August 31, 2005

House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead: 2005 World Pipe Band Champions

Glasgow – August 13, 2005 – House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band of Scotland became the 2005 World Pipe Band Champions here today in good weather at a packed crowded Glasgow Green, electric with excitement.

The day started out wet, but gradually cleared and most bands competed in dry but overcast and cool conditions.

Grade 1
1st House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
2nd Field-Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
3rd Simon Fraser University (Canada)
4th Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
5th St. Laurence O’Toole (Eire)
6th 78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)
Drumming: Shotts, 2nd Strathclyde Police; MSR: Strtahclyde Police; Medley: Shotts
Bass section: Strathclyde Police

FMM won the MSR event, while SFU took the Medley.

In Grade 2, Drambuie-Kirkliston virtually locked a promotion to Grade 1 with its win, while Windsor Police had two firsts in piping, only to finish third.

Grade 2
1st Drambuie-Kirkliston (Scotland)
2nd Torphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)
3rd Windsor Police (Canada)
4th Ravara (Ulster)
5th 52nd Lowland Regiment (Scotland)
6th Dumfries & Galloway (Scotland)
Drumming: Ravara
Bass section: Torphichen

Grade 3A
1st Seven Towers (Ulster)
2nd Marlacoo (Ulster)
3rd Strathclyde Fire Brigade (Scotland)
4th Prince Charles (USA)
5th Coalburn (Scotland)
6th Banbridge (Ulster)
Drumming: Marlacoo

Grade 3B
1st Annsborough (Ulster)
2nd Battlehill
3rd Royal Burgh of Annan (Scotland)
4th Linlithgow (Scotland)
5th Cottown
6th Bo’ness (Scotland)
Drumming: Hamilton Police
Bass section: Annsborough

1st Robert-Malcolm Memorial (Canada)
2nd Dunoon Grammar Schools (Scotland)
3rd George Watson’s College (Scotland)
4th Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
5th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
6th Lochgelly High School (Scotland)
Drumming: Robert-Malcolm Memorial
Bass section: Robert-Malcolm Memorial

Grade 4A
1st Castlerock (Ulster)
2nd Aughintober
3rd Sgt. Walker Memorial (Ulster)
4th Corpus Christi (Eire)
5th Lanark & District (Scotland)
6th Cumnock (Scotland)
Drumming: Sgt. Walker Memorial

Grade 4B
1st Drumlough
2nd University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
3rd Cullbackey (Ulster)
4th Raffrey
5th Pietermaritzburg Caledonian (South Africa)
6th Moneygore
Drumming: Prestonpans

Novice Juvenile
1st Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
2nd George Watson’s College (Scotland)
3rd Methil & District (Scotland)
4th Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
5th Monsktown-Mossley (Ulster)
6th Paisley (Scotland)
Drumming: George Watson’s College


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