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>> sullivan philips, ladies and gentlemen! let's hear it for him. our third contestant has been with muni for 10 years. he's been on the cable car for six years. ladies and gentlemen, mr. howard woo. they're doctor they're not booing you, they're woo-ing you. ok. now if you weren't driving a cable car what would you be doing every day? >> fishing every day the >> excellent fishing off the coast here. what advice would you give to new operators of cable cars? >> new operators? stay out of buses. >> ladies and gentlemen, mr. howard woo. give us your practice ring and the real thing.
years. he's been on the cable car for 18 years. 1999 champion to ring in the millennium and 2004 champion. ladies and gentlemen, mr. frankware. -- mr. frank wear. how's it going today? >> great. >> if you weren't driving the cable car what would you be doing? >> i'd be bar-hopping. >> start at one end of clement street and go all the way down, hitting all the bars. if you could choose anybody to pick your partner, who would you pick? >> i would say the governor but i knows -- know he's busy clearing up all this mess we're in. ity would say the superintendent. he was a conductor at one time. >> excellent. then we could just take the car and go on that bell-hopping or
>> frank ware, ladies and gentlemen! got a little body english in there. frank ware. our fifth contestant is his second time to qualify for the finals. he is a grip. he's been with muni for nine years and spent seven years with the cable car division. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mr. trini whittaker. so trini -- >> like i told frank, the cable
our sixth contestant is qualifieding for the -- qualifying for the very first time today. he's a conductor. he's been with muni 15 years, with the cable car division nine years. please welcome joseph hsu. mr. hsu, how's it going? if you weren't driving a cable car, what would you be doing? >> watching tv? >> so you can play the drums and watch perry mason at noon at the same time. sounds good to me. ladies and gentlemen, mr. joseph hsu.
[ringing bells] [applause] >> joseph hsu, ladies and gentlemen. joseph hsu. now, all those six men are competing against this man, ladies and gentlemen. we left him for last simply because he was the 46th annual cable car bell ringing champion. ladies and gentlemen, he's been with muni for nine years, eight
years on the cable car. let's hear it for two-time winner mr. leonard oates. [applause] go -- good to see you, leonard. up got the gloves on. i see you are ready. you and i have a city in common. where were you born? >> new orleans, louisiana. >> new orleans, louisiana the yeah, let's hear it for the 504. how do you prepare for this whole darn thing here? >> practice. >> ok. that will get you to broadway but here you are in union square. ladies and gentlemen, two-time winner, mr. leonard oates. >> this is what i do every day. [ringing bells]
>> leonard oates, ladies and gentlemen, reigning two-time champion mr. leonard oates. that completes the entire competition, ladies and gentlemen. let's hear it for everybody you heard today. the votes from the judges will now be tallied. that means up guys actually have to go to work now. we're going to name the tom three winners in the amateur
and professional categories. the first place winner of the professional competition will take home a beautiful cable car bell with -- made by gilberto at the frens of the cable car museum. every year this man makes a beautiful cable car bell for this competition the mr. gad oy is pretty shy, he won't talk about his work but the craftsmanship speaks for itself the every bell every year is individually made by this man. it's a craft. you will see him a little later. while we're waiting for the votes to be tallied though, you're not going anywhere. i'd like to introduce some of the city's top choreographers from the epiphany production, the san francisco trolley dances. it's recognized as a wonderful way to connect the san francisco neighborhoods together by performing on the trolley lines.
ladies and gentlemen, epiphany productions sonic dance theater, san franciscoance theater, san francisco trolley dancers. you will see them on muni jay church line. they'll be there all year. fantastic. nice work. well done. and now while we're still tallying our scores, our band today is called the slot blades but i bet you didn't even know what a slot blade is, do you? it's a piece of machinery the cable car operator uses to stop the cable car. it's a very important piece of metal. it's the official emergency brake that drives a metal wedge into the ground and pushes the blade and imbeds itself for a quick stop. but these slot blades keep us going. ladies and gentlemen, once more, the slot blades! [applause]
place category in 2009. tom sweeney. third place, amateur category. tom? >> third place winner goes to kblx. let's hear it for kblx. right. congratulations. congratulations. thanks, tom. >> go away. now second place, ladies and gentlemen. from triple-a. matt newcomer. all right, matt, who is our second place winner in the amateur category? >> our second place winner is the team from abc 7. >> abc 7 come and get it! couple of words? >> thank you so much. if you watch abc 7 at 3:00 p.m. um see this trophy on tv. >> ok, excellent. all right. and to announce the first place winner, mr. wes tyler of union square. wes?
big mystery. who's the winner. >> by the process of elimination, it's koit! >> koit. mr. scotty bastopol for the third year in a row. love this city. thank you. >> runners up. the 47th not -- annual cable car bell ringing competition, no particular order, mr. trini whitaker. sullivan philips. ken lunardi. and joseph hsu. come up and get your trophies. thank the judges. [laughter] now it's time for wh