June 30, 2001

Cusack Wins Overall at United States Foundation Event

Newark, Delaware – June 30, 2001 – Michael Cusack of Houston, Texas, was the overall winner of the annual United States Piping Federation Championship held here today.

Cusack won the title, which is apparently a second-tier qualifier for the Glenfiddich Invitational Piping Championship at Blair Atholl, Scotland, in October, by winning the piobaireachd event and finishing second in the light music.

1st Mike Cusack, “Craigellachie”
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4th Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario
5th Matt Turnbull, Detroit, Michigan

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alasdair Gillies “Hugh Kennedy, BSc” “Susan MacLeod,” “Broadford Bay”
2nd Mike Cusack
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Matt Turnbull
5th Bill Livingstone

Both events were judged by Willie Connell and James McIntosh.

Also competing, but not in the prize lists were Chris Hamilton,
Bert Mitchell, and Scott Walker.


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