July 31, 2000

78th Carries Chatham

Chatham, Ontario – July 8, 2000 – The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band of Toronto, Ontario, took the Grade 1 prize at the third Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario Champion Supreme event of the year here today, winning against a field that did not include the Peel Regional Police Pipe Band.

Peel chose not to attend due to family commitments of many of its members.

Second prize in Grade 1 went to the Toronto Police, and third to Celtic Flair of Hamilton, Ontario.

The Grade 2 band event was small but well contested between Niagara Regional Police of St. Catherines, Ontario, and Midlothian Scottish of Chicago, Illinois. Niagara Police won the event.

The professional solo piping was dominated by Ian MacDonald of Aurora, Ontario, who took away three first prizes, including the piobaireachd event.

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd: 1st Ian MacDonald, “The Vaunting,” 2nd Bill Livingstone, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim,” 3rd Peter Aumonier, “The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy,” 4th Andrew Berthoff, “The King’s Taxes,” 5th John Cairns, “The Big Spree.” Judge: G. Neigh

March: 1st Bill Livingstone, 2nd Andrew Berthoff, 3rd Jake Watson, 4th John Cairns. Judge: T. Anderson.

Strathspey & Reel: 1st Ian MacDonald, 2nd Bill Livingstone, 3rd John Cairns, 4th Andrew Berthoff. Judge: DRoss.

Jig: 1st Ian MacDonald, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Alan Clark, 4th Jake Watson. Judge: K. Eller.

Full results are obtainable at the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario‘s Web site.


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