjudicator.

This is a well-attended feis; there are schools from NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC, NZ and Ireland!!!

Trophies and competitors....

  • In the 9 Years Girls Premiership, ten dancers are competing for the Henderson Family Trophy
  • In the 9 & 10 Years Boys Premiership, five dancers are competing for the JW & MK Currie Memorial Trophy
  • In the 10 Years Girls Premiership, 13 dancers are competing for the Trish & Tony Williams Shield
  • In the 6 Years Girls Premiership, one dancer is competing for the Kathryn Trenholme Trophy
  • In the 7 Years Girls Premiership, nine dancers are competing for the Baar Family Trophy
  • In the 7 & 8 Years Boys Premiership, four dancers are competing for the Daly Family Trophy
  • In the 8 Years Girls Premiership, nine dancers are competing for the Trish & Tony Williams Trophy
  • In the 13 Years Girls Premiership, ten dancers are competing for the Seamus Millar Challenge Trophy
  • In the 13 & 14 Years Boys Premiership, one dancer is competing for the Hanrahan Perpetual Trophy
  • In the 14 Years Girls Premiership, 11 dancers are competing for the O'Brien Trophy
  • In the 15 Years Girls Premiership, six dancers are competing for the Michelle Williams Trophy
  • In the 15 & 16 Years Boys Premiership, two dancers are competing for the Mathews School Trophy
  • In the 16 Years Girls Premiership, three dancers are competing for the kathleen Harte Trophy
  • In the 17 & 18 Years Ladies Premiership, eight dancers are competing for the Maureen Smyth Memorial Trophy
  • In the 19 & 20 Years Ladies Premiership, five dancers are competing.
  • In the 19 & 20 Years Mens Premiership, two dancers are competing.
  • In the Over 21 Years Ladies Premiership, seven dancers are competing for the Burrow Perpetual Trophy
  • In the Over 21 Years Mens Premiership, one dancer is competing for the Beaton Family Trophy

Welcome to the Southern Cross Feis

Sydney has awoken to a thick blanket of fog, shrouding the natural beauty of the landscape but teasing us with better things to come.  Spring has sprung and we are looking forward to a warm and sunny day.

The feis is getting under way soon, and we are looking forward to a weekend of fine dancing.  This is the 33rd year that this feis has run and there are many famous names on the perpetual trophies.

Our adjudicator is Mary McElroy ADCRG Dublin, Ireland.

Music is by - computer - not iPod!

The timetable is as follows:

Saturday
0930 9 yrs Premiership
1000 10 yrs Premiership
1115  7 & 8 yrs Premiership
1230 Prizes
1330 13 & 14 yrs Premierships
1500 15 & Over Premierships
1800 approx Prizes

Sunday
0900 2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8 yrs Beginners, Primary and Elementary sections
1000 9,10,11 & over Beginners, Primary and Elementary sections
1130 11 & 12 years premierships
1200 noon Prizes for beginners, primary and elementary
1245 11 & 12 years sets
1330 Prizes 11 and 12 Premierships/Lunch
1400 ALL TEAMS

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The ACT State Championships are over for 2011

A wonderful time was had by all, the Dance of Champions photos will be on www.swoose.net later tonight once ChaosCentral has motored back to Sydney.

We look forward to providing this service to you at the Southern Cross Feis, next weekend.

Results - teams

Under 11 4 Hand Girls
1 Simpson A
2 Gregory B
3 Gregory A
4 Tir an Oir A

Under 13 Girls 4 Hand
1 Simpson A
2 Simpson B

Under 11 Mixed 4 Hand
1 Simpson A

Under 13 Mixed 4 Hand
1 Gregory A

Under 11 Girls 8 Hand
1 Tir an Oir A

Under 13 Girls 8 Hand
1 Simpson A

Under 13 Girls 3 Hand
1 Simpson A
2 Gregory A

Dancing for the Championships has finished!!

The last team has now danced, there will be a short break followed by teams presentations - then the Dance of Champions.

