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Calls for entries to Bols Around the World bartending competition

Published:  24 February, 2012

Bols is calling for entries to its Bols Around the World, global bartending competition.

Now in its sixth year, the competition aims to find the most inspiring, talented and charismatic bartenders from across five continents - so far it has attracted entries from 53 countries.

The deadline for entries is March 15, after which bartenders will be invited to compete in a series of heats for the 12 places at the Grand Finale to be held in Amsterdam on May 15.

It will include one member of the Young Talent Program, developed for bartenders aged 23 or younger with less than one year's experience.

Judges are: Hidetsugu Ueno, owner of bar High Five, Tokyo; Jeff Berry aka Beach Bum Berry, co-owner of Faux Tropical Bar School; Helmut Adam, co-owner of Mixology Magazine and Bar Convent, Berlin; Jared Brown & Anistatia Miller, directors of Mixellany and Rob Rademaker, Bols Bartending Academy's global ambassador and head trainer.

The prize for the 2012 World Champion is an eight day global bar tour visiting the best cocktail bars in four cocktail capitals of the winner's choice.

It also includes a Bols Platinum Ambassadorship, which comprises two trips to Amsterdam for intensive training and an all-expenses paid visit to a world-class bar show.

Previous winners include: Matias Merlo, bartender, sommelier and partner at Rico Tiki Bar in Mar del Plata, Argentina.