Barbershop Harmony Australia Quartet Champions

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Since the first convention of Barbershop Harmony Australia in 1991, formerly known as the Australian Association of Men's Barbershop Singers (AAMBS), there has been a quartet crowned at each convention.
From 1991 - 1999 the quartets who won the AAMBS gold medal were unable to recompete in the national competition and were retired in the style of the BHS. In 1999 this rule was abolished and quartets were able to compete at subsequent competitions. In 2015 Barbershop Harmony Australia transitioned from biennial to annual conventions. It was decided at this time that winning quartets would have to take a year off before returning to competition (this explains the Lockout / Blindside pattern from 2015-2018).

Australia has proudly produced one international gold medal singer in John Newell. Newell won the BHS Quartet Gold Medal in 2005 with Realtime who are widely considered one of the best singing quartets in BHS history. At the international competition only one BHA quartet has received a medal to date. Blindside has medalled twice in the Collegiate/Youth competition receiving a 4th and a 3rd place bronze medal in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

AAMBS Quartet Champions

Year Quartet Chapter(s) Tenor, Lead, Bari, Bass
2019 The Collective Daniel Beckitt, Luke Stevenson, Andrew Howson, Kelly Shepard
2018 Blindside Trent Lewis, Gareth Clarke, Michael Webber, Tim Green
2017 Lockout Alex Morris, Ash Schofield, Stefan Pugliese, Ali Jamison
2016 Blindside Trent Lewis, Gareth Clarke, Michael Webber, Tim Green
2015 Lockout Mark Coso, Ash Schofield, Stefan Pugliese, Ali Jamison
2013 TLA Ash Schofield, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Trevor Anderson
2011 Alliance Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Dan Millgate
2009 Alliance Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Dan Millgate
2007 Fast Forward Aaron Griffin, Andrew Howson, Chris Hope, Jimmy Hoggett
2005 Alliance Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Les Goh, Danny Millgate
2003 Freefall Tony Sykes, Jim Catt, Guy Gibson, Sam Taylor
2001 Southern Cross Daniel Beckitt, John Newell, Bill Staff, Mark Penman
1999 Southern Cross Daniel Beckitt, John Newell, Bill Staff, Avon Phillips
1997 Four to the Bar Bill Palmer, Nick Begbie, Harry Owen, Danny Milgate
1995 The High Five Steve Sinclair, Rick Smith, Bill Staff, Charlie Voges
1993 Bad Habits Ian Mulholland, Geoff Robinson, Lawrie Stanley, Craig Hawley
1991 The Sentimentals Terry Stewart, Derek Cosburn, Steve Wooltorton, Linc Abbott

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