McCready wins overall at new Capt. John A. MacLellan MBE Piping Championship

Published: October 5, 2013
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Edinburgh – October 5, 2013 – Gordon McCready of Renfrew, Scotland, was the overall winner at the new solo piping competition organized by and held at the Army School of Piping in Edinburgh. One competitor commented that it was an “Absolutely top-drawer event, probably the best-organized competition I’ve ever been to – pipers, judges and audience could not have been treated better or helped more. Plus a load of beautiful, really special and thoughtful trophies and good money prizes.”

The winner of the A-Grade Piobaireachd, David Wilton, receives an invitation to compete at the Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Memorial Dinner Competition/Recital in June.

The overall trophy is replica of the statue recently unveiled in memorial of pipers and drummers killed in combat, located at the Army School.

A-Grade

Piobaireachd
1st David Wilton (Captain John MacLellan Medal)
2nd Colin MacLellan Cup – Faye Henderson
3rd Jonathan Greenlees
4th Gordon McCready
5th Jenny Hazzard
Judges: Willie Morrison, Andrew Wright

MSR
1st Gordon McCready (P-M Angus MacDonald Trophy)
2nd Kevin McNulty (Plumbers’ Knowe Trophy)
3rd Peter Hunt
4th Gavin Ferguson
5th Cameron Drummond
Judges: Walter Cowan, Ian McLellan

Open Hornpipe & Jig
1st Callum Watson (Robert L Kilgour Trophy)
2nd Steven Gray
3rd Kevin McNulty
4th Gordon Bruce
5th Allan Johnstone
Judges: Walter Cowan, Ian McLellan, Willie Morrison, Andrew Wright

B-Grade

Piobaireachd
1st David Shedden (Joe Rafferty Plate)
2nd Steven Gray
3rd Connor Sinclair
4th Darach Urquhart
5th Sarah Muir

Judges: Ronnie McShannon, Robert Wallace

MSR
1st Steven Gray (John MacLellan Pipe Banner)
2nd George Stewart
3rd Sarah Muir
4th Connor Sinclair
5th Kris Coyle
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Tom Speirs

C-Grade

Piobaireachd
1st Callum Watson (Jo Delworth Quaich)
2nd Kevin McNulty (Dean Park Eagle)
3rd Caitlin MacDonald
4th Kris Coyle
5th Edward Gaul
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Colin MacLellan

MSR
1st Callum Watson (Fort Augustus Shield)
2nd Caitlin MacDonald
3rd Stuart McCallum
4th Andrew Gray
5th Glenn Ross
Judges: Andrew Frater, Bruce Hitchings

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