August 31, 2004

World Championships decimates Fergus entry

Fergus, Ontario – August 14, 2004 – Spectator attendance at the Fergus Scottish Festival in the small Ontario village near the city of Guelph was bigger than ever, but competitors in the band and solo piping and drumming contests were probably the smallest in decades due to the event falling on the same day as the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.

No Grade 1 or Grade 2 bands entered the Champion Supreme-designated contest.


Grade 3 (medley, 10 entered)
1st Ottawa Police Service
2nd 400 Squadron
3rd MacNaughton Highlanders

Grade 4 (medley, nine entered)
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Penetangore
3rd Georgetown

Grade 5 (march medley, 12 entered)
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Guelph
3rd Ingersoll

Professional Solo Piping

1st Andrew Hayes, Ottawa, “The MacLeods’ Salute”
2nd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, “Mary’s Praise”
3rd Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, “The Finger Lock”
Judge: J. McGillivray

1st Lionel Tupman
2nd Michael Grey
3rd Andrew Hayes
Judge: J. McGillivray

Strathspey & Reel
1st Michael Grey
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Lionel Tupman
Judge: J. McGillivray

1st Michael Grey
2nd Andrew Berthoff
3rd Lionel Tupman
Judge: I. Macey


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