August 31, 2012

Boghall & Bathgate takes Cowal Championship

Dunoon, Scotland – August 25, 2012 – Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia won the 2012 Cowal Pipe Band Championship, taking their second major of the year. The band also won the drumming. The championship could be the final year of the classic event’s spot on the RSPBA’s list of majors. The 118-year-old Cowal Gathering, once the de facto World Championship, may cease as a championship due to building planned on the games site. Field Marshal Montgomery took the 2012 Champion of Champions title and Boghall won the overall drumming title of the year. Conditions at the Cowal were very wet and the Grade 2 bands playing for the march past were soaked. (Cover photo of Boghall & Bathgate from 2012 World’s.)

Grade 1 (medley, 13 competed)
1st Boghall & Bathgate
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Strathclyde Police
4th St. Laurence O’Toole
5th ScottishPower
6th Inveraray & District

Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Judges: John McCarlie, Dixie Ingram (piping); S. Steele (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR, 13 competed)
1st Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles
2nd Lomond & Clyde
3rd Glasgow Skye
4th Buchan
5th Oban
6th MacKenzie Caledonia

Drumming: Lomond & Clyde
Judges: George Wilson, Iain MacLellan (piping); Craig (drumming); David Clark (ensemble)




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