Professional Latin

Blackpool Professional Latin Champions

The best Latin dancers in the world. This is a list of the winners of the Blackpool Latin Championships from years past to today.

International Style Latin consists of the following five dances: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.

Professional Latin Blackpool Champions
Year Couple Country
2016 Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko USA
2015 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis England
2014 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis England
2013 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis England
2012 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis England
2011 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis Poland
2010 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis Poland
2009 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis Poland
2008 Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis Poland
2007 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2006 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2005 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2004 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2003 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2002 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
2001 Jukka Haapalainen & Sirpa Suutari Finland
2000 Brian Watson & Carmen Vincelj Germany
1999 Jukka Haapalainen & Sirpa Suutari Finland
1998 Jukka Haapalainen & Sirpa Suutari Finland
1997 Jukka Haapalainen & Sirpa Suutari Finland
1996 Corky & Shirley Ballas London
1995 Corky & Shirley Ballas London
1994 Sammy Stopford & Barbara McColl Manchester
1993 Johan & Nadia Eftedal Norway
1992 Sammy Stopford & Barbara McColl Manchester
1991 Sammy Stopford & Barbara McColl Manchester
1990 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1989 Sammy Stopford & Barbara McColl Manchester
1988 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1987 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1986 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1984 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1983 Sammy & Shirley Stopford Manchester
1982 Epsen & Kirsten Salberg Norway
1981 Epsen & Kirsten Salberg Norway
1980 Alan & Hazel Fletcher Worcester Park
1979 Alan & Hazel Fletcher Worcester Park
1978 Peter Maxwell & Lynn Harman London
1977 Alan & Hazel Fletcher Worcester Park
1976 Peter Maxwell & Lynn Harman London
1975 Michael Stylianos & Lorna Lee
1974 Hans-Peter & Ingeborg Fischer Austria
1973 Hans-Peter & Ingeborg Fischer Austria
1972 John & Betty Westley London
1971 John & Betty Westley London
1970 Rudolph & Mechtild Trautz Germany
1969 Rudolph & Mechtild Trautz Germany
1968 Rudolph & Mechtild Trautz Germany
1967 Rudolph & Mechtild Trautz Germany
1966 Bill & Bobbie Irvine London
1965 Robert & Marguerite O’Hara Beckenham
1964 Walter & Marianne Kaiser Switzerland