Boghall & Bathgate: 2012 European Champions

Published: July 31, 2012
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Belfast, Northern Ireland – July 28, 2012 - Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia stopped Field Marshal Montgomery’s streak of seven consecutive major titles by winning the 2012 European Pipe Band Championship in weather mainly dry with showers and sunny spells. Shotts & Dykehead did not compete despite attending the event.

   

Grade 1 (MSR, 16 competed)

1st Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia

2nd Field Marshal Montgomery

3rd St. Laurence O’Toole

4th Inveraray & District

5th ScottishPower

6th Strathclyde Police

Drumming: Boghall

Judges: Robert Pollock; Ken Eller (piping); Paul Turner (drumming); Malcolm MacKenzie (ensemble)

Grade 2 (Medley, 19 competed)

1st Denny & Dunipace

2nd Lomond & Clyde

3rd Glasgow Skye

4th Buchan

5th University of Bedfordshire

6th Howard Memorial

Drumming: Denny & Dunipace

Judges: James Semple, Jennifer Hutcheon (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Following the results announcement, the following Grade 1 bands pre-qualified for the Final at the World Pipe Band Championships on August 11:

Boghall & Bathgate

Field Marshal Montgomery

Inverary & District

Fife Constabulary

Strathclyde Police

St Laurence O’Toole

ScottishPower

SFU

The draw for the Qualifying competition at the World’s was announced:

1 Dysart

2 Cap Caval

3 Ravara

4 Triumph Street

5 Grampian Police

6 Peel regional Police

7 Seven Towers

8 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)

9 Oran Mor

10 Lothian & Borders Police

11 Vale of Atholl

12 Alberta Caledonia

13 78th Fraser Highlanders

14 LA Scots

16 Toronto Police

17 Shotts & Dykehead

18 Torphichen & Bathgate

19 Cullybackey

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