Published: April 30, 2003

BC Pipers Annual Gathering Goes to Gandy

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 18-19, 2003 – The 71st annual British Columbia Pipers Association Annual Gathering was held at Simon Fraser University with 231 solo competitors and 21 bands participating.

Eighteen pipers competed in the professional solo contests, and Bruce Gandy of Halifax, Nova Scotia, came away the aggregate winner, and Colin Clansey, Ontario, also seeing good success.

The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band was the only band to enter the Grade 1 mini-band event, but the other grades were actively contested.

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alan Bevan, Surrey, BC
3rd, Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
4th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
5th Andrew Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Colin Clansey
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Andrew Smith
5th Stuart Liddell

Jig
1st Colin Clansey
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alan Bevan
4th Ryan MacDonald
5th James P. Troy, Victoria, BC
6th Stuart Liddell

The aggregate winner, Bruce Gandy, receives $800 to be put towards a trip to compete at Oban, Inverness, or London.

Grade 1 Amateur Solo Piping
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Neil Macpherson
2nd Andrew Lee
3rd Micah Babinski
4th Iain Bullis
5th Elizabeth Dunsire

Piobaireachd
1st Drew Dodge
2nd Elizabeth Dunsire
3rd Evan Stewart
4th Andrew Lee
5th Betty Ann Muckle

Jig
1st Kevin Dugas
2nd Evan Stewart
3rd Andrew Lee
4th Neil Macpherson
5th Kevin Watsyk
6th Iain Bullis

As combined aggregate winner of the BC Pipers “Mini-Gatherings” and its Annual Gathering, Neil Macpherson receives $600 toward a trip to Ontario to compete in the George Sherriff Memorial Invitational

Professional Solo Side Drumming
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Reid Maxwell
2nd Duncan Millar
3rd Peter Hendrickson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Reid Maxwell
2nd Duncan Millar
3rd Peter Hendrickson

Mini-Bands
Grade 5 (Quick Marches Medley)
1st White Spot
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial V
Best Drum Corps: White Spot

Grade 4 (Medley)
1st White Spot
2nd Bellingham
3rd Sir James McDonald “A”
Best Drum Corps: Sir James McDonald

Grade 3 (Medley)
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial III “A”
2nd Chilliwack & District
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial III “B”

Grade 2 (Medley)
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial II
2nd Maple Ridge
Best Drum Corps: Robert Malcolm Memorial II

Grade 1 (Medley)
1st Simon Fraser University

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