Viscount Park takes both days at Fort Edmonton

Published: July 15, 2014
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ViscountPark_logo_smallEdmonton, Alberta – July 12-13, 2014 – The newly resurrected Viscount Park Pipe Band of Edmonton won both the Grade 2 events and put on a concert with James P. Troy at the Capitol Theater in conjunction with the Fort Edmonton Games. The City of Regina Pipe Band provided entertainment on Saturday night in the Hangar inside Fort Edmonton Park. All events were judged by James P. Troy, James W. Troy, Dan Diessner, and Tim Boan.

Saturday
Grade 2
MSR
1st Viscount Park
2nd City of Regina

Grade 3
Medley
1st Rocky Mountain
2nd Ben Nevis

Grade 4
March Medley
1st Ogden Legion
2nd Edmonton Youth
3rd Edmonton & District

Sunday
Grade 2
Medley
1st Viscount Park
2nd City of Regina

Grade 3
MSR
1st Rocky Mountain
2nd Ben Nevis

Grade 4
Medley
1st Ogden Legion
2nd Edmonton Youth
3rd Edmonton & District

Professional Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Jonathan Grady
2nd Zephan Knichel
3rd Alex Rasmussen

MSR
1st Rob MacRae
2nd Zephan Knichel
3rd Jonathan Grady

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Rob MacRae
2nd Zephan Knichel
3rd Alex Rasmussen

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