Frewen, Easton, Crowe, Samu ring in Waipu New Year success

Published: January 2, 2014
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Waipu, New Zealand – December 31, 2013 – January 1, 2014 - The 143rd Annual Waipu Highland Games were both the last piping and drumming events of 2013 and the first of 2014, with Martin Frewen of Auckland enjoying the most solo piping success, and Nathan Samu and Angus Crowe on top in the solo snare drumming. Frewen won five of the six Grade-A piping events, including the Helen McGregor Memorial Solo Piping recital on New Year’s Eve.? Angus Crowe won the second annual Robert Turner Drumming Championship. Piping judges were Stewart Finlayson and Brian Switalla; drumming judges were Reid Maxwell and Nicola Purvis.

Solo Piping

A-Grade

Helen McGregor Memorial Reel
1st Martin Frewen, Auckland
2nd Ben McLaughlan, Auckland
3rd Stuart Easton, Palmerston North
4th Geoff Hauberg, Dunedin

2/4 March
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Willie Rowe, Palmerston North
4th Jamie Hawke, Christchurch

Strathspey & Reel
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Jamie Hawke
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Willie Rowe

Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Easton
2nd William Rowe
3rd Jamie Hawke

MSR
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Willie Rowe
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Jamie Hawke

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Martin Frewen
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Willie Rowe
4th Jamie Hawke

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TIP OF THE DAY
Practice does not make ‘perfect’ it makes ‘permanent.’ Take the time to learn your music correctly, so that through repetition (i.e. practice), you don’t allow problems to become permanent fixtures in your music.
John Cairns, double Gold Medallist