October 31, 2006

Ashleigh Bell: 2006 Scottish Junior Piping Champion

Carnoustie, Scotland, September, 16, 2006 – Ashleigh Bell of Muir of Ord, Scotland, was named the 2006 Scottish Junior Solo Piping Champion, adding her name to one of the oldest piping trophies in the world. James MacKenzie of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, won the Champion of Champions prize for previous winners at the event still younger than 17. Bell receives airfare to compete at the George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition in Hamilton, Ontario, in November. MacKenzie wins enrollment in one of the Balmoral Piping Schools in the United States. The event is put on by the Practical Pipers’ Society.

Scottish Junior Champion, 2006 (13-16 Years)
1st Ashleigh Bell (wins a set of Shepherd pipes)
2nd Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
3rd Jonathon Graham, Bishopbriggs, Scotland

Junior Piobaireachd Champion 2006 (13-16)
1st Nathan Drysdale, Edinburgh (wins a new kilt)
2nd Cameron Barnes, Leven, Scotland
3rd Ashleigh Bell
4th Faye Henderson
5th Jonathon Graham
6th Aaron Hancock, Methil, Scotland

Carnoustie Bicentennial Trophy (best in Angus, Glenn Ross, Forfar)
1st George Stewart, Perth, Scotland (wins a kilt jacket)
2nd Glenn Ross, Forfar, Scotland
3rd Jonathan Graham
4th Faye Henderson
5th Ashleigh Bell
6th Adam Michie, Perth, Scotland

Champion of Champions 2006
Overall winner
(receives two weeks in Cityplace Balmoral Schools): James McKenzie, Isle of Lewis

March Strathspey & Reel (The Practical Pipers Society Trophy): Alistair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland

Piobaireachd (The Robert Henderson Piobaireachd Cup): Nathan Drysdale, Edinburgh

Intermediate March Strathspey & Reel 13-16
1st Craig Sturrock, West Calder, Scotland
2nd Alistair Paterson, Bishopton, Scotland
3rd Steven Birney, Erskine, Scotland
4th Mark McLaughlin, Bishopton, Scotland
5th Craig McInnes, Erskine, Scotland
6th David Logan, Brechin, Scotland

13-16 Novice (Reekie Engineering Limited)
1st Ewan Sturrock, West Calder, Scotland
2nd Jason Bedford, Bowriefauld, Scotland
3rd Andrew Christie, Guildtown, Scotland
4th Beth Hutton, Dundee, Scotland
5th Fraser Yorston, Pitlochry, Scotland
6th Scott Findlay, Dundee, Scotland

Under 13 Chanter (Rotary Club of Carnoustie)
1st James Hepburn, Dundee, Scotland
2nd Struan Moffat, Laurencekirk, Scotland
3rd Andrew Findlay, Dundee, Scotland
4th Archie Young, Glenfarg, Scotland
5th James Rodger, Abernethy, Scotland
6th Sean Hepburn, Dundee, Scotland

Best in Angus Under 13 Chanter: Ross McDonald, Carnoustie, Scotland

Most improved Carnoustie Contestant (Carnoustie Gala Cup): Ross McDonald, Carnoustie, Scotland

Under 13 Novice
1st Ross McDonald
2nd Thomas Watson, Letham, , Scotland
3rd Hannah Adamson, Inverbervie, Scotland
4th Gareth Wilson, Glenrothes , Scotland
5th Josh Laird, Buckhaven, Scotland
6th Tyler Griffin, Buckhaven, Scotland

Under 13 March, Strathspey & Reel (Talisman Energy)
1st Andrew McPhee, Bridge of Earn (wins a kilt)
2nd Billy Stewart, Milnathorp, Scotland
3rd Bradley Parker, Northern Ireland
4th William MacAskill, Bishopbriggs, Scotland

Under-13 Piobaireachd (Practical Pipers Society)
1st Billy Stewart
2nd Bradley Parker
3rd Callum Winter, Leven, Scotland

Under-13 Scottish Champion 2006 (sponsored by The Piping Centre)
1st Billy Stewart
2nd Bradley Parker, Northern Ireland
3rd William MacAskill


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