Field Marshal Montgomery: 2022 Scottish Pipe Band Champions
Dumbarton, Scotland – July 30, 2022 – In the shadow of landmark Dumbarton Rock, Field Marshal Montgomery of Belfast won the 2022 Scottish Pipe Band Championship, the fourth of the five major events of the RSPBA competition season. Inveraray & District was defending the title after being the winner of the 2019 Scottish, the last time the event was held due to the pandemic.
With the win, Field Marshal Montgomery and Inveraray & District have each won two major championships. Both the FMM wins were MSR events, while both Inveraray’s wins were medleys. The World Pipe Band Championship is decided on four plays: two MSRs and two medleys.
FMM still managed to win with three first placings and a seventh in drumming. With a third, it was the best result of the year for Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, and the same can be said for Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia’s fourth place. St. Laurence O’Toole missed the top-six, the first time since 2006 that the band has been out of the prizes.
Grade 1 (MSR, 10 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,7,1)
2nd Inveraray & District (3,3,1,4)
3rd Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (5,4,2,3)
4th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (2,2,5,3)
5th ScottishPower (4,5,4,2)
6th Police Scotland Fife (7,7,3,6)
7th St. Laurence O’Toole (6,6,6,7)
8th Police Scotland & Federation (9,10,8,8)
9th Johnstone (8,8,10,9)
10th Closkelt (10,9,9,10)
Judges: Sam Young, John Connor (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Nat Russell (ensemble)
Grade 2 (medley, 15 competed)
1st Ravara (1,1,2,3)
2nd Buchan Peterson (6,4,1,2)
3rd Kilchoman Distillery Isle of Islay (2,2,7,4)
4th Uddingston (4,5,6,1)
5th Manorcunningham (5,3,3,6)
6th Royal Burgh of Annan (7,6,5,7)
Judges: Bill Garrett, Alvis Kerr (piping); Lee Innes (drumming); Donald MacPhee (ensemble)