March 31, 2000

RSPBA Makes Clerical Blunder in World Solo Drumming

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association announced that it made an unfortunate clerical mistake in tabulating the results of the World Solo Drumming Championships held in Bathgate, Scotland, on February 26.

Andrew Scullion, leading drummer with the renowned Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and winner of the event three times, had originally been left out of the list, in what was one of the day’s biggest surprises.

As it turned out, Scullion in fact finished fifth in the event, after the results were scrutinized more closely.

Ironically, Andrew Scullion’s brother, John, who had been announced sixth, was bumped from the list.

Jim Kilpatrick was the winner of the 2000 Championship, extending his record to an astounding 12 victories. Final results were:

1st Jim Kilpatrick, Shotts & Dykehead
2nd J. Reid Maxwell, Simon Fraser University
3rd Gordon Brown, Boghall & Bathgate
4th Barry Wilson, Shotts & Dykehead
5th Andrew Scullion, Field Marshal Montgomery
6th Eric Ward, Strathclyde Police


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