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Gemini CC sweep the board at Ilminster Carnival
8:55am Monday 8th October 2012 in Somerset
GEMINI Carnival Club swept the board at Ilminster Carnival on Saturday night with its excellent tableau Race Time, Starlight Express.
The award-winning club picked up another large haul of cups to go alongside those won at Wellington the previous weekend.
Now all eyes are on Chard when it holds its Carnival this Saturday.
But Ilminster Carnival organisers were delighted with the success of their show.
“The Carnival went really well,” said Carnival spokesman Gemma Champion. “We would like to thank everyone who supported the Carnival – especially our Carnival Princess, Aimee Bird, for doing a great job all week and in the Carnival.”
Gemma reported, however, that the Carnival collection was down slightly on 2011 with £3,600.
But she said: “We were down on collectors this year.”
See this week’s News for an eight-page pullout.
Results from Ilminster Carnival: Feature – 1 Eclipse CC, Moscow; 2 Sidvale CC, Bump in the Night; 3 Club 2000, Arctic Attack.
Tableau – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Comic – 1 Nunsford Nutters CC, Properr Job; 2 One Plus One CC, Sun, Sea and False Teeth.
Youth – 1 Rascals CC, Mary’s World; 2 Generations CC, On That Farm.
Open – 1 South Petherton Sports and Social CC, Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Adult Single – 1 A+A CC, Atlantis; 2 Andy Tizzard, Snowflake Wizard; 3 Spirit CC, Venezia.
Child Single – 1 Aidan Pearcy, Phantom En Violet; 2 Lily Cumming, Ice Queen; 3 Lorna Stephenson, Rio 2016, and Rio Welsh, Autumn Promenade.
Pairs – 1 Dave and Lisa Arney, Merry Christmas; 2 Dee Gees CC, Jestus 2; 3 Thomas and Joseph Sainsbury, Great British Roar.
Group – 1 Cousins CC, Up Up and Away; 2 Never Say Never CC, Wacky Witches; 3 Jokers CC, Jokers Mucky Tails, and Kelly’s Army, Kelly Leigh School of Drance.
Walking Open – 1 Xtreme CC, Marry the Night; 2 Zem CC, Alice; 3 Poppe CC, Once Upon a Time.
Trade – 1 Taylors Coach Travel Ltd.
Majorettes – 1 Chard Goldstars; 2 Merriott Silhouettes; 3 Lyme Regis.
Best dressed tractor – 1 Club 2000, Arctic Attack.
Best tableau pose – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Best make up in procession - 1 Thomas and Joseph Sainsbury, Great British Roar.
Best routine in procession - 1 Kelly Leight School of Dancing.
Best costume in procession – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Best costume on a float – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Best music on a local float – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Best build up – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.
Spirit of Carnival – 1 Sidvale CC, Bump in the Night.
Best local walking – 1 Xtreme CC, Marry the Night; 2 Cousins CC – Up Up and Away; 3 Lily Cumming, Ice Queen.
Best local float – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express; 2 Harlequin CC – Scarecrows Jubilee; 3 One Plus One CC, Sun, Sea and False Teeth.
Challenge Cup for best overall – 1 Gemini CC, Race Time – Starlight Express.