August 31, 2006

Updated: Field Marshal Montgomery: 2006 World Champions

Glasgow – August 12, 2006 – Field Marshal Montgomery became the 2006 World Pipe Band Champions here today in good weather at a crowded Glasgow Green. The complete results were not announced until after 7:45 p.m. GMT. The announcement of results was delayed by television interviews being conducted by the BBC, broadcast on a big screen at the park.

Grade 1
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
2nd Simon Fraser University (Canada)
3rd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
4th Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
5th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
6th Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)
Drumming: 1st St. Laurence O’Toole (Republic of Ireland), 2nd Shotts
Bass section: St. Laurence O’Toole
Medley judges: John Wilson, Dixie Ingram (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble). MSR judges: Denver Cardwell, J. Campbell (piping); W. Dunlop (drumming); Trevor Dear (ensemble)

Field Marshal Montgomery won both the MSR and the Medley.

Other bands in the Grade 1 final contests were Alberta Caledonia, Australia Highlanders, Ballycoan, Clan Gregor, Dysart & Dundonald, Robert Wiseman Dairies-Vale of Atholl, St. Laurence O’Toole, and ScottishPower.

Grade 2
1st Robert-Malcolm Memorial (Canada)
2nd Tayside Police (Scotland)
3rd The Band Club (Australia)
4th Torphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)
5th Culleybacky (Ulster)
6th Bagad Cap Caval (Brittany)
Drumming: Torphichen
Bass section: Bagad Cap Caval
Judges: Allan Ronaldson, Peter Snadden (piping); H. Russell (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)

Also in the Grade 2 final were Seven Towers, Ravara, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Polkemmet, Grampian Police and Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye.

Grade 3A
1st Denny & Dunipace (Scotland)
2nd Battlehill (Ulster)
3rd Gaelic College (Canada)
4th Coalburn (Scotland)
5th Annsborough (Ulster)
6th Linlithgow (Scotland)
Drumming: Denny & Dunipace
Judges: Iain MacLellan, G. Lawrie (piping); Jim Hutton (drumming); David Clark (ensemble)

Grade 3B
1st Aughintober (Ulster)
2nd Cottown (Ulster)
3rd Beeston (England)
4th Cullen (Eire)
5th Dunoon (Scotland)
6th Pitlochry & Blair Atholl
Drumming: Aughintober
Judges: Andrew Wright, Harry Stevenson (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Malcolm MacKenzie (ensemble)

1st St. Thomas Episcopal School (USA)
2nd George Watson’s College (Scotland)
3rd Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
4th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
5th Sir James MacDonald (USA)
6th Dunoon Grammar School (Scotland)
Drumming: George Watson’s
Judges: Denver Cardwell, J. Campbell (piping); W. Dunlop (drumming); Trevor Dear (ensemble)

Grade 4A
1st University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
2nd Lanark & District (Scotland)
3rd Benoni (South Africa)
4th Raffray
5th St. Laurence Howth (Eire)
6th McNeilstown (Ulster)
Drumming: Benoni
Judges: Winston Pollock, Ian Roddick (piping); D. Goodall (drumming); Alistair Aitken (ensemble)

Grade 4B
1st Killadeas (Ulster)
2nd Saintfield
3rd Glengarry (Canada)
4th Moneygore (Scotland)
5th Clydebank (Scotland)
6th Methil & District (Scotland)
Drumming: Killadeas
Judges: Nat Russell, James Wark (piping); John Kennedy (drumming); Bob Shepherd (ensemble)

Novice Juvenile
1st Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
2nd Methil & District (Scotland)
3rd George Watson’s College (Scotland)
4th Robert Wiseman Dairies-Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
5th Johnstone (Scotland)
6th Inveraray (Scotland)
Drumming: George Watson’s
Judges: John Wilson, Dixie Ingram (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)


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