Published: November 30, 2006

Bratach Gorm goes to Jack Lee

London – November 4, 2006 – The Bratach Gorm, one of the world’s most prized piobaireachd awards, was won by Jack Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, at the annual Scottish Pipers Society of London competitions at Glaziers’ Hall on the banks of the River Thames. With the win, Lee becomes the second to qualify for the 2007 Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championships at Blair Atholl, Scotland, in October. Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, received the John MacDonald Quaich for best aggregate results across all senior competitions.

Bratach Gorm (13 competed, reserved for previous winners of the Bratach Gorm, the Gillies Cup, or the Northern Meeting or Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medals)
1st Jack Lee
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Robert Wallace, Glasgow
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
5th Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jim McGillivray, Jack Taylor

Gillies Cup Piobaireachd (28 competed, reserved for winners of the Bratach Gorm, Gillies Cup, Rams Horn at London, and pipers graded Senior or A by the CPA)
1st Roderick MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd William Geddes, Edinburgh
4th Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario
5th John-Angus Smith, London
Judges: Allan Beaton, John Wilson, Andrew Wright

R.G. Lawrie Ram’s Horn Piobaireachd (22 competed, reserved for all pipers graded A or B+ by the CPA)
1st Glenn Brown
2nd P-M Michael Gray
3rd Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
Judges: Dugald McNeill, Neil Mulvie, John Shone

John Roe Plate Piobaireachd (31 competed, reserved for pipers graded B or C by the CPA)
1st Colin Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
2nd Craig Sked
3rd Don MacRitchie

London Medallion MSR (16 competed, reserved for winners of the London Medallion, Strachan Cup, or the former winners MSR at the Northern Meeting or Argyllshire Gathering)
1st Roddy Macleod
2nd Willie Mccallum
3rd P-M Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland
4th Simon McKerrell, Edinburgh
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jim McGillivray, Jack Taylor

J.B. Robertson Rose Bowl March (judged as part of the London Medallion)
1st Andrew Mathieson, Glasgow
2nd Roderick MacLeod
3rd Willie McCallum
4th P-M Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jim McGillivray, Jack Taylor

Strachan Cup MSR (22 competed, for pipers graded A or B+ by the CPA)
1st Gareth Rudolph, Glasgow
2nd Glenn Brown
3rd Andrew Hall
4th Ryan Canning, Glasgow
Judges: Ian Duncan, Archie MacLean

London Scottish Hodden Grey MSR (38 competed, for pipers graded B and C by the CPA)
1st Duncan Grant
2nd Sylvain Hamon
3rd Michael Fitzhenry

Mary Flora Beaton Cup Hornpipe & Jig (15 competed, for those competing in the London Medallion)
1st P-M Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jim McGillivray, Jack Taylor

Donald Forbes Medal Hornpipe & Jig (21 competed, for those competing in the Strachan Cup)
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2nd Glenn Brown
3rd Ryan Canning
Judges: Ian Duncan, Archie MacLean

Hugh MacMillan Trophy Hornpipe & Jig (for pipers graded B and C by the CPA)
1st Xavier Boderiou, Brittany
2nd Sylvain Hamon, Brittany
3rd Don MacRitchie
Judges: Alan Forbes, Sandy Gibb, Roger Huth

Highlands & Islands Society Trophy Gaelic Air & Jig (nine competed, for pipers younger than 18)
1st Jonathan Graham
2nd Emmett Conway
3rd Christopher Gray

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