September 30, 2004

Beaumont the big winner at Scottish Junior Solo Piping Championships

Carnoustie, Scotland – September 18, 2004 – Calum Beaumont of Bo’ness, Scotland, was the top prize-winner at this year’s Junior Solo Piping Championships, and for his efforts Beaumont recieves an all-expenses-paid trip to the Balmoral School of Piping in the United States, donated by James McIntosh of Pittsburgh and Paul Grant of Carnoustie.

The contest, organizaed annually by the Practical Pipers Society, 185 pipers competed for prizes in numerous categories. Competitors from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Canada participated in the event. Other prizes included a set of pipes from R.T. Shepherd & Son and lessons at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Under-13 Chanter
1st Hannah Adamson, Lathallan School, Scotland
2nd Eirreann MacKay, Burrelton, Scotland
3rd Sam Collins, Lathallan School, Scotland
4th Marcus Wilson, Craigclowan School, Scotland
5th Jack Hamilton, Longforgan, Scotland
6th Jason Bedford, Letham, Scotland

Certificates of Merit: Cai Wardle, Craigclowan School; Jamie MacDonald, Carnoustie; Russell Walker, Padanaram; Hannah Adams, Lathallan School; Cameron Montgomery, Craigclowan School; Finlay MacLeod, Lathallan School.

Under-13 Novice
1st Roy Harley, Buckhaven, Scotland
2nd Stewart McGregor, Balloch, Scotland
3rd Thomas Nicholl, Bishopton, Scotland
4th Alex Duncan, Burrelton, Scotland
5th Craig Weir, Newbigging, Scotland
6th (equal) Charmain French, East Wemyss, Scotland; Ross Ferguson, Campbelltown, Scotland

13-16 Novice
1st Kerr Drummond, Forfar, Scotland
2nd Calum Downie, Aberfeldy, Scotland
3rd Michael Spittal, Glenrothes, Scotland
4th Scott Findlay, Dundee, Scotland

Under-13 Championship
1st George Stewart, Perth, Scotland
2nd Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
3rd David Shedden, Glasgow

Under-13 Piobaireachd
1st Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
2nd Craig McNicol, Windygates, Scotland
3rd Andrew McPhee, Bridge of Earn, Scotland

Under-13 Scottish Champion 2004
1st Faye Henderson
2nd George Stewart
3rd David Shedden

Intermediate 13-16 March Strathspey & Reel
1st Steven Blake, Livingston, Scotland
2nd Adam Michie, Strathallan School, Scotland
3rd Jamie Elder, Auchtermuchty, Scotland

Junior Piping Champion 2004, 13-16
1st Alistair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
2nd Keith Bowes, Inchinnan, Scotland
3rd Andrew Keating, Kelty, Scotland
4th Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
5th Craig Killen, Strachur, Scotland
6th Greig Wilson, Cardenden, Scotland

Junior Piobaireachd, 13-16
1st Alistair Henderson
2nd Nathan Drysdale, Edinburgh
3rd Andrew Keating
4th Jordan Drysdale, Edinburgh
5th Craig Killen
6th Fraser Wylie, Campbelltown

Scottish Junior Champion (13-16) (pipes by R. T. Shepherd & Son)
1st Alistair Henderson
2nd Andrew Keating
3rd Nathan Drysdale

Champion of Champions

March Strathspey & Reel
Calum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland

Calum Beaumont

Champion of Champions
1st Calum Beaumont
2nd Kevin McNulty, Edinburgh
3rd James McKenzie, Lewis, Scotland


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