July 31, 2012

World’s Grade 1 qualifier draw and pre-qualifiers announced

Following the results announcement at the 2012 European Championships, the following Grade 1 bands pre-qualified for the Final at the World Pipe Band Championships on August 11th:

Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (Scotland)

Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)

Inveraray & District (Scotland)

Fife Constabulary (Scotland)

Strathclyde Police (Scotland)

St Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)

ScottishPower (Scotland)

Simon Fraser University (Canada)

RSPBA-member bands pre-qualify from points accrued at the previous three major championships, while any “overseas” band that placed in the top-six at the 2011 World Championship (St. Laurence O’Toole and SFU) gain an automatic spot in the World’s Final.

The draw for the Qualifying competition at the World’s was also announced:

1 Kilts & More-Dysart& Dundonald (Scotland)

2 Bagad Cap Caval (Brittany)

3 Ravara (Northern Ireland)

4 Dowco-Triumph Street (Canada)

5 Grampian Police (Scotland)

6 Peel regional Police (Canada)

7 Seven Towers (Northern Ireland)

8 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Canada)

9 Oran Mor (USA)

10 Lothian & Borders Police (Scotland)

11 Robert Wiseman Dairies-Vale of Atholl (Scotland)

12 Alberta Caledonia (Canada)

13 78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)

14 LA Scots (USA)

16 Toronto Police (Canada)

17 House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)

18 Torphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)

19 Cullybackey (Northern Ireland)

The above lists also will act as the draw for the Final in both the Medley and MSR competitions.




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