Simon Fraser University Takes World’s

Published: August 31, 2001
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Glasgow, Scotland – August 11, 2001 - The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band were crowned World Pipe Band Champions at Glasgow Green today in an event that was, by all accounts, very tightly contested.

The Grade 2 event, which the MacTarnahan’s Prince Charles Pipe Band of San Francisco, California, was informed that it would have to play in only two weeks week before, was won by the Queensland Highlanders of Australia. 1st Royal Engineers took Grade 3A.

The win for SFU marked its fourth World Championship victory in seven years. The Robert Malcolm Memorial juvenile band, which is part of the massive SFU organization, won the Juvenile grade.

Both Field Marshal Montgomery and Shotts & Dykehead had been heavily favoured to take the Grade 1 title. The second prize for Shotts lifts them ahead further in the Champion of Champions standings.

Grade 1 (Medley & MSR)
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
3rd Field Marshal Montgomery
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th ScottishPower
6th 78th Fraser Highlanders
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Judges: MSR: R. Worrall, A. Wright (piping); W. Young (drumming); J. Kennedy (ensemble). Medley: H. McNulty, N. Russell (piping); A, Dowling (drumming); G. Summors (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Queensland Highlanders
2nd Niagara Regional Police
3rd Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
4th Prince Charles
5th Boghall & Bathgate
6th Ravara
Drumming: Cullybackey
Judges: D. Clark, L Ingram (piping); W. Reynolds (drumming); M. McKenzie (ensemble)

Grade 3A
1st 1st Royal Engineers
2nd Midlothian & Metropolitan Police
3rd Tullylagan
4th MacDonald Caledonia
5th Benoni (South Africa)
6th Chilliwack & Distict
Drumming: University of Luton
Judges: H. Stevenson, J. Wilson (piping); J. Hutton (drumming); C. Mordaunt (ensemble)

Grade 3B
1st Ballydonaghy
2nd Lyon College (USA)
3rd Syerla
4th Tullintrain
5th St. Columcille
6th Fintan Lalor
Drumming:Tullintrain
Judges: J. Campbell, D. Cardwell (piping); H. Russell (drumming); G. Lumsden (ensemble)

Juvenile
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial
2nd St. Thomas Episcopal School
3rd Lochgelly High School
4th Dumbarton & District
5th MacNaughton’s Vale of Atholl
6th Burntisland
Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial

Grade 4A
1st Royal Burgh of Stirling
2nd Castlerock
3rd Lomond & Clyde
4th Finvoy
5th Brother Matt Boyd Memorial
6th Bellaghy
Drumming: Bellaghy
Judges: W. Pollock, I. Roddick (piping); W. Dunlop (drumming); J. Noble (ensemble)

Grade 4B
1st Aughintober
2nd Arbroath RBL
3rd St Laurence O’Toole/St Joseph’s
4th Gortaclare
5th Kinglassie & District
6th 1st Royal Engineers
Drumming: Aughintober
Judges: R. Shepherd, D. McConnell (piping); A. Steele (drumming); T. Dear (ensemble)

Novice Juvenile
1st Paisley
2nd Monkstown Mossley
3rd Lochgelly High School
4th 47th Culter Boys Brigade
5th Bowhill
6th Craigmount High School

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