Peel Police Take First Ontario Major
The March, Strathspey & Reel event was well contested between the two bands, which each had a first in piping. The Toronto Police came in third in the Grade 1 event, while Celtic Flair of Hamilton, Ontario, finished fourth.
In Grade 2, the Niagara Regional Police dominated the event. Many thought that Niagara could have done very well in the Grade 1 contest. Grade 3 was won by the Toronto Police, and Grade 4 was taken by MacDonald Caledonia of Milton, Ontario.
The professional solo piping saw Michael Grey of Toronto take his second straight Piper of the Day award, winning two firsts, a second and a third. Andrew Berthoff, also of Toronto, won the Professional Piobaireachd and Strathspey & Reel events.
Grade 1 Bands
1st Peel Regional Police, 2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders, 3rd Toronto Police, 4th Celtic Flair.
Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd: 1st Andrew Berthoff, “The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy,” 2nd Michael Grey, 3rd Scott Walker, Emaus, Pennsylvania, 4th Martyn Brown, 5th Ian MacDonald, Toronto
March: 1st Michael Grey, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Ian MacDonald, 4th Scott Walker, 5th Colin Clansey, British Columbia
Strathspey & Reel: 1st Andrew Berthoff, 2nd Colin Clansey, 3rd Michael Grey, 4th John Cairns, 5th Hector MacDonald, Toronto
Jig: 1st Michael Grey, 2nd John Cairns, 3rd Andrew Berthoff, 4th Robert Crabtree, Toronto, 5th Hector MacDonald
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