Flair Bartending; It was acceptable in the 80′s

After a very successful Toronto Flair League season premiere, the promoters decided that for TFL 8 it would be fitting to couple the event with an eighties party.TFL 2

The idea was that all of the bartenders would create a routine choreographed to any song from the 1980’s.  Also, the background music throughout the evening would be all 80’s, and all competitors, staff and guests were to dress in the fashion of the era.

The Loose Moose was once again the venue for the competition, and as per usual, was near capacity to start the evening.

As was done in the season opener, the league would showcase bartenders from A,B, and C divisions.

With a total of 25 bartenders competing, the TFL promised the crowd the most entertaining competition to date.

The C division kicked off the night with Ian Manu from Windsor making his TFL debut.

The Favorite in the C division was Louis Brosas who headlined the division with a great round.

The B division is by far the most up for grabs group in the TFL.   Nic Puim, also making the trip in from Windsor, opened the show and the TFL 7 B division champ, Dustin Costain wrapped up the division with a tribute to Flashdance including the running in place scene, and an impromptu shower to finish off his round.

The A division kicked off with a bang.  Michael Montehermoso stunned the crowd with his multi bottle skills.  TFL 6 champion Dustin Kiefer headlined the competition with a dazzling 5 bottle routine that brought the crowd to their feet.

There was a lot of anticipation leading up to the results because all of the competitors felt they had delivered a solid performance.

TFL 1In the C division, coming in third place taking home the $20 prize, was Amanda McCormick.  Coming in second place with a purse worth $30, was Ian Manu from Windsor Ontario, and taking home the C division title was recent BartenderOne graduate, Luis Brosas who also claimed the $40 prize.

The B division was extremely tight where a few drops could mean the difference from first place to fifth place.

Taking home the $40 prize for third place was Jay Patience.  The Loose Moose’s own Jay Meyers took second place and the $60 prize, and the new TFL B division champion went to Miss Shay Court earning her $100 in prize money.  Shay performed a near flawless event that had the crowd into her every move from the start.  A well deserved victory.

On to the A division bartenders, who have agreed that winner take all as all prize money is up for grabs for the winner.

Coming in third place, the season 1 champion David Jennings of BartenderOne.  Second place went to Zack Prohaska of the Loose Moose and Flair Studios Canada, and the new TFL A division champion went to Dustin Keifer of Windsor Ontario who claimed the $250 grand prize.

Yet another successful showcase of Toronto’s best bartenders on a stage that has proven to provide an alternative entertainment solution that is the Toronto Flair League.

Flair bartending in Toronto has risen to popularity that is unprecedented.  Bartender training facilities in Toronto such as BartenderOne and Flair Studios Canada have given Toronto bartenders a place to develop their flair bartending skills, and the Toronto Flair League teaches them how to perform on the biggest flair bartending stage in Canada.

For information on how to become a bartender, or a flair bartender, be sure to check out BartenderOne, and the Toronto Flair League.

Until next time, keep flipping.

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