Benoni MacTalla takes South African Championship

Published: July 28, 2014
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Benoni, South Africa July 26, 2014 – On a warm sunny day at Benoni High School, Grade 2 Benoni MacTalla delivered two winning performances in both events to take the title South African Champions 2014. African Skye’s overall undefeated streak came to an end as a result, but won the aggregate Champion of Champions title for the year. The Transvaal Scottish Drum corps took the South African Drumming Champions title and was named crowned Champion of Champions 2014.

Grade 2
MSR
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,3,3,1)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (4,1,1,2)
3rd African Skye (3,2,4,3)
4th MacChamberlain Richmond Avenue (2,5,2,5)
5th 1 Medical Battalion (5,4,5,4)
Judges Roy Blevins, Laurence Davies (piping); Gareth McLuckie (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Medley
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,2,3,1)
2nd African Skye (2,1,2,3)
3rd Transvaal Scottish (3,4,1,2)
4th 1 Medical Battalion (4,3,5,4)
5th MacChamberlain Richmond Avenue (5,5,4,5)
Roger Davies, Geoff Irvine (piping); Kevi Levin (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Benoni MacTalla in a celebratory mood after winning the 2014 South African Pipe Band Champions title.

Grade 3
1st Sandton Scottish (2014 Champion of Champions)
2nd Glen Allen
3rd SA Irish Regiment

Grade 4
1st Knysna & District (2014 Champion of Champions)
2nd African Skye Grade 4
3rd Transvaal Scottish Grade 4

Juvenile
1st Pretoria Boys Juvenile (2014 Champion of Champions)
2nd St. Benedict’s Juvenile
3rd Benoni Juvenile

Novice Juvenile
1st Jeppe CBC Boksburg (2014 Champion of Champions)
2nd King Edward VII
3rd Benoni Novice Juvenile

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