Conn takes overall Professional Solos at Kamloops

Published: July 15, 2018
Gordon Conn in a 2016 photo.

Kamloops, British Columbia – July 14, 2018 – The annual Kamloops Highland Games, a few hours from the city of Vancouver, attracted a good entry, especially in the solo piping, where Gordon Conn of Calgary took the overall prize in the Professional grade 2ith two light music firsts. John Lee of Vancouver took the Piobaireachd. Simon Fraser University was the only band in the Grade 1 competition, there was no Grade 2 event, and the SFU organization fielded bands each of the three other grades, winning two of them.

Grade 1
1st Simon Fraser University Pipe Band
Drumming: Simon Fraser University Pipe Band

Grade 3
1st Robert Malcom Memorial 3
Drumming: Robert Malcom Memorial 3

Grade 4
1st Kamloops
2nd Robert Malcom Memorial 4
Drumming: Kamloops and RMM tied

Grade 5
1st Robert Malcom Memorial 5
2nd Piping Hot Summer Drummer 5
Drumming: Piping Hot Summer Drummer 5

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st John Lee
2nd Andrew Lee
3rd Kevin McLean
4th Alastair Lee
5th Zephan Knichel
Judge: David Wilton

MSR
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd Zephan Knichel
4th Jamie Kubasiewicz
5th Andrew Lee
6th John Lee
Judge: Seamus Coyne

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Zephan Knichel
3rd Zachary Reid
4th John Lee
5th Alastair Lee
6th Jamie Kubasiewicz
Judge: Donald Lindsay

Professional Solo Snare Drumming
MSR
1st Eric MacNeill
2nd Grant Maxwell
Judge: Steven McWhirter

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Eric MacNeill
Judge: Scott Robertson

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