Imperial Beach, Ca.
Sandcastle Days 2010
30th annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition
Clark Control in San Diego does it again!
This year at the 30th annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition we returned to defend our title in the Executive Sandbox division with great success.
We started Saturday on Cronado with a practice session building a scaled down version of our "Sand Trap" theme. The practice session went well but still not sure what competition we would be facing on Sunday.
Sunday morning we began by bucketing water to our plot prepping the sand for the build, imagine 10 people each with 2, 5 gallon buckets making roughly 30 trips back and fourth from the ocean to the plot where we would be building, now that's team work! At 9 am the airhorn sounded the start of the competition and we began shoveling sand from 3 separate locations to create 3 separate structures.
At 2 pm the airhorn sounded again and it was time to stop and wait for the judges to come by and visit. During this time I was able to check out the other participants in our division, all creative and all solid competition! The only regret I have is not having enough time to take a look at the Masters division.
We all waited anxiously for the results, not sure what the outcome would be since we had some stiff competition. When they announced the first place winner for our division we stood up and cheered and graciously walked up as a team and accepted our trophy!