Campbell Wins P-M Archie Dewar Amateur Knockout
Toronto – February 16, 2002 – Kirsten Campbell of Oshawa, Ontario, won the Pipe-Major Archie Dewar Memorial Amateur Knockout Solo Piping Competition here today at Fort York Armoury against a field of five other Grade 1 and 2 pipers who had gone through after a qualifying round in January.
The field of six was narrowed to three in a Hornpipe & Jig event that pitted players in a head-to-head knockout format. The three finalists then went on to compete with a 3-5 minute medley in the final round.
Second prize went to Matthew Mitchell, and third was awarded to Robert Cairns. Also competing in the Grade 1-2 event were Scott Harrison, Greg Howard, and Kevin Symington.
The Grade 3-4 event was won by Josh Kelly, who bested a field of four others in a 2/4 march event to decide the winner. Second went to Mitchell Taylor, and third to Ashley Penny. Merv Frame and Craig Faas also qualified to compete in the final round.
All three events were judged by Ken Eller, Fonthill, Ontario, and Andrew Berthoff, Toronto. The Amateur Knockout event is organized by the Toronto Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario. The 2002 contest was well attended, with a hall full of attentive listeners throughout the afternoon.
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