Perth overall goes to Boney

Published: August 12, 2013
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Perth, Scotland – August 11, 2013 - The usual big entry in the solo piping at the Perth Highland Games was even bigger this year, and weather was generally good, except for a 10-minute lash of rain that caught a few unlucky players. Andrew Bonar from British Columbia had the best overall day and took home the trophy. Light music was broken into heats.

A-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Peter McAllister, Dunblane, Scotland, “The Battle of Bealach nam Brog”
2nd Cameron Drummond, Perth, Scotland, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
3rd Andrew Bonar, Vancouver, “Nameless”
4th Andrea Boyd, Ottawa, “The Vaunting”
5th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh, “Beloved Scotland”

Judges: Ian Duncan, Roddy Livingstone, Tom Speirs

B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Eric Ouellette
2nd Darach Urquhart
3rd Steven Gray
4th Stuart Easton
5th Matt Panteleoni
6th Alan Clark

Judges: Jimmy Banks, Malcolm McRae

C-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Ross Millar
2nd Edward Gaul
3rd Jamie Elder
4th Lachie Dick
5th Caitlin MacDonald

Judges: Bill Wotherspoon, Andrew Wright

March
1st Eric Ouellette
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Cameron Drummond
4th Greig Wilson
5th Steven Gray
6th Matt Panteleoni

Strathspey & Reel
1st Darach Urquhart
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Greig Wilson
4th Andrea Boyd
5th Andrew Bonar
6th Cameron Drummond

Jig
1st Darach Urquhart
2nd Steven Gray
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Sarah Muir
5th Andrew Bonar
5th Myles Stewart

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TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: The trend today is to sink a chanter reed as far as it can go in the reed seat, and then tape all the holes that are sharp, or drill the holes bigger if the note is flat. Raising a reed slightly or just getting the reed placed ideally in the seat can make a world of difference.
Brian Donaldson, Inveran Bagpipes, Edinburgh