About Andy Collinson

Andy is one of the two remaining co-founders of the WFA and has worked in and amongst flair bartending and the bar industry for over 20 years. Andy has a long history in the bar trade working at all different levels, from bar back and bartender, to bar manager, most notable working for the Maxwells Restaurant group for over 7 years as well as becoming part of the management team during the number of years he worked at the world famous Roadhouse in London. Winner of the first, and perhaps only, Judge the Judge competition, Andy has judged almost every major flair competition across the globe during the period 2002-2014, including being head judge of many flair competitions from Las Vegas to Shanghai. Although Andy competed in and was involved in international level flair competitions for over 6 years, with 2002 being the last time he was on stage as a competitor, where Andy really came into his own was in the design, growth, and promotion of flair competitions worldwide – most notably, taking the reigns of the Roadhouse flair competition in 2003 and leading it through to its position as the most coveted flair bartending competition to win, in the world today. The brains behind the world renowned WFA grading and scoring systems, as well as the new and exciting format – the World Series, Andy has been leading creative development of the WFA brand since its inception. Events and production are also passions of Andy’s and this skillset certainly carries through to the WFA’s own events and competitions as they take place around the world.