Six cadets joined us in September to attend the Flairco Boot Camp.
Private - Tuft - Joey Stepp - West Virginia
Private – Karlmel – Karl Anderson – Orlando, Florida
Private – Baggins - Troy Dohanhyck- St Catharines, Ontario
Private – P SLIP – Dale Kerpan- Toronto, Ontario
Corporal – Papa – Shane Roach Niagara Falls, Ontario
Corporal Spills – Mike Mills – Pennsilvania
Each of the guys showed up with various degrees of talent and preparation. All of them showed up with an open mind and a willingness to succeed. We studied the fundamentals of preparing a flair show on the first 2 days and Levi Donaldson came in and sharpened the guys up with an in-depth speed round break down. Levi is a maniacal genius with his expert dissection of what is arguably the most difficult round in professional bartending competitions.
The winner of the week was Mike Mills with the best overall speed round and the cleanest flair show. We are all very anxious to see Private Karlmel on stage as his showmanship and unique style won him the admiration of us all.
Private Tuft’s combination of fast flair and showmanship will do him very well at what will be his first Quest.
Baggens and P- Slip both complete rookies not only to flair and to bartending competitions. They are also green bartenders with only months of working behind the wood. They had no idea just what level of commitment they were getting themselves into with the Boot Camp. Both have faired well and are pleased to still have a month to practice. Good luck Gents.
Corporal Papa Roach – Spent some time sorting out a new style for himself. Watching the styles of all of the other guys Papa is looking to out do himself at this years Quest. Shane was the only bartender to run deduction free at Quest 2005.
Watch for videos and testimonials coming up soon on the website. For now check out the Photo gallery for pics.
Overall as the Captain of this project I am looking forward to the day of the competition. 4 of the 6 guys are ready. #5 and #6 will be ready by game day. The Flairco Boot Camp Quest 07 is going to put on a great showing at Quest. We may not win but we will have the most fun of all.