April 22, 2018

Krogh flies high at MWPBA P-M Ian Swinton Open

The event’s namesake and competitors in the Pipe-Major Ian Swinton Open (L-R): Teddy Krogh, Palmer Shonk, Nick Hudson, Ian Swinton, Andrew Lewis, Laureano Thomas-Sanchez, David McNally, Jack Williamson and Ken Liechti.

Park Ridge, Illinois – April 21, 2018 – The Midwest Pipe Band Association completed its annual Day of Piping, including the Pipe-Major Ian Swinton Open for Professional pipers and the Terry McHugh Memorial or amateurs. Events were held at the Park Ridge Community Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. To qualify for these finals, there were regional competitions over the winter in Kansas City; St. Paul; Alma Michigan; Louisville; and Milwaukee, and those in the top three received invitations. Professional prize money totalled US$3,500, with four places in each event of $400, $300, $200 and $100, and the aggregate prizes went to five of $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100. The competition is named for the long-time leader of the Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band of Chicago.

+ MWPBA honours American living legend with event

1st Teddy Krogh
2nd Andrew Carlisle
3rd Andrew Lewis
4th Nick Hudson
5th Palmer Shonk

1st Teddy Krogh, Anchorage, Alaska, “MacKenzie of Applecross’s Salute”
2nd Palmer Shonk, Pittsburgh, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
3rd Andrew Lewis, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, “The King’s Taxes”
4th Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh, “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”
Judges: Jack Lee, Jim Stack
1st Andrew Carlisle, “The Braes of Castle Grant,” “Inveraray Castle,” “Cecily Ross”
2nd Nick Hudson, Houston, “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” “The Piper’s Bonnet,” “Sandy Cameron”
3rd Andrew Lewis, “The Clan MacColl,” “The Shepherd’s Crook,” “The Grey Bob”
4th Teddy Krogh, “Bonnie Anne,” “John Roy Stewart,” “The Rookery”
Judges: Jack Lee, Jim Stack

Also competing: Ken Liechti, Austin, Texas; Dave McNally, Independence, Missouri; Laureano Thomas-Sanchez, Alma, Michigan; and Jack Williamson, Topeka, Kansas.

Grade 1
Joseph Horwath, Saginaw, Michigan

Grade 2
Mark Stuart, Waterford, Wisconsin

Grade 3
Elizabeth Curiskis, Minneapolis

Grade 4
Hugo MacKay, Redmond, Washington

Mark Waymack, Hinsdale, Illinois

Benjamin Tanke, Delafield, Wisconsin

Paul Napolitano, St. Charles, Illinois

Mike Kotch and Tristan Wilson judged all amateur events, except for Grade 1, which was adjudicated by Jack Lee and Jim Stack.






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