April 30, 2002

BC Pipers Annual Gathering

Vancouver – March 30, 2002 – The 70th BC Pipers Association Annual Gathering took place in a new venue, Simon Fraser University, over the final weekend in March. Over 200 competitors took part in the event, and the three Professional piping contests were won by three separate players.

The event is the longest-running competition in western Canada, and is seen as the year’s most important event in that area. But for the second straight year, there was no Grade 1 mini-band contest. Only four Grade 2 mini-bands were entered in that event, and only one competitor, Reid Maxwell, took part in the Professional solo drumming.

Professional Solo Piping
1st Jori Chisholm, Seattle; 2nd Alan Bevan, Vancouver; 3th Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario; 4th Alex Galloway
Judges: James McColl, Jack Lee

1st Andrew Bonar, West Vancouver; 2nd Jori Chisholm; 3rd Alan Bevan; 4th Christian Hryniw
Judge: Hal Senyk

1st Alan Bevan; 2nd Jori Chisholm; 3rd Andrew Bonar; 4th Ann Gray, Calgary

Jori Chisholm had the most aggregate points, and thus receives complimentary airfare for a trip to the United Kingdom to compete in the event of his choice.

There are reports that the BC Pipers Association is attempting to convince the Glenfiddich Invitational Piping Competition’s organizers to make the BC Annual Gathering a qualifying event.


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