November 30, 2006

Babinski wins Sherriff Memorial

Hamilton, Ontario – November 18, 2006 – The eleventh annual George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition was won by Micah Babinski of Mercer Island, Washington. The overall standard of the competition was said to be very high.

1st Micah Babinski, “The Groat”
2nd Robbie Beaton, Scotia, New York, “The King’s Taxes”
3rd Kegan Sheehan, Glens Falls, New York, “The Big Spree”
4th Ashleigh Bell, Muir of Ord, Scotland, “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”
5th Kylie MacHattie, Toronto, “The Battle of Aldearn #1”

1st Micah Babinski, “Hugh Alexander Lowe of Tiree,” “Duncan Lamont,” “Fiona MacLeod”
2nd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore, “Crags of Stirling,” “Maggie Cameron,” “Dr. MacPhail’s Reel”
3rd Asheligh Bell, “John MacDoald of South Uist,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “The Sheepwife”
4th Will Nichols, Blaine, Washington, “Bonnie Ann,” “Lady Louden,” “Lt.-Col. DJS Murray”
5th Robbie Beaton, “John MacDonald of Glencoe,” “Susan MacLeod,” “McAllister’s Dirk”

6/8/ Marches
1st Will Nichols, “Heights of Cassino,” “Cameron MacFadyen”
2nd Kegan Sheehan, “The Trees of South Uist,” “Kenneth MacLeod”
3rd Micah Babinski, “Glen Galson,” “Dovecote Park”
4th Robbie Beaton, “Bruce Gandy’s Farewell to the Iron Horse,” “John Gordon”
5th Gordon Conn, Calgary, “Benguillon,” “Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering”

Also competing but not in the prizes were Stuart Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario, and Nick van Ouwerkerk, Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

All events were judged by Chris Armstrong, John Cairns and Paula Glendinning.

The overall winner received a set of pipes donated by McCallum Bagpipes. Among other prizes, each competitor received a subscription to pipes|drums.


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