Triumph Street eight-for-eight at Costa Mesa

Published: May 27, 2013
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Costa Mesa, California – May 25-26, 2013 - Dowco-Triumph Street enjoyed a perfect weekend at the annual Costa Mesa Highland Games, taking eight firsts from eight judges against two other bands in the Grade 1 competition.

Grade 1
MSR
1st Dowco-Triumph Street (1,1,1,1)
2nd LA Scots (2,3,2,2)
3rd Alberta Caledonia (3,2,3,3)

Judges Bob Worrall, Angus MacPherson (piping); Reay Mackay (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

Medley
1st Dowco-Triumph Street (1,1,1,1)
2nd LA Scots (3,3,2,2)
3rd Alberta Caledonia (2,2,3,3)

Judges Angus MacPherson, Reay Mackay (piping); Bob Worrall, (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

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