In the recent World Lion Dance Championships, held in Genting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (23rd-25th July 2010), a total of 27 teams participated form all over the world with strong dominance of teams from Asia. Australia was represented by teams from Sydney and Brisbane. We were privileged to be asked to help our in the 45-lion opening ceremony on Friday night. Tickets for the Finals on Sunday were sold out two weeks prior. The highlights of the event included some great performances by the Malaysian and Chinese teams on Day Two and during the Finals. The winning team this year was the defending champion - Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance team 5 with an unusual opening to their performance. The first runner up trophy went to another Malaysian team - Kwong Ngai Lion Dance and the second runner up trophy went to KSK Team 6 (a first time entrant). The title of Eastern Lion King was reclaimed by KSK and Western Lion King was reclaimed by USA White Crane.
1 Malaysia Kun Seng Keng team 5 - 9.27
2 Malaysia Kwong Ngai - 9.20
3 Malaysia Kun Seng Keng team 6 - 9.19
4 China Cheung Keung - 9.12
5 USA White Crane - 9.07
6 China Guangzhou Panyu Shatoujie - 9.06
7 China Guangxi Beibu Wan - 8.54
8 Malaysia Gor Chor - 8.47
9 Thailand Dragon and Lion Dance Federation B - 7.60
Youtube videos of some of the performances have been uploaded on our Youtube channel.