Published: November 30, 2007

Armstrong wins Bratach, best overall at London

London ? November 3, 2007 – Chris Armstrong of Airth,
Scotland, won the Bratach Gorm at the Scottish Piping Society of London‘s
competitions at London, and with the prize joins Gordon Walker of
Galston, Scotland, as the second invitee to the 2008 Glenfiddich
Invitational Solo Piping Championship next October. Jack Lee of
Surry, British Columbia, won the Gillies Cup Piobaireachd.
Armstrong gained the most points overall to become the London
Champion. The SPSL competitions are one of very few major events in
the UK that requires all competitors to be members of the Competing
Pipers Association. The event was held for the first time at the Kensington Conference Centre.

Bratach Gorm (12 competed, reserved for past winners of the
Bratach Gorm, the Gillies Cup, or the Northern Meeting or
Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medals)
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland
3rd Jack Lee
4th James Murray, Cupar, Scotland
5th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson

Gillies Cup (26 competed, reserved for winners of the
Bratach Gorm, Gillies Cup, Rams Horn at London, and pipers graded
Senior or A by the CPA)
1st Jack Lee, “Lament for the Laird of Annapool”
2nd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, “Scarce of Fishing”
3rd Robert Wallace, Glasgow, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering” 4th
Gordon Walker, “The Battle of Aldearn, #2”
5th Willie McCallum, “The Groat”

Lawrie Ram’s Horn Snuff Mull Piobaireachd (24 competed,
reserved for all pipers graded A or B+ by the CPA)
1st Innes Smith, Edinburgh
2nd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
3rd Fiona Manson, Glasgow
4th William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland
5th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick

London Medallion MSR (reserved for winners of the London
Medallion, Strachan Cup, or the former winners MSR at the Northern
Meeting or Argyllshire Gathering)
1st Roddy Macleod
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Iain Speirs
4th Chris Armstrong
5th Margaret Dunn
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson

J.B. Robertson March (judged as part of the London
Medallion)
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Roddy Macleod
4th Gordon Walker
5th Margaret Dunn, Glasgow
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Gavin Stoddart, John Wilson

John Roe Plate (34 competed, reserved for pipers graded B or
C by the CPA)
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Duncan Grant
3rd Neil Hall
4th Chris Gibb
5th Julian Dorman

Strachan Cup (23 competed, for pipers graded A or B+ by the
CPA)
1st Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario
2nd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
3rd William Geddes
4th Alan Johnston
5th Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland

Mary Flora Beaton Hornpipe & Jig
1st Simon McKerrell, Edinburgh
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Margaret Dunn, Willie McCallum (tied)

London Scottish Hodden Grey MSR (36 competed, for pipers
graded B and C by the CPA)
1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Xavier Boderiou, Brittany
3rd Sylvain Hamon, Brittany
4th Kirsty MacIntyre
5th Glenn Harris

Donald Forbes Medal Hornpipe & Jig (20 competed, for those
competing in the Strachan Cup)
1st Alan Johnston
2nd Roddy Weir
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland

Hugh MacMillan Hornpipe & Jig (32 competed, for those
graded B and C by the CPA)
1st Xavier Boderiou
2nd Alasdair Henderson
3rd Robert Gray

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