India, welcome to the WFA Grand Slam Tournament

That’s right ladies and gentleman, the WFA Grand Slam Tournament is coming to one of the world’s most amazing countries – India! Taking place in Mumbai on the 14th and 15th of October Dream Flair 2018 will be the first WFA Grand Slam in India, ever. We are excited to see what the team at Flairology will put together and to see what the region’s bartenders have to offer. Taking place in conjunction with the popular Mixology Flair Camp, hosted by Flairology bar school in Mumbai, bartenders who venture out to Mumbai for this Grand Slam comp will have the option to take part in lots of different activities.

This represents a fantastic chance for any bartenders in the region who don’t have the time or money to travel to many of the flair bartending competitions that take place throughout Europe, therefore Dream Flair is also a great opportunity to secure your first WFA Purple Level or Black Level (Black level is awarded to 1st-3rd in a WFA Grand Slam, whereas Purple is awarded to 4-6th).

One thing is for sure, a new WFA Grand Slam tournament means another opportunity to secure those valuable Grand Slam Tournament points and climb up the global leaderboard. With only 3 months left in this year’s tournament every opportunity to score counts, particularly for the likes of our current World Champion Marek Posluszny and our current leader, Deniss Trifanovs. After taking victory at Skilled Flairbartender in Mexico Deniss Trifanovs is on a bit of a roll and was able to open up a bit of a lead on Marek – with Marek not yet confirmed for this next stop on the Grand Slam Tournament in India, could we see Deniss open up an unassailable lead…

Check out the latest standings below, which bartender are you backing?

User NamePoints
1Deniss Trifanovs180
2Alexander Shtifanov170
3Marek Posluszny155
4Slava Belyakov145
5Slava Belyakov145
6Miika Mehtio120
7Zhang Yide65
8Sergei Bulakhtin60
9Nico Valimaki60
10Giorgio Chiarello60
11Eugene Sokolov55
12Rodrigo Delpech50
13Ryo Miyake50
14Alibek Jaibergenov45
15Hiroshi Ichikawa45
16Tony40
17Bryan Bonifacio40
18Dario Carlantonio35
19Dario Dicarlantonio35
20Marian Chmel30

Dream Flair, 2018

The competition will take place during the Mixology & Flair Camp event in Mumbai, India on the 14th – 15th October 2018.

  1. Qualification: will take place on the 14th October in central Mumbai (Venue TBC).
  2. Finals: will take place on 15th October at The Marriot Courtyard Hotel (at Mumbai International Airport), CTS 215, Opposite Carnival Cinemas, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

The prize fund is as follows:

1st – €2000 WFA Black Level
2nd – €1000 WFA Black Level
3rd – €700 WFA Black Level
4th – €400 WFA Purple Level
5th – €300 WFA Purple Level
6th – €200 WFA Purple Level

Best Indian – €100
Best Female – €200
Best Sponsor prize – €100

Take a look at the stage the competitors can expect to perform on in this video of Denny Bakiev & Kristina Viranda- at the MFC 2016 Flair Session:

 

— Check out Mixology Flair Camp on Facebook —

— Take a look at the full rulebook for Dream Flair 2018, including how to take part —

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