Published: February 28, 2010

Liddell locks down Metro Cup with two seconds

Newark, New Jersey – February 20, 2010 – The 2010 Metro Cup Invitational Solo Piping Competition was won by Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, after taking second-prizes in both the Piobaireachd and Medley events. The amateur aggregate champion was Bobby Durning of Mill Town, New Jersey, a pupil of the late George M. Bell, whom the event memorializes. In addition to prize money, Liddell received a custom-made kilt from O’Kane Outfitters. Joseph Brady Sr. was presented with the newly created R.G. Hardie Award for services to piping in the Metro New York area.

Piobaireachd
1st Brian Donaldson, Edinburgh
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
4th Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5th Chris Armstrong, Airth, Scotland

Medley
1st Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Chris Armstrong
5th Bruce Gandy

Also competing but not in the prizes: Callum Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland; Duncan Bell, New Jersey; John Bottomley, New York; Glenn Brown, Glasgow; Jori Chisholm, Seattle; Alastair Dunn, Glasgow; Alasdair Gillies, Pittsburgh; Brian Meagher; Robert Minnear, Atlanta; and Alen Tully, Dublin.

P-M George M. Bell Amateur
Piobaireachd
1st Bobby Durning
2nd Brendan Culver, Ontario
3rd Liz Cherry

MSR
1st Bobby Durning
2nd Liz Cherry
3rd Elliott Smith

Both professional events were judged by Jack Taylor, John Wassman and Bob Worrall. Glenn Brown judged the amateur piobaireachd and Terry Tully the amateur MSR.

pipes|drums made a monetary contribution to the event.

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