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    BIG Congrats to our own Jordan Ramsey for winning the mandolin competition at Winfield!
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    He is a hoss of a player. Congrats Jordan!!

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    Wohoo. A great player and really nice guy.

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    Woot, man...Woot!

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    Yes! Way to go, Jordan!
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    Congrats! Mandolin matters! Jordan is a player. Phenomenal right hand. Are there any videos of the competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by re simmers View Post
    ...Are there any videos of the competition?
    I don't know Bob...I found out via Tyler Grant who is there in Kansas; he posted it on his Facebook timeline...everybody is chiming in on Facebook with congratulations to Jordan...
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    Here's the press release they sent out earlier this evening minus the winner email addresses.

    2016 National Mandolin Championships

    1st Place Winner: Jordan Ramsey
    City/State/Zip: Boulder, CO 80304
    Prize Instrument Selected: Ellis F5 Special Mandolin provided by Ellis Mandolins of Austin, TX

    2nd Place Winner: Holten Doucette
    City/State/Zip: Waller, TX 77484
    Web Address: www.thedoucettes.net
    Prize Instrument Selected: The Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

    3rd Place Scott Pearson
    City/State/Zip: Warren, PA 16365
    Prize Instrument Selected: The Clark F5 Mandolin provided by Clark Mandolins of Boise, ID

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    Great Job Jordan!!!
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    Also, a very special thanks to those builders that donated mandolins as prizes that were awarded to the top three...how kind and generous of you!

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    Congrats Jordan!!!

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    A fantastic accomplishment! Looking forward to hearing that big Ellis under that right hand!

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    Congrats to Jordan. His recent contributions to the 'post a video of yourself' thread have been some of my favourite videos from anywhere on the cafe.

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    Friends, thank you so much. It still feels like a dream. I'm sitting in the air conditioning at a Mexican restaurant in Winfield eating carnitas and trying to let it sink in. Those of you who know me personally, know that I've struggled for many years with this contest (five consecutive finals without placing). Stubbornness paid off and I finally brought it home. The Ellis is already killer, huge bass response and very "bell-like" all across the board. Can't wait to see how it opens up. I'll post a vid when I get home. Thank you all again.
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    We're proud, Jordan! Hooray!
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    Jordan,

    Though we've never met face to face, you have always been extremely gracious and kind in your remarks on things that I and others have posted here on the Cafe. For a player with your level of virtuosity, and knowing that I'll realistically never approach that level of musicianship, it really not only means a lot for you to be so gracious, but speaks well to your character as a man to display such humility, knowing full well you can play the fire off most of us!

    I'm excited and happy for ya Brotha and look forward to being able to connect in person with ya one day. You're truly one of the good guys! Keep it up, and you know what? After displaying such perseverance on your part, your championship is something that "they can never take away!"


    Good on you Bro, and I wish you nothing but the best in life going forward!

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    Yes sir Jordan!!! Congrats, man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Ramsey View Post
    Friends, thank you so much. It still feels like a dream. I'm sitting in the air conditioning at a Mexican restaurant in Winfield eating carnitas and trying to let it sink in. Those of you who know me personally, know that I've struggled for many years with this contest (five consecutive finals without placing). Stubbornness paid off and I finally brought it home. The Ellis is already killer, huge bass response and very "bell-like" all across the board. Can't wait to see how it opens up. I'll post a vid when I get home. Thank you all again.
    Congrats, Jordan!
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    That is awesome!! Congrats Jordan!

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    Congratulations Jordan, it was great to meet you a couple of years ago when you were gigging in Lancaster (UK). I was blown away by your playing and as others have intimated, you're a real gentleman too. Very well deserved and hopefully I'll get to meet you again someday and hear you play that Ellis

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    Congrtulations ! So......did you play the Calace preludes that you have been working on ??
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    So psyched for you, Jordan! Congrats!!!
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    Wonderful news, Jordan and well-deserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Roberts View Post
    Also, a very special thanks to those builders that donated mandolins as prizes that were awarded to the top three...how kind and generous of you!
    Absolutely. Three cheers for the makers!
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    So by chance I ended up riding with Jordan from the festival to our camp at the lake (flood year) with the trophy and all the swag. He was just about in shock. He has a pretty big cheering section in Winfield.
    Then out came the Ellis. Tom did a special inlay for the prize mandolin and apparently had just barely got it done so it had almost no playing time. So Jordan and I got to experience what I've experienced many times before when a new instrument begins to bloom, getting fuller and richer in a very short amount of time. This is an awesome instrument and Tom should be very proud.
    And Jordan is so deserving. The second and third players, Holten and Scott were amazing, but Jordan nailed his Duo piece, something you almost never hear in competitions.

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