April 30, 2007

Bevan best at BC Annual Gathering

Vancouver – April 6-7, 2007 – Alan Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was the overall winner at the British Columbia Pipers Association’s Annual Gathering. The new Triumph Street Pipe Band won the Grade 2 Mini-Bands event, and Gordon Conn swept the boards in Grade 1 Amateur.

Grade 1
(one competed)
1st Simon Fraser University

1st Robert Malcolm Memorial III
2nd Sir James MacDonald

Grade 2

1st Triumph Street
2nd Maple Ridge
3rd Chilliwack and District

Grade 3
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial III “B”
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial III “A”
3rd Keith Highlanders
4th Greighlan Crossing
5th Portland Metro
6th RMM Alumni PB

Grade 4
1st White Spot IV
2nd Keith Highlanders “B”
3rd RMM IV
4th Northwest Junior PB

Grade 5
1st White Spot V
2nd RMM V
3rd Fraser Valley Youth PB

Professional Solo Piping
(MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn)
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd Ed MacIllwaine
4th Andrew Bonar
5th Andrew Lee
6th James P. Troy
Judge: Niall Matheson

1st Alan Bevan
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th James Beaumont
5th James P. Troy
6th Andrew Lee
Judge: James MacHattie

1st Andrew Bonar
2nd Alan Bevan
3rd James P. Troy
4th Will Nichols
5th Colin Lee
6th Callum Beaumont
Judge: Niall Matheson

Grade 1 Amateur Solo Piping

1st Gordon Conn
2nd Brittney-Lynn Otto
3rd Alastair Lee
4th John Lee
5th Jonathon Farrell
6th Timothy Byron
Judge: James MacHattie

1st Gordon Conn
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd Timothy Byron
4th John Lee
5th Tyler Lydiatt
6th Shane Smith
Judge: Rene P.F. Cusson

1st Gordon Conn
2nd Brittney-Lynn Otto
3rd John Lee
4th Jonathon Farrell
5th William Shaw
6th Kevin Watsyk
Judge: Andrew Bonar

Professional Solo Side Drumming

1st Steven McWhirter
2nd David Bowman
3rd James Laughlin
4th Cameron Reid
5th Scott Robertson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Steven McWhirter
2nd James Laughlin
3rd David Bowman
4th Cameron Reid

Judge for both events: Paul Turner


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  1. I had the honour of judging the open MSR contest, and I have to say that I’ve rarely heard a contest with such quality. Of the 20 that played, at least 12 performances could have come out on top in a regular summer games event. Grade One and Two were also very strong. However, I was most impressed by the calibre of the Grade 4 band contest. Incredible stuff – tone, clarity and music. A testament to the teaching in all the organizations on the west coast. First rate.



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