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Scottish Pipers Association Juvenile Competition 19th September

spaAll competitions start at 1pm
Due to several competitors who have won or placed in other contests entering the 'B' Grade competition we have moved them to the 'A' Grade competition but have decided for this year only that all competitors can play own choice instead of entering 2 sets of tunes as per the rules. We will revert back to 'B' Grade for pipers who have not won or placed in a solo contest and 'A' Grade for everyone who has won or placed in a solo contest and competitors will have to submit 2 tunes for each contest for the judges to select as per our published rules.

Hugh Anderson
Vice President
Scottish Pipers Association

Draw

'A' Grade

Piobaireachd
1. Robbie Maclsaac
2. Brodie Watson-Massey
3. Christopher Happs
4. Harry McLachlan
5. Luke Shearer
6. Luke Kennedy
7. Donald Stewart
8. Kyle Shead
9. John Campbell
10. Lewis Macleod
11. Connor Jardine
12. Holly Fredlander

March/Strathspey & Reel/Jig
1. John Campbell
2. James Forrest
3. Luke Kennedy
4. Brodie Watson-Massey
5. Hazel Wyte - march only
6. Holly Fredlander
7. Luke Shearer
8. Christina Shaw
9. Christopher Happs
10. Connor Jardine
11. Kyle Shead
12. Donald Stewart
13. Harry McLachlan
14. Lewis Macleod
15. Saul Sweeney
16. Robbie Maclsaac

'B' Grade

March Strathspey and Reel
1. Kyle Johnstone
2. Jack Smith
3. Robert Allen

hlcsilky3SCOTS GUARDS ASSOCIATION PIPERS BRANCH JUNIOR SOLO PIPING COMPETITION
To be held at ARMY SCHOOL OF PIPING Inchdewar House, Colinton Road by Redford Barracks, Edinburgh Saturday 21st November 2015 11am

Scots Guards Entry forms 2015

Competition A- March
(For competitors aged 11 and not yet 15 years on 21st November 2015
One 4 parted 2/4 March of own choice to commence 10am
1st Prize –Trophy and gift token
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature
4th Prize gift token and shield miniature

Competition B- Strathspey and Reel
(For competitors aged 11 and not yet 15 Years on 21st November 2015
One 4-parted Strathspey and Reel of own choice to commence 10am
1st Prize Trophy, gift token
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature
4th Prize gift token and shield miniature

Competition C - Piobaireachd
(For competitors aged 11 and not yet 15 Years on 21st November 2015)
One Piobaireachd of own choice to be submitted - commence 10am
1st Prize - trophy, gift token
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature
4th Prize gift token and shield miniature

Competition D - March Strathspey and Reel
(For competitors aged 15 and not yet 18 on 21st November 2015
Two March Strathspey and Reel sets to be submitted - commence 10am
1st Trophy , gift token
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
4th Prize gift token and shield miniature

Competition E - Piobaireachd
(For competitors aged 15 and not yet 18 on 21st November 2015
Two tunes to be submitted commence 10am
1st Prize Trophy , gift token
2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature
3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature
4th Prize gift token and shield miniature

ENTRIES CLOSE 7th November 2015

PiobaireachdResults of the 16th Robert Burns Piping Contest 5th September 2015
Held in Dumfries Academy, Dumfries:
Supported by South
West Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy

Under 11 Years Chanter Contest
1st Angela Murray Cup ~ Findlay Baillie-Sanquhar
2nd Robert Burns Festival Cup ~ Molly Robertson - Dumfries
3nd Adam Frazer Shield ~ Billie Smith - Dumfries
4th Galabank Trophy ~ John Glendinning - Eastriggs

Under 14 Years Chanter Contest
1st Tom Holmes Cup ~ Charlie Stitt - Eastriggs
2nd Grierson Cup ~ Harry Wilkinson - Annan
3rd Ship Inn ~ Heather Thompson – Eastriggs
4th Arthur Higgins Memorial Shield ~ No award

Under 14 Years 4-parted March
1st The McBurnie Cup ~ Luke Kennedy – Strathaven
2nd Provost J Groom Shield ~ Christopher Happs – Gorebridge
3rd George McBurnie Shield ~ Mae Cranmer - Dumfries
4th David McKie Shield ~ Hazel Whyte - Larkhall
5th Tony Turner Cup ~ Euan Paterson - Sanquhar

Under 16 Years March, Strathspey & Reel
1st British Nuclear Fuels Cup ~ Christopher Happs - Gorebridge
2nd Gallovidian Cup ~ Kyle Currie - Dumfries
3rd John McQueen Trophy ~ Luke Kennedy – Strathaven
4th The Holywood Trust Trophy ~ Harry McGowan - Dumfries

Under 18 Years March, Strathspey & Reel
1st The PenmanTrophy ~ Connor Jardine - Airdrie
2nd Border Gathering Shield ~ Kyle Currie - Dumfries
3rd Lochar Cup ~ Callum Bertram – Greenlea
4th Brian Conchie Cup ~ Bethany Hanley - Dumfries

