Fiddlin' Around Pays Off For All -

Winners of the 79th Annual World Championship Fiddlers Festival of Crockett, TX won a grand total of $8,000 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Fourteen fiddlers competed in the World Champion (Open) Division. The 2015 World Champion is Carl Hopkins and he received $1,000.

Other winners were Bubba Hopkins, second place, $900; Trustin Baker, third place, $800; Mia Orosco, fourth place, $700; Jason Andrews, fifth place, $600; River Lee, sixth place, $500; Isaac Stipp, seventh place, $400; Karissa Nugent, eighth place, $300; Faith Nugent, ninth place, $200; Elliott Dean, tenth place, $150; Gene Banks, eleventh place, $100; Andi Huff, twelfth place, $100; Fred Gebhardt, thirteenth place, $100; and Cliff McCall, fourteenth place, $100.

Winners of the Youth Division were Sawyer Porter, first place, $250; Jacob Johnson, second place, $200; Eliza Cain, third place, $150; Elija Baker, fourth place, $100 and Carina Baker, fifth place, $50.

In the Senior Division (60+), Michael Weise won $250 for first place. Other winners were Tom Fonville, second place, $200; E. J. Hopkins, third place, $150; Jay Knight, fourth place, $100; and Sherry Wortham, fifth place, $50.

Accompanists were scored and took money home as well: Anthony Mature, first place, $250; Simon Stipp, second place, $200; Jim Riena, third place, $150; and Daniel King, fourth place, $100. - By Lynda Jones, Editor-in-Chief, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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