August 31, 2003

Cowal Championship Goes To Shotts

Dunoon, Scotland – August 30, 2003 – 2003 World Pipe Band Champions House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead continued their winning fortunes by snaring the Cowal Championship. Fifteen bands competed in the event.

Clan Gregor, winners of the Grade 2 event at the World’s, won that grade. Eighteen bands played in the contest.

Grade 1
1st House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
3rd Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
4th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
5th St. Laurence O’Toole (Eire)
6th ScottishPower (Scotland)
Drumming: Strathclyde Police
Judges: Piping: Iain Wood, David McConnell; Ensemble: Bob Shepherd; Drumming: G. Craig

Grade 2
1st Clan Gregor (Scotland)
2nd Cullybackey (Ulster)
3rd Bleary (Ulster)
4th Dumbarton & District (Scotland)
5th ASCO Buchan (Scotland)
6th Denny & Dunnipace (Scotland)
Drumming: Clan Gregor
Judges: Piping: Dixie Ingram, Gorge Shepherd; Ensemble: Malcolm MacKenzie; Drumming: H. Russell

Grade 3A
1st West Midlands Police (England)
2nd Lanarkshire (Scotland)
3rd North Belfast WMC (Ulster)
4th City of Amsterdam (Holland)
5th Antwerp & District (Belgium)
6th Strathclyde Fire Brigade
7th Lochgelly High School
Drumming: North Belfast WMC

Grade 3B
1st Oban (Scotland)
2nd Turriff & District (Scotland)
3rd Dunoon Argyll (Scotland)
4th Holymount
5th Inverness (Scotland)
6th Arbroath RBLS (Scotland)
Drumming: Dunoon Argyll

1st George Watson’s College (Scotland) (Ensemble preference)
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial (Canada)
3rd Dunoon Grammar Schools (Scotland)
4th Craigmount Highl School (Scotland)
5th Paisley (Scotland)
Drumming: George Watson’s

Grade 4A
1st Bo’ness (Scotland)
2nd Williamwood (Scotland)
3rd Linlithgow (Scotland)
4th 71st Engineers (Scotland)
5th Castlerock (Ulster)
6th Nairn (Scotland)
7th Tweedvale (Scotland)
Drumming: Bo’ness

Grade 4B
1st Kilsyth Thistle (Scotland)
2nd Stow (Scotland)
3rd Oldmeldrum RBL (Scotland)
4th Newmains (Scotland)
5th Dunns RBL (Scotland)
6th Nottinghamshire Police (England)
Drumming: Newmains

Novice Juvenile
1st Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
2nd Glasgow Schools (Scotland)
3rd Bucksburn (Scotland)
4th Inverclyde (Scotland)
5th George Watson’s College (Scotland)
6th 47th Culter Boys Brigade (Scotland)
Drumming: George Watson’s


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