PPBSO reverses Glengarry DQ at Montreal

Published: September 30, 2009
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The Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario has reversed a decision to disqualify the Grade 2 Glengarry Pipe Band at the Montreal Highland Games  on August 2, 2009,  acknowledging a misinterpretation of the society’s rules.

Glengarry had been disqualified on the day of the competition for not fielding two tenor drummers, citing a rule that had been enacted in 2006 requiring Grade 2 bands to compete with at least two tenors to meet minimum requirements. The rule, however, had been rescinded at the PPBSO’s annual general meeting in November 2008, returning minimum numbers in Grade 2 to six pipers, two snare drummers and a bass.

In a letter to the Glengarry Pipe Band Pipe-Major Colin Clansey, PPBSO President Bob Allen said, “Please accept my apology for disqualifying the band at Montreal.  My interpretation of the rule pertaining to tenor drummers was wrong.  Tenors are not required. Again . . . my apologies.”

Allen said that the wording of PPBSO Rule D.6.3 “leaves much to be desired and I have suggested that it be revised.”

Since the judges at the competition had nothing to do with the initial decision to disqualify Glengarry, they proceeded to adjudicate the band accordingly. With the disqualification rescinded, Glengarry officially finished fifth in the six-band competition, with a second and third in piping, sixth in drumming and fourth in ensemble.

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