March 31, 2005

Bevan tops at BC Pipers Annual Gathering

Vancouver – March 26, 2005 – Alan Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, won all three professional solo-piping events at the Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers Association out of a field of 13 other competitors. For his efforts Bevan received $800 to travel to compete at one of the major solo events in the United Kingdom.

Reid Maxwell won both professional solo side-drumming events in a field of three. The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band won the Grade 2 band contest.

Angus MacColl, John Cairns and Barry Wilson were the guest judges, who also performed in recital on March 25.

Professional Solo-Piping

1st Alan Bevan
2nd Jori Chisholm, Seattle
3rd Andrew Douglas, Schenectady, New York
4th Andrew Smith, Calgary
5th Peter Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario
6th Edward McIlwaine, Vancouver
Judge: Angus MacColl

1st Alan Bevan
2nd Andrew Bonar, North Vancouver
3rd Andrew Douglas
4th Bernard Bouhadana
5th Andrew Smith
6th Edward McIlwaine
Judge: John Cairns

1st Alan Bevan
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd James Beaumont, Edinburgh
4th Iain MacDonald, Avonlea, Saskatchewan
5th Andrew Smith
6th Edward McIlwaine
Judge: Angus MacColl

Grade 2 Bands
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial
2nd Maple Ridge
3rd Chilliwack & District
Judges: John Cairns, Andrew Smith, piping; Iain MacDonald, ensemble; Barry Wilson, drumming.


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