November 30, 2002

Todkill Arrests Sherriff

Hamilton, Ontario – November 16, 2002 – Lyric Todkill of Tennessee came through as the overall winner at the 2002 George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Piping Competition held here today at the Officers’ Mess of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada’s headquarters on James Street.

For his aggregate win, Todkill receives the George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Banner, the George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Trophy, $700 from the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario to be applied to an overseas trip for competition or tuition, a pipe chanter from McCallum Bagpipes.

The event pitted 12 of North America’s most competitively successful amateur pipers of 2002 across three events: Piobaireachd; March, Strathspey & Reel; and 6/8 March.

1st Justin Gonzalez, Rock Hill, South Carolina
2nd Andrew Walker, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
3rd Lyric Todkill
4th Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
5th Andrew Gibson, Barrie, Ontario

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Tristan Wilson, Centersville, Kansas
2nd Lyric Todkill
3rd Andrew Walker
4th Lionel Tupman
5th Doug MacRae, London, Ontario

6/8 March
1st Lionel Tupman
2nd Andrew Gibson
3rd Lyric Todkill
4th Andrew Walker
5th Elizabeth Dunsire, Camano Island, Washington

Also playing but not in the prizes were Andrew Lee, Surrey, British Columbia; Matthew Mitchell, Keswick, Ontario; Iain McKee, Overland Park, Kansas; and Richard Wilson, Brandon, Manitoba.

All events were judged by Ann Gray, Iain Macey, and Albert McMullin.


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