November 30, 2004

George Sherriff Memorial Saturday

Twelve of North America’s most successful amateur competition pipers will converge at the Officers Mess at James Street Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario, to compete in the ninth annual George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Piping Competition on Saturday, November 20.

Competitors who have accepted their invitations are:

  • Robbie Beaton, Scotia, New York
  • Kirsten Campbell, Oshawa, Ontario
  • James Cuthill, Colorado
  • Alex Gandy, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Andrew Gibson, Ontario
  • Justin Gonzalez, Rocky Hill, South Carolina
  • Colin Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
  • Andrew Lewis, Syracuse, New York
  • Rowan Manson, New Zealand
  • Eric Ouelette, Coventry, Connecticut
  • John Sutherland, Menlo Park California
  • Steve Tripp, Ontario
  • Richard Wilson, Brandon, Manitoba

    Competitors are nominated by their associations, results are reviewed, and invitations are made based on assessment by a committee. The event is managed by Bob Worrall of Burlington, Ontario.

    Judges for this year’s “Sherriff” are Iain MacDonald, Avonlea, Saskatchewan; Ed Neigh, Kitchener, Ontario; and Gavin Stoddart, Seafield, Scotland.

    There are three events: a 6/8 March (10 a.m. start), a Piobaireachd (1:30 p.m.), and a March, Strathspey & Reel (7:30 p.m.).

    Among other prizes, the aggregate winner across all three events will receive a set of pipes from McCallum Bagpipes of Kilmarnock, Scotland.


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