May 31, 2000

McCallum Continues Awesome Season

May 13, 2000 – San Francisco, California – Willie McCallum of Bearsden, Scotland, traveled 5,000 miles to continue his terrific season of piping success in San Francisco at the Dr. Reid Memorial Invitational Piping Competition.

McCallum garnered top honours by winning the MSR and placing second in both the Piobaireachd and Jig & Hornpipe sections. He adds the event to his growing collection of prizes for 2000, which include the piobaireachd events at the Donald MacLeod Memorial, the Scottish Pipers’ Association, and the Highland & Islands Invitational.

Jack Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, finished second in the aggregate awards, while Bill Livingstone of Whitby, Ontario, pulled up third, but took home the competition’s biggest prize by winning the Piobaireachd.

Michael Rogers of Maryland, USA, won both events in the “Cameron-Gillies” competition, in which Jenny Hazzard of Glasgow, Scotland, and Hector macDonald of Toronto, Ontario, also played.

The event was held, as it has been for the last nine years, at the St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The contest has set something of a standard for opulence for piping competitions.

Masters’ Piobaireachd
1st Bill Livingstone, “The Daughter’s Lament”
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Roddy MacLeod

Masters’ MSR
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Jack Lee
3rd Roddy MacLeod

Masters’ Jig & Hornpipe
1st Jack Lee
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Bill Livingstone

Cameron-Gillies Piobaireachd
1st Michael Rogers
2nd Jenny Hazzard
3rd Hector MacDonald

Cameron-Gillies MSR
1st Michael Rogers
2nd Hector MacDonald
3rd Jenny Hazzard

Judges for all events were Ronald Lawrie, Oban, Scotland; Major AM Cairns, London, Ontario; and Angus J. MacLellan, Glasgow, Scotland.


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