78th Frasers take Kincardine as Ontario season continues

Published: July 6, 2013
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Kincardine, Ontario – July 6, 2013 - The 78th Fraser Highlanders won the MSR Grade 1 competition at the annual Kincardine Scottish Festival under very warm, sunny conditions at the always well-attended event. The win for the 78th Frasers continued the fickle Ontario season that has seen a different band rise to the top at each of the contests. The Ottawa Police Services Pipe Band took Grade 2 again and challenged up to Grade 1, while the local band, Penetangore, won the five-contestant Grade 3 event. Ian K. MacDonald was the Professional Piper of the Day.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for video from the Grade 1 and Grade 2 pipe band events.
Bands
Grade 1 (MSR, four competed)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders (3,2,1,1)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,1,2,3)
3rd Toronto Police (1,3,3,2)
4th Ottawa Police Services (Gr2) (4,4,4,4)

Judges: Reay Mackay, Scott Williams (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley, two competed)
1st Ottawa Police
2nd 400 Squadron

Judges: Reay Mackay, Scott Williams (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 3 (medley, five competed (medley, seven competed)
1st Penetangore
1st Penetangore
2nd Windsor Police
3rd Paris/Port Dover
4th Toronto Police (Gr3)
5th Durham Regional Police

Judges: Reay Mackay, Scott Williams (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 4 (medley, four competed)
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Grand Celtic
3rd Forest City Celtic
4th Dofasco

Judges: Reay Mackay, Scott Williams (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 5 (march medley, nine competed)
1st Chatham Kent Police Services
2nd White Heather
3rd Cambridge & District
4th Barrie
5th Grand Celtic (Gr5)
6th Hamilton Police (Gr5)

Judges: Reay Mackay, Scott Williams (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Professional Solo Piping (18 competed)
Piobaireachd
1st Doug MacRae
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Glenn Walpole
5th Ian K. MacDonald
6th Eric Ouelette

Judge: Pete Aumonier

March
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Eric Ouelette
4th Andrew Berthoff
5th Ed Bush
6th Andrea Boyd

Judge: Reay Mackay

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Jonathan Bellia
4th Andrea Boyd
5th Ed Bush
6th Jacob Dicker

Judge: Bill Livingstone

Jig
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd MacGregor van de Ven
4th Jacob Dicker
5th Glenn Walpole
6th Greg McAllister

Judge: Ken Eller

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  1. AndrewBerthoff

    No, contrary to what some people think, we don’t know everything and we can’t read minds and it’s not a conspiracy against you. We generally rely on others to send results to editor@pipesdrums.com . Much appreciated.

  2. dnicoll

    Are the results of 2nd and 3rd in Grade 3 and all of grades 4 and 5 a secret? Surely you know them, and you must realize that a lot of your potential readers would like to know.

  3. dnicoll

    My apologies to P|D. I made the unwarranted assumption that you had a contact at the games who would relay all the results to you.

  4. Hossman

    I was ashamed and embarrassed for the town to see how much the gate fees were. Families turning away deciding that their $125.00 was better spent elsewhere. Honestly people don’t go down that route or soon you won’t have a festival at all.

  5. gmacmaster

    I agree with Hossman as well. My family drove in from the west side of Michigan and were shocked at the cost. $75 to get everyone inside? No way. — Graham MacMaster

  6. tripper

    I agree with Hossman, the gate fees at these festivals is ridiculous. for what was offered my family would have rather gone into the town and done some shopping and walked down by the lake. The price to see some pipebands at this particular games is crazy seeing as though the place is so nice, I doubt more than half the people on the street watching the parade paid to get into the games, and it probably hurt the small shops set up within those gates.

  7. Wink

    Spot on Hossman. Kincardine games committee need a reality check. $25.00 per person is ridiculous. By the time they get it figured out it may be to late. Maxville $20.00 Go figure.

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