September 28, 2014

Hall takes snare title at South African Drumming Championships

Steve St. Clair-Hall in the middle with his pipers Damien Pitman and Gavin Abell, also of African Skye.

Johannesburg – September 27, 2014 – The South African Solo Drumming Championships were held at St, Benedict’s College, Bedfordview in Johannesburg with a record number of entries. There is no existing grading system in South Africa, so the snare drum entries were divided into three categories following an open heat where competitors were assigned to one of A, B or C groups, ensuring that all competitors were allowed the opportunity to compete fairly for a prize. African Skye Leading-Drummer Steve St. Clair-Hall and senior drum tutor of the National Youth Pipe Band of South Africa, took the top spot and was named South African Open Champion, while Chad Naude and Lauren Strimer were awarded Bass Drum and Tenor Drum Champions, respectively.

Open Snare
Category A
1st Steve St. Clair-Hall (African Skye Gr2)
2nd Theo van Wyk (Benoni MacTalla)
3rd David Murray (African Skye Gr2)
4th Clinton Miles (1 Medical Battalion)
5th Anthony Evans (Transvaal Scottish)
6th Dewar van Dyk (1 Medical Battalion)
Judge: Gareth McLuckie

Category B
1st James Penberthy (1 Medical Battalion)
2nd Duncan Tee (Sandton Scottish)
3rd Trevor Wilson (1 Medical Battalion)
4th Jeremy Coutts (Richmond Avenue)
5th Caylee O’Leary (Richmond Avenue)
6th Callum Leesam (Transvaal Scottish)
Judge: Kevi Levin

Category C
1st Dylan Jones (Benoni MacTalla)
2nd Nicholas Schmidt (Transvaal Scottish)
3rd Andrew Rose (Transvaal Scottish)
4th Ross Campbell (St. Benedict’s)
5th Dennis Tewson (Sandton Scottish)
6th Brian Mola (KES)
Judge: Gareth McLuckie




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