April 30, 2006

Gillies wins overall at BC’s Annual Gathering

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 14-15, 2006 – Alasdair Gillies of Pittsburgh was the overall winner, taking two of three first prizes, of the 74th annual Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers Association held at Simon Fraser University. Andrew Bonar, Surrey, BC, captured the MacCrimmon Cairn for Piobaireachd. Cameron Scott of Davis, Calif., won all three Grade 1 amateur piping events. Reid Maxwell won both side drumming events.

Solo Piping


1st Andrew Bonar
2nd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
3rd Alasdair Gillies
4th James Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
5th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
6th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
Judge: Roddy MacLeod

1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Bruce Gandy
4th Andrew Douglas, Vancouver
5th Colin Clansey, Ottawa
6th Jori Chisholm
Judge: Ian K. MacDonald

1st Alasdair Gillies
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Andrew Bonar
4th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5th Colin Clansey
6th James P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
Judge: Roddy MacLeod


Grade 1
1st Simon Fraser University

Grade 2
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial II
2nd Maple Ridge
3rd Chilliwack & District
Drumming: RMM II

Grade 3
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial III “B”
2nd Robert Malcolm Alumni (ens. pref.)
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial III “A”
Drumming: RMM III “B”

Grade 4
1st Sir James McDonald “A”
2nd Keith Highlanders “A”
3rd Sir James McDonald “B” (ens. pref.)
Drumming: Sir James McDonald “A”

Grade 5
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial V

Judges: Piping: Roddy MacLeod, Colin Clansey; drumming: Blair Brown; ensemble: Ian K. MacDonald.


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