The 2012 pipes|drums Pick The Six contest, where readers predicted the top-six finish in the Grade 1 Final of the World Pipe Band Championship, attracted nearly 3,000 entries from virtually every country in which the magazine is read.
Ultimately, there was only one entrant who got the top-six exactly right: Dries Papen of Wommelgem, Belgium!
For his prognostigatory abilities, the canny Dries receives a sumptuous prize package of merchandise and services donated by pipes|drums, with a combined retail value of $1,500.
Congratulations, Dries! And our thanks go to all who entered and, of course, to our great advertisers:
One-year membership to
$250 retail value.
One AyrFire pipe chanter
$182 retail value
One set of Kinnaird Drone Reeds
$150 retail value
One set of Crozier Glass Fibre Drone Reeds
$110 retail value
One Moose Valve
$33 retail value
Complete Rhythmic Fingerwork Series: Rhythmic Fingerwork, Piobaireachd Fingerwork, Pipes Ready! DVD, Pipes Up! DVD
$140 total retail value
Three months of Dojo University
$75 retail value
One set of RedWood reeds
for Highland pipes
$100 retail value
Piper Bagpipe Case
Practice Chanter Case
R.G. Hardie baseball cap and T-shirt
$160 retail value
One copy of Mark Saul’s
latest book, The Antipodes Collection,
$25 retail value
Sound Supreme Reeds
Six Sound Supreme pipe chanter reeds,
made to whatever strength requirement and to make of chanter.
$75 retail value
TyFry Platinum Silver Tenor Beaters
TyFry Platinum Royal Blue Tenor Beaters
TyFry Practice Mallets
TyFry Interactive Tenor Drumming Package (CD-ROM/DVD)
$362 total retail value
Adjustable blowpipe with oval mouthpiece
$125 retail value