Congratulations to our 2022 Contest winners!

JUNIOR CONTEST:
1st Place: John Beggs, Madison FL
2nd Place: Richie Bliesener, Burlington IA
3rd Place: Landan Pierce, Okawville, IL
SENIOR CONTEST:
1st Place: Bobby van Deusen, Pensacola FL
2nd Place: Monty Suffern, Waco TX
3rd Place: Larry Wade, Decatur IL
REGULAR DIVISION:
1st Place: Eve Elliot, Los Angeles CA
2nd Place: Paul Orsi, Mission Viejo, CA
3rd Place: Warren Ertle, Tuscaloosa AL
4th Place: Bill Edwards, Ashburn VA
5th Place: Paul Stewart, Greensboro NC
NEW RAG CONTEST:
1st Place: Warren Ertle & Sam Post (tie)
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Every year over Memorial Day weekend in Oxford, Mississippi, the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest is held to provide an opportunity for pianists to compete and learn in a stimulating atmosphere, and to educate people about old-time piano music written prior to 1940.

Through the years, the contest has provided more than $60,000 in prize money to more than 500 piano players from across the United States and from five foreign countries. Players in 2022 will compete in three divisions—Regular, Junior & Senior—as they vie for over $6,000 plus trophies—as well as the New Rag Contest, where aspiring composers present their original tunes.

A variety of other activities include workshops, guest artist performances, silent movies, an old-time sing-along, a double-decker bus tour of historic Oxford, and after-hours events every night on the Oxford Square.

This is a weekend packed with Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and Standard tunes played by amazing piano players. You don’t have to play piano to enjoy music that will have your toes tapping. You’ll have the time of your life at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.

Four Arrows performs in his own inimitable way during the 2019 Contest.

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