August 31, 2000

Walker Sweeps the Boards at Cowal Gathering

Dunoon, Scotland – August 25, 2000 – Gordon Walker of Glasgow, Scotland, won all three A Grade solo piping events here today at the Cowal Highland Gathering in weather that started overcast and cold, but quickly turned into a rare sunny day, with temperatures in the mid-80s.

By taking all three events, Walker won the Brymay Trophy, one of oldest trophies in existence in the piping world.

Stuart Liddell of Inverary, Scotland, also enjoyed a fine day, winning two second and one sixth prize.

In the B Grade piping, Jori Chisholm of Seattle, Washington, USA, enjoyed a fine day, winning a first and two second prizes.

Grade A Piobaireachd
1st Gordon Walker, “The MacKay’s Banner”
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
4th Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, Canada
5th Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, Canada
6th Willie Morrison, Glasgow, Scotland
Judges: M. MacRae, R. Lawrie, A.J. MacLellan

Grade A March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie Morrison
3rd Robert Watt, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
4th John Angus Smith, England
5th Chris Armstrong, Bathgate, Scotland
6th Stuart Liddell
Judges: W. Cowan, J. Pryde

Grade A Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie Morrison
4th Robert Watt
5th John Angus Smith
6th Chris Armstrong
Judges: B. Donaldson, J. Allan

Grade B Piobaireachd
1st James Robertson
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd Chris Armstrong
4th James Smith
Judges: A. Wright, I. MacFadyen

Grade B March
1st James Smith
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd Ross Cowan
4th John MacPhee

Grade B Strathspey & Reel
1st Jori Chisholm
2nd D. Johnstone
3rd D. Russell
4th A. Walker


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