Feis update

The teams sections are about half way through and the hall is now almost completely full as parents and dancers assemble for the Dance of Champions.  All the extra bodies in the hall has made it quite warm and toasty!

Teams dancing has started

In total, seven sections with 12 teams dancing - so it should all be over well before 1400!

Lunchtime at the Championships

We are having a break for lunch - the feis is running very early and there are only seven teams sections to finish.  It is anticipated that the Dance of Champions will be on around 1430 and than means that LiveCommentary will finish around 1500.  Photos will be available on www.swoose.net after ChaosCentral returns to SYD.

Gourmet food update
Bonnie Parfitt's chocolate crackles have been sampled and we are pleased to report that they are of an excellent quality, with hidden marshmallows and smarties to provide unexpected pleasure to the consumer. During our taste test, Colleen Manuel tried to distract and tempt the tasting panel with scones and cream but, on your behalf, we remained resolute and stuck to the chocolate crackle (figuratively, not literally).

The feis will recommence on time and we look forward to the team dances.

Time for a break!

Well done to all the dancers who did so well this morning.  Not just to place but a great job to dance in front of our small Canberra crowd ... and Milton!

We will all have a break now and teams and the Dance of Champions will be on after lunch.

Intermediate Boys 13 Years

1. Connor Costello (Simpson)
2. Huw Radcliffe (Gregory)
3. Declan Walker-Kent (Simpson)

Senior Boys 16 Years

1. Edmund Hallisey (Gregory)

Minor Girls 10 Years

1. Caitlin Johnson (Gregory)
2. Lara Haynes (Simpson)
3. Zoe Hoare (Simpson)
4. Sarah Cuneen (Simpson)
5. Amy King (Simpson)

Minor Boys 9 Years

1. Darryl Bailey (Simpson)

Minor Girls 9 Years

1. McCawley Jordan (Gregory)
2. Hannah Walker-Kent (Simpson)
3. Caitlin-Ann Barrow (Tir An Oir)
4. Jasmine Fisk (Gregory)
5. Anna Duncan (Gregory)
6. Sarah Davis (Gregory)

8 Years Sub Minor Girls

1. Charlie Town (Simpson)
2. Shannon Gerrard (Tir An Oir)
3. Sally McGavock (Gregory)
4. Alaska Kingston-Lee (Simpson)
5. Erin Burke (Simpson)
6. Matilda Bell (Gregory)
7. Monique Swan (Gregory)
8. Lauren King (Simpson)
9. Isabella McCann (Tir An Oir)

Results! Sub Minor Girls 7 Years

The Sub Minor Girls 7 Years

1. Ruby Kelly (Simpson)
2. Ruby McGavock (Gregory)
3. Alisha Zaidi (Tir An Oir)
4. Grace Davis (Gregory)

Feis update

The set dances have been progressing nicely and now the adjudicators have just enjoyed a little rest from the dancing.  Cups of teas refreshed, the set dances will continue!

The hall is about half full, it is nice and warm inside and outside it is overcast and cold.  Brief flashes of sunshine lure the dancing parents into the misguided impression that it may be warm outside - but the sunny interludes are very brief - it is Canberra in winter after all!

Only another ten sets until presentations - the feis is probably running about an hour early.

Feis update

The dancers are competing in interleaved sections, that is all age groups are dancing their hard shoe round, then their soft shoe and then their sets.

So, all dancers have finished their hard shoe round and now the 7 Years have been called to marshalling to start the soft shoe rounds for all dancers.

Sunday dancing programme, trophies and competitors

Another day of competition is about to start, the dancers are ready, the stage is ready and the adjudicators are ready.  So is the canteen, which is stocked to overflowing with cakes, sweets and - YES - chocolate crackles!!!!

