October 31, 2006

Kegan Sheehan overall Nicol-Brown winner

Albany, New York – Oct. 7, 2006 – Keegan Sheehan of Queensbury, New York, was the overall winner of the Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Championships, an event that brings together the top non-professional-class pipers from North America. Sheehan is a student at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario, and takes part in that school’s piping program. The event honours Robert U. Brown and Robert B. Nicol, the famed “Bobs of Balmoral.”

Piobaireachd (Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice)
1st Cameron Scott, Davis, California, “The Old Men of the Shells #1”
2nd Kegan Sheehan
3rd Micah Babinski, Mercer Island, Washington
4th Johnny Bassett, Canterbury, New Hampshire
5th Robbie Beaton, Scotia, New York
6th Ben McClamrock, Baltimore

MSR (William Ross Challenge Targe)
1st Micah Babinski
2nd Cameron Scott
3rd Kegan Sheehan
4th Robbie Beaton
5th Will Nichols, Blaine, Washington
6th Gordon Conn, Calgary

6/8/ Marches (Donald MacLeod Memorial)
1st Kegan Sheehan, “The Trees of North Uist,” “Kenneth J. MacLeod”
2nd Will Nichols
3rd Johnny Bassett
4th Robbie Beaton
5th Cameron Scott
6th Ben McClamrock

Also competing but not in the prizes: Stuart Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario; Daniel Cole, Pittsburgh; Nick van Ouwerkerk, Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The judges for all events were Alasdair Gillies and John Wilson.


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