Forrester overall best at Capt. John Memorial

Published: October 8, 2016
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Edinburgh – October 8, 2016 – Faye Henderson and Jonathan Greenlees took the top event prizes and Jamie Forrester was the overall winner at the annual Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Memorial Piping Championship at Inchdrewer House, Redford Barracks on the outskirts of Edinburgh. With her win of the Premier & A-Grade Piobaireachd, Henderson receives an invitation to the event’s counterpart, the Captain John A. MacLellan Memorial Medal Recital next year. All of the judges came together to decide the Open Hornpipe & Jig prize list. The Redford Barracks event is put on the by the Army School of Piping & Highland Drumming and the Competing Pipers Association. The event is an homage to the late John MacLellan and his contributions to piping. MacLellan came in at #19 in pipes|drums’ list of all-time greatest pipers in history, as chosen by a panel of experts.

Trophy-winning competitors and judges at the 2016 Capt. John Memorial.

Premier & A-Grade
Piobaireachd
(eight competed)
1st Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
2nd Peter McAlister, Dunblane, Scotland
3rd Mike Fitzhenry, London
4th Jamie Forrester, London
5th Gordon Bruce, Kilwinning, Scotland
Judges: Andrew Frater, Ron Wallace

MSR (10 competed)
1st Jonathan Greenlees, Glasgow
2nd Craig Sutherland, Crieff, Scotland
3rd Jamie Forrester
4th Stephen Gray
5th Graham Drummond, Bathgate, Scotland
Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacLellan

B-Grade
Piobaireachd (13 competed)
1st Bruce MacDonald
2nd Jonathan Simpson
3rd Steven Grey
4th Jamie Elder
5th Cameron MacDougall
Judges: Ronnie McShannon, Stuart Samson

MSR (12 competed)
1st Callum Watson
2nd Jonathan Simpson
3rd Andrew Wilson
4th John MacDonald
5th Andrew Hall
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Colin MacLellan

C-Grade  (nine competed)
Piobaireachd
1st Scott MacRae
2nd Ben Mulhearn
3rd Chris Lee
4th Connor Jardine
5th Andrew Bova
Judges: Tom Speirs, Andrew Wright

MSR
1st Connor Jardine
2nd Eddie Gaul
3rd Dan Nevans
4th Chris Lee
5th Scott MacRae
Judges: Walter Cowan, James Henderson

Open Hornpipe & Jig
1st Jamie Forrester
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Connor Jardine
4th Callum Watson
5th equal Graham Drummond / Cameron MacDougall

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