May 31, 2003

Armstrong Strong Arms Atholl Gathering

Blair Atholl, Scotland – May 25, 2003 – The annual Atholl Gathering went on under occasional sunny intervals between heavy showers. Chris Armstrong of Bathgate, Scotland, and Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland, were the biggest winners in the senior events. A piobaireachd contest for those graded B&C by the Competing Pipers Association was held, with about 25 playing. About 37 competed in the light music events.

A Grade Piobaireachd
1st Allan Russell
2nd John Angus Smith, London
3rd Gregor Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Alastair Campbell
5th Michael Gray, 1st Highlanders
6th Chris Armstrong
Judges: Donald MacPherson, Joe Henderson

CPA B&C Grades Piobaireachd
1st Gordon McReady
2nd James Thomson
3rd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness
4th James Beaumont, Bo’ness
5th Andrew Hall, Upminster, England
Judges: Tom Speirs, John MacDougall

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Allan Russell
3rd Simon Marshall
4th Gordon MacLean, Stirling
5th James Murray, Cupar
6th Michael Gray

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Allan Russell
3rd Simon Marshall
4th Roddy Weir
5th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
6th Andrea Boyd
Judges: Walter Drysdale, James Young


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