July 31, 2000

Cambridge Goes to Peel Police

Cambridge, Ontario – July 15, 2000 – The Peel Regional Police Pipe Band was victorious in Grade 1 in Ontario once again by taking the Cambridge Highland Games here today in a four band contest.

Peel bested the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band in a hot and humid March, Strathspey & Reel event that saw results from the four band judges scattered across the field. Third prize went to the Toronto Police Pipe Band, and fourth to Celtic Flair.

The Cambridge games were reduced this year, with only grade 1 and 2 bands particpating due to a cash crunch with the event.

In the professional solo piping, John Cairns took top aggregate honours, winning the piobaireachd and capturing prizes in two other events.

Professional Solo Piping

Piobaireachd: 1st John Cairns, “The Big Spree,” 2nd Andrew Berthoff, “Lord Lovat’s Lament,” 3rd Peter Aumonier, “The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy.” Judge: Bob Worrall.

March: 1st Rob Crabtree, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Colin Clansey. Judge: Ken Eller.

1st Andrew Berthoff, 2nd Ian MacDonald, 3rd John Cairns. Judge: Bob Worrall.

Jig: 1st Colin Clansey, 2nd Jake Watson, 3rd Rob Crabtree. Judge: Willie Connell.


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