78th Halifax in command at Kingston

Published: May 26, 2014
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Kingston, Ontario – May 24, 2014 – The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) were the winners of both events in a two-band Grade 1 contest at the Kingston Scottish Festival. The strong turnout of competitors and spectators at the event experienced mixed weather throughout the day. The competition is not a sanctioned PPBSO event, but the solo results are counted towards the organization’s Champion Supreme annual aggregate points.

The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) marching on to the park at the 2014 Kingston Scottish Festival. [Photo: Katherine Ann Howe]

Grade 1 (two competed)
Medley
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citade) (1,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,2,2,1)
Judges: Bob Worrall, Ed Neigh (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

MSR
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (1,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,2,2,1)
Judges: Ken Eller, Ed Neigh (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 3 (six competed)
1st Paris-Port Dover 1,1,1,3)
2nd Toronto Police (4,4,3,2)
3rd Hamilton Police (6,5,2,1)
Bob Worrall, Brian Williamson (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 4 (seven competed)
1st Rob Roy (1,1,1,2)
2nd Arnprior McNab (2,2,2,3)
3rd Black Watch (3,3,3,5)
Ken Eller, Ed Neigh (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 5 (Seven competed)
1st Hamilton Police (1,2,1,1)
2nd Barrie (2,1,2,3)
3rd Rob Roy (3,3,3,2)
Ken Eller, Bob Worrall (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

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