October 31, 2002

Brown Wins His Second World Drumming Title

Edinburgh, Scotland – October 26, 2002 – Gordon Brown, leading drummer of the Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band, won his second World Solo Drumming Championship in an event at Craigmount High School that saw the world’s top players vie for the most coveted prize in solo side drumming competition.

Jim Kilpatrick of Shotts & Dykehead, who has won the event a record 13 times, had to settle for runner-up. Reid Maxwell of Simon Fraser University was the only non-UK drummer to make the list.

In the adult section, three groups of 20 played an MSR, from which four from each group progressed to the final. Two legs, an MSR and a Hornpipe & Jig, comprised the final round. 60 drummers competed overall in the Adult section.

1st Gordon Brown, Whitburn, Scotland, Boghall & Bathgate
2nd Jim Kilpatrick, Whitburn, Scotland, Shotts & Dykehead
3rd Eric Ward, Glasgow, Strathclyde Police
4th Andrew Scullion, Belfast, Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Barry Wilson, Glasgow, Shotts & Dykehead
6th Reid Maxwell, Vancouver, Simon Fraser University

Sean Donaldson of Kingston, Ontario, won the Under 13 division of the Juvenile Championship.

Only two competitors from the United States entered any of the events, but Eli Fugate of the Los Angeles Scots, won section 3 of the Juvenile event, and Scott Fletcher of the Tulach Ard Pipe Band placed third in Juvenile section 2.


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