September 30, 2004

Gillies, Hazzard take the firsts at Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie, Scotland – September 5, 2004 – The last outdoor solo contest before the Northern Meeting at Inverness is the Blairgowrie Highland Games, which, as usual attracted a strong entry, especially by pipers from overseas. Jenny Hazzard of Edinburgh and Alasdair Gillies of Pittsburgh took the first prizes in the contests open to all players.

Open Piobaireachd
1st Jenny Hazzard
2nd Alasdair Gillies
3rd Andy Rogers, Fredericton, Canada
4th Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand
Judge: Walter Drysdale

CPA B&C Grade Piobaireachd (sponsored by Wm Grant & Sons)
1st Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
2nd Stewart McKenzie, New Zealand
3rd Bernard Bouhadana, Denmark
4th Brian McKenzie, Inverness, Scotland
5th Decker Forrest, Glasgow
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Stuart Sampson

Open March
1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Peter McGregor
3rd Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
4th Rory Grossart, Glasgow
Judges: John MacDougall, Sandy Spence

Open Strathspey & Reel
1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Rory Grossart
3rd Ian K. MacDonald, Toronto
4th Brian McKenzie
Judges: John MacDougall, Sandy Spence


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