- Friendly Rivalry in 2006
- 14th Annual Junior Winter Quest
- Family Hotel - Tamworth
- Photo: Tiffney Stroh, left, and Hannah Cosgrove –
- the junior and juvenile overall winners, with their
- Staged over two days at The Family Hotel, a unique event
was held for the 14th time, and for the seventh year as part of
the Hats Off to Country Festival in Tamworth.
Many competitors in the CCMA Winter Junior Talent Quest come from
the ranks of Tamworth Camerata graduates, who come from all states
of Australia and New Zealand.
Other competitors travel from right around the state and further
afield to attend.
This quest is staged during the midyear school holidays, making it
an attainable trip for many from distant parts.
It’s interesting to note the major placegetters were all 2006
Tamworth Camerata graduates, and being the best of friends, they
really didn’t relish competing against each other.
Who wants to beat your best friend in competition? But that’s the
spirit of this contest for amateur performers 17 years and
At any given rehearsal in and around the Family Hotel – in the
rear carpark, the hotel’s beer garden, perched on stairwells and
upstairs in the band room, you would find fellow competitors
helping each other rehearse their prepared songs.
As all competitors are 17 or younger, they don’t have to compete
with performers older or more experienced, which makes for an
extremely level playing field – a major factor in the long-running
quest’s growth and success story.
Professional judges are sourced locally and from other districts,
and throughout the event the Capital Country Music Association
committee members work tirelessly to ensure scores are accurately
tallied, microphones function on cue and things run smoothly for
the “country stars of the future”.
This event is proudly sponsored by Kensell Holden, NBN Television,
The Family Hotel and The Pub Group Tamworth.
For further information or details on the quest, please visit the
- CCMA 14th Winter Junior Talent Quest
Junior Male Vocal: 1. Kris Wason 2. Patrick Brown
3. Trent Holder
Junior Female Vocal: 1. Tiffney Stroh 2. Sarah Roberts
3. Sinead Burgess
Junior Gospel: 1. Sinead Burgess 2. Sarah Roberts
3. Olivia Hally
Junior Duet: 1. Sinead Burgess & Kris Wason 2. Olivia Hally &
- 3. Tiffney Stroh & Makaylie Foodey
Junior Country Rock: 1. Paige Jeffrey 2. Kiera Smith
3. Victoria Darke
Junior Aust Country: 1. Tiffney Stroh 2. Sinead Burgess
3. Kris Wason
Junior Instrumental: 1. Olivia Hally 2. Tiffney Stroh
3. Trent Holder
Juvenile Male Vocal: 1. Mitchell Murdock 2. Thomas Ritchie 3.
Juvenile Female Vocal: 1. Hannah Cosgrove 2. Sarah Roberts 3. Timara Maree Pollicina
Juvenile Country Gospel: 1. Hannah Cosgrove 2. Kiara Rodrigues 3.
Juvenile Country Duet:1 - Hannah Cosgrove & Kiara Rodrigues
- 2 - Emma Roberts & Melanie Dyer 3 - Timara Pollicina & Bonnie Riley
Juvenile Country Rock: 1. Hannah Cosgrove 2. Kiara Rodrigues 3.
Juvenile Aust Country: 1. Melanie Dyer 2. Timara Maree Pollicina
3. Emma Roberts
Juvenile Instrumental: 1. Emma Roberts 2. Shayne Lenord 3.
Songwriting: 1. Kris Wason 2. Makaylie Foodey 3. Caitlin Harnett
Group: 1. Three Divas 2. Sarah Roberts Group 3. The Boogie Boys
Junior Encouragement Award: Belinda Puntoriero
Juvenile Encouragement Award: The Ritchie Family
Gentleman Geoff Brown Memorial Award: Paige Jeffrey
Ray Somerville Award: Emma Roberts
Luke Newland Memorial Award: Paige Jeffrey
Junior Overall: 1. Tiffney Stroh 2. Sinead Burgess 3. Kris Wason
Juvenile Overall: 1. Hannah Cosgrove 2. Emma Roberts 3. Kiara
- Family Hotel Performance of the Night:
Emma Roberts and Joan Douglas
- CCMA Showcase
Tamworth Festival 2003
- Lawrie Minson and Greg Williams
- Mark Moulynox and Greg Williams
out and have the memories