This weekend saw the third of our regional UKBC heats held at Ancoats Coffee in Manchester. Their roastery is a short walk from the MEN Arena, the scene of such sadness last night. Manchester's coffee scene has always been open and welcoming and our thoughts are with them.
The heat though was a great success, with three returning competitors topping the days standing. Kieran Carney, Dale Harris and Derek Buckley finsihed, first through third respectively. Our thanks go to our volunteers, Our hosts and of course our sponsors for their invaluable help.
This, of course, means that we have a new leaderboard and some welcome news. To bring the UKBC in line with the 2017 WBC, we have decided to extend the Semi-Finals round to 16 places. So your 16 qualifiers with, one heat to go are:
|Kieran Carney||Baxter Storey||454|
|Derek Buckley||Baxter Storey||389|
|Amanda Lo||Baxter Storey||388.5|
|Claire Wallace||Brew Lab||377|
|Gillian McIntyre||Something Brewed||357|