Boghall & Bathgate shines at sunny Cobourg

Published: June 15, 2013
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Cobourg, Ontario – June 15, 2013 – The return of the Cobourg Highland Games to full piping, drumming and pipe band competition format was a spectacular success, with a packed Victoria Park on the shore of Lake Ontario in brilliant sunshine. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia was brought in to perform in concert the night before, which they did to an audience estimated to number more than 1,000, and the band competed, winning with straight firsts in a five-band Grade 1 competition.

The Ontario season continued its varied results, with Toronto Police taking second prize, while heretofore unbeaten Peel Regional Police settled for third. The event marked the first time in more than three decades that a Grade 2 band challenged up to Grade 1, with the Ottawa Police Services Pipe Band acquitting itself well in the MSR event.

In the Professional Solo Piping, Ian K. MacDonald took Piper of the Day honours.

Bands
Grade 1 (MSR, five competed)
1st Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (1,1,1,1)
2nd Toronto Police (2,2,2,4)
3rd Peel Regional Police (3,3,4,3)
4th 78th Fraser Highlanders (5,4,3,2)
5th Ottawa Police (Gr2) (4,5,5,5)

Judges: Peter Sinclair, John Elliott (piping); Jim McGillivray (ensemble); Michael Hunter (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley, two competed)
1st Ottawa Police (1,1,1,1)
2nd 400 Squadron (2,2,2,2)

Judges: Peter Sinclair, John Elliott (piping); Jim McGillivray (ensemble); Michael Hunter (drumming)

Professional Solo Piping (16 competed)
Piobaireachd
1st Glenn Walpole
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Andrew Hayes
4th Sean McKeown
5th Allan Clark
6th Andrew Berthoff

Judge: Jim McGillivray

March
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd Andrew Berthoff
4th Ian K. MacDonald
5th Glenn Walpole
6th Alan Clark

Judge: Peter Aumonier

Strathspey & Reel
1st Sean McKeown
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Glenn Walpole
4th Andrea Boyd
5th Andrew Hayes
6th Andrew Berthoff

Judge: John Elliott

Jig
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Jonathan Bellia
3rd Andrew Hayes
4th Doug MacRae
5th Ed Bush
6th Alan Clark

Judge: Peter Aumonier

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  1. JoelKimball

    Absolutely brilliant! Congrats to Boghall, and to my old pals in TPPB on a well-earned second!! Sets separate the wheat from the chaff! Also congrats to Ian K. on another Piper of the Day! Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

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