McCallum cuts through to win Lochaber Gold Axe

Published: August 10, 2013
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Fort William, Scotland – August 10, 2013 - Willie McCallum won the Lochaber Gold Axe (An Tuagh Oir) for piobaireachd, and also the Strathspey & Reel in the top solo piping events at the annual Lochaber Gathering at the Nevis Centre on Scotland’s west coast.

Senior

Premier and A-Grade

Piobaireachd (An Tuagh Oir)
1st William McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
2nd Brian Donaldson, Wisconsin
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness
4th Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland

March (Lochaber Gathering Gold Medal)
1st Peter Hunt, Stevenston, Scotland
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd William McCallum
4th Colin Campbell, Inverness

Strathspey & Reel (Leek’s Taxis Trophy)
1st William McCallum
2nd Gordon McCready, Glasgow
3rd Gordon Walker
4th Jamie Forrester, London

B- & C-Grade

Piobaireachd (An Tuagh Airgead)
1st Peter Hunt
2nd Matt Panteleoni, St. Louis
3rd Colin Campbell
4th Ursa Beckford, Clifton, Maine

MSR (Clydesdale Bank Trophy)
1st Ursa Beckford
2nd Matt Panteleoni
3rd Greig Wilson, Cardenden, Scotland
4th Craig MacKenzie, Beauly, Scotland

Open Hornpipe & Jig (Lochaber Gathering Shield)
1st Derek Midgley, New Jersey
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd William McCallum
4th Colin Campbell

Junior

18 and Under
Piobaireachd (Lochaber Gathering Medal)
1st Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge

MSR
1st Sandy Cameron

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Sandy Cameron

15 and Under

Piobaireachd

1st Brighde Chaimbeul, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
2nd Martin MacRae, Conchra, Scotland
3rd Ally Weir, Inverlochy, Scotland

MSR
1st Brighde Chaimbeul
2nd Rhona Nicolson, Fort William, Scotland
3rd Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Brighde Chaimbeul
2nd Rhona Nicolson
3rd Ally Weir

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