Rain holds off at Antigonish

Published: July 31, 2012
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Antigonish, Nova Scotia – July 14-15, 2012 – The unpredictable Canadian Maritimes weather held up for the two-day Antigonish Highland Games, one of the longest-running competitions in North America. Three bands travelling to the World Pipe Band Championships – Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel), College of Piping (Grade 3B) and Dartmouth & District (Grade 3A) – competed in the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships. Bruce Gandy won the aggregate award in the Professional solo piping.

Bands
Saturday
Grade 1 (MSR)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st College of Piping
2nd Dartmouth & District
3rd 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Gr3)

Grade 4 (March Medley)
1st Glengarry
2nd Niagara Regional Police
3rd Clan Thompson

Grade 5 (March Medley)
1st Dartmouth & District (Gr5)
2nd College of Piping (Gr5)

Sunday
Grade 1
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)

Grade 2
1st Dartmouth & District (Gr3)
2nd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew
3rd College of Piping (Gr3)

Grade 3
1st Dartmouth & District
2nd College of Piping
3rd Glengarry (Gr4)

Grade 4
1st Niagara & District
2nd Glengarry

Grade 5
1st College of Piping (Gr5)
2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr5)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Alex Gandy

Judge: Iain MacDonald

March
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Kylie MacHattie

Judge: Peter Sinclair

Strathpsey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Kylie MacHattie
3rd Bruce Gandy

Judge: Gail Brown

Jig
1st James MacHattie
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alex Gandy

Judge: Gail Brown

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