Boderiou bags Pitlochry prizes

Published: September 30, 2008
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Pitlochry, Scotland – September 13, 2008 – Xavier Boderiou of Brittany went away with the most overall success at the Pitlochry Highland Games, the traditional end of the outdoor Scottish solo season.

March
1st Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
2nd Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland
3rd Neil Walker, Stirling, Scotland
4th Gavin Walker, Stirling, Scotland
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Ian Duncan

Strathspey & Reel
1st Xavier Boderiou
2nd Neil Walker
3rd Alan Russell
4th Lynsey McNicholl
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Ian Duncan

Jig
1st Donald MacPhee
2nd Xavier Boderiou
3rd Gavin Walker
4th Lynsey McNicholl
Judge: Sandy Spence

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  1. MADDOC

    OK so Xavier was first in the strathspey and reel, and 2nd in the jig and didn’t place in the march. Donald won the jig and was 2nd in the march. I am not sure that you can say that Xavier was the overall winner. This is NOT meant to diminish either players outstanding achievement. But, how are the points” scored????”

  2. DonaldMacPhee

    For what it is worth, I was presented the overall trophy under the codition that both Xavier and my name would be engraved and shared (6 months/ 6 months). Now there is the matter of the bottle of Grouse that was presented to Xavier, I guess I will get that half when I hand the trophy over to him next March (lol).

  3. AndrewBerthoff

    Occurs to me that if such a thing happened in the pipe band world there would be an all-out hammer-and-tongs scrap and a feud that would go on for years.

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