Published: August 31, 2002

Revised Odds for World’s

Our expert committee of world pipe band insiders has adjusted its odds on bands winning the World Pipe Band Championship on August 10 in Glasgow to reflect results from weekend competitions.

Odds are based on 2002 performances and results, and take into consideration the patterns and connections of the judges for the Grade 1 final at the World’s.

Field Marshal Montgomery is still at even money to win the event.

Changed odds are shown in bold, with original numbers shown in parentheses.

  • Field Marshal Montgomery – Even
  • Shotts & Dykehead – 2:1 (3:1)
  • Simon Fraser University – 3:1 (2:1)
  • Strathclyde Police – 4:1 (6:1)
  • 78th Fraser Highlanders – 8:1
  • ScottishPower – 8:1
  • Boghall & Bathgate – 8:1 (10:1)
  • Alberta Caledonia – 10:1
  • Toronto Police – 10:1 (15:1)
  • St. Laurence O’Toole – 12:1
  • Dysart & Dundonald – 12:1
  • Lothian & Borders Police – 15:1
  • Ravara – 20:1
  • Los Angeles Scots – 20:1
  • City of Washington – 20:1
  • Peel Regional Police – 20:1
  • MacNaughton’s Vale of Atholl – 20:1
  • David Urquhart Travel – 25:1
  • City of Wellington – 25:1
  • Bucksburn & District – 30:1
  • Glasgow Skye Association – 30:1
  • Grampian Police – 30:1

    Said one panelist, “This year I see only three bands having a realistic shot at taking home the prize, which is generally the case. Although you never know – SFU didn’t even make the prize list at the ’94 World’s, then came back to win in ’95.”

    Another panellist commented that, “The 78th Frasers will be disappointed not to win at Dundonald. That could hurt their psyche, and at the same time it could be a big boost to the Strathclyde Police.”

    “The funny thing,” said another oddsmaker, “is that the 78th Frasers could well have won at Maxville this weekend, because SFU did not play particularly well in the heat that they clearly weren’t used to. Think what a lift beating the World Champions might have given them.”

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  • Published: August 31, 2001

    Revised Odds for World’s

    Oddsmakers have adjusted the numbers a bit, and have released updated odds on Grade 1 competitors at the World Pipe Band Championships, to be held at Glasgow Green, Glasgow Scotland, on August 11.

    Field Marshal Montgomery remains the favourite at 2:1, virtually deadlocked with Boghall & Bathgate and Shotts & Dykehead at 3:1.

    At 4:1 are three-time World Championship winners Simon Fraser University, with ScottishPower at 6:1.

    Based on their performances at the North American Championships on August 4, the Toronto Police and the 78th Fraser Highlanders have had heir odds altered, with each band now at 8:1 to win the contest.

    Full odds for the 2001 World’s:
    Field Marshal Montgomery – 2:1
    Boghall & Bathgate – 3:1
    Shotts & Dykehead – 3:1
    Simon Fraser University – 4:1
    ScottishPower – 6:1
    78th Fraser Highlanders – 8:1
    Toronto Police – 8:1
    Dysart & Dundonald – 10:1
    McNaughton’s Vale of Atholl – 10:1
    Strathclyde Police – 10:1
    David Urquhart Travel – 12:1
    Royal Ulster Constabulary – 12:1
    Lothian & Borders Police – 20:1
    Alberta Caledonia – 20:1
    St. Laurence O’Toole – 20:1
    78th Highlanders Halifax – 20:1
    Queensland Police – 25:1
    Bucksburn & District – 30:1
    City of Washington – 30:1
    Glasgow Skye – 30:1
    Grampian Police – 30:1

    Odds are compiled by a number of representatives around the world, and are based on performances, judges, and recent results.

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