November 30, 2005

Nine invited amateur pipers set for Sherriff

The annual George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Championship is set for Saturday, November 19, at the Officers’ Mess of the James Street Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.

The event is one of the world’s major amateur contests. Nine pipers from across North America have accepted their invitation. Potential competitors are nominated by their home associations.

The big prize this year for the overall winner is a full set of engraved pipes from McCallum Bagpipes of Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Competitors at this year’s George Sherriff Invitational:

  • Robbie Beaton, Scotia, New York
  • Gordon Conn, Calgary
  • Kevin Dugas, Inverness, Nova Scotia
  • Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Colin Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
  • Kylie MacHattie, Toronto
  • Cameron Scott, Davis, California
  • Ashleigh Weeden, Guelph, Ontario
  • Nathan Zeigler, Cleveland

    The day begins with the 6/8 March event at 10 a.m. The Piobaireachd starts at 1:30 p.m. and the March, Strathspey & Reel is at 7:30 p.m.

    Judges for all events are Peter Aumonier, Nancy Tunnicliffe, and John Wilson.

    Stay tuned to Piper & Drummer Online for results from the George Sherriff Amateur Invitational as they become available.


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