Illinois Competitors at International Contests

Note: Overall scores have been added where available. For quartets, that is 1949 on; for choruses, all scores are available from 1953 on.

Year Location Chorus Representative(s) Quartet Quartet Quartet Quartet Quartet
2014 Las Vegas Bloomington (14) - 84.3
Northbrook (18T) - 83.2
The Committee (53) - 72.7
2013 Toronto Northbrook (11) - 82.7
Bloomington (16) - 81.2
After Hours (8) - 85.1 Velvet Hammer (47) - 75.1
2012 Portland Bloomington (16) - 82.7 After Hours (16) - 83.5
2011 Kansas City Bloomington (15) - 82.0 After Hours (16) - 82.8 Off the Record (29) - 78.6 Rush Street (37) - 77.5
2010 Philadelphia Northbrook (21) - 80.8
Bloomington (24) - 79.3
Off The Record (29) - 79.0
2009 Anaheim Northbrook (15) - 83.9
Bloomington (21) - 79.8
Rush Street (46) - 76.5
2008 Nashville Northbrook (5) 87.7
Bloomington (21) - 79.1
CWS (22) - 78.6
Voce (22) - 80.5 Rush Street (T35) - 78.5
2007 Denver Northbrook (5) 87.7
CWS (23) - 79.5
Rush Street (30) - 78.6 Alchemy (31) - 78.4
2006 Indianapolis Northbrook (4) - 89.4
CWS (18) - 79.5
Lake County (24) - 77.5
Alchemy (38) - 77.5
2005 Salt Lake City Northbrook (3) - 90.8 Alchemy (21) - 80.6 Lakeside Edition (31) - 78.2
2004 Louisville Northbrook (3) - 90.4 Alchemy (21) - 78.6
2003 Montreal Chicagoland West Suburban (19) - 76.2 Cheers (6) - 84.8
2002 Portland Lake County (16) - 81.8 Cheers (11) - 81.8 Gangbusters (29) - 76.9
2001 Nashville Northbrook (1) - 93.7
Lake County (5) - 87.9
Cheers (12) - 82.7 Common Ground (21) - 79.5 By Popular Demand (44) - 75.0
2000 Kansas City Northbrook (2) - 93.4
Lake County (3) - 90.0
By Popular Demand (22) - 79.1 Sharper Image (30) - 76.7
1999 Anaheim Northbrook (2) - 94.0 Sharper Image (22) - 78.7 By Popular Demand (26) - 78.1 Bravo! (32) - 76.6
1998 Atlanta Northbrook (2) - 92.5 Sharper Image (15) - 82.1
1997 Indianapolis Northbrook (2) - 93.8 Genuine Craft (15) - 81.4
1996 Salt Lake City Northbrook (2) - 92.5
Lombard (14) - 81.6
Common Ground (18) - 81.5 Chicago Nights (33) - 76.6 Renaissance (34) - 76.6
1995 Miami Northbrook (2) - 90.7
Lombard (13) - 79.5
Common Ground (12) - 79.4 Echo Lane (16) - 77.8 Renaissance (18) - 76.8 Short Term Agreement (44) - 71.1
1994 Pittsburgh Northbrook (2) - 93.1
Lombard (11) - 82.7
Echo Lane (19) - 79.9 Reunited (23) - 76.4 Renaissance (29) - 73.8 Grand Slam (32) - 73.1
1993 Calgary Northbrook (2) - 96.1
Lombard (7) - 90.0
Echo Lane (16) - 84.6 Classic Ring (24) - 80.1 Renaissance (28) - 79.2
1992 New Orleans Northbrook (5) - 92.6
Lombard (6) - 90.5
Piper's Alley (31) - 79.5 Classic Ring (33) - 79.2
1991 Louisville Northbrook (4) - 89.7 Chordiac Arrest (15) - 81.3 Classic Ring (21) - 80.2
1990 San Francisco Northbrook (3) - 86.3 Chicago Chord of Trade (7) - 93.7 Chordiac Arrest (9) - 90.8 Debut (23) - 84.9
1989 Kansas City Northbrook (3) - 89.2 Chordiac Arrest (5) - 92.3 Chicago Chord of Trade (8) - 91.4 Debut (19) - 85.5 Four Star Revue (37) - 80.3
