June 30, 2001

Grey Starts Season with Overall Win at Georgetown

Georgetown, Ontario – June 9, 2001 – The first out door event of the Ontario season was held here today about a half hour drive west of the city of Toronto. Perfect weather brought a large crowd to watch a well-attended solo and band events, although no bands except the Toronto Police played in grades 1 or 2.

The Grade 3 band competition was won by the Toronto Police’s junior band, while the Lakeridge Pipe Band of Ajax, Ontario, won Grade 4.

In the professional solo piping, Michael Grey of Dundas, Ontario, took home Piper of the Day honours with the best aggregate results across the four events.

The Amateur Piper of the Day trophy was won by Lionel Tupman, who garnered a first and three second prizes in Grade 1 solo events.

Professional Solo Piping
1st Michael Grey, “The Battle of Aldearn, #2”
2nd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, “The MacKays’ Banner”
3rd Ian MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
4th James MacHattie, Toronto
Judge: Reay Mackay

1st James MacHattie
2nd Michael Grey
3rd Hector MacDonald, Unionville, Ontario
4th Ian MacDonald
Judge: Reay Mackay

Strathspey & Reel
1st Rob Crabtree, Toronto
2nd Michael Grey
3rd Ian MacDonald
4th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: Wllie Connell

1st Ian MacDonald
2nd Martyn Brown, London, Ontario
3rd Andrew Berthoff
4th Rob Crabtree
Judge: Ed Neigh

Pipe Bands
Grade 3
1st Toronto Police (Grade 3)
2nd MacDonald Caledonia Juvenile
3rd City of Sault Ste. Marie

Grade 4
1st Lakeridge
2nd Bowmanville Legion
3rd Blackwater


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