GLASS GAMES ~ Champs Trade Shows

Chicago 2022 Glass Games

Two Teams Go Head-to-Head for $20,000 in Chicago!



Carsten Glass:
Carsten started in 1995 making him a 27 year veteran in flameworking.  He has a vast knowledge of techniques and styles that has come with that time.  Carsten truly loves every aspect of glass working.  He is an Oregon native and still calls it home.  Carsten has said the hardest part of glass is creating something new that will shock everyone.  He wants to learn all aspects of glass in every form and wants the chance to work with as many artists as he possibly can, in his career.
JOP!: Team Captain
JOP started in 2001 making him a 21 year veteran in flameworking.  He creates amazing sculptures through glass.  “If nothing else, view my work as original.  Technique and craft can be learned, originality cannot.”Josh is a Philadelphia Pennsylvania native and still calls that home.  He is a graduate of the University of Arts earning a BFA.  He has had his artwork on display around the world, often blurring the lines between what would be a visible pipe and what would be the non functional sculpture.  With such a broad range, it is difficult to isolate what is his particular style.
Hoobs started in 2001 making him a 21 year veteran in flameworking.  He is from Torrance California which is still where he calls home.  He has had an interactive mind since childhood, so glass was a natural calling for him.  In 2010, Adam created the first glass sneaker which gained him world-wide recognition for his mastered sculpting.  Hoobs loves pushing the limits in glass with some of the largest project builds ever created with borosilicate.  His work has blended cultures and helped expose the art form to a broader audience.
N8 Miers: 
N8 started in 2002 making him a 20 year veteran in flameworking. He is originally an Olympia Washington native but Evergreen Colorado is where he currently calls home.  He has created a signature look with his glass, creating views of intergalactic space, N8’s style is very outer space/galaxy influenced.  N8 is always seeking out and learning new techniques to keep his mind and art fresh.  He is also a very diverse cannabis aficionado.
Eusheen: Team Captain
Eusheen started in 2000 making him a 22 year veteran in flameworking.  He creates beautiful flow in all his designs.  He is a Takilma Oregon native but currently calls Evergreen Colorado home.  Eusheen has a free-flowing style with intricacies and control of detail and color.  His love for sacred geometry shows in the fillacello work he creates, and it is some of the best examples of fillacello designs.  He finds joy in teaching his techniques, which has taken him all over the US and to Japan.
WJC Glass:
WJC started in 2002 making him a 20 year veteran in flameworking. He has the pleasure of calling Evergreen Colorado home.  WJC is well known for his incredible color combinations and Flower of Life patterns, which sometimes can take him more than 60 hours of artistic labor. He uses his glass as  way to document his spiritual journey.”There are not many people today documenting their perspective of reality into something that’s going to be around for a long period of time”
**Each artist is allowed to sign up for no more than 3 of the live glass blowing categories.**
Carta Top Tournament: *30 available spots
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. For any technical questions, please reach out to Carta ( for more info). This game is NOT a chance into the masters.
Smash Off:
*18 available spots
Best Car All cars must be brought and displayed by Tuesday July 26th to be included in this game. The best build will receive a spot in the masters. 
Smash Up The goal is to destroy your car in the most spectacular fashion through the track of obstacles we create. This will be scored on site. The approved frames are Torment model #ECX01001t1 or Ruckus model #ECX0100T1 For any technical questions please contact Stucky. (Number give upon request)
Vegas Bling: Opals & Gold
*3.5 hr game with 30 competitors
You will be given a $ amount that you can “purchase” opals from Dopals Opals booth, prior to starting your game, that must be incorporated into you piece. This piece should have gold influences/bling to it as well. Standard Prep rules & Opals that are provided only (no additional Opals allowed)
Gambling: Wet or Dry, it’s about the function
*3.5 hr game with 30 competitors
We want you to make the best functioning piece, whether it be wet, dry, or both. These pieces will be tested. Standard Prep rules apply.
Black Jack
*3.5 hr game with 30 competitors
We want to see your most creative use of black glass, which will be either TAG black jack or Northstar onyx. You will receive either 1/4 or 1/2 lb of the glass. Standard Prep rules apply.
Craps: Roll them Dice
*3.5 hr game with 30 competitors
Your piece must incorporate dice in some way.  They can be drawn, sculpted, attachments, however you choice, but there has to be dice in some way. Standard Prep rules apply.
*3.5 hr game with 30 competitors
This piece must have some type of built in poker. Standard Prep rules apply. 
*3.5 hr game with 24 competitors 
This piece MUST 49% black, 49% red, and 2% green as close to these portions as you can. Standard Prep rules apply but piece must only be these 3 colors.
Spare Change:
*3.5 hr game with 24 competitors 
You must encase an actual metal coin. Standard Prep rules apply. 
*7 hr game with 21 competitors 
So Baccarat is one of those games that no one knows the rules, so make what you want. Standard Prep rules & 4x4x4 box.

