January 31, 2001

Pipers Go Through in Toronto Amateur Knockout Qualifier

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – January 27, 2001 – A strong turnout of pipers competed at the qualifying rounds of the Toronto Amateur Knockout competitions at Fort York Armoury on the west side of the city.

Four pipers from the Grade 1 & 2 and six from the Grade 3 & 4 sections were selected to play in the final round on February 24.

Going through in the Grade 1 & 2 MSR section were: Kirsten Campbell, Steven Jenkins, Matthew Mitchell and Lionel Tupman. Also competing were Trevor Smith, Kevin Symington and Ashley Weeden.

In the Grade 3 & 4 slow air and 6/8 march qualifier were Robert Cairns, Dan Chisholm, Brian Grant, Erin Grant, Greg Howard and Joshua Kelly. Also competing: Stuart Aumonier, Scott Kirkland, Cameron MacKenzie, Ashley Penney, Jamie Robb, and Emma Watson.

Both events were judged by Andrew Berthoff, who commented that the standard in each contest was particularly good, and that choosing the finalists was very difficult.


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