Published: August 31, 2005

(Updated) Shotts: Cowal Champions

Dunoon, Scotland – August 27, 2005 – House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead won the Cowal Championship, its third major victory of the year, thus securing the 2005 Champion of Champions title. The band also secured the Champion of Champions title in drumming. St. Laurence O’Toole fell out of the top-six list in a major for the first time this year.

In Grade 2, Drambuie-Kirkliston won and also brought in the overall champions title, clearing the way for the band’s inevitable move to Grade 1.

Grade 1
1st House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
2nd Field-Marshal Montgomery
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th Strathclyde Police
5th ScottishPower
6th Clan Gregor
Drumming: Strathclyde Police; Bass section: Strathclyde Police

Grade 2
1st Drambuie-Kirkliston
2nd 52nd Lowland Regiment
3rd Bucksburn
4th Torphichen & Bathgate
5th Buchan
6th Tayside Police
Drummign: Cullybackey

Solo Piping
A-Grade Piobaireachd

1st Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland
2nd Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland
3rd Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick
4th Douglas Murray, Springfield, Scotland
5th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
6th Chris Armstrong, Falkirk, Scotland
Judges: Tom Speirs, Malcolm McRae

A-Grade March
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Douglas Murray
3rd Donald MacPhee
4th Andy Rogers
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
Judges: Rab Worrall, Bob Wallace

A-Grade S&R
1st Chris Armstrong
2nd Donald MacPhee
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Gordon McReady, Renfrew, Scotland
5th Andy Rogers
6th Douglas Murray

B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Andrea Boyd, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
2nd Andrew Carlisle, Ballygowan, Northern Ireland
3rd William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland

B-Grade March
1st Bernard Bouhadana, Denmark
2nd William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland
3rd Alen Tully, Leixlip, Ireland

B-Grade S&R
1st Allan MacDonald, Glasgow
2nd William Geddes
3rd Douglas Campbell, Dunoon, Scotland

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