Published: August 31, 2001

Windsor Police Wins Fergus

Fergus, Ontario – August 11, 2001 – On a day that saw much of the competition playing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, the annual Fergus Highland Games probably had a larger paying crowd and much better weather.

Although competitor numbers were down, the standard was high across all band events and the professional solo piping. Windsor Police took top honours in Grade 2, while Grade 3 was won by the Toronto Police. There was no Grade 1 competition, with Celtic Flair putting on small concert instead.

It was estimated that over 60,000 people came to the Fergus Games, including former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Joe Clark, leader of Canada’s Progressive Conservative Party. Weather was perfect, in the low 80s with bright skies.

Unofficial band results:

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Windsor Police
2nd 400 Squadron

Grade 3
1st Toronto Police
2nd Hamilton-Wentworth Police
3rd Strathroy Legion

Grade
1st Bowmanville Legion
2nd Lakeridge
3rd Halton Regional Police

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Matt Turnbull, Michigan, “Glengarry’s March”
2nd Rob Crabtree, Toronto
3rd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto
Judge: G. Neigh

March
1st Rob Crabtree
2nd Andrew Berthoff
3rd Matt Turnbull
Judge: T. Anderson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Berthoff
2nd Rob Crabtree
3rd Matt Turnbull
Judge: S. Dewar

Jig
1st Matt Turnbull
2nd Andrew Berthoff
3rd Rob Crabtree

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