Bruce Gandy wins Maxville solo piping overall

Published: August 31, 2009
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Maxville, Ontario – August 1, 2009 –  Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,  won three out of the four regular events to gain the most aggregate points to achieve the North American Champion title for solo piping, He also won the Glengarry MSR, a separate special contest now run each year by the organizers.

Professional Solo Piping (21 competed)
Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
3rd James MacHattie, Toronto
4th Sean McKeown, Toronto
5th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
6th Lyric Todkil, Houston

Judge: Reay Mackay

Glengarry MSR (18 competed)
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Sean McKeown
4th Robbie Beaton, New York
5th Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
6th James MacHattie

Judge: Colin MacLellan

March
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Andrew Hayes
4th Sean McKeown
5th Rodderick McLean, Halifax, Nova Scotia
6th Ross Harvey

Judge: James Troy

Strathspey & Reel
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Alex Gandy
4th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick
5th Scott McIntosh, Ottawa
6th Sean McKeown

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

Jig
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Sean McKeown
4th James MacHattie
5th Doug MacRae, Houston
6th Andy Rogers

Judge: Ken Eller

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