June 26, 2021

Guilianni trumps all others in Grade 1 CLASP games (performance videos added)

The Internet – June 26, 2021 – Giovanni Guilianni of Italy was the overall winner in the Grade 1 category at the Competition League of Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) 2021 Virtual Highland Games, sponsored by R.G. Hardie & Co. Guilianni received a medal, an R.G. Hardie Weather Resistant Contour Piper Bagpipe Cover and matching cords. John Nevans of Scotland was the overall winner in Grade 2 (overall medal and R.G. Hardie & Co. Deluxe Pipe Case and a bagpipe polishing kit), Canadian Zachary Dwyer took the Grade 3 overall (overall medal and an R.G. Hardie & Co. blackwood Infinity Pipe Chanter), and the Grade 4 aggregate winner was Lou Lanaro of Canada (overall medal and an R.G. Hardie & Co. Long Plastic Celtic Engraved Practice Chanter). Each first-prize winner also got a R.G. Hardie & Co. Ear Protectors and a snazzy baseball cap.

The Grade 3 light music was so well entered that two heats were held to narrow the final each event to a total of 12 contestants. The contest is part of CLASP’s series of online contests being held throughout the summer.

The next CLASP event is the World Solo Amateur Piping Competition, part of Piping Live! 2021 in August.

Here’s Giovanni Guilianni’s performance of “Lament for Sir James Macdonald of the Isles”:

Grade 1
(31 competed)
1st Stuart Marshall
2nd Giovanni Guilianni
3rd Balint Kiss
4th Evan Wraga
5th Trevor De Mass
6th Gill Cairns
Judge: Donald MacPhee

Here’s Stuart Marshall’s winning performance of “Beloved Scotland”:

MSR (28 competed)
1st Craig Black
2nd Stuart Marshall
3rd Scott Long
4th Robert Russell
5th Trevor DeMass
6th Giovanni Giulianini
Judge: Alex Gandy

You can enjoy Craig Black’s MSR here:

6/8 March (28 competed)
1st Jay Wilson
2nd Benjamen Elliot
3rd Scott Long
4th Robert Wilson
5th Giovanni Guilianni
6th Dane Grant
Judge: John Mulhearn

Grade 2
(23 competed)
1st Andrea Jones
2nd John Nevans
3rd Ben Hall
4th Gregory Joseph
5th Eddie Boland
6th Gordon Ross
Judge: Alastair Dunn

Enjoy Andrea Jones’s rendition of “The Marquis of Argyll’s Salute”:

Here’s overall Grade 2 winner John Nevans’s rendition of “The Boat Tune”:

March (23 competed)
1st Balint Kiss
2nd John Nevans
3rd Alexander MacKay
4th David Richardson
5th Mariko Arimoto
6th Hans Grothusen
Judge: Gail Brown

Strathspey & Reel (23 competed)
1st David Richardson
2nd Balint Kiss
3rd John Nevans
4th Alexander MacKay
5th Mariko Arimoto
6th Eddie Boland
Judge: Gail Brown

Jig (23 competed)
1st John Nevans
2nd Kurtis Bryden
3rd Eddie Boland
4th Alexander MacKay
5th David Richardson
6th Balint Kiss
Judge: John Mulhearn

Grade 3
(30 competed)
1st Tom DuBois
2nd Anthony Kelly
3rd Zachary Dwyer
4th Colin MacKenzie
5th Graham Hislop
6th Alasdair Beaton
Judge: Gail Brown

March (20 competed)
1st Colin Mackenzie
2nd Ross Martin
3rd Zachary Dwyer
4th Anthony Kelly
5th Kim Greeley
6th Philip Duthie
Judge: Connor Sinclair

Strathspey & Reel (21 competed)
1st Zachary Dwyer
2nd Martin Lee
3rd Colin Mackenzie
4th Robert Cunningham
5th Philip Duthie
6th Alasdair Beaton
Judge: Connor Sinclair

Jig (38 competed)
1st Zachary Dwyer
2nd Ross Martin
3rd Ken MacLean
4th Colin MacKenzie
5th Kim Greely
6th David Todd
Judge: Dan Nevans

Grade 4
(seven competed)
1st Vickie Gray
2nd Lou Lanaro
3rd Gavin Davis
4th Riccardo Brunelli
5th Steve Langford
6th Billie Narver
Judge: Connor Sinclair

March (10 competed)
1st Lou Lanaro
2nd Amanda Brennan
3rd Vickie Gray
4th Gavin Davis
5th Sean Kelly
6th Riccardo Brunelli
Judge: Alastair Dunn

Strathspey & Reel (eight competed)
1st Amanda Brennan
2nd Lou Lanaro
3rd Vickie Gray
4th Riccardo Brunelli
5th Gavin Davis
6th Steve Langford
Judge: Alastair Dunn

Jig (six competed)
1st Steve Langford
2nd Gavin Davis
3rd Vickie Gray
Judge: Dan Nevans



CLASP amateur piping expands to include solo Grade 4 and Grade 5 pipers worldwide (video)
April 8, 2021

DeMass, Grothusen, Beaton overall March CLASP winners
March 28, 2021





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