2016 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Date: September 15, 2016 Time: 10:30 PM

Contest Name: 2016 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

1st Place Winner: Jack Wilson City/State/Zip: Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 E-Mail Address: jaxax@sbcglobal.net Website: www.jackwilsonguitar.com Prize Instrument Selected: Bourgeois OMC Soloist Guitar provided by Bourgeois Guitars, Inc. of Lewiston, ME

2nd Place Winner: Dan Bliss City/State/Zip: Merriam, KS 66203 E-Mail Address: danbinkc@gmail.com Website: www.danbliss.com Prize Instrument Selected: A Larrivee LV10E Deluxe Guitar provided by Jean Larrivee Guitars USA, Inc. of Oxnard, CA

3rd Place Winner: Chang Chung-Lin City/State/Zip: Taipei City, Taiwan E-Mail Address: Johnson796835@gmail.com Website: Prize Instrument Selected: The Taylor K24ce Grand Auditorium Guitar provided by Taylor Guitars Inc. of El Cajon, CA