Triumph Street ties SFU at Bellingham

Published: June 2, 2013
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Bellingham, Washington – June 1, 2013 - Dowco-Triumph Street came as close as it ever has to beating Simon Fraser University, losing on ensemble preference in the Medley event at the Bellingham Highland Games. SFU has not lost on its local circuit for more than 15 years.

Grade 1
MSR
1st SFU (1,1,1,2)
2nd Dowco-Triumph Street (2,2,2,1)

Medley
1st SFU (2,2,1,1) (ensemble preference)
2nd Dowco-Triumph Street (1,1,2,2)

Judges for both events: Alan Walters, Jeff Brewer (piping); Colin Nicol (drumming); John Toohey (ensemble)

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