Field Marshal continues perfect streak with win of 2013 Scottish Championship

Published: July 27, 2013
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Dumbarton, Scotland – July 27, 2013 - Field Marshal Montgomery continued their unbeaten streak for the 2013 season by winning the third RSPBA major, the Scottish Championship, at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton. Weather was warm and mostly sunny.

Grade 1 (MSR, 15 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd  Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Inveraray & District
4th St. Laurence O’Toole
5th ScottishPower
6th Greater Glasgow Police

Drumming: Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
Judges: Ronnie McShannon, Jennifer Hutcheon (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Alistair Aitken (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley, 12 competed)
1st Lomond & Clyde
2nd Buchan Peterson
3rd Glasgow Skye Association
4th Bleary & District
5th Police Service Northern Ireland
6th Oban

Drumming: Lomond & Clyde
Judges: Robert Pollock, Ian Wood (piping); Gordon Craig (drumming); John MacInnes (ensemble)

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