Celtic Fest goes Transvaal’s way; African Skye surges

Published: May 14, 2013
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Modderfontein, South Africa – May 11, 2013 – Transvaal Scottish, or “The Jocks” as they are commonly known, continued their unbeaten season by winning both the Grade 2 MSR and the Medley at the annual Celtic Fest at Modder Sports Complex in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. African Skye finished second, with two firsts in piping in the MSR and a first in ensemble in the medley. Sandton Scottish continued its dominance in the band’s first season in Grade 3, and only two years since the band was formed.

Grade 2

MSR
1st Transvaal Scottish Grade 2 (2,2,1,1)
2nd African Skye Grade 2 (1,1,2,3)
3rd Benoni MacTalla (3,3,3,2)

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

Grade 3
1st Sandton Scottish
2nd SA Irish
3rd Glen Allen
4th African Skye Grade 3

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

Juvenile
1st Benoni Juvenile
2nd St Benedict’s Juvenile
3rd Jeppe CBC Boksburg
4th Pretoria Boys Juvenile
5th KES

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