Troy, Schiele, Lawson, Maxwell on top at BCPA Annual Gathering

Published: March 31, 2013
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Burnaby, British Columbia – March 29-30, 2013 - James P. Troy captured the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for piobaireachd and the Professional Piping Aggregate on a piobaireachd preference at the BC Pipers’ Association 81st Annual Gathering held at the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University over the Easter weekend.In his first professional competition, Alexander Schiele won the Darleen Milloy Memorial trophy in the second annual Competing Pipers Association Combined B & C Grade Piobaireachd.The aggregate for the Professional Side Drumming events was a tie with Ian Lawson and Grant Maxwell sharing the Arran Campbell Memorial trophy.

 

For their efforts Troy received travel allowance to get to UK competitions in Oban, Inverness or London; Liam Hilder travel money to get to the George Sherriff Amateur Memorial; and Steven Wheeler gets an allowance to go to either Winter Storm or the World Solo Drumming Championships.

 

The BCPA streamed the Professional Piping MSR, Professional Side Drumming, and the entire band competition and awards ceremony live. There was a peak viewership of 165 during the Grade 1 band event.



 

Pipe Bands

Grade 1

Overall

1st Simon Fraser University

2nd Dowco-Triumph Street

Drumming: Simon Fraser University


MSR

1st Simon Fraser University (1,1,1,1)

2nd Dowco-Triumph Street (2,2,2,2)

Medley

1st Simon Fraser University (2,1,1,1)

2nd Dowco-Triumph Street (1,2,2,2)


Judges for both events: Glenn Brown, Colin Clansey (piping); John Scullion (drumming) Gregor Merry (ensemble)

 

Grade 2

Medley

1st Robert Malcolm Memorial II

2nd Portland Metro

Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial II

Judges: Glenn Brown, Colin Clansey (piping); John Scullion (drumming) Gregor Merry (ensemble)

 

Grade 3

Medley

1st Greighlan Crossing

Drumming: Greighlan Crossing

Judges: Glenn Brown, Colin Clansey (piping); John Scullion (drumming) Gregor Merry (ensemble)

 

Grade 4

Quick Marches Medley

1st White Spot IV

2nd Northwest Junior (EP)

3rd Keith Highlanders

Drumming: Keith Highlanders

Judges: Maureen Connor, Colin Clansey (piping); John Scullion (drumming); Gregor Merry (ensemble)

 

Grade 5

Quick Marches Medley

1st Fraser Valley

2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial V

Drumming: Fraser Valley

Judges: Maureen Connor, Colin Clansey (piping); John Scullion (drumming); Gregor Merry (ensemble)

 

Solo Piping

Professional

Piobaireachd

1st James P. Troy

2nd Alex Gandy

3rd Jack Lee

4th Andrew Bonar

5th Alastair Lee

Judge: Allan MacDonald

 

MSR

1st Alastair Lee

2nd Andrew Bonar

3rd Alex Gandy

4th James P. Troy

5th Andrew Lee

Judge: Colin Clansey

 

Jig

1st Andrew Bonar

2nd James P. Troy

3rd Glenn Brown

4th Alex Gandy

5th Alexander Schiele

Judge: David Hilder

 

CPA Combined B & C

Piobaireachd

1st Alexander Schiele

2nd James P. Troy

3rd Edward McIlwaine

Judge: Hal Senyk

 

Grade 1

Piobaireachd

1st Liam Hilder

2nd Aaron Stone

3rd Kevin Dougan

4th Jordan Perillo

Judge: Colin Clansey

 

MSR

1st Aaron Stone

2nd Daryl Techy

3rd Trevor Davidson

4th Liam Hilder

5th Kevin McLean

Judge: Robert Mathieson

 

Jig

1st Kevin McLean

2nd Jordan Perillo

3rd Liam Hilder

4th Daryl Techy

5th Will Clarke

Judge: Terry Lee

 

Solo Snare Drumming

Professional

MSR

1st Ian Lawson

2nd Grant Maxwell

3rd Derek Cooper

Judges: Gregor Merry, John Scullion

 

Hornpipe & Jig

1st Grant Maxwell

2nd Ian Lawson

3rd Tano Martone

Judges: Gregor Merry, John Scullion

 

Grade 1

MSR

1st Steven Wheeler

2nd James MacNeil

3rd Fiona Senyk

Judge: Gregor Merry

 

Hornpipe & Jig

1st Amber Stone

2nd Steven Wheeler

3rd Fiona Senyk

Judge: John Scullion

 

ProfessionalTenor Drumming

Hornpipe & Jig

1st MacKenzie Webster

Judges: Gregor Merry, John Scullion

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  1. Hossman

    Yeah Jamie! Haven’t you also won the open drumming at that contest? Something in the water on Vancouver Island!

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