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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