Top Guam barkeeps ready for The Bartending Competition

Two-time returning champ Jun Navarro returns to Stoli The Vodka event

04 SEPTEMBER 2017, BARRIGADA, GUAM
Summary
Seven of Guam's top, seasoned bartenders will compete center stage at The Globe on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, for prizes and the prestigious title of grand champion.

Stoli The Vodka presents The Bartender Competition, an epic battle of style, skill and entertainment behind the bar.

Seven of Guam's top, seasoned bartenders will compete center stage at The Globe on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, for prizes and the prestigious title of grand champion.

The Bartender Competition is an intense, two-part challenge where competitors juggle bottles and barware in a display of flaring abilities. It also tests the bartenders’ creativity and expertise where they must craft their own signature drinks.

Bartenders also are vying for the title of Social Media Sensation. The category will be judged by the most shares of contestant bio videos featured on the Island Wines & Spirits Facebook page.

This year’s grand champion will earn a trophy, $1,000 prize and bragging rights for the year while the second-place winner collects $500 and a trophy.

Among the seven competing bartenders, several are returning challengers while others are new to the stage. Competition is expected to be fierce as two-time champ Jun Navarro returns to three-peat on his home turf.

Competitors:

• Jun Navarro, The Globe

• Kris Cabral, Hard Rock Café

• Chris "Panda" Eustaquio, The Beach Bar

• Ryan Tiong, Applebee’s

• Mark Guiao, Baldyga Group

• Kristian Daga, Dusit Thani Guam Resort

• Rob Cing, Crust

There is no cover charge for Stoli The Vodka presents The Bartender Competition. Doors open at 5 p.m. and competition begins at 6 p.m. Stoli cocktails will be on special.

The media is invited to bring photographers, reporters and camera crews. Please arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. set up.

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