April 30, 2011

Inside story on Toronto Indoor

Toronto – April 2, 2011 – A strong turnout from both competitors and spectators enjoyed the annual Toronto Indoor Games at Mosspark Armoury in Canada largest city’s downtown. Now in its third year since returning to the scene after a prolonged hiatus, the event, which is organized by the Toronto Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario, is now seen as the kick-off event of each new season.


Grade 1 (medley, one played)

Toronto Police

Grade 2 (MSR, one played)
1st 400 Squadron

Grade 3 (medley, three competed)
1st 400 Squadron (2,1,1,1)
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3) (1,2,3,3)
3rd Paris Port Dover (3,3,2,2)

Judges: Andrew Berthoff, John Elliott (piping); Craig Stewart (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Grade 4 (march medley, three competed)
1st Grand Celtic (2,2,1,1)
2nd Niagara Regional Police (1,1,2,2)
3rd Arnprior MacNab (3,3,3,3)

Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Peter Sinclair (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Grade 5 (march medley, six competed)
1st Dofasco (2,5,4,1)
2nd Grand Celtic (3,1,6,2)
3rd White Heather   (4,4,2, 3)

Judges: Brian Williamson, Peter Sinclair (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Grade 1 (MSR, two competed)
1st Toronto Police – Grey
2nd Toronto Police – MacDonald

Judges: Gail Brown, Lynda Mackay

Grade 2 (Medley, one played)
1st Niagara Regional Police

Judges: Gail Brown, John Elliott

Grade 3 (MSR, four competed)
1st 400 Squadron
2nd Toronto Police 2
3rd Toronto Police 1

Judges: Gail Brown,  John Elliott

Grade 4 (Slow Air, 6/8 March, three competed)
1st St. Andrew’s College 2
2nd St. Andrew’s College 1
3rd Sons of Scotland

Judges: Gail Brown,  Lynda Mackay

Solo Piping

1st Calum MacDonald, “Too Long in this Condition”
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, “Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon”
3rd Michael Grey, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

1st Michael Grey
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Calum MacDonald

Judge: John Elliott

1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Michael Grey
3rd David C. McDougall

Judge: Gail Brown

Senior Amateur Piobaireachd
1st Kyle Coughlin
2nd MacGregor van de Ven
3rd Brendan Culver

Judge: Bob Worrall

Grade 1
1st MacGregor van de Ven
2nd Ross Davison
3rd Kyle Coughlin

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

1st Brendan Culver
2nd Kyle Coughlin
3rd Tyler Johnson

Judge: John Elliott

Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd
1st Liam Melville
2nd Marcus Tonogai
3rd Liam Hoyle

Judge: Brian Williamson

Grade 2
1st Andrew Hutton
2nd Kamryn MacDonald
3rd Fiona James

Judge: Gail Brown

6/8 March
1st Jonathon MacDonald
2nd Arun Partridge
3rd Alex Klausnitzer

Judge: Rob Crabtree

Junior Amateur Piobaireachd
1st Ryan Kavanagh
2nd Cameron Baskerville
3rd Thomas Bruce

Judge: Rob Crabtree

Grade 3
1st John MacLennan
2nd Alex Seto
3rd Thomas Bruce

Judge: Peter Sinclair

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ryan Kavanagh
2nd Alex Seto
3rd John MacLennan

Judge: Glenna Mackay-Johnstone

Novice Piobaireachd
1st Stacy Dye Williamson
2nd Kaj V. Sullivan
3rd Branna MacDougall

Judge: Geoff Neigh

Grade 4
March A
1st Elizabeth Day
2nd Liam MacDonald
3rd Zachary Petrachek

Judge: Peter Sinclair

March B
1st Jordan C. Brown
2nd Keaton Weir-MacPherson
3rd Justin Reid

Judge: Lynda Mackay

Grade 5
1st Kaj V. Sullivan
2nd Stacy Dye Williamson
3rd Andy Lee

Judge: Glenna Mackay-Johnstone

Novice Practice chanter
1st Bronis MacDougall
2nd Finley van de Ven

Judge: Gail Brown

Solo Snare Drumming (Hugh Cameron judge for all events)

1st Daniel Bist

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Daniel Bist

Grade 1
1st Mike Tuzyk

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Mike Tuzyk

Grade 2
1st Erica Pulling
2nd Kyle Wardell
3rd Jordan Culver

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Erica Pulling

Grade 3
1st Brian Turner

Grade 4
1st Thomas Litherland
2nd Stephen Girodat

Grade 5
1st Sophia Attwells
2nd Matthew Page


  1. Congrats to the whole Toronto Branch Team; including Rob MacKenzie, Kelly Crowe, Scott Limerick, and all the volunteers for making the day possible – must have been an awful lot of work – Great Job!

  2. Glad to see this contest back to where it was in the ’60’s! I fondly remember travelling with the City of Wilmington (Delaware) Pipe Band in the ’60’s. I am fairly certain there were only quartet contests back then but always felt it was a special and worthwhile event. Congratulations to the organizers!



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