Published: August 31, 2012

(HD video) 2012 North American Champions: Peel Regional Police

Maxville, Ontario – August 4, 2012 –  Peel Police won the 2012 North American Pipe Band Championship here today in warm, sunny weather at a packed Glengarry Highland Games. Temperatures soared to over 35 Celsius at a scorched park where shade was at a premium. The tightly contested Grade 2 event was won by New York Metro, wrecking Ottawa Police’s string of consecutive firsts in Ontario this year. In the solo piping, Ian K. MacDonald took Piper of the Day honours, while Callum Harper was the Amateur Piper of Day.

In the Grade 2 band competition, the Pipes & Drums of 400 Squadron were disqualified for dropping a piper at the line in the Medley competition. The White Heather Pipe Band in Grade 5 was also disqualified when one piper left the circle midperformance due to heat exhaustion.

Grade 1 (three competed)
Overall
1st Peel Police
2nd Toronto Police
3rd City of Chicago

Medley
1st Toronto Police (1,1,3,1)
2nd City of Chicago (3,3,1,2)
3rd Peel Regional Police (2,2,2,3)

Judges: Peter Sinclair, Bob Worrall (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); James Troy (ensemble)

MSR
1st Peel Regional Police (1,1,1,1)
2nd Toronto Police (2,2,3,2)
3rd City of Chicago (3,3,2,3)

Judges: Glenna Mackay-Johnstone, Bob MacCrimmon(piping); Jim Sim (drumming); Andrew Berthoff (ensemble)

Grade 2 (eight competed; one DQed)
Overall
1st New York Metro
2nd Ottawa Police
3rd Stuart Highlanders
4th City of Washington
5th Great Lakes

Medley
1st New York Metro (2,2,2,3)
2nd Stuart Highlanders (3,4,1,2)
3rd Ottawa Police (1,1,8,1)
4th Great Lakes (4,3,5,5)
5th City of Washington (5,6,4,6)
6th Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (6,7,3,5)
7th St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (5,5,7,8)
8th Rob Roy (8,8,6,4)

Judges: Peter Sinclair, Bob Worrall (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); James Troy (ensemble)

MSR
1st Ottawa Police (2,1,4,1)
2nd New York Metro (1,3,3,2)
3rd Stuart Highlanders (4,4,1,3)
4th City of Washington (3,2,2,6)
5th Great Lakes (5,6,5,5)
6th Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (6,5,7,8)
7th St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (7,7,6,7)
8th Rob Roy (8,8,8,4)

Judges: Glenna Mackay-Johnstone, Bob MacCrimmon (piping); Jim Sim (drumming); Andrew Berthoff (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR, eight competed)
1st Edmonton
2nd Toronto Police
3rd Ulster Scottish
4th Windsor Police
5th Paris Port Dover

Judges: Lynda MacKay, Brian Williamson (piping); Mike Hunter (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Grade 4 (medley, 14 competed)
1st Niagara Police
2nd Glengarry
3rd City of Albany
4th Penetangore
5th Durham Regional Police

Judges: Lynda MacKay, Brian Williamson (piping); Mike Hunter (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Grade 5 (10 competed; one DQed)
1st Lindsay
2nd Grand Celtic
3rd London Firefighters
4th Rob Roy
5th Paris Port Dover

Judges: Glenna Mackay-Johnstone, Bob MacCrimmon(piping); Jim Sim (drumming); Andrew Berthoff (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping (18 competed)
Piobaireachd
1st Ian K MacDonald
2nd Ed Bush
3rd Jim Bell
4th Colin Clansey
5th Adrew Hayes
6th Sean McKeown

Judge: Reay Mackay

MSR
1st Ian K MacDonald
2nd Colin Clansey
3rd Sean Mckeown
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Ben McClamrock
6th Alan Clark

Judge: James Troy

March
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Ian K MacDonald
3rd Ben McClamrock
4th Sean McKeown
5th Jim Bell
6th Colin Clansey

Judge: Ed Neigh

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian K MacDonald
2nd Colin Clansey
3rd Andrew Hayes
4th Ben McClamrock
5th Kyle Coughlin
6th Ed Bush

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

Jig
1st Kyle Coughlin
2nd Sean McKeown
3rd Ian K MacDonald
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Michael Grey
6th Glen Walpole

Judge: Bob Worrall

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