November 19, 2022

Callum Bevan wins everything: 2022 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Champion

Callum Bevan

Hamilton, Ontario – November 19, 2022 – After aggregate results over the three events were tabulated, Callum Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, emerged the obvious overall winner of the 2022 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition, held at St. Paul’s United Church.

The 18-year-old Bevan won persuasively, with three firsts in the three events, a rarity for any multi-event competition at any level. Callum Bevan and Alistair Bevan, who won in 2017, become the first siblings to win the championship.

It was the twenty-sixth time the competition has been held since 1996, and the first time since 2019 that the contest was an in-person event.

1st Callum Bevan
2nd Gillian Blaney Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
3rd Cameron Bonar, Surrey, British Columbia
4th Thomas Bruce, Calgary, Alberta
5th Will Shropshire, Durham, North Carolina

1st Callum Bevan
2nd Thomas Cangelosi, Arlington, Virginia
3rd Thomas Bruce
4th Cameron Bonar
5th Gillian Blaney

6/8 Marches
1st Callum Bevan
2nd Cameron Bonar
3rd Thomas Cangelosi
4th Gillian Blaney
5th Thomas Bruce

Also competing: Kayleigh Johnstone, Aurora, Ontario; Henry Paluch, Aurora, Ontario; Mason Parsons, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Michael Trenor, Columbus, Ohio.

John Cairns, Ann Gray, and Roddy MacLeod judged all three events.

The various piping and drumming associations across North America put forward their most successful amateur pipers for the organizers to whom the organizers consider inviting. The contest is put together by a group of volunteers and is underwritten by the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario and a large group of sponsors contributing money and products for prizes.




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