(Updated) Gandy wins his sixth Cairn trophy at BC Annual Gathering

Published: April 20, 2014
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The BCPA’s trophy for the Professional Piobaireachd competition.

Surrey, British Columbia – April 18-19, 2014 – The big indoor event in the Pacific Northwest, the BCPA’s Annual Gathering, went to a new location at Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey, and Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, took home his sixth Professional Piobaireachd, the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn trophy, and was the overall winner in the Professional solo piping, while Grant Maxwell won both Professional solo snare events. Liam Hilder was the overall winner of the Amateur Grade 1 Solo Piping. The organization was the latest to stream a major contest on the net, with about 140 viewers at its peak.

Bands
Grade 1
Medley
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Triumph Street
Drumming: Simon Fraser University

MSR
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Triumph Street
Drumming: Simon Fraser University

Grade 2
1st Portland Metro
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial
Drumming: Portland Metro

Grade 3
Greighlan Crossing
Drumming: Greighlan Crossing

Grade 4
1st Keith Highlanders (ens.pref.)
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial
3rd White Spot
Drumming: Northwest Junior

Grade 5
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial
2nd White Spot
Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial

Bruce Gandy (right) accepts the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn Trophy for Professional Piobaireachd from adjudicator Brian Donaldson.

Solo Piping
Professional
Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy, “Lament for the Only Son”
2nd Andrew Lee
3rd Ed McIlwaine
4th Alexander Schiele
5th Alastair Lee
Judge: Brian Donaldson

MSR
1st Alastair Lee
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd James P. Troy
4th Joseph Stewart
5th Andrew Bonar
Judge: Donald Lindsay

Jig
1st Andrew Lee
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Alastair Lee
4th James P. Troy
5th Teddy Krogh
Judge: Brian Donaldson

CPA B/C Grade Piobaireachd
1st John Lee
2nd Ed McIlwaine
3rd Alexander Schiele
Judge: Seamus Coyne

Liam Hilder, winner of the overall title for Amateur Grade 1 Solo Piping, with the trophy from judge Donald Lindsay.

Liam Hilder, winner of the overall title for Amateur Grade 1 Solo Piping, with the trophy from judge Donald Lindsay.

Grade 1
Piobaireachd
1st Daryl Techy
2nd Marcus De Vight
3rd Tyrone Heade
4th Liam Hilder
5th Kyle Banta
6th Kevin McLean

MSR
1st Liam Hilder
2nd Kevin McLean
3rd Marcus De Vight
4th William Beattie
5th Kevin Dougan
6th Daryl Techy

Jig
1st Liam Hilder
2nd Jack Toohey
3rd Kevin McLean
4th Ian Toohey
5th Kevin Dougan
6th Daryl Techy

Grant Maxwell gets the top snare drumming award from judge Stephen Creighton.

Grant Maxwell gets the top snare drumming award from judge Stephen Creighton.

Solo Snare Drumming
Professional
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Tano Martone
3rd Eric MacNeill
4th Gavin MacRae

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Tano Martone
3rd Eric MacNeill
4th Gavin MacRae

Grade 1
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Michael Hansen
2nd Fiona Senyk
3rd Duncan Scott
4th Eric Clarke
5th Kelsey Dougan

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Michael Hansen
2nd Fiona Senyk
3rd Kelsey Dougan
4th Duncan Scott
5th Eric Clarke

Solo Tenor Drumming
Professional
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Mackenzie Webster

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Mackenzie Webster

Grade 1
March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Nicole Potter

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