Wilson wins third straight World Solo Drumming title

Published: October 31, 2009
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Glasgow – October 24, 2009 - Barry Wilson of the ScottishPower Pipe Band won his third World Solo Drumming Championship and third consecutive by gaining most aggregate points over a March, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig events.

Sixteen-time winner Jim Kilpatrick of House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead decided to withdraw after qualifying. He had to stop half-way through his MSR performance. Last week Kilpatrick’s father-in-law, Jim Cruickshank, died suddenly, and Kilpatrick had driven to Glasgow from Aberdeen after attending his funeral the day before.

“I got half way through my MSR and lost it,” Kilpatrick said. “I thought I was a bigger man than I was. It was all too much.”

Overall
1st Barry Wilson
2nd Steven McWhirter, Inveraray & District
3rd Gordon Brown, Boghall & Bathgate
4th Blair Brown, Simon Fraser University
5th Stephen Creighton, St. Laurence O’Toole
6th Reid Maxwell, Simon Fraser University

MSR
1st Barry Wilson
2nd Steve McWhirter
3rd Blair Brown
4th Gordon Brown
5th Stephen Creighton
6th William Glenholmes, Cullybackey

Judges: Gordon Craig, Greg Dinsdale, Jim Hutton, Ciaran Mordaunt

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Brown
2nd Barry Wilson
3rd Steven McWhirter
4th Stephen Creighton
5th Reid Maxwell
6th Blair Brown

Judges: Alistair Aitken, Jim Baxter, Gordon Parkes, Sandy Steele

Also playing in the final but not making the lists were Gordon Lee, Simon Fraser University; Gavin Noade, Field Marshal Montgomery: Aaron McCarten, Field Marshal Montgomery; and Eric Ward, Strathclyde Police.

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