  • In the Sub Minor Girls 7 Years, four dancers are competing for the Tir Eoghain Trophy donated by Lynn Crafter, and the Parfitt Family Tiara.
  • In the Sub Minor Girls 8 Years, nine dancers are competing for a Trophy donated by Mrs S Lathlain, and the Liz Gregory Tiara.
  • In the Minor Girls 9 Years, six dancers are competing for a trophy donated by Anne-Marie Dimmock, and the Simpson Family Tiara.
  • In the Minor Girls 10 Years, five dancers are competing for a trophy donated by the Cleary Family, and the Simpson Family Tiara.
  • In the Minor Boys 9 Years, one dancer is competing for the Driscoll Family Shield.
  • In the Intermediate Boys 13 Years, three dancers are competing.
  • In the Senior Boys 16 Years, two dancers are competing for a trophy donated by Kathryn Trenholme.
Teams
  • In the Under 11 Girls 4 Hand, four teams are competing for a trophy donated by Trish Williams.
  • In the Under 13 Girls 4 Hand, two teams are competing for a the Sue Beaton Memorial Trophy donated by Liz & Fiona Beaton.
  • In the Under 11 Mixed 4 Hand, one team is competing for the Shamrock Trophy donated by Terry O'Connor.
  • In the Under 13 Mixed 4 Hand, one team is competing for the Dungarvon Cup donated by Siobhan ni Faolain.
  • In the Under 11 Girls 8 Hand, one team is competing for the GMH Electrical Trophy donated by Gary Hallissey.
  • In the Under 13 Girls 8 Hand, one team is competing for the Deloughery O'Hehir Perpetual Trophy donated by Lynn Crafter.
  • In the Under 13 Girls 3 Hand, two teams are competing.

Welcome to Sunday at the ACT State Championships

As you can see, the maintenance staff are flat out getting the dancing surface ready for another day of competition!
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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Saturday results

Junior Girls 11 years
1 Allison  Manuel Simpson Academy
2 Sophie  Kelly Simpson Academy
3 Leah  Town Simpson Academy
4 Kelanney  Davey Simpson Academy
5 Enya  Maxwell-Murphy Liz Gregory Academy
6 Fiona  Ballard Tir an Oir
7 Alanah  Cunningham Tir an Oir

Junior Boys 11 years
1 Jacob  Stals Liz Gregory Academy

Junior Girls 12 years
1 Catherine  Back Simpson Academy
2 Taillah  McLoughlin Simpson Academy
3 Taylor  Carty Tir an Oir
4 Kiana  Main Simpson Academy
5 Hannah  Bailey Simpson Academy
6 Corinna  Dwyer Simpson Academy
7 Zoe  Swan Liz Gregory Academy
8 Tilly  Watson Tir an Oir

Intermediate Girls 13 years
1 Ashleigh  Blake Simpson Academy
2 Tiarnie  Haridemos Tir an Oir

Intermediate Girls 14 years
1 Bonnie  Parfitt Simpson Academy
2 Lauren  Stals Liz Gregory Academy
3 Natasha  Singh Liz Gregory Academy
4 Emily  Bell Liz Gregory Academy
5 Ellen  Davies Simpson Academy
6 Ashlyn  Moloney Tir an Oir

Senior Girls 15 years
1 Lauren  Meredith Simpson Academy
2 Megan  Palmer Liz Gregory Academy
3 Ceridwen  Radcliffe Liz Gregory Academy
4 Megan  Paterson Liz Gregory Academy

Senior Girls 16 years
1 Kelsey  Burns Simpson Academy
2 Jade  Goodwin Simpson Academy
3 Brooke  Haling Simpson Academy
4 Kaitlyn  Lewis Simpson Academy
5 Sharni  Watson Simpson Academy
6 Rachel  Shanks Simpson Academy

Junior Ladies 17 years
1 Dianna  Resiak Simpson Academy
2 Anjuli  Kaney Liz Gregory Academy
3 Rebecca  Tedeschi Tir an Oir
4 Sarah  Crawford Liz Gregory Academy

Junior Ladies 18 years
1 Sophie  Parfitt Simpson Academy
2 Jessica  Manuel Simpson Academy

