One of the highlights of South Africa’s Drum month is the international fastest hands competition, hosted locally by Paul Bothner Music. Every year drummers of all levels gather to compete for the title of Fastest Hands.
Have you and your friends ever wondered who the fastest drummer in your group is? Do you think you could be the fastest drummer in the Country? What about the world? Wonder no more! Get down to your closest Paul Bothner Music or Village Group branch and put your skills to the test.
WFD gives you the rare opportunity to compete in an international drumming competition alongside some of the best drummers in the world.
The current World Title holder is Tom Grosset who in 2013 achieved a score of 1208 single strokes in 60 seconds. He beat Mike Mangini’s 10-year-old record of 1203 strokes in 60 seconds.
Last year’s South African winner was Peter Morgenrood with a score of 1080 in 60 seconds.
How it works:
All contestants will be scored on playing single strokes (no bounces, presses or buzz) for 60 SECONDS and recorded by the Drumometer.
There are 2 divisions for the competition.
Each branch will have an independent competition.
The winner of the under 16 division will win a medal, a certificate and a pair of Zildjian sticks.
The winner of each branch in the open division will win a medal, certificate and 3 pairs of Zildjian sticks.
The Western Cape Finals
For the winners of the Western Cape Branches, the competition is not over yet! The Western Cape winners will all be entered into a Grand Finale on DRUMDAY (the 25th of June) at Paul Bothner Music Plumstead. Preliminary scores will NOT be used to determine Grand Prize winners. Finals scores will be the only scores used to determine the grand prize winners.
The grand prize winner in the under 16 division will win a Zildjian voucher and a trophy.
The grand prize winner in the open division will win an R3000 Zildjian voucher as well as a trophy.
All winners also get bragging rights for a year!