Published: July 13, 2015

78th Halifax takes 152nd Antigonish

78th-Highlanders-logoAntigonish, Nova Scotia – July 11-12, 2015 – It was the 152nd annual Antigonish Highland Games, held in sunny and warm weather, with temperatures reaching the high 20s. The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) won both Grade 1 events, edging the Ottawa Police by ensemble preference in the Sunday Medley. Alex Gandy of Halifax, Nova Scotia, won the aggregate award in the Professional piping, and James Dyson took the same in the Grade 1 amateur category. Devin Paynter of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was the Grade 1 Drummer of the Games. The Ian Green Award for Best Bass and Mid-Section went to the Ottawa Police.

Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships (Saturday)
Grade 1
(MSR)
1st 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel (1,1,1,1)
2nd Ottawa Police Service (2,2,2,2)

Grade 2 (MSR)
College of Piping

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st Dartmouth and District
2nd 78th Highlanders

Grade 4 (Quick March Medley)
1st College of Piping
2nd Clan Thompson
3rd Antigonish Highland Society Old Scotia

Grade 5 (March)
1st Ontario Fire Service
2nd Fredericton Society of St Andrew
3rd Dartmouth and District

Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships (Sunday)
Grade 1
(Medley)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (1,2,2,1) (ens.pref.)
2nd Ottawa Police Service (2,1,1,2)

Grade 2 (Medley)
1st College of Piping
2nd Dartmouth and District

Grade 3 (Medley)
1st 78th Highlanders (ens.pref.)
2nd Dartmouth and District

Grade 4 (Medley)
1st College of Piping
2nd Clan Thompson
3rd Belfast

Grade 5 (Medley)
1st Fredericton Society of St Andrew
2nd College of Piping
3rd Dartmouth and District

Judges for all band competitions: Colin MacLellan, John Elliott (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Professional Solo PIping
Piobaireachd
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Jacob Dicker
Judge: Colin MacLellan

March
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd James MacHattie
Judge: John Elliott

Strathspey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Andrea Boyd
3rd James MacHattie
Judge: John Elliott

Jig
1st Bruce Gandy
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd James MacHattie
Judge: James P Troy

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