Easton finds right direction at NZ Champs

Published: June 2, 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand – June 1-2, 2013 – Stuart Easton emerged the winner of the New Zealand Open/A Grade Solo Championships, finishing first in the Piobaireachd, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig. There were more than 100 contestants across A,B,C, and D grades, making it the biggest solo event in New Zealand.

Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Tom Glover
3rd Jamie Hawke

Judges: Marion Horsburgh, Malcolm McRae

March
1st Alasdair Mackenzie
2nd Martin Frewen
3rd Liam Kernaghan
4th Fiona Manson

Judge: Iain Hines

Strathspey & Reel
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Martin Frewen
4th William Rowe

Judge: Marion Horsburgh

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Martin Frewen
3rd Liam Kernaghan
4th Alasdair Mackenzie

Judge: Malcolm McRae

Otago Pipers Club Qualifying MSR
1st Callum Gilchrist
2nd Cole McKinnon
3rd Scott Marshall

Judge: Iain Hines

Otago Pipers Club Former Winners MMSSRR
1st Alasdair Mackenzie
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Liam Kernaghan

Judges: Iain Hines, Marion Horsburgh, Malcolm McRae

A-Grade
6/8 March
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Jamie Hawke
4th Fiona Manson

Judges: Peter McLean

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