Ladies 19 years
1 Caitlin  Ironside Simpson Academy
2 Laura  Corkhill Simpson Academy
3 Gabrielle  Dinn Liz Gregory Academy
4 Danielle  Resiak Simpson Academy

Senior Ladies 20 years & Over
1 Jacqueline  Gregory  Liz Gregory Academy
2 Bridget  Spokes Simpson Academy
3 Laura  Hannon Simpson Academy
4 Ellen  Bradley Simpson Academy
5 Tahleasin  Parker Tir an Oir
6 Claire  Petelczyc Liz Gregory Academy
7 Natasha  Barlow Simpson Academy
8 Bethany  Armstead Tir an Oir
9 Stephanie  Fereday Tir an Oir

Junior Boys 12 years
1 Calum  Jordan Liz Gregory Academy

Intermediate Boys 14 Years
1 Jordan  Fisher Liz Gregory Academy
2 Rodney  Bailey Simpson Academy

Senior Men 20 years & over
1 Chris  Murphy, Simpson Academy

Under 16 Girls 4 Hand
1 Gregory A
2 Simpson A

Open Girls 4 Hand
1 Gregory A
2 Tir an Oir A
3 Tir an Oir B

Under 16 Mixed 4 Hand
1 Gregory A
2 Simpson A

Open Mixed 4 Hand
1 Gregory A

Under 16 Girls 8 Hand
1 Gregory A

Open Girls 8 Hand
1 Simpson A
2 Simpson B
3 Tir an Oir A

Under 16 Mixed 8 Hand
1 Simpson A
2 Gregory A

Open Mixed 8 Hand
1  Simpson A
2 Gregory A

Open Girls Choreography 4 Hand
1  Tir an Oir A

Welcome to the ACT State Championships!!

UPDATED

The feis is as Dickson College, with a stunning new background against which the dancers are competing - photos on www.swoose.net

And speaking of photos, the fantastic John van Rijswijk, a long-time ACT supported of Irish Dancing and a professional photographer to boot, has provided photos taken today at the presentations, whilst ChaosCentral was travelling back from CHC.  Many thanks John for allowing the photos to be put onto the site :)

The adjudicators are:

  • Jan Berne ADCRG, NSW
  • Carmel Doyle ADCRG, SA
  • Cherie Hearn ADCRG, QLD
The music is, again, by iPod.

Dancing and trophy details
  • In the Junior Girls 11 Years, seven dancers are competing for a trophy donated by J & S Cronin and the McGrath Family Tiara.
  • In the Junior Boys 11 Years, one dancer is competing for a trophy donated by Terry O'Connor ADCRG.
  • In the Junior Girls 12 Years, eight dancers are competing for a trophy donated by Mrs M Murphy and Mrs A Batey and the Jean Muir Thompson Memorial Tiara donated by the Dulley Family.
  • In the Intermediate Girls 13 Years, two dancers are competing for a trophy donated by JoeSalib and the AIDA ACT Tiara.
  • In the Junior Girls 14 Years, six dancers are competing for a trophy donated by Trish & Tony Williams and the AIDA ACT Tiara.
  • In the Senior Girls 15 Years, four dancers are competing for a trophy donated by the Canberra Irish Club.
  • In the Senior Girls 16 Years, six dancers are competing for the Spencer Family Trophy.
  • In the Junior Ladies 17 Years, four dancers are competing for the Monaro Folk Society Trophy.
  • In the Junior Ladies 18 Years, two dancers are competing for the Tir an Oir Dancers Trophy.
  • In the Ladies 19 Years, four dancers are competing for the Deise Trophy donated by the Petelczyc Family.
  • In the Senior Ladies 20 Years & Over, nine dancers are competing for the Lathlain Williams Shield and the Tir an Oir Dancers Tiara.
  • In the Junior Boys 12 Years, one dancer is competing for the Omagh Memorial Trophy donated by Liz Gregory.
  • In the Intermediate Boys 14 Years, two dancers are competing.
  • In the Junior Men 18 Years, one dancer is competing.
  • In the Senior Men 20 Years & Over, one dancer is competing for the Waterford Trophy donated by Siobhan ni Faolain.
Teams Trophies & numbers
  • In the Under 16 Girls 4 Hand, two teams are competing for the McGrath Family Trophy.
  • In the Open Girls 4 Hand, three teams are competing for the Reid McGrath Trophy donated by Joan Reid-McGrath.
  • In the Under 16 Mixed 4 Hand, two teams are competing for the Haeusler Family Trophy.
  • In the open Mixed 4 Hand, one team is competing.
  • In the Under 16 Girls 8 Hand, one team is competing for the Mary Halpin Memorial Trophy donated by the van Rijswijk Family.
  • In the Open Girls 8 Hand, three teams are competing.
  • In the Under 16 Mixed 8 Hand, two teams are competing for the Schultz Family Trophy.
  • In the Open Mixed 8 Hand, two teams are competing for a trophy donated by Celtic Soles.
  • In the Open Girls Choreography 4 Hand, one team is competing.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Feis wrap-up

