June 30, 2003

SFU Wins Bellingham

Ferndale, Washington – June 7, 2003 – The Simon Fraser
University Pipe Band of Vancouver won both the Medley and March, Strathspey & Reel events under a sunny sky and before what was thought to be a record-size crowd at the Bellingham Highland Games, held about one hour south of Vancouver. The Grade 4 band contest featured a three-way tie for first place, with placings decided by ensemble marks.

Grade 1
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Alberta Caledonia
3rd MacTarnahan’s Prince Charles
Drumming: Alberta and SFU (tied)

Grade 2
Grade 2
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial II
2nd Maple Ridge
Drumming: Maple Ridge

Grade 3 (medley)
1st Robert Malcom Memorial III
2nd Elliott Bay (ensemble preference)
3rd Washington Scottish
Drumming: Elliott Bay

Grade 4 (medley)
1st Sir James McDonald (ensemble preference)
2nd White Spot IV (ensemble preference)
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial IV
Drumming: White Spot IV

Grade 5 (quick marches medley)
1st White Spot V
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial V
Drumming: White Spot V

Professional Solo Piping
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Andrew Douglas
3rd James P. Troy

1st Jori Chisholm
2nd Alan Bevan
3rd Andrew Bonar

Jig & Hornpipe
1st Jori Chisholm
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Alan Bevan

Professional Solo Drumming
March, Strathspey & Reel

1st Reid Maxwell
2nd James P. Troy
3rd Grant Maxwell

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Reid Maxwell
2nd James P. Troy
3rd Grant Maxwell

Information provided by Robert MacNeil.


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