Carlisle continues run of success with USPF
Newark, Delaware – June 15, 2019 – The 33rd annual United States Piping Foundation Professional Solo Piping Championship went to Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh, playing against 13 other contestants. The competition is limited to pipers domiciled in North America. Carlisle won both the Piobaireachd and MSR events, and followed his recent success in Ontario and Illinois. In addition to a total of US$2,000, he received the U.S.P.F. Silver Buckle and trans-Atlantic airfare to the UK to compete at one of various major solo events.
In the amateur events, Kevin Darmadi of Houston was the overall winner. He received a U.S.P.F. Silver Buckle and airfare to Scotland and two weeks’ tuition at an approved piping school there. Scholarships were also awarded to various piping schools for amateur players who finished second-through fifth in the aggregate standings.
It was the fifth consecutive year that Carlisle has won the USPF, and second consecutive year for Darmadi taking the amateur overall.
Piobaireachd (St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia Silver Quaich)
1st Andrew Carlisle, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim” (US$1,000)
2nd Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, “The Battle of Waternish” ($800)
3rd Brad Davidson, Waterloo, Ontario, “The Daughter’s Lament” ($600)
4th Ben McClamrock, Washington, DC, “Tulloch Ard” ($400)
5th Dan Lyden, Timonium, Maryland, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff” ($200)
1st Andrew Carlisle, “The Braes of Castle Grant,” “Loch Loskin,” “Lt.-Col. D.J.S. Murray”
2nd Derek Midgley, “John MacColl’s March to Kilbowie Cottage,” “Bob of Fettercairn,” “Arnish LIght”
3rd Ben McClamrock, “The Glengarry Gathering,” “Tulloch Gorm,” “The Little Cascade”
4th Dan Lyden, “The Duke of Roxburgh’s Farewell to the Blackmount Forest,” “Mrs. Morag Banks,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie”
5th Sean Regan, Pittsburgh, “Kantara to El Arish,” “Dora MacLeod,” “The Cockerel in the Creel”
Also competing but not in the prizes: John Bottomley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Bobby Durning, Peabody, Massachusetts; Amy Garson, Ottawa; Teddy Krogh, Anchorage, Alaska; Michael McLeod, Greenwood, South Carolina); Alastair Murray, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Liz Scott, Florida; Palmer Shonk, Pittsburgh.
Jimmy Bell and Ian Duncan judged both events.
Piobaireachd (Donald MacPherson Silver Quaich)
1st Kevin Darmadi, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering”
2nd Kenneth Garson, Ottawa, “The Park Piobaireachd” No. 2
3rd Alasdair Martin, Huntersville, North Carolina, “Lament for MacSwan of Roaig”
4th Robert Dunn, PIttsburgh, “The Battle of Waternish”
5th Tyler Destremps, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
MSR (Seumas MacNeill Silver Quaich)
1st Tyler Destremps, “Jeannie Carruthers,” “Fiddler’s Joy,” “Arnish Light”
2nd Alasdair Martin, “The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society,” “Cabar Feidh,” “The Grey Bob”
3rd Charlie Morris, Agoura Hills, California, “Craig-n-Darroch,” “Islay Ball,” “Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran”
4th Kevin Darmadi, “The Duke of Roxburgh’s Farewell to the Blackmount Forest,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “Neil Angus MacDonald”
5th Robert Dunn, “Kantara to El Arish,” “MacBeth’s,” “Fiona Macleod”
Also competing but not in the prizes: Mark Elliott, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Judges for both amateur events were Peter Kent and Michael Rogers.
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