May 06, 2018

Easton heads west to win everything at R.U. Brown

Stuart Easton, pictured here at the 2017 Northern Meeting.

Adelaide, Australia – May 5-6, 2018 – Stuart Easton of Palmerston North, New Zealand, won the Gold Medal event, and, for good measure, scooped up the light music events at the annual R.U. Brown Piobaireachd Society Solo Piping Competitions. Events were spread over two days at Scotch College, and Jason Craig of Canberra, Australia, took the Clasp for previous winners of the Gold Medal. The competition honours Robert Urquhart Brown, one of the famous “Bobs of Balmoral,” who travelled to Australia and New Zealand on several occasions to teach piobaireachd.

Gold Medal
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Elizabeth Drury
3rd Mark McKenzie
4th Dennis Browning
5th Josh Chandler
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Brett Tidswell

1st Jason Craig
2nd Brett Tidswell
3rd Ross Campbell
4th Peter Hewlett
Judge: Malcolm McRae

Silver Medal
1st Graham Durant-Law
2nd Robert Wilkinson
3rd James Wansink
Judge: Dennis Browning

Bob Brown, c.1965.

Bronze Medal
1st Anna Blanch
2nd Geoffrey Smith
3rd Adam Earl
Judge: Dennis Browning

Light Music
A Grade
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Craig Sked
3rd Jonathan Quay
Judge: Nat Russell

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stuart Easton
2nd Craig Sked
3rd Josh Chandler
Judge: Atholl Chalmers

B Grade
1st Anna Doecke
2nd Gabrielle Doecke
3rd James Wansink

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Lewis Hayward
2nd Anna Doecke
3rd Aiden Bestwick

C Grade
1st Peter Frethy
2nd Andy Thompson
3rd Anna Blanch

D Grade
1st Anna Blanch
2nd Oscar Bartos
3rd Erin Dougan-Kittel

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