Facts and Trivia

International Medalist Quartet Placings

  • Four Chorders - 4th in 1950, 1951; 3rd in 1952; 2nd in 1953
  • Nighthawks - 4th in 1962; 3rd in 1961, 1964, 2nd in 1963
  • The Rhythmaires - 5th in 1955; 3rd in 1954

International Top-10 Quartet Placings

  • Four Chorders - 6th in 1954
  • Nighthawks - 8th in 1968; 6th in 1960, 1967
  • The Rhythmaires - 9th in 1958; 7th in 1953, 1956
  • Rhythmcounts - 10th in 1962, 1963, 1965

International Top-20 Quartet Placings

  • Rhythmcounts - 11th in 1966
  • Toronto Townsmen - 11th in 1956
  • Canadian Heritage - 20th in 1975; 18th in 1973; 13th in 1977, 1979; 12th in 1976, 1978
  • Hometowners - 18th in 1970; 17th in 1967; 14th in 1969
  • Rumors - 14th in 1985
  • By Design - 20th in 1994, 15th in 1995
  • Royal Assent - 19th in 1979
  • Kingpins - 20th in 1995

District Champions who won the International Quartet Contest

  • Randy Chisholm - Halton County Road Show (1980), Marquis (1995)
  • Jeff Selano - High Falutin' (1989), Storm Front (2010)

Seven-time District Champion

  • Rob Lamont - Jubilation (1981) (Bass), Excalibur (1991) (Bass), Kingpins (1993) (Bass), Contagious (1997) (Bass), T.K.O. (2001) (Bass), The Authentics (2005) (Bass), Shaken, Not Stirred (2010) (Bass)

Four-time District Champion

  • Brad Brown - High Falutin' (1989) (Lead), Kingpins (1993) (Lead), Bob's Yer Uncle (1999) (Lead), Shaken Not Stirred (2010) (Lead)
  • Chris Arnold - Discovery (1995) (Baritone), Contagious (1997) (Baritone), Intrigue (2000) (Baritone), The Fixx (2004) (Bass)
  • Chris Beetham - Regal Rogues (1982) (Baritone), Majestic Assembly (1985) (Lead), About Town (1987) (Lead), Excalibur (1991) (Baritone)
  • John Mallett - Hullabaloo (1994) (Lead), Jukebox (1996) (Lead), Union Station (2003) (Lead), The Authentics (2005) (Lead)
  • Rob Vanbuskirk - T.K.O. (2001) (Baritone), The Fixx (2004) (Baritone), The Sting (2009) (Baritone), X-Factor (2013) (Baritone)
  • Scott McCarthy - By Design (1990) (Lead), T.K.O. (2001) (Lead), The Fixx (2004) (Tenor), X-Factor (2013) (Lead)
  • Wayne Porteous - Regal Rogues (1982) (Lead), Catch 44 (1986) (Lead), Kingpins (1993) (Baritone), T.K.O. (2001) (Tenor)
Three-time District Champions
 
  • Al Baker - By Design (1990) (Bass), Intrigue (2000) (Bass), X-Factor (2013) (Bass)
  • Bernie Hachey - Majestic Assembly (1985) (Bass), Flip Side (Bass) (1988), Bob's Yer Uncle (1999) (Bass)
  • Bill Ellis - Chord Jammers (1968) (Baritone), Nickelodeon (1979) (Baritone), Deja Vu (1984) (Baritone)
  • Bob Gibson - Scarborough Fair (1975) (Tenor), Catch 44 (1986) (Tenor), Mirage (2002) (Tenor)
  • Bob Sockett - Bards of Harmony (1966) (Bass), A Touch of Gold (1971) (Bass), Royal Assent (1977) (Bass)
  • Bruce Ott - Excalibur (1991) (Tenor), Majestic Assembly (1985) (Baritone), About Town (1987) (Baritone)
  • Dave Campbell - Intrigue (2000) (Lead), The Fixx (2004) (Lead), The Sting (2009) (Lead)
  • Elmer Down - Four-In-Accord (1965) (Bass), Rumble Seat Raiders (1970) (Bass), Tri-City Slickers (1976) (Bass)
  • Mike Melton - About Town (1987) (Bass), Mirage (2002) (Bass), The Sting (2009) (Bass)

