June 30, 2000

78th Frasers Even the Score at Canadian Championships

Hamilton, Ontario – June 24, 2000 – The 78th Fraser Highlanders of Toronto, Ontario, won the Canadian Pipe Band Championships here today, clawing their first major back from Peel Regional Police, winners the previous week at Fort Erie. Toronto Police finished third.

Grade 2 was again dominated by Niagara Regional Police.

In the professional piping, results were widespread, and Ian MacDonald came away with the most aggregate points to earn the “Piper of the Day” award.

Grade 1 Bands (medley)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders, 2nd Peel Regional Police, 3rd Toronto Police.

Grade 2 Bands (MSR)
1st Niagara Regional Police, 2nd 400 Squadron.

Professional Solo PipingPiobaireachd: 1st Bill Livingstone, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee,” 2nd Andrew Berthoff, “The MacRae’s March,” 3rd Ian MacDonald, “The King’s Taxes,” 4th Pete Aumonier, “The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy,” 5th Robert Crabtree, “The Pride of Barra.” Judge: W. Connell

March: 1st John Cairns, 2nd Robert Crabtree, 3rd Andrew Berthoff, 4th Ian MacDonald, 5th Bill Livingstone. Judge: N. Slagle

Strathspey & Reel: 1st Robert Crabtree, 2nd Ian MacDonald, 3rd Andrew Berthoff, 4th John Cairns, 5th Bill Livingstone. Judge: W. Connell

Jig: 1st Ian MacDonald, 2nd Robert Crabtree, 3rd John Cairns, 4th Bill Livingstone, 5th Hector MacDonald. Judge: T. Anderson

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

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