July 31, 2006

James Beaumont sweeps Halifax solo piping

Halifax, Nova Scotia – July 8, 2006 – James Beaumont of Bo’Ness, Scotland, wone all of the Professional solo piping events at the Halifax Highland Games, with 11 competing in the class. The Fredericton Society of St. Andrew Pipe Band took the Grade 2 contest, and the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel played without a challenge in the Grade 1 event.

Grade 1
(one played)
1st 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel

Grade 2 (two competed)
1st Fredericton
2nd Dartmouth & District

Grade 3 (two competed)
1st College Of Piping (Gr 4)
2nd Antigonish Highland Society

Grade 4 (four competed)
1st College Of Piping
2nd Dartmouth & District
3rd 78th Highlanders Halifax

Grade 5 (two competed)
1st Darmouth & District (Gr 5)
2nd 78th Highlanders Halifax (Gr 5)

Professional Solo Piping (11 competed)
1st James Beaumont
2nd Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
3rd Andrew Rodgers, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Judge: John McLean

Strathspey & Reel
1st James Beaumont
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Judge: Scott MacAulay

1st James Beaumont
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Roderick MacLean, Halifax
Judge: Sandy Gordon


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