No horsing around for Troy at Blair

Published: September 4, 2016
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Jamie Troy

Blairgowrie, Scotland – September 4, 2016 – A lovely sunny day greeted nearly 30 pipers competing in the senior events at the annual Blairgowrie games, until about 1:30 pm when it started hosing down rain and never stopped. Jamie Troy of Victoria, British Columbia, was the winner of the overall award for those in the top grades, and James Dyson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the overall winner of the C-Grade events, taking the Jimmie MacGregor Memorial Shield. The games received high praise from competitors due to the efficient organization of the Henderson piping family and friends. The contest took strong measures to ensure that policies against teachers judging pupils were followed.

Premier & A-Grade Piobaireachd
1st Ed McIlwaine, Vancouver, “Lament for MacLeod of MacLeod”
2nd Jonathan Greenlees, Glasgow, “Mary’s Praise”
3rd James MacHattie, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
4th Jamie Troy, “The Battle of Waternish”
Judge: Colin MacLellan

B-Grade Piobairecahd
1st Jonathan Simpson
2nd Cameron MacDougall
3rd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
4th David Shedden, Glasgow
5th Dan Lyden, Maryland
Judges: Patricia Henderson, Iain Speirs

C-Grade
Piobaireachd
1st James Dyson
2nd Ben Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland
3rd Kaitlin Kimove, Stoney Creek, Ontario
4th Chris Lee, Hong Kong
5th Andy Graham
Judges: Douglas Murray, Andrew Wright

Grades A&B
March
1st Jamie Troy
2nd Glen Ross
3rd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
4th Andrew Donlon, Washington, DC
Judges: Ian Duncan, James Banks

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ross Miller
2nd Jonathan Simpson, Bathgate, Scotland
3rd Andrew Donlon
3rd Jamie Troy
Judges: Ian Duncan, James Banks

C-Grade
March
1st Chris Lee
2nd James Dyson
3rd Ben Mulhearn
4th Kaitlin Kimove
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Douglas Murray, Andrew Wright

Strathspey & Reel
1st Chris Lee
2nd James Dyson
3rd Kaitlin Kimove
4th Ben Mulhearn
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Douglas Murray, Andrew Wright

 

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