Published: November 30, 2004

Cairns wins Bratach Gorm

London – November 6, 2004 – John Cairns of London, Ontario, won the Bratach Gorm at London, England, in the annual Piping Society of London Competitions at the elegant Glaziers Hall on the banks of the River Thames.

With his win, Cairns gains the second qualifying spot for the Glenfiddich Championships in November 2005. He played “Lament for MacLeod of Colbecks.”

Bratach Gorm
1st John Cairns
2nd Gordon Walker, Moscow, Scotland
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Bruce Gandy, Halifax, Canada
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Young

Gillies Cup Open Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Stuart Shedden, Glasgow
4th Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld, Scotland
5th Gordon Walker
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Alan Beaton

J.B. Roberston March
1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
2nd Iain Speirs
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Bruce Gandy
Judges: Walter Cowan, James Banks, Ian Duncan

London Medallion MSR
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
3rd Roddy MacLeod
4th Iain Speirs
Judges: Walter Cowan, James Banks, Ian Duncan

Beaton Cup Grade-A Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Robert Watt, Northern Ireland

R.G. Lawrie Snuff Mull A-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Andrew Rogers, Fredericton, Canada
3rd Andrew Hall
4th Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
5th Donald MacKay, Glasgow
Judges: Andrew Wright, John Wilson

Strachan Cup A-Grade MSR
1st Niall Stewart
2nd Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
3rd Simon McKerrell
4th Jonathan Greenlees, Northern Ireland
5th Calum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
Judges: Andrew Wright, John Wilson

Donald Forbes Medal
1st Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness, Scotland
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Ross MacCrindle
4th Innes Smith

Iain Speirs gained the “London Championship” for overall results through the most senior competitions.

It was observed that, with the exception of only two events, the winner of the contest was one of the final three competitors to play.

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