Published: June 30, 2007

Field Marshal takes Brit Award

Ballymena, Northern Ireland – June 23, 2007 – Field Marshal Montgomery took home the 2007 British Pipe Band Championship trophy in the first medley contest of the year for RSPBA majors. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, which finished sixth at the Scottish Championships in May, finished second, winning the drumming. Fourteen bands competed in Grade 1. The temperature reached 14 degrees. The Grade 1 result was not announced until nearly 7:30 pm.

Grade 1 (medley, 14 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd Strathclyde Police
4th House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
5th Vale of Atholl
6th St. Laurence O’Toole
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Judges: W. Pollock, D. Ingram (piping); A. Aitken (drumming); D. Cardwell (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR, 17 competed)
1st Ravara
2nd Cullybackey
3rd Torphichen & Bathgate
4th Seven Towers
5th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
6th Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye
Drumming: Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
Judges: J. Campbell, T. Sloane; Dunbar (drumming); D. Clark (ensemble)

Grade 3A (medley)
1st Annsborrough
2nd Pitlochry & Blair Atholl
3rd University of Strathclyde
4th Williamwood
5h Johnstone
6th Auchintober
Drumming: University of Strathclyde
Judges: Edgar, Wood (piping); Criag (drumming); Mordaunt (ensemble)

Grade 3B (medley)
1st Drumlough
2nd Cullen
3rd Killen
4th Brechin
5th Raffrey
6th Lanark
Drumming: Killen
Judges: H. Stevenson, P. Snadden (piping); H. Russell (drumming); J. Baxter (drumming)

Juvenile (medley, four competed)
1st George Watson’s
2nd Kintyre School
3rd Dunoon Grammar
4th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: George Watson’s
Judges: W. Pollock, D. Ingram (piping); A. Aitken (drumming); D. Cardwell (ensemble)

Grade 4A
1st Killadeas
2nd Kirkaldy
3rd Troon Blackrock
4th Derryclaven
5th Kirkudbright
6th St. Laurence Howth
Drumming: Killabees
Judges: H. Stevenson, P. Snadden (piping); H. Russell (drumming); J. Baxter (drumming)

Grade 4B
1st Moneygore
2nd Burntisland
3rd Dr. Wright Memorial
4th Bready
5th Antrim
6th East Kilbride
Drumming: Burntisland
Judges: H. Stevenson, P. Snadden (piping); H. Russell (drumming); J. Baxter (drumming)

Novice Juvenile
1st Inveraray & District
2nd North Lanarkshire Schools
3rd George Watson’s College
4th Vale of Atholl
5th Kintyre Schools
6th Inverclyde
Drumming: North Lanarkshire
Judges: Edgar, Wood (piping); Criag (drumming); Mordaunt (ensemble)

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