Bundaberg’s Regal Masters were in top form at the Bundaberg Marching Association’s competition.
Bundaberg’s Regal Masters were in top form at the Bundaberg Marching Association’s competition. Scottie Simmonds

Regal performance by Bundy team

SOLE local entrant Regal Masters performed well at the annual Bundaberg Marching Association Championships on Saturday.

But Brisbane club Celtic United dominated the titles at Shalom College, winning every routine they contested and taking out the inaugural Vic Kuorikoski Memorial Trophy for the Overall Team of the Day.

The trophy perpetuates the memory of a life member and former long-time champion of the sport who died suddenly in November, and it was presented by his wife Pearl and daughter Vicki Kuorikoski.

Bundaberg association treasurer Faye Dixon, who is also the Regal Masters coach, said the award would be a permanent reminder of Kuorikoski's contribution to marching over many years.

"The Vic Kuorikoski Memorial Trophy honours a man who did so much, not only for marching but many sports and the community at large," Dixon said.

Three masters, two seniors, two under-17 and two under-12 teams competed over 15 routines over the three-hour program, but Celtic United showed their class and depth.

They won the U-12 march past, set drill routine and march past, U-17 set drill routine and exhibition, senior set drill and precision drill routines and exhibition, and masters technical drill routine and display of marching.

Celtic did not contest the Junior State Challenge, which was won by the Queensland team, the senior prop precision and senior freestyle, both of which were taken out by the Aqua Command club, and U-17 freestyle, in which the Highland Warriors club of Caboolture were victorious.

The night finished with all teams showing their style and colours in a mass march, and Dixon said although it was a small event, it was very successful and the standard of competition was very high.



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