June 30, 2002

Toronto Police Win Barrie

Barrie, Ontario – June 22, 2002 – The Toronto Police Pipe Band won the second PPBSO Champion Supreme event here today against the Peel Regional Police. The 78th Fraser Highlanders had entered the contest, but did not play.

The Windsor Police won Grade 2, thus continuing their streak of wins in 2002.

Bruce Gandy of Halifax, Nova Scotia, visiting Ontario for a piping school, dominated the Professional solo piping by taking three first prizes, including the piobaireachd event. Only seven pipers took part. Conditions were overcast, hot and humid, but rain was only sporadically light.

Grade 1
1st Toronto Police
2nd Peel Regional Police

Grade 2
1st Windsor Police
2nd Hamilton Police
3rd Celtic Flair

Grade 3
1st Lakeridge
2nd Toronto Police
3rd Dofasco

Grade 4
1st Windsor Police
2nd Halton Police
3rd Bowmanville Legion

Grade 5
1st St. Thomas
2nd Lakeridge

Professional Solo Piping
1st Bruce Gandy, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering”
2nd Michael Grey, Dundas, Ontario, “The Rout of Glenfruin”
3rd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, “The Vaunting”
4th James MacHattie, Toronto, “Glengarry’s March”
5th Andrew Duncan, London, Ontario
Judge: Bob Worrall

1st Michael Grey
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby
4th Andrew Duncan
5th Bruce Gandy
Judge: John MacKenzie

Strathspey & Reel
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Ian K. MacDonald
4th Michael Grey
5th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: Bob Worrall

1st Bruce Gandy
2nd James MacHattie
3rd Ian MacDonald
4th Michael Grey
5th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: Willie Connell


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