June 11, 2016

Field Marshal Montgomery: 2016 UK Champions

FMM-logoBelfast – June 11, 2016 – In temperate conditions at Stormont, Belfast, near Northern Ireland’s parliament, Field Marshal Montgomery won the 2016 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championship, an MSR event, in a field of 13 Grade 1 bands. Spirit of Scotland were first in drumming.  Also of note, Dowco Triumph Sreet finished in tenth place. It was the second of five major championships in the the RSPBA season, with the next being the European at Forres, Scotland, on June 25th.

Grade 1 (MSR, 13 entered)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,3,1)
2nd Inveraray & District  (3,4,4,3)
3rd ScottishPower (ens.pref.) (4,2,7,2)
4th Spirit of Scotland (5,5,1,4)
5th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (2,3,6,5)
6th St. Laurence O’Toole (7,7,2,7)
Judges: Donald MacPhee, John Wilson (piping); Alex Dudgeon (drumming); John Moles (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley, 15 entered)
1st Police Service of Northern Ireland (1,1,4,1)
2nd Glasgow Skye Association (3,3,1,2)
3rd Johnstone (2,2,5,5)
4th Buchan Peterson (6,6,3,4)
5th Lomond & Clyde (5,5,2,7)
6th Closkelt (4,4,13,3)
Drumming: Glasgow Skye Association
Judges: Jim Semple, Cameron Edgar (piping); William Black (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)




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