World Fireworks Championship

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Fireworks exploding on the sky.
Display from The World Fireworks Championship.

The World Fireworks Championship was held in Oman in 2010 over three successive weekends and featured six firework companies. A reported 750,000 spectators attended the competition which ultimately was won by French company Lacroix Ruggieri. Plans are in progress for hosting the next edition in 2015.

Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010[edit]

2010 World Fireworks Championship competitors
Vulcan's (China) Opening Performance
Panzera display (Italy)
Zambelli display (United States)
Lacroix-Ruggieri (France) display
Lacroix-Ruggieri (France) 'Fire My Heart' display

The Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010 was part of the 40th National Day Celebrations of the Sultanate of Oman, becoming the largest fireworks event ever held in the Middle East[unreliable source?].

Six pyrotechnic production companies competed: Zambelli Fireworks Internationale represented United States; Société Lacroix-Ruggieri represented France; Panzera represented Italy; Howard & Sons represented Australia; Merlin Fireworks represented United Kingdom; Vulcan represented China.

The competition was held at Al Qurum Natural Park, located in the city of Muscat. Each pyromusical display was broadcast live over radio, and featured on local and national television stations.

The Winner's Trophy was awarded to Lacroix-Ruggieri of France, with second place tied between Panzera of Italy and Vulcan of China.

The Event was organised by the High Committee for National Day (Oman), Official Oman World Fireworks Championship Organising Committee, Al Taseheel Al Wataniya and The World Fireworks Championship Limited from the UK.

The World Fireworks Championship Results[edit]

Year Winner's Trophy Joint Second Place
2010 France France (Lacroix-Ruggeiri) Italy Italy (Panzera) China China (Vulcan)

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