Bedfordview goes to Benoni MacTalla

Published: July 15, 2013
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Bedfordview, South Africa – July 13, 2013 - Benoni MacTalla had a near clean-sweep of the Grade 2 band competition at the St. Benedict’s College Highland Gathering , depriving the Transvaal Scottish of a grand slam of all four South African Regional Championships. Transvaal Scottish was the overall winner of the title, with African Skye finishing second. The South African Pipe Band Championships are in two weeks at Benoni High School.

Grade 2
Medley
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,1,2,1)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (2,2,1,3)
3rd African Skye (3,3,3,2)
4th Richmond Avenue (4,4,4,4)

MSR
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,1,1,1)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (2,2,2,2)
3rd African Skye (3,3,3,3)
4th Richmond Avenue (4,4,4,4)

Grade 3
1st Sandton Scottish
2nd Glen Allen
3rd African Skye Grade 3

Grade 4
1st Lyttelton Manor
2nd Benoni Grade 4
3rd Pretoria Highlanders

Juvenile
1st St. Benedict’s Juvenile
2nd Benoni Juvenile
3rd Jeppe CBC Boksburg

Novice Juvenile
1st St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile

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