April 30, 2000

Hawke Wins Aggregate at New Zealand’s Easter Games

Hastings, New Zealand – April 22, 2000 – Donald MacPhee of Alexandria, Scotland, won the Piobaireachd Society of New Zealand’s Gold Medal at the annual Easter Highland Games here today.

MacPhee is the second successive player residing in Scotland to win the event, which is rapidly becoming New Zealands premier event. John Angus Smith, also of Scotland, won the event last year.

The games provide ample proving ground for soloists, with as many as nine 9 events to compete in over two days.

Richard Hawke of New Zealand accumulated the most points overs the nine events, thus taking the aggregate award. MacPhee is originally from the United States and emigrated to Scotland several years ago with his wife.

Other results from the Esater Games:

Gold Medal
1st Donald McPhee, “Beloved Scotland”
2nd Matin Frewen, “His Fathers Lament for Donald MacKenzie”
3rd Murray Mansefield, “Battle of Auldren #2”

Clasp (for former winners of Gold Medal)
1st Fiona Manson, “Desperate Battle”
2nd Marion Horsborough, “Beloved Scotland”
3rd Stewart McKenzie
4th John Hanning, “The Bicker”


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