1988 San Antonio Northbrook (4) - 87.4 Chiefs of Staff (1) - 97.7 Chicago Chord of Trade (3) - 96.0 Chordiac Arrest (5) - 92.8 Benchmarks (40) - 79.0
1987 Hartford Lombard (1) - 90.8 Chiefs Of Staff (3) - 94.4 Chicago Chord of Trade (5) - 91.9 Chordiac Arrest (9) - 89.1
1986 Salt Lake City Lombard (2) - 89.9 Chiefs of Staff (5) - 92.5 Benchmarks (12) - 86.0
1985 Minneapolis Lombard (2) - 91.4 Chiefs of Staff (12) - 82.7 Benchmarks (19) - 79.3 Chicago Chord of Trade (30) - 74.4
1984 St. Louis Lombard (2) - 91.6 Benchmarks (19) - 83.7 Heart of Chicago (21) - 82.1 At Ease (24) - 81.3
1983 Seattle Lombard (3) - 85.5 Four Henchmen (11) - 85.4 Tin Pan Allies (12) - 85.2 Benchmarks (21) - 82.5
1982 Pittsburgh Lombard (4) - 77.8 Tin Pan Allies (10) - 85.5 Friends (15) - 85.3 Four Henchmen (18) - 85.3
1981 Detroit Arlington Heights (8) - 75.8 Chicago News (1) - 94.0 Friends (13) - 82.8 Tin Pan Allies (19) - 80.2 Four Penny Opera (20) - 78.3
1980 Salt Lake City Arlington Heights (7) - 81.5 Chicago News (2) - 93.5 Friends (12) - 82.1 Four Penny Opera (21) - 77.3
1979 Minneapolis Arlington Heights (6) - 75.7 Grandma's Boys (1) - 96.3 Chicago News (8) - 88.9 Chords Unlimited (22) - 75.1 Chicago Express (26) - 74.5
1978 Cincinnati Arlington Heights (7) - 76.8 Grandma's Boys (2) - 93.8 Chords Unlimited (16) - 77.3 Valley Four-gers (45) - 65.2
1977 Philadelphia Bloomington (10) - 72.6 Grandma's Boys (7) - 91.1 Chicago Express (17) - 81.0 Valley Four-gers (39) - 69.8
1976 San Francisco Arlington Heights (11) - 69.1 Grandma's Boys (6) - 87.6 Saturday's Heroes (8) - 84.3 Soundtracks (14) - 81.0 Chords Unlimited (19) - 77.9
1975 Indianapolis Arlington Heights (5) - 75.9 Grandma's Boys (3) - 92.0 Soundtracks (6) - 89.1 Saturday's Heroes (13) - 80.8
1974 Kansas City Arlington Heights (5) - 75.0 Soundtracks (5) - 88.4 Grandma's Boys (10) - 84.7 Saturday's Heroes (11) - 84.3
1973 Portland Arlington Heights (5) - 81.2 Saturday's Heroes (8) - 86.5 Soundtracks (10) - 84.8 Chords Unlimited (15) - 79.7
1972 Atlanta Lombard (11) - 68.1 Soundtracks (6) - 85.6 Grandma's Boys (14) - 82.0 Chords Unlimited (27) - 73.8 Ideals (39) - 66.8
1971 New Orleans Lombard (8) - 79.6 Sundowners (2) - 97.3 Avant Garde (7) - 86.7 Grandma's Boys (10) - 84.3 Soundtracks (16) - 80.7
1970 Atlantic City Lombard (10) - 78.3 Sundowners (2) - 93.2 Grandma's Boys (11) - 80.3 Chords Unlimited (31) - 72.5 Barbersharps (38) - 68.6
1969 St. Louis Arlington Heights (9) - 77.3 Sundowners (3) - 93.7 Avant Garde (5) - 88.9 Chords Unlimited (25) - 76.3
1968 Cincinnati Pekin (1) - 88.7 Sundowners (4) - 90.6 Avant Garde (5) - 89.4 Barbersharps (20) - 73.4
1967 Los Angeles Peoria (8) - 73.9 Sundowners (4) - 91.4 Avant Garde (8) - 85.3 Varieties (34) - 65.4
1966 Chicago Arlington Heights (7) - 77.0 Sundowners (5) - 85.4 Varieties (30) - 67.7 Barbersharps (33) - 66.0
1965 Boston Arlington Heights (7) - 79.1 Four Renegades (1) - 99.2 Imposters (3) - 91.1 Tune Tippers (41) - 65.6
1964 San Antonio Arlington Heights (6) - 81.4 Four Renegades (2) - 94.2 Imposters (5) - 88.9 Four Boot 'N Aires (40) - 64.3
