June 30, 2006

Ann Gray wins USPF

Newark, Delaware – June 17, 2006 – Ann Gray of Calgary emerged the overall winner of the United States Piping Foundation (USPF) invitational solo piping championships held at the University of Delaware. With the win, Gray qualifies for a spot at the Glenfiddich Championships in October, subject to the approval of the organizers of that event. If Gray in fact receives an invitation to the Glenfiddich, she will be the first female to compete at the Blair Atholl event since Amy Garson in 1988.

1st Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, “The End of the Great Bridge”
2nd Ann Gray, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”
3rd Mike Rogers, Maryland, “Isabel MacKay”
4th Ian Whitelaw, California, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
5th Graham Mullholland, Michigan, “MacNeill of Barra’s March”

1st Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2nd Mike Rogers
3rd Ann Gray
4th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick
5th Ian Whitelaw

Both events were judged by Reay Mackay and Andrew Wright.

Also competing but not in the prizes were John Bottomley, Paula Glendinning, Roderick MacLean, Douglas MacRae and Scott Walker.


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