April 20, 2019

Knichel goes Silver with win at BC qualifier

Zephan Knichel (right) with Senior SPJA judge John Wilson after winning the 2020 Silver Medal qualifying competition in British Columbia.

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 19, 2019 – Zephan Knichel of Surrey, British Columbia, won the Competing Pipers Association B-Grade Piobaireachd event at the Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers Association, qualifying him for a guaranteed spot in the 2020 Silver Medal competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. Brad Davidson of Ontario won the event for those graded C in piobaireachd by the CPA.

The qualifying competition is part of a system introduced by the CPA designed to make entry to the highly subscribed Silver Medal events more equitable.

CPA B-Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal Qualifier (five competed)
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Kevin McLean, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
3rd Kate Kimove, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Judges: Andrew Hayes, John Wilson

CPA C Grade Piobaireachd (two competed)
1st Brad Davidson
2nd Ross Barker
Judge: Andrew Hayes


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