1963 Toronto Pekin (1) - 86.5 Four Renegades (4) - 96.2 Imposters (6) - 93.6 Varieties (17) - 84.2
1962 Kansas City Pekin (3) - 88.1 Four Renegades (4) - 96.5 Imperial Four (21) - 79.4 Notations (27) - 77.5
1961 Philadelphia Lombard (5) - 83.7 Four Renegades (7) - 93.0 Imperial Four (36) - 75.0 Keytonics (41) - 71.6
1960 Dallas Bloomington (4) - 84.3 Four Renegades (9) - 88.7 Four Barons (20) - 80.6 Imperial Four (35) - 71.8
1959 Chicago Pekin Chorus (1) - 94.1 Vi-Counts (10) - 86.8 Timbre Kings (15) - 86.1 Four Barons (31) - 73.4
1958 Columbus Pekin (2) - 94.7 Timbre Kings (9) - 85.6 Escapades (12) - 82.9 Four Renegades (13) - 82.8
1957 Los Angeles Bloomington (3) - 86.5 Four Renegades (10) - 85.3 Kord Kings (14) - 80.1 Heart of Illinois Four (19) - 81.1
1956 Minneapolis Pekin (4) - 87.2 Kord Kings (7) - 87.3 Kord Kutters (10) - 84.0 Barber-Q-Four (20) - 77.2 Melodaires (27) - 72.7
1955 Miami Oak Park (4) - 85.8 Four-Tissimos (3) - 92.5 Air Fours (4) - 89.1 Barber-Q-Four (6) - 90.3 Kord Kings (8) - 87.9
1954 Washington, D.C. Q-Suburban (4) - 90.0
Skokie Valley (6) - 88.1
Barber-Q-Four (8) - 90.2 Chicagoans (13) - 84.4 Kord Kings (17) - 81.9 Lancers (27) - 77.1
1953 Detroit Q-Suburban (3) - 83.2 Vikings (1) - 99.6 Kord Kings (9) - 91.6 Chicagoans (15) - 88.5 Kord Kutters (20) - 85.6
1952 Kansas City None Vikings (2) - 96.4 Chicagoans (12) - 90.2 Keymen (15) - 89.2 N.I. Collegiates (29) - 83.9
1951 Toledo None Village-Aires (6) - 87.5 Vikings (9) - 83.5 N.I. Collegiates (18) - 82.6 Chicagoans (22) - 79.3 Kord Kings (33) - 68.5
1950 Omaha None Village-Aires (6) - 75.8 Chicagoans (7) - 75.0 Vikings (10) - 74.2 N.I. Collegiates (18) - 70.3 Barber-Q-Four (25) - 65.3
1949 Buffalo None Mid-States Four (1) - 79.8 Chicagoans (12) - 64.4 Vikings (14) - 62.7 Four Flushers (19) Big Towners (22)
1948 Oklahoma City None Mid-States Four (2) Chordoliers (7) Big Towners (15) Chicagoans (23) Mellow Fellows ? (37)
1947 Milwaukee None Mid-States Four (3) Chordoliers (4) Big Towners (12) Mellow Men (21)
1946 Cleveland None Chordoliers (4) Gipps-Amberlin Four (19) Mid-States 4 (23) Morgan County Four (24) Smeets Brothers (28)
1945 Detroit None Misfits (1) Bell & Howell Four (6) Chordoliers (7) Gipps-Amberlin Four (11)
1944 Detroit None Misfits (2) Gipps-Amberlin Four (4) Harmony Kings (9) Chordoliers (11) Victory 4 Chordsmen (26)
1944 Whiz Candy Makers (35) Gipps-Amberlin Antiques (43) Sangamon Electric Co. (54) Four Flats (52)
1943 Chicago None Four Harmonizers (1) Harmony Kings (6) Gipps-Amberlin Four (8) Morgan County Four (11)
1943 Capitol City Four (23) Whiz Candy Makers (24) Peoria Wolves (43) Antique Four (51)
1942 Grand Rapids None Elastic Four (1) Harmony Kings (4) Misfits (5) Whiz Candy Makers (10) Peoria Wolves (27)
1941 St. Louis None Harmony Kings (4) Capitol City Four (5) Four Harmonizers (9) Gipps-Amberlin Four (16) Jolly Four (17)
1940 New York None Plow City Four (13)
1939 Tulsa None Capitol City Four (2) Rock Island Rockets (17)
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