World Pyro Olympics

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The World Pyro Olympics / The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition is an annual competition amongst fireworks manufacturers held in the Philippines which runs for five days for World Pyro Olympics and 6 weeks for The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Two countries fire each day; the last participant fires on the final evening of the event.

The host of the event does not participate in the competition but performs a fireworks display on the last night. Awards, such as the People’s Choice, are given out after the exhibition. The crowning of the World Pyro Olympics / Philippine International Pyromusical Competition's Winners ends the event.

First World Pyro Olympics[edit]

The first World Pyro Olympics took place in 2005 in The Esplanade at the back of then unfinished SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines from December 26 to December 30. Firework materials were placed in the participant's barge floating within Manila Bay. Major firework makers from nine countries participated in the competition: Show FX Australia Pty. Ltd., Glorious Group from the People's Republic of China, Nico Lunig Event from Germany, Hanwha Corp. from Korea, Orion Art Production International in Russia, Pyro Spectacular in South Africa, Flash Art Group in United Arab Emirates, Celtic Fireworks Ltd. in the United Kingdom and America Melrose Pyrotechnics Inc. from the United States. The event host, La Mancha Group of the Philippines held a fireworks demonstration on the last day. La Mancha organized the 1st International Fireworks Festival on December 2002 and the World Pyro Olympics Exhibition in March and April 2004; Australia was awarded champion.

The schedule of the fireworks shows was as follows:

2nd World Pyro Olympics[edit]

The event was hosted by the Philippines from January 5 to January 7 and January 12 & January 13, 2007 at The Esplanade at the newly completed SM Mall of Asia. Participants include Show FX Australia Pty. Ltd., Glorious Group of China, Nico Lünig Event of Germany, Astondoa Piroteknia of Spain, Bright Star Fireworks of Denmark, Flash Art GmbH of Poland, Pyro Studios of Canada, Westcoast Fireworks Ltd. of the United Kingdom and Melrose Pyrotechnics of the United States. La Mancha of the Philippines was the host company. The United Kingdom won the 2007 competition and the team from China won an award for technical precision

3rd World Pyro Olympics[edit]

Once again, the World Pyro Olympics was hosted by the Philippines from May 3 to May 31, Saturdays only, at The Esplanade in front of the SM Mall of Asia. La Mancha Pyro Productions held a pyromusical display on the final night of the competition. The countries that participated were Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, and Venezuela. Italy won the said competition.

  • May 3, 2008
  • May 10, 2008
  • May 18, 2008 Postponed due to heavy rains and rough seas brought by Tropical Storm Halong (Dindo).
  • May 24, 2008
  • May 31, 2008
    • 7:30pm Fellowship of Fire (Highlights of the performances of all participants)
    • 9:00pm Flag of the Philippines.svg: Philippines (A Pyromusical Exhibition of La Mancha Productions)

1st Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2010[edit]

The 1st Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2010 was held at SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. Patrons were given a platform to see how their own countries performed. The countries that participated were USA, UK, China, France, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. The Philippines provided the opening and closing exhibitions.

  • February 14, 2010
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Opening Exhibition)
    •  USA – PyroFire Display
  • February 21, 2010
    •  UK – Jubilee Fireworks
    •  China – Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
  • February 28, 2010
    •  France – Brezac Artifices
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Co., Ltd.
  • March 7, 2010
  • March 14, 2010
    •  Australia – Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)


2nd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2011[edit]

The 2nd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2011 was held at the SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. The countries that participated were South Korea, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines.

  • February 12, 2011
  • February 19, 2011
    •  Portugal – Macedos Pirotecnia
    •  UK – Jubilee Fireworks
  • February 26, 2011
    •  China – Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
    •  France – Lacroix Ruggieri
  • March 5, 2011
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Co., Ltd.
    •  Canada – Apogee Fireworks
  • March 12, 2011

3rd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2012[edit]

The 3rd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2012 was at the SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. Eleven countries showcased their pyrotechnics extravaganzas. The countries participated were South Korea, Malta, Spain, Finland, Portugal, China, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Canada, and were closed by an exhibition curated by the Philippines.

  • February 11, 2012
  • February 18, 2012
    •  UK – SM Art Pyrotechnics
    •  Spain – Pirotecnia Turis
  • February 25, 2012
    •  Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.
    •  Portugal – Grupo Luso Pirotecnia
  • March 3, 2012
  • March 10, 2012
  • March 17, 2012
    •  Italy – Orzella Fireworks
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)


4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013[edit]

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 was also held at the SM Mall of Asia, and commenced February, ending in March. The year 2013 saw Japan, Finland, Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, China, Australia, and Canada as participants and the show was closed by an exhibition planned by the Philippines.

