SFU: 2008 World Champions

Published: August 31, 2008
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Glasgow – August 16, 2008 - The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band of Vancouver won its fifth World Champion title today under good weather conditions and before a large, appreciative crowd. Field Marshal Montgomery of Northern Ireland finished a close second, with House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead third, thus continuing the same top-three dominance of the last 15 years.

Notable was Shotts & Dykehead’s medley performance when the band turned its circle to face the judges and the audience, resulting in applause from the crowd.

Grade 1
1st Simon Fraser University (Canada)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
3rd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
4th Boghall and Bathgate (Scotland)
5th St. Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)
6th Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
Drumming: Overall:SFU ; MSR: SFU ; Medley: SFU
Medley overall:  SFU
MSR overall: Field Marshal
Medley judges: Harry Stevenson, Andrew Wright (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Alistair Aitken (ensemble)
MSR judges: Iain MacLellan, Winston Pollock (piping); D. Goodall (drumming); Bob Shepherd (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley, 22 competed)
1st Bagad Cap Caval (Brittany)
2nd Ravara (Northern Ireland)
3rd Torphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)
4th Oran Mor (USA)
5th Bagad Brieg (Brittany)
6th Buchan (Scotland)
Drumming: Torphicen and Bathgate
Judges: Ken Eller, Nat Russell (piping), Gordon Craig (drumming), David Clark (ensemble)

Grade 3A (28 competed)
1st  MacKenzie Caledonian
2nd Clydebank
3rd Howard Memorial
4th RAF Halton
5th Deeside Caledonia
6th Killen
Drumming: Clydebank
Judges: Sam Young, Dixie Ingram (piping); Gregg Dinsdale (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 3B (25 competed)
1st  Central Scotland Police
2nd McNeilstown
3rd  Cullenfad
4th Augharonan
5th: Ulster Scottish
6th: Methil
Judges: Jim Wark, John Moles (piping); William Dunlop (drumming); Trevor Dear (ensemble)

Juvenile (10 competed)
1st: Inverary
2nd: Dollar Academy
3rd: Kintyre Schools
4th: George Watson’s College
5th: Boghall and Bathgate
6th: White Spot
Judges: Sam Young, Dixie Ingram (piping); Gregg Dinsdale (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 4A (39 competed)
1st Colmcille
2nd Black Bottle
3rd Gransha
4th St. Lawrence Howth
5th Manor Cunningham
6th Bready Ulster Scots

Grade 4B (39 competed)
1st Stockbridge
2nd Paris Port Dover
3rd Keith Highlanders
4th Burntisland
5th Stamperland
6th Ballyboley

Novice Juvenile
1st Bucksburn and District
2nd Dumberton
3rd George Watson’s College
4th Kintyre Schools
5th Northwest Junior
6th Boghall & Bathgate

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  1. meghanlahti

    You guys are awesome – way to go. I guess having to pull up your socks this year because DTSPB was in your back yard didn’t hurt!

  2. stuarty

    Yes, the both excelled themselves. harry russell is in good company there. Huge congrats to sfu, excellent band and true world champions

  3. cammy

    just a wee bit of info..ive heard theres a new hearin aid on the market ..only available in ireland though…dinny ken whit thats aw aboot

  4. Bagpipermann

    Congrats to SFU on a strong showing…. Looks like the rest of the North Americans have little bit of work to do on their MSR’s this fall………

  5. CBarr

    Congrats to SFU!! Great job. To the drum corps……… You guys were rocking! A well deserved and earned victory!! All the best. Cheers! Chris Barr

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