A Russian bartender shook and spun his way to victory at the 2016 Pattaya Flair Bartender Championship.
Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chaichan Aimcharoen opened the July 5-7 contest at Central Festival Pattaya Beach with Krit Jiramongkol, president of the Food and Beverage Management Association Eastern Region, and Yuparaj Wongdaokul, head of the Bartender Club Eastern Region.
Slava Belyakov took the top prize of US$1,500, beating last year’s Japanese champ Mitsuhiro Kanrshiro – who placed second, winning $1,000 – and vocational, college, national and international contestants from Asia, Europe and Africa.
Kao Wei-Huant from Taiwan won $700 for third place. The total prizes handed out surpassed 500,000 baht.