Under 18 years Hornpipe & Jig
1st Allan Baldwick Cup ~ James Costin – Maryport
2nd John Dowson Cup ~ Callum Bertram - Dumfries
3rd Callum Watson Shield ~ Bethany Hanley - Dumfries
4th Shirley Bell Cup ~ Christopher Happs - Gorebridge

Under 21 years Slow Air, Hornpipe & Jig
1st Russell Brown MP Cup ~ Connor Jardine - Airdrie
2nd Bradford Cup ~ James Costin - Maryport
3rd John Agnew MBE Cup ~ Callum Bertram - Greenlea
4th RMT Shield ~ Bethany Hanley - Dumfries

Under 21 years Piobaireachd
1st D & G Burns Trust Festival Cup ~ Connor Jardine – Airdrie
‘The Groat’ Kilberry Book
2nd D & G Burns Trust Festival Cup ~ 1 Bethany Hanley – Dumfries
‘Lament for Mary MacLeod@ Piobaireachd Society Book
3rd D & G Burns Trust Festival Cup 2 ~ Luke Kennedy – Strathaven
‘Struan Robertson’s Salute’ Kilberry Book
4th McCall of Brookfield Quaich ~ Mae Cranmer – Dumfries
‘Lament for Alistair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry Kilberry Book
5th Robison & Davidson Shield ~ Christopher Happs - Gorebridge
‘The MacFarlanes’ Gathering Kilberry Book

Judges:
1. P/M Ross McCrindle – ASBM&HD
2. SGT Andrew Reid - ASBM&HD

From the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming in Edinburgh
By kind permission of Senior Pipe Major Martin McDonald

Prizes were presented by Andy McCartney representing the South West Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy.
A total 45 competitors entered the Burns Piping Contest

spaScottish Pipers’ Association Annual Juvenile Piping Competition
Saturday 19th September 2015
The College of Piping, Otago St., Glasgow G12 8JH

  • The competition is open to all amateur juveniles who have never played in Open Professional Events
  • Entries will close on Friday 11th September

Entry Fee - £3.00 per event or £10 for all events.

Entries with payment should be sent to:-

M. Jeffrey, 145 Spateston Road, Johnstone. PA5 0SZ
Tel: 07815455286   Email: melissajeffrey96@yahoo.co.uk
Please make cheques payable to The Scottish Pipers’ Association.

Annual Juvenile Piping Contest Entry Form 2015

Shotts and Dykehead Junior Piping and Drumming Championship 2015

ShottsJuniorCompetition2015Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is delighted to announce that our second Junior Piping and Drumming Championship will take place on 7 November 2015 at Calderhead High School. Youngsters will have the opportunity to compete in a range of events on chanter, pipes, snare sticks and pad, snare drum, tenor drum, and a new bass drum competition added this year.

The event is being organised in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, with the support of staff and students from Calderhead High School. The event continues to be supported by Pipes|Drums and other generous sponsors.

Competition Categories

Section A Chanter Age 18 and Under
Event 1: Slow Air
Event 2: March

Section B Piping Age 13 and Under
Event 3: 2/4 March
Event 3a: Strathspey and Reel

Section C Piping Age 15 and Under
Event 4: 2/4 March
Event 4a: Strathspey and Reel
Event 5*: Ground of Piobaireachd
*(Only for competitors not entered into Event 6)
Event 6: Piobaireachd

Section D Piping Age 18 and Under
Event 7: 2/4 March
Event 7a: Strathspey and Reel
Event 8: Piobaireachd

Section E Snare Stick and Pad Age 15 and Under
Event 9: March

Section F Snare Stick and Pad Age 18 and Under
Event 10: March

Section G Snare Drumming Age 15 and Under
Event 11*: 2/4 March
*(Only for competitors not entered into Event 12)
Event 12: March, Strathspey and Reel

Section H Snare Drumming Age 18 and Under
Event 13*: 2/4 March
*(Only for competitors not entered into Event 14)
Event 14: March, Strathspey and Reel

Section I Tenor Drumming Age 15 and Under
Event 15: March

Section J Tenor Drumming Age 18 and Under
Event 16: March, Strathspey and Reel

Section K Bass Drumming Age 18 and Under
Event 17: March

Please read the full rules for playing and entry requirements.

A version of the rules is available here for download.

Entries close on 19 October and the draw for competitors will be available the following week.

Single Entry Form

Band Entry Form

Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping Competition
incorporating
The Colin McCallum Memorial Open Jig Competition
Auchenharvie Academy, Stevenston, Saturday, 17th October 2015

Dear Friends of the Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping,
festivalofsolopipingCan I first of all thank you, on behalf of everyone involved with the Event, for your support over the years. We have continued to listen to what various people have said to us over the years, (Parents, Players and Judges), in an effort to improve your experience throughout our competition day.

For this coming year’s Event, (17th October 2015), we are slightly changing the format of the Piobaireachd Events - to embrace more players and even introduce new pipers to playing piobaireachd more regularly.

