Published: November 30, 2004

Gonzalez speeds to Sherriff victory

Hamilton, Ontario – November 20, 2004 – Justin Gonzalez of Rocky Hill, South Carolina, was the overall winner of the ninth annual George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition, held at the Officers Mess of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s James Street Armoury. Alex Gandy of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was a close second.

6/8 Marches
1st Justin Gonzalez, “Lyndhurst,” “Duncan McGillivray, Chief Steward”
2nd Alex Gandy, “MacNeills of Ugadale,” “Farewell to the Creeks”
3rd Eric Ouellette, “Dr. Ross’s 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering,” “Dundee City Police”
4th Colin Lee, “Frank Thompson,” “Monte Cateralto”
5th Andrew Gibson, “Invercharron Highland Gathering,” “Kirkwall Bay”

Piobaireachd
1st Justin Gonzalez, “MacNeil of Barra’s March”
2nd Alex Gandy, “Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
3rd Rowan Manson, “Black Donald’s March”
4th John Sutherland, “Lament for Donald of Laggan”
5th Andrew Gibson, “MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament #1”

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “Ewe with the Crookit Horn,” “Neil Angus MacDonald”
2nd Eric Ouellette, “Marchioness of Tullibardine,” “John Roy Stewart,” “John Morrison, Assynt House”
3rd Justin Gonzalez, “Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushal,” “Lady Louden,” “Sandy Cameron”
4th Robbie Beaton, “Glenfinnan Highland Gathering,” “Piper’s Bonnet,” “Cockerel in the Creel”
5th Rowan Manson, “Knightswood Ceilidh,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Lt. Col. D.J.S. Murray”

Also competing but not in the prizes were James Cuthill, Colorado; Steve Tripp, Ontario; and Richard Wilson, Brandon, Manitoba.

Kirsten Campbell of Oshawa, Ontario, could not attend due to a medical condition.

All events were judged by Iain MacDonald, Ed Neigh, and Gavin Stoddart.

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