Published: June 30, 2009

Gandy sweeps USPF

Newark, Delaware – June 20, 2009 – Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, won both the Piobaireachd and Light Music events at the annual United States Piping Foundation Championships at the University of Delaware. In addition to $2000 in prize-money, Gandy has his expenses paid to the Glenfiddich Championships in Scotland should he be invited. Patrick Downing of Bellingham, Washington, was the overall winner in the amateur category, and received airfare and tuition paid for a two-week trip to Scotland. Eight competitors took part in the professional events; 17 in the amateur.
 
Professional
Piobaireachd (St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia Silver Quaich)
1st Bruce Gandy, “Lament for the Earl of Antrim” ($1000)
2nd Scot Walker, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff” ($800)
3rd James Bell, Batesville, Arkansas, “The End of the Great Bridge” ($600)
4th Andy Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick, “Nameless” (hiharin dro o dro) ($400)
5th Donald Lindsay, Petersburg, New York, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay” ($200)
 
MSR (St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore Silver Charger)
1st Bruce Gandy, “Angus Campbell’s Farewell to Stirling,” “Arniston Castle,” “The Grey Bob” ($1000)
2nd Brad Davidson, Kitchener, Ontario ($800)
3rd Andy Rogers ($600)
4th Scot Walker ($400)
5th John Bottomley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ($200)
 
Malcolm McRae judged both events.
 
Amateur
Piobaireachd (Donald MacPherson Silver Quaich)
1st Avens Ridgeway, Union, Maine, “A Flame of Wrath”
2nd Patrick Downing
3rd Anthony Masterson, Houston
4th Terry Costello, Pittsburgh
5th Eric Lieken, Davis, California
 
MSR (Seumas MacNeill Silver Quaich)
1st Anthony Masterson, “Colin Thompson,” “The Doune of Invernochty,” “The Grey Bob”
2nd Patrick Downing
3rd Ursa Beckford, Clifton, Maine
4th Terry Costello
5th Liz Cherry, Pittsburgh
 
Michael Rogers judged both events.

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