Crowds still turned out to watch the Plymouth Fireworks Championships last night despite the event taking place on a reduced scale due to high winds. The Champion of Champions competition was postponed in the interests of fairness.
The British Firework Championships start in Plymouth tonight with each winner from the last six years competiting for the title of champion of champions.
One hundred thousand people are expected to watch the three shows. Here's Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson.
Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson has spent the morning with the three teams competing in The British Firework Championships in Plymouth tonight. This year all the competitors are previous winners raising the stakes considerably.
The first competitors in the British Firework Championships are setting up their displays on Mountbatten Pier overlooking Plymouth Hoe. Up to 100,000 spectators are expected. Over the next two nights six teams will take part.
All the competitors are previous winners so this year the race is on to be crowned champion of champions. The first display starts at 9:30 pm tonight with each showcase lasting ten minutes.
The skies above Plymouth Hoe will be treated to an explosive showdown over the next two nights as the town city hosts the sixteenth annual British fireworks championships.
Displays run from nine thirty each night, with a full billing of entertainment throughout the two evenings. The event is one of the biggest annual displays by professional firework companies in the UK.