Hogg boss at George Ackroyd Challenge

Published: October 3, 2016
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Parktown, South Africa – October 1, 2016 – Joshua Hogg enjoyed a perfect day, winning all five of the top events at the annual George Ackroyd Challenge, organized by the Scottish Piping Society of Southern Africa, and held at the View in Parktown, a suburb of Johannesburg. The Best Overall Junior prize went to Sean Cameron, and Frans Coetzee won the Pipe-Major A. Watters Jig Challenge – Best Junior award.

George Ackroyd Challenge
Overall
1st Joshua Hogg
2nd Rohan Morgan
3rd Sean Cameron
4th Frans Coetzee
5th Garrin Walker
6th Jonathan Bosch
7th Eric Cleaver

The George Ackroyd Challenge
Piobaireachd
1st Joshua Hogg
2nd Rohan Morgan
3rd Sean Cameron
4th Jonathan Bosch
5th Frans Coetzee
6th Matthew Pollock
Judges: Tom Knobel, Struan Young

March
1st Joshua Hogg
2nd Garrin Walker
3rd Rohan Morgan
4th Frans Coetzee
5th Eric Cleaver
6th Dominic da Costa
7th Reg Simpson
8th Jonathan Bosch
9th Douglas Grossett
10th Sean Cameron
11th Matthew Mochrie
12th Shaylin Simadari
Judge: Greg Lloyd

Strathspey & Reel
1st Joshua Hogg
2nd Rohan Morgan
3rd Frans Coetzee
4th Eric Cleaver
5th Garrin Walker
6th Dominic da Costa
7th Sean Cameron
8th Douglas Grossett
9th Shaylin Simadari
10th Jonathan Bosch
Judge: Roger Davies

Pipe-Major A. Watters Jig Challenge
1st Joshua Hogg
2nd Rohan Morgan
3rd Frans Coetzee
4th Garrin Walker
5th Eric Cleaver
6th Reg Simpson
7th Spiros Paizes
8th Jonathan Bosch
9th Gemma McCreadie
10th Matthew Pollock
11th Dominic da Costa
12th Shaylin Simadari
13th Sean Cameron
14th Matthew Mochrie
15th Brendon Mochrie
16th Jason Esterhuizen
Judge: Rod Watters

(More results next page)

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