October 31, 2001

Kilpatrick Wins 13th World Solo Championship

Bathgate, Scotland – October 27, 2001 – Jim Kilpatrick of the Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band won the World Solo Drumming Championship for an unprecedented 13th time at Bathgate Academy. Second prize went to Andrew Scullion of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, and third to Gordon Brown of Boghall & Bathgate. Both Brown and Scullion are former winners of the event.

Kilpatrick won both the March, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig sections, although in the MSR he did not have a single first placing from any of the three judges (C. Mordant, G. Craig, and J. MacKenzie). In that section, Andrew Scullion had two firsts and a ninth (MacKenzie) from the judges. Eric Ward of the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band had the other first place.

In the Hornpipe & Jig, Kilpatrick had two firsts (K. Reynolds, W. Dunlop) and a fifth (J. Noble), with Andrew Scullion receiving the other first placing.

1st Jim Kilpatrick
2nd Andrew Scullion
3rd Gordon Brown
4th Eric Ward
5th Reid Maxwell, Simon Fraser University
6th Gordon Lee, Dysart & Dundonald

1st Jim Kilpatrick
2nd Gordon Brown
3rd Andrew Scullion
4th Gordon Lee
5th Eric Ward
6th Reid Maxwell

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Jim Kilpatrick
2nd Andrew Scullion
3rd Eric Ward
4th Reid Maxwell
5th Gordon Brown
6th Barry Wilson, Shotts & Dykehead

Others qualifying for the final rounds but not in the prize lists were D. Millar, SFU; S. Creighton, St. Laurence O’Toole; John Scullion, ScottishPower; Arthur Cook, Lothian & Borders Police; and Brian Purves, Chivas Regal.


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