Published: February 28, 2011

LA Scots take both days at Queen Mary

Long Beach, California – February 20-21, 2011 – The Los Angeles Scots won both the Grade 1 MSR and the Medley events at the annual Queen Mary Scottish Festival held at around and on the famous Clydebank-built ocean liner, now a hotel and host venue for the games. Ian Whitelaw won the traditional Open Solo Piping events, while Alex Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, flew from competing at the Metro Cup in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday to compete in Long Beach on Sunday, winning the Kitchenpiping competition and the $300 first-prize. The judges for all band events were Richard Parkes, piping; Andrew Hoinacki, ensemble; and Gordon Craig, drumming.

Bands
Grade 1
Medley
1st LA Scots (P1,E1,D1,)
2nd Alberta Caledonia (2,2,2,)

MSR
1st LA Scots (1,1,2)
2nd Alberta Caledonia (2,2,1)

Grade 3
Medley
1st Bushmills Irish Pipers
2nd Pasadena Scots
3rd Nicholson

MSR
1st Pasadena Scots
2nd Bushmills Irish Pipers
3rd Nicholson

Grade 4
Medley
1st University of California Riverside

Quick March Medley
1st University of California Riverside
2nd City of Sacramento
3rd Cameron Highlanders of San Diego

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Ian Whitelaw
2nd Justin Celek
3rd Erik Leiken

Judge: Bruce Hitchings

MSR
1st Ian Whitelaw
2nd Erik Leiken
3rd Richard King

Judge: John Elliott

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ian Whitelaw
2nd Justin Celek
3rd Ross Naismith

Judge: Richard Parkes

Kitchenpiping
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Stephen Megarity
3rd Cameron Gair

Professional Solo Snare Drumming
1st Glenn Kvidahl
2nd Bryce Parker

Judge: Gordon Craig

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