From 2015 we will be offering three piobaireachd categories :-

Event 15a - Novice, (15yrs and Under), playing a Ground and 1st variation;
Event 15b - Intermediate Junior, (15yrs and Under), playing a full piobaireachd, less than
15 minutes;
Event 15c - Intermediate Senior, (18yrs and Under), playing a full piobaireachd, less than 15 minutes, but having to submit two - for a judges choice.

The winner of Event 15a will only be allowed to enter this event for one year only, hoping, that if they wish to continue to play Piobaireachd, they will have progressed to a full piobaireachd for the following year.

A second innovation sees us inaugurate a slow air competition for the Chanter, which will be event 5b. This will be an open competition for all chanter entrants, who must play a slow air - 2 parts with repeats.
All other events offered by the Caledonian Piping Club, in their competition, will be as previous years.

Tuning Up

I am sure you will agree, that when we have a very full day’s piping, in seven different
competition arenas, management of time is essential.
Therefore, from this coming year, a maximum of two minutes tuning time, will be in operation in all competition arenas.
The time will start, after the competitor has passed all their details to the judges in the
competition arena. The Arena M.C.s will then alert the judges when the two minutes have expired.
Fees

All entry fees will be held at last year’s prices and entrance fees for all spectators will remain the same - for the seventh consecutive year !

Entry Forms

Info sheet 2015
Entry Form 2015

The closing date of the Event is - Friday, 11th September 2015. No late entries will be accepted after this date. I look forward to seeing you on the day and wish everyone a good season.

Gerard McClumpha
Caledonian Piping Club & Event Co-Ordinator

Rosneath & Clynder Highland Games

Rosneath & Clynder Highland Games

Sunday's Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions and flooding.

GamesCancelled2015Killin Highland Games, due to take place on Wednesday, 5th August 2015, has been cancelled due to very soft ground in Breadalbane Park.

A committee member said the games would not go ahead this year after checking the state of the park ground. Vehicles would not be safe to drive within the park and pedestrians could be left standing in mud, especially after recent upgrade work took place. It could also risk damaging the upgrade work that has been already completed.

Upgrade work to the Breadalbane Park, organised by Killin and Ardeonaig Trust, was significantly delayed past the original start date. The work was due to be completed well in advance of any large scale events to allow time for the work to settle. The schedule was also hampered due to reported bad weather over the winter time.

A post to KAT’s Facebook page described the work set backs as unfortunate: “KAT are sorry that the Highland Games are not able to go ahead this year due to the ground not being settled enough for vehicles. It is really unfortunate that the park wasn’t started in September as we had hoped and then further delayed by the weather in January. We have had a pretty wet winter, spring and summer which hasn’t helped either.”

The games committee are already planning ahead, with Wednesday 3rd August 2016 being set for next year’s games.

westside showWestside Agricultural Show 2015, Solo Piping Competition, Saturday 31st July 2015, Barvas Machair, Loch Street, Isle of Lewis, Gates open at 12noon.

Situated on the Barvas Machair unspoilt landscape we have the Westside Cattle Show running for the 33rd year - with various stalls and competitions for Cattle, Sheep, veg and fruit, knitting, Arts & crafts to heavy and sport events with a display from Highland dancers and pipe band - we also have a car and tractor show of various classics to Tea & coffee with a treat to taste our local baking, we also have an all day BBQ! Competitors free, Adults £5 and children £2

Piobaireachd, MSR, Jig and Hornpipe for all u-15, u-18 & Open categories.
Enter on field or in advance.
Open top prizes for 1st for Piobaireachd - £80 2nd £60 3rd £45
MSR - 1st £50 2nd £45 3rd £30
Jig & Hornpipe - 1st £50 2nd £45 3rd £30
overall winners in u-15 u-18 and Open have an overall trophy
Chanter, novice piping u15 & u-18 receive medals up to 3rd prize.

Contact: Ashley MacDonald
Phone: 07919101011
Email: ash_la@hotmail.co.uk

Due to computer problems Thornton Highland Gathering, being held this weekend 4th July, will be accepting late entries for solo piping any one wishing to compete should contact June on 01592 775069

Adult March/Reel & Strathspey

  • 1st Prize £80
  • 2nd Prize £40
  • 3rd Prize £20
  • 4th Prize £10

Adult Piobaireachd

  • 1st Prize £80
  • 2nd Prize £40
  • 3rd Prize £20
  • 4th Prize £10

Junior March/Reel & Strathspey

  • 1st Prize £30
  • 2nd Prize £20
  • 3rd Prize £15
  • 4th Prize £10

Junior Piobaireachd

  • 1st Prize £30
  • 2nd Prize £20
  • 3rd Prize £15
  • 4th Prize £10

The contest will be held in the Memorial Park, Thornton.

  • The draw for the order of play will take place at 10.30 pm
  • The contest will start at 11:00 am
  • Entry fee will be £ 5 per adult contestant and £ 3 per junior contestant
  • The committee of Thornton Highland Gathering reserve the right to restrict the prize money to 1st and 2nd if less than 6 entrants are entered into each contest.
  • Trophies are to be competed for annually and returned one month before the games
  • All Trophies are to be signed for