Field Marshal Montgomery wins 2014 Scottish Championships

Published: July 26, 2014
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FMM-logoDumbarton, Scotland – July 26, 2014 – In very warm conditions that held until later in the afternoon when heavy rain fell, cancelling the march-past, the 2014 Scottish Pipe Band Championships went on. The Scottish was the penultimate RSPBA major of the year, with only the World Championships remaining. Field Marshal Montgomery won the event, virtually locking up the 2014 Champion of Champions overall title, with three firsts out of the five major contests. Inveraray & District, which won the European Championships in late June, dropped down to a fourth prize. Ballycoan entered in Grade 1 but did not compete.

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The scene from the tent, where due to the rain the prizes were announced at the Scottish Championships.

The RSPBA started random audits of bands to ensure their rosters were accurate, a crackdown on contestants potentially fiddling the system that requires all competing members to be released/registered within two weeks of the event. About two bands were randomly checked at the final tuning areas in each grade, with no apparent concerns.

Grade 1 (MSR, 12 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (2,1,5,1)
2nd ScottishPower (4,3,3,3)
3rd Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (3,2,1,7)
4th Inveraray & District (1,4,6,4)
5th St. Laurence O’Toole (6,6,4,2)
6th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (7,5,2,6)
Drumming: Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate
Judges: John Wilson, Jim Campbell (piping); Sandy Steele (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley, 15 competed)
1st Bleary & District (1,1,2,2)
2nd Lomond & Clyde (5,2,3,3)
3rd Torphichen & Bathgate (2,4,5,4)
4th Buchan Petersen (7,7,1,1)
5th Police Service of Northern Ireland (4,3,8,6)
6th Manorcunningham (6,5,6,5)
Drumming: Buchan Petersen
Judges: Ken Eller, Malcolm Mackenzie (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)

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