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    Jason Shaw wins the 2010 National Flatpick Guitar Championship!


    Jason now joins Steve Kaufman as the only 3 time winners of this prestigious contest!


    Jason is presented his new Collings "Winfield" D1 guitar by Jim Baggett of Mass Street Music

    Jason playing at the winner's concert with Andrew Hatfield


    For his efforts, Jason won a new Collings "Winfield" guitar, case, Elliot Capo, accessories, and $2,000.00


    2010 National Flatpick Guitar Champions

    The National Flatpick Guitar Championship held here at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS had thirty-five contestants from 23 US states and four foreign countries (Japan, United Kingdom, France and Australia).  When the cut to five was made, the states of IL, TN, NE, SC, and NC.  And when the top three were chosen, the Festival had another three time champion in this contest.  The record as a three time champion in this event stood for 24 years since Steve Kaufman won his third time in this event back in 1986.  
    This year?s winner hails from Lincoln, NE and he is well known to Festival goers.  Jason Shaw said he was a little nervous as he was playing in the round of five.  Jason not only has placed first in this event three times (1993, 2004 & 2010) but he has also placed third back in 2003.  And Jason has also placed two times each in first, second and third place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle contest.  Other three-peat winners include Gary Davis in banjo, Jeff Pritchard and the late Randy Howard in fiddle and the late Dave Peters in mandolin.  
    Jason is a Home Theater Store owner and he also teaches music lessons.  Second place was awarded to Allen Shadd of Lake Wylie, SC.  Allen is no newcomer to this contest as he has placed second in this competition four times and has placed first in 1997.  Allen came to Winfield this year with his fianc?e, Lauren, and they got married in the West Campground on Friday afternoon.  Allen enjoys bass fishing, boating and music.  Third place was awarded to a private music teacher from Peoria, IL by the name of Andrew Hatfield.  In contrast to the first and second place winners, this was Andrew?s first trip to Winfield and the contest.  He was also a contestant in the mandolin contest.  Andrew lists his hobbies as basketball and ping pong but he adds to that list music.  This experience is one he won?t forget and he can?t wait to come back.  
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 3:00 PM | General News

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