Kansas City, Missouri – January 10, 2014 – The annual Winter Storm piping and drumming competitions drew large entries, despite recent weather-related travel havoc throughout North America leading up to the event. Put on by the Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm, contests were held at the Marriott County Club Plaza, with events sponsored by organizations such as Cameron Drumming Studios, Lee & Sons Bagpipes and R.G. Hardie. James Troy and Jori Chisholm gained invitations to the 2014 Metro Cup Solo Piping Competitions. Gold Medal winners received $750 each.
Solo Piping Piobaireachd Professional Gold Medal 1st Jori Chisholm, Seattle 2nd James Troy, Victoria, British Columbia 3rd Alastair Lee, Coquitlam, British Columbia Judges: Brian Donaldson, Colin MacLellan, Jack Taylor
Silver Medal 1st Robbie Beaton Scotia, New York 2nd Nick Hudson, Pittsburgh 3rd Joseph Stewart, Seattle 4th Andrew Donlon, Germantown, Maryland 5th Alexander Schiele, Snohomish, Washington Judges: Alastair Dunn, Roddy MacLeod
Light Music Professional Gold Medal MSR 1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 2nd Jori Chisholm 3rd James Troy Judges: Final – Mike Cusack, Donald McBride, Fred Morrison; Qualifier – Ken Eller, Willie McCallum, Angus MacColl
Grade 1 1st Campbell Webster, Concord, New Hampshire 2nd James Dyson, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 3rd David Duncan, Los Angeles Judge: Angus McColl
Grade 2 1st David Clower, Grinnell, Iowa 2nd Karen Margaret MacLean, Fall River, Nova Scotia 3rd Fred Kiffer, Paragould, Arkansas Judge: Terry Lee
Grade 3 1st Griffin Hall, Overland Park, Kansas 2nd Andrew Fox, Hastings, Minnesota 3rd Joshua Cunningham, Elgin, Illinois Judge: Terry Lee
Solo Drumming Snare Professional Gold Medal 1st Michael McKenna, Dublin 2nd Derek Cooper, Warminster, Pennsylvania 3rd Eric MacNeill, Schenectady, New York 4th Richard Baughman, Los Angeles 5th Cameron Bolley, Clarkston, Michigan 6th Zack Miller, Kincardine, Ontario Judges: Final – John Fisher, John Scullion, Doug Stronach; Qualifier – Stephen Creighton, Duncan Millar, Jim Sim
Grade 1 1st Steven Wheeler, Bellingham, Washington 2nd Fiona Senyk, New Westminster, British Columbia 3rd Mike Tuzyk, Toronto Judges: Hugh Cameron, Andre Tessier
Grade 2 1st Adam Tardif, Niagara Falls, Ontario 2nd Paul Gibson, Tucson 3rd Sean Biggar, Sunnyvale, California Judges: Hugh Cameron, Andre Tessier
Bass Gold Medal 1st Steve Foley, Mission Viejo, California 2nd Amber Bartholomeusz, San Jose 3rd Ryan Robertson, Stoney Creek, Ontario Judges: Kahlil Cappuccino, Mike Cole, Steven Roberts
Intermediate 1st Cyrus Zerbe, Alma, Michigan 2nd Joseph Cameron, Shawnee, Kansas 3rd Stuart Baker, Tucson Judges: Kahlil Cappuccino, Mike Cole, Steven Roberts
Tenor Drumming Gold Medal 1st Matt Bellia, London, Ontario 2nd Kyle Heaney 3rd Ryan Robertson, Stoney Creek, Ontario Judges: Steven McQuillan, Michael O'Neil
Intermediate 1st Beth Sachrison, Tucson 2nd Sydney Sievewright, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 3rd Jensen McConnell Lititz, Pennsylvania Judges: Steven McQuillan, Michael O'Neil
Novice 1st Brianna McDonald, West Dundee, Illinois 2nd Shanna McDonald ,West Dundee, Illinois 3rd Joshua Borwick, Arlington, Tennessee Judges: Steven McQuillan, Michael O'Neil
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