That's all from the Fisher's Ghost Feis - it is always a fantastic competition, great atmosphere and wonderful people.

ChaosCentral will next be at the ACT State Championships on Sunday 21-AUG-2011 - not on the Saturday, as we will be travelling back from CHC - weather permitting :)

Results - 14 Years Girls


1 Natalie O'Connor
2 Adele McEleavey
3 Alanna Chaumont
4 Bonnie Parfitt
5 Emily Palmer
6 Zoe Thornthwaite
7 Natasha Singh
8 Lauren Stals
9 Emily McCredie
10 Erin O'Callaghan
11= Elley Davies
11= Jessica Hodge
HC Hannah Thomas
HC Shannon Brown
HC Roisin Finnegan

Results - 13 Years Girls


1 Junica Curtis
2 Mollie Brennan
3 Sophia Ward
4 Briana Dragisic
5 Chloe Van Dych
6 Megan Ross
7 Amy Garrill
8 Ashley Cottell
HC Maria Lynch
HC Kyra Webb
HC Bethany Hammond
HC Holly Seldon

Results - 14 Years Boys


1 Marcus McEleavey
2 Connor Costello
3 Declan Walker Kent
4 Rodney Bailey

Dancing has finished for the feis!

And the last dance sounded just like a Mr Whippy truck music - the dancer did well not to rush off for an ice-cream mid set :)

Presentations next.

Drama!!!

There is one dancer left to compete - just one - but her set dance music won't play correctly.  A call has gone out to find a copy of the music at the correct speed, so the dancer can compete and we can all go home :)

Unexpected drama of the highest level :)

Three more sets left in this section, then presentations!

14 Years Girls called to marshalling for their sets

This is the final age group of the feis, presentations will follow at about 1600.

13 & 14 Years now dancing their sets

13 & 14 Years now dancing their soft shoe round

14 Years Girls now doing their hard shoe round

13 Years are back in marshalling for their Premiership dances

The 14 Years Boys are on stage now.

Feis update

A highlight of this feis, and sadly missing from yesterday, is the annual "gathering of the students" that happend when the 15 years and older age groups are competing.  This spectacle adds to the enjoyment of the feis by all participants.  It works like this....

The feis is run in the grounds of St Gregory's College, which is a day and boarding school for boys.  Usually when the aforementioned age groups compete, the boys ring the upper auditorium to appreciate the finer points of dancing, something they are probably not taught as part of their school curricula.  It is always wonderful to see a large group of teenage boys jostling to get a better view of the complex dancing techniques.

Yesterday, the boys were not here - they were on their way back from a football match in Bathurst.

Just now, some of the boarders did make a brief appearance at the balcony to watch - not as many as in previous years, but it is good to see a tradition kept alive.  Perhaps some of them may take up Irish Dancing because of it? :)

Lunch is over!

The 13 & 14 Years are now dancing their warm-up dances....

