78th Frasers continue ascent with win at Cambridge

Published: July 20, 2013
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Cambridge, Ontario – July 20, 2013 – The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band continued its consistent path upward with a win of the Grade 1 competition at the Cambridge Highland Games on a perfectly sunny and breezy day with temperatures in the mid-20s. The medley event saw the unveiling of the new selection by the Toronto Police Pipe Band, which settled for third in the three-band event. The Ottawa Police Services Pipe Band won Grade 2 with straight firsts against two other contestants.

Ian K.MacDonald was the Professional Piper of the Day against a well-entered class. Cash prizes were given up to fourth place, which was $15.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for high-definition video from the Grade 1 and Grade 2 band competitions.

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

Drumming: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Best Bass: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Judges: Tom Anderson, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Al Savage (drumming)

Grade 2 (MSR, three competed)
1st Ottawa Police Services
2nd 400 Squadron
3rd Great Lakes

Drumming: Ottawa Police Services
Best Bass: Ottawa Police Services
Judges: Tom Anderson, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Al Savage (drumming)

Grade 3 (medley, nine competed)
1st Toronto Police (Gr3)
2nd Durham Regional Police
3rd Paris/Port Dover

Drumming: Toronto Police
Best Bass: Durham Regional Police
Judges: Tom Anderson, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Al Savage (drumming)

Grade 4 (march medley, five competed)
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Glengarry
3rd Grand Celtic

Drumming: Forrest City Celtic
Best Bass: Hamilton Police
Judges: Charlie MacDonald, Iain Symington (piping); Peter Sinclair (ensemble); Steve Hill (drumming

Grade 5
1st Chatham-Kent Police
2nd Cambridge & District
3rd Paris/Port Dover (Gr5)

Drumming: Cambridge
Best Bass: Paris/Port Dover
Judges: Tom Anderson, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Al Savage (drumming)

Professional Solo Piping (21 competed)
Group 1
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Doug MacRae
3rd Alan Clark
4th Scott McIntosh

Judge: Bob Worrall

Group 2
1st Sean McKeown
2nd Ian K. MacDonald

Judge: Bill Livingstone

1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Jacob Dicker
4th Sean McKeown
5th Andrea Boyd
6th Glenn Walpole

Judge: Jake Watson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Sean McKeown
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Ed Bush
6th Glenn Walpole

Judge: Tom Anderson

1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Doug MacRae
4th Ed Bush
5th Andrea Boyd
6th Glenn Walpole

Judge: Pete Aumonier

Professional Solo Snare Drumming (six competed)
1st Zack Miller
2nd Ian Bell
3rd Cameron McKail
4th Chris Bell
5th Neil Birkett

Judge: Al Savage

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Zack Miller
2nd Iain Bell
3rd Cameron McKail
4th Chris Bell
5th James Enright
6th Neil Birkett

Judge: Drew Duthart

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Greg Wilson, New Zealand