November 30, 2001

MacQuarrie Wins Overall at Sherriff Memorial

Hamilton Ontario – November 17, 2001 – Hector MacQuarrie of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the overall winner of the 6th annual George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Piping Competition held at McMaster University’s convocation hall.

The event featured 16 of North America’s most successful amateur competition pipers from the previous season, and was judged by Ian Duncan, Perth, Scotland; Peter Aumonier, Oakville, Ontario; and Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario.

1st Hector MacQuarrie
2nd Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
3rd Lyric Todkill, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
4th Douglas MacRae, London, Ontario
5th Elizabeth Tomlik, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

1st Hector MacQuarrie
2nd Lyric Todkill
3rd Elizabeth Tomlik
4th Lionel Tupman
5th Douglas MacRae

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Hector MacQuarrie
2nd Lionel Tupman
3rd Douglas MacRae
4th Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis, Missouri
5th Lyric Todkill

6/8 March
1st Lionel Tupman
2nd Hector MacQuarrie
3rd Blair Cooper, Saskatchewan
4th Lyric Todkill
5th Matthew Pantaleoni

The standard of the event was very high, with no breakdowns throughout the 48 performances.

Other competitors playing but not in the prize lists: Rob Bruce, Maple Ridge, British Columbia; Malcolm Cox, Waterdown, Ontario; Kelly Fuller, Coquitlam, British Columbia; Daniel Lidgren, Calgary, Alberta; Iain MacHarg, Marshfield, Vermont; Sean McGonigal, Kearny, New Jersey; Doug Miles, California; and Richard Wilson, Brandon, Manitoba.


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