  • February 16, 2013
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara
    •  Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.
  • February 23, 2013
    •  Taiwan – Yung Feng Fireworkds
    •  Spain – Brunchu Pyro Experience
  • March 9, 2013
  • March 16, 2013
    •  China – Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    •  Australia – Fireworkx Inc.
  • March 23, 2013
    •  Canada – Fireworks Spectacular
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

Attendance / year joined[edit]

(Host nation highlighted.)

Country World Pyro Olympics 2005 2007 2008 2009 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2010 2011 2012 2013
 Australia
Show Fx. Pty.
Show Fx. Pty.
-
Explosive Entertainment Inc.
Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics
-
Fireworkx Inc.
Fireworkx Inc.
 Canada
-
Pyro Studios
Pyro Studios
Pyro Studios
-
Apogee Fireworks
Fireworks Spectacular
Fireworks Spectacular
 China
Glorious Group
Glorious Group
Glorious Group
Glorious Group
Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks.
Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks.
Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks.
Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
 Denmark
-
Bright Star Fireworks
-
-
-
-
-
-
 Finland
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oy Pyroman Finland
Oy Pyroman Finland
 France
-
-
Fetes & Feux
-
Brezac Artifices
Lacroix Ruggieri
-
-
 Germany
Nico-Lunig Event
Nico-Lunig Event
Nico-Lunig Event
Nico-Lunig Event
-
-
-
-
 Italy
-
-
Parente Fireworks
Parente Fireworks
-
-
Orzella Fireworks
Ipon Fireworks S.R.L
 Japan
-
-
Marutamaya-Ogatsu
Tamaya Kitahara
Tamaya Kitahara
-
Tamaya Kitahara
 Malaysia
-
-
-
-
Pyro Splendour Services
-
-
-
 Malta
-
-
-
Hanwha Corporation
-
-
Malta Fireworks
-
 Netherlands
-
-
-
-
-
Royal Fireworks
Royal Fireworks
 Portugal
-
-
-
-
-
Macedos Pirotecnia
Grupo Luso Pirotecnia
-
 Philippines
La Mancha Group
La Mancha Group
La Mancha Group
La Mancha Group
Platinum Fireworks Inc..
Platinum Fireworks Inc..
Platinum Fireworks Inc..
Platinum Fireworks Inc..
 Poland
-
Flash Art GmbH
-
-
-
-
-
-
 Russia
Orion Art International
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 Singapore
-
-
-
-
Redhub Entertainment
-
-
-
 Spain
-
Astondoa Piroteknia
-
-
-
Pirotecnia Igual
Pirotecnia Turis
Brunchu Pyro Experience
 South Africa
Pyro Spectacular
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 Taiwan
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yung Feng Fireworks
 United Arab Emirates
Flash-Art
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 United Kingdom
Celtic Fireworks
Westcoast Fireworks
-
-
Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
SM Art Pyrotechnics
Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
 United States
Melrose Pyrotechnics
Melrose Pyrotechnics
-
RES Pyrotechnics
PyroFire Display
-
-
-
 Venezuela
-
-
Venefuegos Artificiales
-
-
-
-
-

- means that the corresponding country did not participate in that year.

Winning tabulation[edit]

Event Country Titles Place Group Winning years
1st WPO
 Australia
1
Champion
Show Fx. Pty.
2005
2nd WPO
 United Kingdom
1
Champion
Westcoast Fireworks
2007
3rd WPO
 Italy
1
Champion
Parente Fireworks
2008
1st PIPC
 United Kingdom
1
Champion
Jubilee Fireworks
2010
 Australia
1
1st
Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics
2010
 Japan
1
2nd
Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks
2010
2nd PIPC
 China
1
Champion
Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
2011
 United Kingdom
1
1st
Jubilee Fireworks
2011
 Japan
1
2nd
Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks
2011
3rd PIPC
 Canada
1
Champion
Fireworks Spectacular
2012
 Finland
1
1st
Oy Pyroman Finland
2012
 Australia
1
1st
Fireworx Inc.
2012
 Netherlands
2
2nd and People's Choice
Royal Fireworks Inc.
2012
4th PIPC
 United Kingdom
1
Champion
Jubilee Fireworks
2013
 China
1
1st
Liuyang New Year Fireworks
2013
 Canada
1
1st
Fireworks Spectacular
2013
 Finland
1
2nd
Oy Pyroman Finland
2013

National competition notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  • In 2008, countries from France, Venezuela, and Italy debuted in the event. Team Italy won the competition.

External links[edit]