Published: February 28, 2006

First CLASP contest held in United States

Babylon, New York – February 25, 2006 The first-ever CLASP
(Competition League of Amateur Solo Pipers) contest to be held
outside of the U.K. attracted a good entry of pipers. The event was
managed by Margaret Houlihan of Glasgow, who administers the CLASP
system at the National Piping Centre.

Grade 1
Piobaireachd
1st Scott Gajdos
2nd Cindy Carrancho
3rd Joe McGonigal

2/4 March
1st Dan Lyden
2nd Scott Gajdos
3rd Joe McGonigal

Strathspey & Reel
1st Dan Lyden
2nd Cindy Carrancho
3rd Scott Gajdos

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Dan Lyden
2nd Scott Gajdos
3rd Cindy Carrancho

Overall Grade 1 winner: Dan Lyden

Grade 2
Piobaireachd
1st Eric Stein
2nd Collette O’ Connor

2/4 March
1st Collette O’ Connor
2nd Eric Stein

Strathspey & Reel
1st Collette O’ Connor
2nd Eric Stein

6/8 March & Jig
1st Collette O’ Connor
2nd Eric Stein

Overall Grade 2 winner: Collette o’ Connor

Grade 3
2/4 March

1st Joseph Arico
2nd Chris Jackson
3rd Alex Titus

Strathspey & Reel
1st Joseph Arico
2nd Alex Titus
3rd T C Himmell

Jig
1st Joseph Arico
2nd TC Himmell
3rd Alex Titus

Slow Air
1st Alex Titus
2nd T.C. Himmell
3rd Chris Jackson

Overall Grade 3 winner: Joseph Arico

Grade 4
Piobaireachd (ground only)
1st Matthew Brady
2nd Dennis Steele
3rd Colin Nisbet

2/4 March
1st Matthew Brady
2nd Colin Nisbet
3rd Kim Berlin

Slow Air
1st Matthew Brady
2nd Kim Berlin
3rd Colin Nisbet

Overall Grade 4 winner: Matthew Brady

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