North Stratton wins both at Costa Mesa

Published: May 28, 2017
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Costa Mesa, California – May 27-28, 2017 – Edmonton’s North Stratton won both of the five-band Grade 2 contests at the two-day Costa Mesa Highland Games just south of Los Angeles.

Saturday
Grade 2

1st North Stratton (1,1,2,1)
2nd Prince Charles (3,3,1,2)
3rd Cameron Highlanders (2,2,3,4)
4th Wasatch & District (4,4,4,3)
5th Queen City (5,5,5,5)
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Donald MacPhee (piping); Andre Tessier (drumming); Tom Foley (ensemble)

North Strattan at the 2017 Costa Mesa Highland Games.

Grade 4 (medley)
1st House of Scotland (1,1,1,1)
2nd Clan Gordon (3,3,2,2)
3rd Glendora High School (2,2,4,4)
Judges: Donald MacPhee, Robert Mathieson (piping); Tom Foley (ensemble); Andre Tessier (drumming)

Grade 5 (march/slow march/march)
1st Kevin R. Blanford Memorial (1,1,1,6)
2nd U.C. Riverside (2,2,3,3)
3rd Cal Fire (3,3,7,2)
Judges: Lorne Cousin (piping x 2); Seamus Coyne (ensemble); Tom Foley (drumming)

Sunday
Grade 2
1st North Stratton (1,1,1,1)
2nd Cameron Highlanders (2,2,3,3)
3rd Prince Charles (3,4,2,2)
4th Wasatch & District (4,3,4,4)
5th Queen City (5,5,5,5)
Judges: Donald MacPhee, Robert Mathieson (piping); Andre Tessier (drumming); Tom Foley (ensemble)

Grade 4 (mini-MSR)
1st Glendora High School (3,3,1,1)
2nd LA Scots (2,2,2,2)
3rd House of Scotland (1,1,3,5)
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Donald MacPhee (piping); Andre Tessier (ensemble); Tom Foley (drumming)

Grade 5 (quick march medley)
1st Kevin R. Blanford Memorial (1,1,1,3)
2nd Pacific Coast Highlanders (5,5,2,1)
3rd U.C. Riverside (2,2,3,6)
Judges: Robert Mathieson, Donald MacPhee (piping); Andre Tessier (ensemble); Tom Foley (drumming)

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