Oban Day 2: Sutherland sweeps A-Grade; Morrison king of the jigs; Lee, Ouellette take B-Grade events

Published: August 28, 2014
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Oban, Scotland – August 28, 2014 – The second day of events at the 2014 Argyllshire Gathering brought competitors outdoors for the light music events in cool and breezy conditions and the usual starter’s pistol and bouncy castle distractions. Twenty-one-year-old Craig Sutherland won both the A-Grade events, while Fred Morrison’s return to competitive solo piping this year now features winning the Jig.

The traditional march to the games, led by 2014 Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medallist Douglas Murray (front left), with Gordon McCready, Bill Geddes and Silver Medallist Decker Forrest L-R in the front.

A-Grade
March
1st Craig Sutherland, Crieff, Scotland
2nd Alasdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
3rd Alastair Dunn, Glasgow
4th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
5th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
6th Bill Geddes, Glasgow
Judges: Iain MacLellan, Robert Wallace, Bob Worrall

Craig Sutherland

Strathspey & Reel
1st Craig Sutherland
2nd Alastair Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
3rd Alasdair Henderson
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
6th Jamie Forrester, England
Judges: Ian Duncan, Willie Morrison, John Wilson

Premier & A-Grade Jig
1st Fred Morrison, Bishopton, Scotland
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Steven Gray, Locherbie, Scotland
4th Alex Gandy
5th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
Judges: Andrew Frater, Bruce Hitchings, Malcolm McRae

Fred Morrison on his way to winning the Jig at Oban. [Photo: Simon McKerrell]

B-Grade
March
1st John Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Andrew Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
3rd Greig Canning, Edinburgh
4th Steven Gray
5th Decker Forrest, Skye, Scotland
Judges: Walter Cowan, Iain MacFadyen, Patrick Molard

Strathspey & Reel
1st Eric Ouellette, New York
2nd Colin Campbell, Inverness, Scotland
3rd Angus J. MacColl, Oban, Scotland
4th Ben Duncan, Perth, Scotland
5th Connor Sinclair, Crieff, Scotland
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Colin MacLellan, Ronnie McShannon

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