March 31, 2002

Celtic Inn Manawatu Wins New Zealand Championships Again

Napier, New Zealand, March 9, 2002 – The Celtic Inn Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band won its second consecutive New Zealand Nationals Pipe Band Championship in this architecturally historic city today, tipping the Dalewool Auckland & Districts Pipe Band.

Celtic Inn Manawatu won the medley event, while Dalewool Auckland & Districts took the march, strathspey & reel. Third and fourth place piping rankings for Auckland & Districts in the medley secured the big prize for Manawatu.

Grade 1
1st Celtic Inn Manawatu
2nd Dalewool Auckland & Districts
3rd New Zealand Police
4th Canterbury Caledonian Society
5th City of Wellington
6th Temuka

Grade 2
1st Clayton RSL
2nd City of Invercargill Caledonian
3rd City of Auckland
4th Champions of Otago
5th Hamilton Caledonian Society
6th Christchurch Metropolitan

Grade 3
1st Hawthorn City
2nd Celtic Inn Manawatu
3rd St Andrew’s College
4th Southern City
5th John McGlashan College
6th City of Tauranga

Grade 4
1st Taupo & Districts
2nd City of Nelson
3rd Scotch College Adelaide
4th McAlpines North Canterbury
5th City of Rotorua
6th Canty Caledonian

(Results courtesy of Philip Mair.)


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