Published: July 31, 2007

Chatham goes to 78th Frasers; Midlothian takes Grade 2

Chatham, Ontario – July 14, 2007 – The Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders won the Grade 1 contest at the Chatham Highland Games on a sunny summer day against four other bands. Midlothian Scottish of Chicago won the five-band Grade 2 contest. Grade 3 was won by George Watson’s College of Edinburgh, and the Georgetown Pipe Band continued its fine season in Grade 4 by taking that event.

In the professional solo piping, Andrew Hayes of Ottawa was first in the Piobaireachd, March, and Jig events, and third in the Strathspey & Reel to take Piper of the Day honours.

Grade 1 (MSR, five competed)
1st Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders
2nd Windsor Police
3rd Peel Regional Police
4th Toronto Police
5th City of Washington
Judges: Geoff Neigh, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Larry Willis (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley, five competed)
1st Midlothian Scottish
2nd Niagara Regional Police
3rd City of Chicago
4th Hamilton Police
5th MacNaughton Highlanders
Judges: Michael Grey, Tom Anderson (piping); Ron Rollo (ensemble); Graham Brown (drumming)

Grade 3
1st George Watson’s College
2nd Penetengore
3rd Toronto Police
4th Stathnaver
5th Windsor Police (Gr.3)
Judges: Judges: Michael Grey, Tom Anderson (piping); Ron Rollo (ensemble); Graham Brown (drumming)

Grade 4
1st Georgetown
2nd The Frost
3rd Rob Roy
Judges: Geoff Neigh, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Larry Willis (drumming)

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Looks like Chatham is one of the top contests on the continent. (5 gr1 bands, 5 gr 2 bands) I always said there was something about that city I liked. 🙂 Cheers,

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