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Congratulation to all of the winners, and to all of the contestants as well! There was a LOT of talent up on that stage, and I’m glad it wasn’t me that had to choose among them for these trophies!
The three champions receive, in addition to a trophy and prize money, receive paid entry to the National Finals in Winfield Kansas next month.

Texas State Bluegrass Banjo Competition, 2016
1st Place: now four-time champion in Texas, Jack Seale from Seale
2nd Place: Gregg Welty from Argylle
3rd Place: Hudson Doucette from Waller

Texas State Bluegrass Mandolin Competition 2016
1st Place and Texas State Champion: Jordan Kishbaugh from Houston
2nd Place: Shain Gustin from Katy
3rd Place: Greg Tsamouris from Houston

Texas State Bluegrass Flat-Picking Guitar Competition 2016
1st Place and Texas State Champion: Shain Gustin from Katy
2nd Place: Jordan Kishbaugh from Houston
3rd Place: Garrett Ratliff from Brownwood

Thanks to all of the contest staff, to the judges and auditors, and especially to Bay Area Bluegrass Association for continuing to sponsor these contests and underwrite the champions to represent the great state of Texas in the National.
A special thanks to Ed Fryday and Space City Inspections a tireless supporter of BABA and one fine person
Judy Sturgeon

Rick Kirkland
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2016 Texas State Flat-Pack Contest
2016 Texas State Banjo Contest
2016 Texas State Mandolin Contest