Atlantic City 2022 Glass Games Results:​

All Clear
1st Ford 20 Glass
2nd BlackT Glass
3rd Casta Glass
Childhood Cartoon
Aaron U Glass
Amorphous Symphony
Shoeless Glass
Ford 20 Glass
Shoeless Glass
Suck not Blow
Enjoy & Prosper
Plug a Nug
Powers Glass

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.

Atlantic City 2022 Judges:




Standard Prep Rules:

* All rod or tubing prepped can be in any size(s) of cylinders
* NO Wig Wags
* Millefiori and Murrine ok (sticks and polished slices allowed)
* Pre-encased Single Opal Marbles OK (raw opals ok)
* ”Untwisted” tube or vac stack is allowed
* Premade and Prestacked vacstack ready to be pulled is allowed
* No pre-shaped tubes or rods (Only in RAW Cylinder form)
* All prepped tubing and color rod must be in stock style cylinders
* Prepped tubing on handles is allowed
* Prepped rod or solid cylinders in any consentiating sizes is allowed
* Colored tubing, powder coated, and frit tumbled tube in any single color is allowed
* Blow-in and sleeved glass is allowed as long as not shaped or patterned, just color (no premade
space tubing, bubble trapped, or frit sleeved over color is allowed)
* No twisted cane
* Color cane striped bars/Dicro cane bars untwisted is allowed (stock flat or cylinder untwisted
cane) we want it twisted during the competition
* Frit or colored tube is allowed and can be on handles but not allowed to be shaped (no
preshaped balls, cylinder only)
* No pre-made horns, however, handled cylinders colored to be made into horns is allowed, all
cylinder sizes are allowed
* No pre-prepped tube or rod in a gradient or taper unless its a slight taper or gradient in size
throughout the handpulled crucible dipped, hand striped, or coil potted rod (No prepped colors
blending or faded into other colors)
Pretty much anything you can find in a glass store, unmanipulated, is allowed, besides the above
Torch Requirements:
This is a plug and play system, which most glassblowers are accustom to, we have one oxygen
and one propane port. Torches need to have hoses attached, T-Grade hoses and lines with
B-Connector Fittings, quick connects preferred w/western brass ends, Regulators provided by
Champs (ALL hand torches, bunsons, etc. must be y-ed or connected within YOUR own system,
not ours…. Ready to plug and play)

Las Vegas Masters Event 2022 Results

1st Place & Artist’s Choice:

Nathan Belmont

2nd Place:


3rd Place:

Casta Glass

4th Place and People’s Choice:

Windstar Glass 

5th Place:

Habitat Glass

6th Place:

Kaleb Folck Glass

7th Place:

Aaron U Glass

8th Place:

Solfire Glass

Denver 2021 Results

Goblet Grab:

1st Place Ryedeyer Glass

2nd Place Jes Durfee

3rd Place Thriving Lotus

At the Zoo:

1st Place CMartin Glass

2nd Place Burtoni Glass

3rd Place Dellaluna Glass

Marbles – Best Set:

1st Place Jes Durfee

2nd Place Firefox Glass

3rd Place Cajun Rick

Game of Marbles:

1st Place Jes Durfee

2nd Place H Squared Glass

3rd Place MattZ Glass

Atlantic City 2021 Results

Ride It:

1st Place Amorphous Symphony

2nd Place Tony Kazy

3rd Place Topher Glass


1st Place Shoeless Glass

2nd Place Zombie Glass

3rd Place Plug A Nug

Believe it or Not:

1st Place Topher Glass

2nd Place Tony Kazy

3rd Place Aaron U Glass

*Honorable Mention Monster Glass


1st Place Puntington Wig Wag

2nd Place Shoeless Glass

3rd Place Casta Glass

Shots, Shots, Shots:

1st Place Aaron U Glass

2nd Place Natrix

3rd Place Plug A Nug