Ten qualify at Oban for Silver Medal Final

Published: August 31, 2012
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Oban, Scotland – August 21, 2012 – For the first time ever, the Argyllshire Gathering held qualifying rounds to determine finalists for the competition’s Silver Medal event and, despite 21 names in each of the two heats, only 15 actually competed in their round, with five from each going through to the Wednesday contest.

In alphabetical order, the 10 finalists are:

Decker Forrest (Scotland)
Jamie Forrester (Scotland)
Alex Gandy (Canada)
Alasdair Henderson (Scotland
Peter McAlister (Scotland)
Ben McClamrock (USA)
Derek Midgley (USA)
Sarah Muir (Scotland)
Elizabeth Sheridan (Canada)
Craig Sutherland (Scotland)

Neill Mulvie and Bill Wotherspoon judged Heat A, and Heat B was adjudicated by Alan Forbes and Malcolm McRae.

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