July 7, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
Ivy Phillips has claimed her third Grand Champion Fiddling Title at the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival.
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The Chapmansboro resident, who also won the Junior Fiddling contest here Saturday night, beat out the Senior Fiddling Champion Thomas Chapman of Falkville, Alabama in the showdown for the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award. Phillips won back to back championships in 2016 and 2017.
It is the 9th year in a row that a Junior Fiddler has beaten the Senior Fiddler for the Grand Championship of the Festival.
Phillips was also a two time fiddling champion for beginners in 2012 and 2013
(Video below shows one of her three song performances in the fiddle-off Saturday night)