Lochaber yes more for Willie McCallum

Published: August 9, 2014
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Willie McCallum [photo: Derek Maxwell]

Fort William, Scotland – August 9, 2014 – Willie McCallum won all three of the solo piping events for those graded Premier of A by the Competing Pipers Association, including the Lochaber Gold Axe for Piobaireachd. The contest was held at the Nevis Centre.

Senior (11 competed)
Premier & A-Grade
Piobaireachd (An Tuagh Oir – Gold Axe)
1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
2nd Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland
3rd John Angus Smith, London
4th Edward McIlwaine, Vancouver
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

March (Lochaber Gathering Gold Medal)
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Colin Campbell, Inverness, Scotland
3rd John Angus Smith
4th Peter Hunt, Glasgow
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
3rd Colin Campbell
4th Euan MacCrimmon
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

B/C Grade (17 competed)
Piobaireachd (An Tuagh Airgead)
1st Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis
2nd Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland
3rd Ursa Beckford, Clifton, Maine
4th Finlay Clark, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Judge: Rab Wallace

MSR
1st Nick Hudson, Pittsburgh
2nd Andrew Donlon, Germantown, Maryland
3rd Matt Pantaleoni
4th Ursa Beckford
Judge: Rab Wallace

Open (28 competed)
Hornpipe & Jig (Lochaber Gathering Shield)
1st John Angus Smith
2nd Decker Forrest, Skye, Scotland
3rd Gordon McCready
4th Colin Campbell
Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

Junior
18-Under
Piobaireachd (An Tuagh Umha – Bronze Axe)
1st Brighde Chaimbeul, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
2nd Connor Jardine, Airdrie, Scotland
3rd Ally Weir, Fort William, Scotland
Judge: Archie MacLean

MSR (Lochaber Gathering Salver)
1st Brighde Chaimbeul
2nd Connor Jardine
3rd Ally Weir
Judge: Archie MacLean

Hornpipe & Jig (Clansman Garage Shield)
1st Brighde Chaimbeul
2nd Wallace Dempster
3rd Ally Weir
Judge: Archie MacLean

15-Under
Piobaireachd
1st Donald Stewart, Stewarton, Scotland
2nd Wallace Dempster, Arisaig, Scotland
3rd Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland
Judge: Archie MacLean

MSR
1st Donald Stewart
2nd Wallace Dempster
3rd Finlay Cameron
Judge: Archie MacLean

Hornpipe & Jig (Lochaber Gathering Medal)
1st Donald Stewart
2nd Finlay Cameron
3rd Angus MacPhee, Inverness, Scotland
Judge: Archie MacLean

 

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When competing, play to your strengths, not your weaknesses. It’s useless to play ‘Susan MacLeod’ if you are not able to make strong clear darados. Steer clear of the ‘Atholl Cummers’ if you can’t make F doublings. Concentrate on tunes that allow you to show off the best of your finger technique.
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