Published: October 31, 2009

Eade cruises to NZ victory

Brendon Eade with winnings from the 2009 New Zealand Championships. The Piobaireachd Shield resurfaced after being missing for 33 years.October 24-25, 2009 – Christchurch, New Zealand – Brendon Eade of New Zealand was the overall winner of the 33rd annual Labour Weekend Solo Piping Competition, which this year hosted the New Zealand Championships. Eade won the aggregate trophy and was named New Zealand’s Champion Piper, also winning both the Piobaireachd Silver Chanter, the MSR, and the former winner’s Clasp MSR the next day, only the second time in 33 years the feat has been accomplished.
 
Silver Chanter
1st Brendon Eade
2nd Jono Quay
3rd B, Mclaughlin
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Alistair Munro, Lewis Turrell
 
Clasp (MMSSRR)
1st Brendon Eade
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Jamie Hawke
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Alistair Munro, Lewis Turrell
 
New Zealand Championship events
 
Open Piobaireachd
1st Brendon Eade, “The Old Men of the Shells”
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Daniel Milosavljeic
Judges: Jim McGillivray, Alistair Munro
 
Strathspey & Reel
1st Jono Quay
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Brendon Eade
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ben Mclaughlin
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd Brendon Eade
 
South Island Championship events
 
Strathspey & Reel
1st Brendon Eade
2nd Stuart Easton
3rd B. McLaughlin
 
B-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Jono Quay
2nd George Stick
3rd Ben Murray
 
The lower-grade events were judged by David Burrows and Chris Stevens.

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