Two-time District Champions

  • Andrew Morden - The Max (1992) (Tenor), Discovery (1995) (Tenor)
  • Bill Moore, Jr. - Regal Rogues (1982) (Tenor), Kingpins (1993) (Tenor)
  • Bill Robinson - Four Gents (1960) (Bass), Lads of London (1961) (Bass)
  • Bill Sexton - Bards of Harmony (1966) (Tenor), A Touch Of Gold (1971) (Tenor)
  • Bob Davis - Chord Jammers (1968) (Bass), Deja Vu (1984) (Bass), 
  • Dale Locke - Catch 44 (1986) (Bass), The Max (1992) (Bass)
  • Dan Wilson - Northern Union (1983) (Tenor), Intrigue (2000) (Tenor)
  • Dave Beetham - Jubilation (1981) (Baritone), Excalibur (1991) (Baritone)
  • Dave Wallace - Hullabaloo (1994) (Baritone), Jukebox (1996) (Bass)
  • Dave McEachern - Hullabaloo (1994) (Bass), Common Knowledge (1998) (Bass)
  • Denis Laflamme - Common Interest (2007) (Baritone), Sound Evolution (2011) (Lead)
  • Erik Deland - Chameleon (2006) (Baritone), Nitro (2008) (Baritone)
  • Gary Porteous - Regal Rogues (1982) (Bass), Catch 44 (1986) (Baritone)
  • Jim Turner - Gaytones (1957) (Lead), Deja Vu (1984) (Lead)
  • Jim Whitehead - Bytown Ringers (1969) (Lead), A Fair Exchange (1974) (Lead)
  • John Ward - About Town (1987) (Tenor), High Falutin' (1989) (Tenor)
  • Lee Sperry - The Authentics (2005) (Baritone), Nitro (2008) (Lead)
  • Len Clement - Four-In-Accord (1965) (Lead), Rumble Street Raiders (1970) (Tenor)
  • Morgan Lewis - Bards of Harmony (1966) (Baritone), Tri-City Slickers (1976) (Tenor)
  • Michael Black - 'Shoptimus Prime (2012) (Lead), X-Factor (2013) (Tenor)
  • Peter Hay - Chord Criers (1958) (Bass), Par Four (1964) (Bass)
  • Rob Scott - Hullabaloo (1994) (Tenor), Contagious (1997) (Tenor)
  • Stephen Picyk - The Authentics (2005) (Tenor), Nitro (2008) (Tenor)
  • Steven Armstrong - Flip Side (1988) (Baritone), Jukebox (1996) (Baritone)
  • Ted Church - The Mobilaires (1973) (Bass), Union Station (2003) (Bass)
  • Wally Coe - Chord Jammers (1968) (Tenor), Scarborough Fair (1974) (Lead)
Shortest time to repeat a District Champion title - 1 year - Bill Robinson (1960 and 1961), Michael Black (2012 and 2013)
Shortest span to win three District Champion titles - 5 years - Chris Arnold (1995-2000), Chris Beetham (1982-1987)
Shortest span to win four District Champion titles - 9 years - Chris Arnold (1995-2004), Chris Beetham (1982-1991)
 
Longest span between consecutive District Champion titles - 30 years - Ted Church (1973-2003)
 
Youngest person to have won the Ontario Champion title - Jim McDougall (1961, 21 years 4 months)
Youngest quartet to have won the Ontario Champion title - 'Shoptimus Prime (2012, 88 years 11 months combined )
 
Only person to have won the Ontario Champion title on three voice parts - Wayne Porteous
 
Most International Quartet Performances
Quartet
8 Appearances - The Nighthawks (1991-1999), By Design (1959-1968)
Individual
15 Appearances - Jim Turner (Reunion, 4 Karat Gold, Rhythmcounts, Nighthawks, Gay Tones)

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