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World Championship Sand Sculpting Official Qualifier

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2018 Opening Weekend Results

It was a 'wildly' successful weekend for the 2018 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville, with strong attendance over a three day period, July 13-15. Close to 11,000 visitors witnessed master sculptors carving sand to the theme of "Wild Things: From here to the Galapagos". Twenty-nine (29) competitors were allotted 30 hours to convert 345 tonnes of sand into astounding sculptures. Parksville Beach Festival Society awarded a total of $52,000 to sculptors Sunday evening. The results of the competition are below.

Soloist Results:

5th Place: Wilfred Stijger; Pieterburen, Netherlands Sculpture Entitled: "A Handful"
4th Place: Enguerrand "Mac" David; Brussels, Belgium Sculpture Entitled: "And What Did the Fish Eat?"
3rd Place: Melineige Beauregard; St. Hippolyte, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Molecule's Link"
2nd Place: Ilya Filimontsev, Russia Sculpture Entitled: "Wild Winged Spirit"
1st Place: Peter Vogelaar; Winlaw, BC Sculpture Entitled: "Hendrix Live- Wild Thing"

Doubles Results

3rd Place: Guy-Olivier Deveau, Quebec & Daniel Belcher; Missouri Sculpture Entitled: "Chimerism"
2nd Place: David Ducharme, Winlaw, BC & Dmitry Klimenko, Russia; Sculpture Entitled: "A Fine Balance"
1st Place: Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Choose Your Side"

Competitors Choice Awards: (Peer selection)

Soloist: Abe Waterman; Montague, PEI Sculpture Entitled: "Legacy"
Doubles: Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Choose Your Side"

Sculptures will be on exhibit until August 19 at Parksville Community Park. Gates are open from 9am-9pm daily. Entry by suggested donation of $3. Visitors may vote for their favorite sculpture and those results will be awarded to competitors at the end of the competition. For more information see parksvillebeachfest.ca

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Cheryl Dill
President, Parksville Beach Festival Society
dillc1967@gmail.com or 250.954.8262