Happy Birthday Mrs Brennan :) :)






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Results - 12 Years Girls


1 Jordan Walter
2 Maggie Devine
3 Catherine Back
4 Caitlin Pellizzon
5 Taillah McLoughlin
6 Catherine Lynch
7 Charlotte Fletcher
HC Emily Harmon
HC Sinead Podesta
HC Corinna Dwyer
HC Hannah Bailey

Results - 11 years Girls


1 Bridie O'Neill
2 Allison Manuel
3 Leah Town
4 Alana Chapman
5 Annie Devine
6 Kelanney Davy
7 Naoise Champion
HC Jade Mc Martin
HC Caragh Hayes
HC Tanya Ojala
HC Cassandra Hammond
HC Sarah Neasy

Results - 12 years Boys


1 Luke Chaumont
2 Oisin Braddock-Hanratty
3 Jacob Stals

11 & 12 Years competition has finished, presentations soon

Then a short lunch break :)

A dancer has slipped on stage

She is OK, has left the stage and will come back to dance at the end.

12 Years are on stage for their set dances

11 & 12 Years set dances have just started

12 Years Girls now doing their soft shoe round

They are on stage, two at a time

11 Years Girls now dancing their soft shoe round

Trophy and competitor information


  • In the 11 Years section, 13 dancers are competing for the Ronald Mathews Memorial Trophy.
  • In the 12 Years Boys section, four dancers are competing for the Baar Family Trophy.
  • In the 12 Years Girls section, 12 dancers are competing for the T & G Normoyle Trophy.
  • In the 13 Years Girls section, 15 dancers are competing.
  • In the 14 Years Boys section, four dancers are competing for the A. Carolan Memorial Trophy.
  • In the 12 Years age groups, dancers are also competing for the Helen O'Neill Memorial Cup; this is an aggregate points trophy based on all four dances (warm-up plus Premiership).

11 & 12 Years are now on stage!!

The 11 Years section has just completed their first round.  The hall is not very full as there are only a couple of sections on this morning.  The 12 Years are now on stage, dancing three at a time.

Welcome to Sunday at the Fisher's Ghost Feis

A dull and overcast day outside, but a sparkling day for dancing inside!  After an entertaining night with members of the Campbelltown Irish Association, ChaosCentral is back on duty, now with extra technology!

In a scene reminiscent of a bad 1960s SciFi movie, we have now taken over a table with multiple networked computers and cameras, all in an effort to keep the LiveCommentary, LiveCam and photography operational and timely.  It almost looks like an Apple Ad :)

The 11 & 12 Year sections are dancing this morning, followed by presentations and lunch, then the 13 & 14 Years this afternoon.

Once again, the canteen is filled to overflowing with cakes, hot and cold food and all sorts of essential comestibles for a feis.  And talk about dedication, one of the stalwarts of the feis is Margie Brennan who, with her sister, was up to all hours on Friday and Saturday night baking the cupcakes featured in the photos yesterday.  Today is her birthday!

Happy Birthday Margie Brennan :)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Results - 19 Years & Over Ladies


1 Jacqueline Gregory
2 Laura Barry
3 Laura Hannon
4 Caitlin Ironside
5 Niamh Champion
6 Bridget Spokes
7 Laura Corkhill
8 Moira Callanan
9 Laura Spencer
10 Mary McMurtrie
11 Lauren Ward
12 Alexis Tamp
13 Claire Petelczyc
14 Bethany Armstead
15 Erin Wagner
16 Moira Neasey
17 Sarah Hockley
18 Danielle Resiak
19 Tahleasin Parker
20 Hannah Wiseman
21 Sara Healey

Results - 18 Years Ladies


1 Jessica Manuel
2 Julia Baar
3 Sophie Parfitt
4 Rhiannon Black
5 Alyssa Flynn
6 Amy Ward

Results - 17 Years Girls


1 Hanna Eve
2 Loretta Morris
3 Tammi Curtis
4 Rachael Larnach
5 Bernadette Neasy

Results - 17 & Over Men


1 Chris Murphy
2 Xander Cross
3 Jonathan Daddo
4 Asher Larnach

Dancing has finished for the day!!

