July 31, 2004

Toronto Police win Chatham

Chatham, Ontario – July 10, 2004 – The Toronto Police Pipe Band won the second championship of the Ontario season here today, beating the 78th Fraser Highlanders on an ensemble preference. Peel Police finished third in the three-band Grade 1 contest.

The Grade 2 contest was won by Cleveland’s North Coast Pipe Band, against a field of three other bands. There was a three-way tie for second prize, with each winner ultimately determined by ensemble judge Ron Rollo’s marks.

James MacHattie, Toronto Police pipe-major, capped an excellent day by taking Piper of the Day honours, gaining the most aggregate points across the professional events.

Weather was warm and humid, with morning clouds giving way to brilliant sunshine in the afternoon.


Grade 1 (medley, three bands competed)
1st Toronto Police
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders
3rd Peel Regional Police
Drumming: Peel Police
Judges: P. Sinclair, J. MacKenzie (piping); R. Rollo (ensemble); M. Hunter (drumming)

Grade 2 (MSR, four competed)
1st North Coast
2nd Niagara Regional Police
3rd Windsor Police
4th Glengarry
Drumming: North Coast
Judges: P. Sinclair, J. MacKenzie (piping); R. Rollo (ensemble); M. Hunter (drumming)

Grade 3 (medley, 11 competed)
1st Ottawa Police
2nd Braemar
3rd McNaughton Highlanders
4th Durham Regional Police
5th Dofasco
Drumming: Braemar
Judges: R. MacCrimmon, A. Berthoff (piping); W. Connell (ensemble); B. McCue (drumming)

Grade 4 (medley, six bands competed)
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Rob Roy
3rd St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois
4th Windsor Police
5th Craigellachie
Drumming: Hamilton
Judges: P. Sinclair, J. MacKenzie (piping); R. Rollo (ensemble); M. Hunter (drumming)

Professional Solo Piping

1st Michael Grey, Dundas, Ont., “His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie
2nd Jacob Dicker, London, Ont., “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
3rd James MacHattie, Toronto, “Glengarry’s March”
4th John Cairns, London, Ont., “Lament for the Children”
5th Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ont., “Earl of Seaforth’s Salute”
Judge: John MacKenzie

1st James MacHattie
2nd Colin Clansey, Ottawa
3rd Michael Grey
4th John Cairns
5th Andrew Berthoff, Toronto
Judge: John Elliott

Strathspey & Reel
1st James MacHattie
2nd Colin Clansey
3rd Ian K. MacDonald
4th Andrew Hayes
5th John Cairns
Judge: Ron Rollo

1st John Cairns
2nd Colin Clansey
3rd Michael Grey
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Ian K. MacDonald
Judge: Jake Watson


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