August 31, 2009

2009 Cowal Champions: Field Marshal; Inveraray wins all five Grade 2 majors

Dunoon, Scotland – August 29, 2009 – Field Marshal Montgomery of Belfast wrapped up a near-perfect season of majors with a fourth win at the Cowal a 14-band Grade 1 contest. The band easily secured the RSPBA Champion of Champions award, with its only non-first-prize coming at the World Championships, where the band finished second. In Grade 2, Inveraray & District completed a sweep of all five championships with a final victory, cementing the band’s certain promotion to Grade 1. The Grade 1 results were announced first to allow the top bands the opportunity to participate in the traditional march down the street to the ferry home.
Grade 1 (MSR, 14 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St.Laurence O’Toole
3rd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
4th Strathclyde Police
5th Boghall & Bathgate
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
Judges: James Campbell, Dixie Ingram (piping); John MacInnes (drumming); Trevor Dear (ensemble)
Grade 2 (medley, 18 competed)
1st Inveraray & District
2nd Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
3rd Grampian Police
4th Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye
5th Lomond & Clyde
6th Mauchline & District
Drumming: Inveraray
Judges: John Wilson, David Clark (piping); Gordon Craig (drumming); Alistair Aitken (ensemble)




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