Presentations will be next.

19 & Over sets now dancing

Only about 24 more to go before presentations :)

Feis update

Ladies sets have started.....we have 40 sets to dance....we won't be finishing soon....

Feis faces….and mystery legs!






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Hi Mum!!


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17 Years & over called to marshalling for their set dances

So, we are probably running about 90 minutes late....but that's OK for Saturday night :)

As there are multiple age groups dancing, there are still many people able to watch and appreciate the skill and technique of the older dancers.

17 & Over soft shoe round now dancing

18 Years Girls Premiership called to marshalling for their first round

17 Years have just started their hard shoe round.

17 Years premiership dancers have been called to marshalling for their first round

And the stage is being swept - of old dancers and bits of broken stuff.  There are probably enough bobby pins to start a hair accessories shop :)

17 Years & Over warm up dancers now on stage

And the MarshallingCam is capturing some "priceless" moments - hope you are watching!

Results - 16 Years Girls


1 Ceili Moore
2 Brooke Haling
3 Kelsey Burns
4 Jordan Molloy
5 Jade Goodwin
6 Ellen O'Neill
7 Rachel Shanks

Results - 16 Years & Under Boys


1 Daniel McNamara
2 Riordan Cuneo
3 Joshua Taylor

Results - 15 Years Girls


1 Lauren Meredith
2 Caitlin Devine
3 Megan Palmer
4 Hayley Cannon
5 Aislinn Podesta
6 Vanessa Hild
7 Shannon Riley

17 & 18 Years sections about to start....

15 & 16 Years results available soon....

Hasn't yet learned to tie his shoe laces...


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Feis scenes






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Feis update

ChaosCentral has been somewhat remiss in reporting the feis, as we were distracted by interesting conversations with others.  So, an update....

The 15 & 16 Years have finished their first two rounds and are now having a short break before starting their set dances....

We are now back from lunch!

And the 15 & 16 Years have been called to marshalling.

Its lunch break at the feis, so the sound is off to protect the innocent :)

Results - 10 Years Girls


1 Roisin Bolwell
2 Ebony McMartin
3 Niamh Mack
4 Lara Haynes
5 Niamh Gallagher
6 Millie Jones
7 Ellie Borg
8 Rachel White
9 Georgia Robinson
10= Zoe Hoare
10= Christina Miralles
10= Laura Wong
HC Gabrielle Irving
HC Jade Abbey
HC Renee Doughty
HC Sarah Cuneen
HC Amy King

Results - 10 Years & Under Boys


1 Daniel Brennan
2 Will Limbrey
3 Elliot Sutton
4 Daryl Bailey

Results - 9 Years Girls


1 Danae Moore
2 Alexandra Hennings
3 Hannah Walker-Kent
4 Mackenzie Lawler
6 Cait Roche
6 Anna Duncan

Presentations about to start, then perhaps a short lunch break

Technology update

It appears that the MarshallingCam has finally died - not comprehensively, but enough so that its wireless connectivity is no longer operational.  It seems unreasonable to lay 150m of CAT5 to connect it, so it is useless for my requirements.

Since I put the donation button on my sites about two months ago, 11 people have kindly donated and I will use their donations for a new, more reliable wireless camera to use as a MarshallingCam and/or remote cameras.

10 Years Girls now on stage for their set dances

Then it is time for presentations!

9 Years on stage for their set dance

Gourmet food update

The sausage sandwiches fo this morning have sold out but have been replaced by a batch of chocolate crackles from Chez Chaumont.  Initial taste testing is inconclusive, so ChaosCentral will sacrifice itself and have another half-dozen or so to ensure that they are of the quality expected of this feis.  That may not leave too many for the remaining populace, but we only do this to ensure the highest0quality reporting is brought to you.

In "real" feis-related matters, the 10 Years dancers are on stage in their soft shoe round, dancing three at a time.

