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  • The 1985 United States 'Open' Swing Dance Championships  (US Open)
    Was created by Jack Bridges. have been held every Thanksgiving weekend in California since 1983. 1982 was actually the first year for the USOpen and was held in Las Vegas, Nevada but most consider 1983 the official start date. 1985 Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Ca. (Thanksgiviing Weekend)
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USOPEN Showcase Division: (this is the most difficult Category to master)

  1. Jim Fisk & Sharlot Jansen (Bott) (CA) (WCS)
  2. Martin Parker & Tony Piazza (CA) 1/10th of a point from first. (Lindy)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A

USOPEN Classic Division: (no lifts, drops etc. or seperated dancing)

  1. Randy Albers & Christene Deihl
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A

USOPEN Jackpot Jack and Jill

  1. Sorry, no Info Yet
  2. N/A

USOPEN Division Judges

Head Judge Jack Siegler
St. Paul, MN Jim Curran
Las Vegas, NV Fay Fields
San Francisco, CA Pat Frugoli-Del Fante
Dallas, TX Judy Ford
Phoenix, AZ Ken Gegg
St. Louis, MO Frank LaFemina
Brea, CA Caroline Robertson

USOPEN Specialty Judges

none n/a
Official Timer James Bridges
Worksop Teachers Skippy Blair | Willie Desatoff | Gary Long | Lynn Vogen


Master of Ceremonies Kenny Wetzel
Contestants Rep. None
Information Mgr. Mary Ann Rogers (Bridges)
Contestants Analyst none
DeeJays Kenny Wetzel
Bands Jay Orlando Swing Group
Sound Engineer Miles Bond
Official Photographer Chuck Godby


Favorite Social Dancer n/a
Humanitarian Award n/a