November 30, 2001

Competing Pipers Association AGM

The 2001 general meeting of the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) was held on November 17 in Perth, Scotland, and several important issues were addressed and agreed upon.

The meeting agreed on a new code of conduct that requests all members to declare their teacher. The information will then be submitted to the major competitions that will use it when appointing judges.

Members are also asked to avoid conflict of interest situations and states that in no circumstance should a member play for their teacher when that person is the only judge on the event. As a result, the major competitions will be asked to arrange judges as far in advance as possible.

It was also agreed that the CPA would try to negotiate a greater range of choice for the set tunes compiled each year by the Piobaireachd Society. It was also agreed that the CPA would continue to participate in the Joint Committee on Judging, which also comprises representatives from the Piobaireachd Society and the major gatherings.

There was also a presentation of the new Glenfiddich Silver Quaich award to James Beaumont of Bo’ness, Scotland, and Fiona Manson of New Zealand as aggregate winners of the six Glenfiddich-sponsored B and C grade piobaireachd contests held in Scotland over the summer.


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