Feis faces and feis food






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Feis update

The 9 & 10 Years are into their soft shoe round.....the feis is running well ahead of time so people reading this who are wondering when to turn up, do it early!!

9 & 10 Years now on stage doing their first round

Results - 6 Years & Under


1 Trinity Woelms
2 Caitlin Finnegan
3 Eloise Hawse
4 Danah Pham
5 Jessica Kelly
6 Bella Blandin De Chalain
HC Ruby Kelly
HC Ruby McGavock

Feis update

The littlies are dancing away and having a great time, one can tell by the expression on their faces that they are enjoying themselves and the marshalls are helping them along so they know where to stand, where to leave the stage and when to stop and smile.

Some of these dancers are so tiny that they are almost hidden on the stage, but they are all beaming as they dance.

Results - 8 Years



1 Liam Costello
2 Sally McGavock
3 Natasha Ross
4 Teresa Lynch
5 Noirin Finnegan
6 Nathani Lonergan
HC Veronica Lynch
HC Lauren King

Results - 7 Years


1 Ashleigh Kelly
2 Natalie Miralles
3 Olivia Byrne
4 Erin Browne
5 Isobel Chambers
HC Niamh D√°rcy
HC Connie Sutton

6 Years & Under are now on stage

Some very small dancers in this combined age group, all dancing beautifully.

7 & 8 Years Premierships have finished

And, as we are running so early, their presentations will be held before the 6 Years & Under dance.

Feis scenes





The vendors are here




















And so is the gourmet food :)
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7 Years Premiership has finished

8 Years are about to dance and they will be followed by the 6 Years & Under

Hi Mum!!!

hope you're enjoying uni! comps aren't the same without you
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Dancing update

The 7 & 8 Years are now on stage doing their hard shoe dances - it was just announced that the age groups will be dancing interleaved (Julia, did you read that?) to allow the dancers time to catch their breath :)

Welcome to the 2011 Fisher's Ghost Feis

A crisp Sydney morning greets competitors at today's dancing - and a significant improvement from Christchurch from here ChaosCentral has just arrived.

The Campbelltown Irish Association are renowned for organising and running a fantastic competition, and this competition is possibly the only one run by an Irish Association rather than directly by AIDA or a school.

The dancing program is as follows:

0830 7/8 yrs
1000 6 & under
1100 Presentation
1130 9/10 yrs
1400 Lunch & Presentation
1500 15/16 yrs
1630 Presentation
1645 17 & over
1900 Presentation

SUNDAY, 14th August
1000 11/12 yrs
1230 Lunch & Presentation
1330 13/14 Yrs
1600 Presentation


Our adjudicator is Monica Poulton ADCRG, musician is iPod.

  • In the 7 Years Premiership, there are seven dancers competing for the Morris Family Cup.
  • In the 8 Years Premiership, there are 13 dancers competing for the J Viness Trophy and the 8 Years Boys are competing for the Campbelltown Irish Association Shield.
  • In the 6 Years Premiership, there are eight dancers competing for the Campbelltown Irish Association Shield.
  • In the 9 Years Premiership, there are eight dancers competing for the Dean Family Trophy.
  • In the 10 Years Premiership, there are 18 dancers competing for the C & R Neal Trophy.
  • In the 15 Years Premiership, there are ten dancers competing for the Kathleen Wade Memorial Trophy.
  • In the 16 Years & Under Boys Premiership, there are four dancers competing for a trophy donated by Maureen's Nail Bar.
  • In the 16 Years Girls Premiership, there are ten dancers.
  • In the 17 Years & Over Boys Premiership, there are six dancers.
  • In the 17 Years Girls Premiership, there are seven dancers competing for the Clonmell and Cahir Trophy.
  • In the 18 Years Girls Premiership, there are nine dancers competing for the Champion Family Trophy.
  • In the 19 Years & Over Ladies Premiership, there are 24 dancers competing for the Ellaby Perpetual Trophy.
And the younger age groups are now on stage doing their soft shoe dances.