April 30, 2009

Alastair Lee overall winner at BC Annual Gathering

Burnaby and New Westminster, British Columbia – April 10-11, 2009 – Seventeen-year-old Alastair Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, became the youngest-ever winner of the aggregate award at the BC Pipers’ Association’s Annual Gathering, held for the seventy-seventh consecutive year. Lee won $800 to be put towards a trip to compete at Oban, Inverness or London. Ian Lawson won his first Professional Side Drumming aggregate award.
Grade 1 (medley)
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Dowco Triumph Street
Drumming: SFU
Grade 2 (medley)
1st New Westminster Police
2nd Chilliwack & District
Drumming: New Westminster Police
Grade 3 (medley)
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial “A”
2nd Portland Metro
3rd Greighlan Crossing (on EP)
Drumming: Portland Metro
Grade 4 (medley)
1st Northwest Junior “A”
2nd White Spot IV
3rd Keith Highlanders IV
Drumming: White Spot
Grade 5 (quickmarch medley)
1st White Spot V
2nd Fraser Valley Youth
Professional Solo Piping
1st James Beaumont, Penticton, British Columbia
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd James P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
4th Colin McWilliams
Judge: Alasdair Gillies
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alastair Lee
2nd James P. Troy
3rd Colin Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
4th Andrew Smith, Calgary
5th Andrew Bonar, Vancouver
Judge: Ken Eller
1st Jori Chisholm, Seattle
2nd Andrew Bonar
3rd Alastair Lee
4th Colin McWilliams
5th Dani Millar
Judge: Alasdair Gillies
Professional Solo Snare Drumming
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st David Bowman
2nd Derek Cooper
3rd Ian Lawson
Judges: Eric Ward and Reid Maxwell
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ian Lawson
2nd Derek Cooper
3rd James Laughlin
Judges: Eric Ward and Reid Maxwell


  1. Well done Alastair. Not that many years ago I judged your first Indoor Meet. I believe you got 1st in the grade 5 march playing Arthur Bignold. We all knew that your future in piping was bright. Peter Aumonier



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