Matt Pants zips up Birnam

Published: August 31, 2013
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Birnam, Scotland – August 31, 2013 – Matt Pantaleoni of St. Louis was [declared] the overall winner at the Birnam Highland Games, held on a sunny and warm late-summer day that is popular with solo pipers.

Addendum: Pantaleoni later discovered that the games had made an error, and that Jori Chsholm of Seattle was the rightful recipient. Pantaleoni personally presented the keeper trophy to Chisholm on September 6th.

Piobaireachd
1st Stuart Easton, New Zealand
2nd Matt Pantaleoni, St Louis
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
4th Greig Canning, Edinburgh
5th Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
Judges: Gordon Clark, Ronald Clark

March
1st Ben McClamrock
2nd Matt Pantaleoni
3rd Greig Wilson, Fife
4th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
5th Jenny Hazzard
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Duncan McDiarmid

Strathspey & Reel
1st Jori Chisholm
2nd Jenny Hazzard
3rd Matt Pantaleoni
4th Ben McClamrock
5th Greig Canning
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Duncan McDiarmid

Jig
1st Jori Chisholm
2nd Ben McClamrock
3rd Jenny Hazzard
4th Greig Canning
5th Greig Wilson
Judge: Neill Mulvie

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