Published: July 19, 2013

Antigonish celebrates 150 with sunshine and record attendance

Antigonish, Nova Scotia – July 13-14, 2013 – The 150th Antigonish Highland Games brought sunny skies, record attendance and a full slate of competitions. Bruce Gandy and Alex Gandy won all of the Professional Solo Piping events, while the Grade 4 Hamilton Police Pipe Band maintained its string of successive victories with numbers seven and eight on Saturday and Sunday. The two days were divided into the Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships and the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships. To celebrate the 150-year milestone, organizers invited all pipers and drummers who ever participated in the event to reunite for a massed march through the town.

July 13
Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships
Grade 1
1st 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel

Grade 2
1st Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

Grade 3
1st Dartmouth & District
2nd College of Piping
3rd 78th Highlands Halifax Citadel (Gr3)

Grade 4
1st Hamilton Police
2nd Clan Thompson
3rd College of Piping (Gr4)

Grade 5
1st Dartmouth & District (Gr5)
2nd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (Gr5)
3rd College of Piping (Gr5 )

July 14
Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships
Grade 1
1st 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel

Grade 2
1st Fredericton Society of St. Andrew
2nd College of Piping (Gr3)
3rd Dartmouth & District (Gr3)

Grade 3
1st College of Piping
2nd Dartmouth & District
3rd 78th Highland Halifax Citadel (Gr3)

Grade 4
1st Hamilton Police
2nd College of Piping (Gr4)
3rd Antigonish Highland Society/ Old Scotia Pipes and Drums

Grade 5
1st Dartmouth & District
2nd College of Piping (Gr5)
3rd Belfast

Judges for all band events: Reay Mackay, Angus MacPherson, Rene Cusson (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming)

Open Professional Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd James MacHattie

Judge: Reay MacKay

March
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Andrea Boyd

Judge: Roderick MacLean

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd Bruce Gandy

Judge: Rene Cusson

Jig
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Nick VanOuwerkerk

Judge: Angus MacPherson

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