As always, Denver is a submission pieces show, no live blowing. All pieces will be checked and inspected before they are allowed in the categories.
Is It Glass?
Winner of the “Nicest Set” qualifies for the Master’s Final
Millie slices will be viewed and approved prior to the competition. You are to have a set of 24 millie chips to be able to play in the game. Chips must be made solely by the artist, no collabs, no exceptions. You will be playing against other artists in a game of keeps.
1st Place Qualifies for Master’s Finals
This is our standard goblet contest. Prize money and wild-card possibilities will be judged on by Glass Game judges, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will win their respective prizes. All artists will be “selling” their goblet for $200, CHAMPS will provide a redeemable ticket to the artist for the goblet. CHAMPS will sell tickets at $200, 1 per person, per availability of goblet/mug/cup/chalice/etc. at a first-come first-serve basis, e.g. If we have twenty entries, we will sell twenty tickets max, one per person max. All entries will be on display at the show the morning of Sept 28th, if there are any additional tickets available, people may purchase as many tickets as they want first come first serve basis. At 3:30 PM CHAMPS will draw #s for placement, when your # is called you have 1 minute max to choose which entry you want to exchange your ticket for. If an artist would like to be involved in the “grab”, they may submit a second entry, this entry will be in exchange for a $200 “grab” ticket, you will also have a chance to place twice. Do not bring a duplicate cup, this is going into our store owners collection, and we are looking for a “bigger, better, badder” grab. Also making two different Goblets gives a better chance to win. You MUST be present to win. Winners will be announced before close of the CHAMPS show, Sept 28th
-Goblets must be judged to be valued at a minimum of $200 to participateSept
CHAMPS Glass Games is proud to present A Game of Marbles. Bring a full set of marbles, 1 large shooter and 12 smaller pieces to participate in the game at the Denver CHAMPS show. The nicest set of marbles wins the artist a spot in the masters and a cash prize.
At the show, competing artists will use their own set of marbles to compete in the actual game of marbles, also known as “Ringer”. Use your shooter to knock your opponents marbles out of the ring. First to knock out all ten of your opponent’s marbles wins the round.
The event is tournament style, meaning winners continue on to the next round until a champion is crowned. As the game progresses, more and more marbles are used in each contest, however winners get to keep an ever-increasing amount of the spoils of war. A Game of Marbles is a great way to exchange your own work with some of your favorite competing artists and friends. Winner of the actual marble game wins all of the marbles they “conquered” as well as a cash prize.
Sizes: 12 “regular” marbles 18-20 mm diameter each
1 “shooter” marble: 25-30 mm diameter
*Marbles will be measured at show and must be within the target size- No Exceptions!
All Marbles Must be Round
All Marbles Must be Artistic-Make your Marbles Look Nice
Carta Top Tournament:
Submit a top for Carta’s new version. You are making a piece that should retail for $350 and you will give the top in exchange for a Carta v2. Please allow at least 2-weeks notice. This game is NOT a chance into the masters.
The CARTA 2 glass program kicks off with flare at CHAMPS! Any artist that participates will receive a free CARTA 2. The glass top you create will either be purchased by us or you can sell the top on FocusV.com if the artist wants.
The Focus V CARTA 2 team will judge the entries based on creativity, functionality. The winning top—and all tops we love—will also have a high chance of working with us on a regular basis. As the #cartagang grows & goes worldwide, we want you to join the movement—and help us take the CARTA 2 even greater heights
Chicago 2022 Glass Games Results
Team Molten Art – Terpinator
Two Teams Go Head-to-Head for $20,000 in Chicago!
TEAM MOLTEN ART
Atlantic City 2022 Glass Games Results:
1st Ford 20 Glass
2nd BlackT Glass
3rd Casta Glass
Aaron U Glass
Ford 20 Glass
Suck not Blow
Enjoy & Prosper
Plug a Nug
Atlantic City 2022 Glass Games:
- Toolless- 3.5 hrs: That’s Right, no tools. This means you are not allowed any tools on your torch, no blow tube that is NOT glass. You are allowed to use the bench surface, your naked torch, and glass to create a functional piece. Standard prep rules apply.
- All Clear- 7 hrs: This game is strictly clear glass, no fuming, no encasements, just clear. We want to see all the work. Only clear glass is needed.
- Favorite Childhood Cartoon- 7 hrs: Show us your most beloved childhood cartoon character, in glass. You are allowed four appendages. This can include head(s), tail(s), arm(s), leg(s), even tentacle(s), but only four TOTAL pieces. Standard prep rules apply.
- Suck not Blow- 3.5 hrs: Think check valve, we want you to make a functional piece that you can inhale but doesn’t allow you to exhale back into the piece. Standard prep rules apply.