Pleasanton Day 2: Winnipeg Police win Grade 2; Great Lakes first overall

Published: September 02, 2018
The Great Lakes Pipe Band of Cleveland, Ohio, celbrates their success at the 2018 Pleasanton games.

Pleasanton, California – September 2, 2018 – The 153rd annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games is one of the largest in the world, with close to 50,000 spectators. The eight-band Grade 2 band event was the biggest entry in North America in 2018. On day two of the event, the Winnipeg Police prevailed, but Great Lakes was best overall after winning on the Saturday. The Grade 2 Atlanta Pipe Band was disqualified, reportedly after including a young piper from a local band, knowing that they would be DQed. This year’s competitions were held in perfect weather, 83 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and 90 on Sunday.

+ Great Lakes takes Pleasanton Day 1

Interestingly, the first Pleasanton Games were held on Thanksgiving Day, 1866, the year after the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Grade 2 Medley
1st Winnipeg Police (1,2,1,2)
2nd North Stratton (3,3,2,1)
3rd Great Lakes (2,1,4,4)
4th Portland Metro (7,6,3,3)
5th Prince Charles (4,4,7,5)
6th Wasatch & District (6,7,6,8)
7th Robert Malcolm Memorial (8,8,8,6)
DQ: Atlanta (5,5,5,7)
Judges: June Hanley, Alan Walters (piping); David Hilder (ensemble); Duncan Millar (drumming)

Grade 3
Medley
1st Pasadena Scots (1,1,1,1)
2nd Blandford (3,3,2,5) (ens.pref.)
3rd Greighlan Crossing (2,4,4,3) (ens.pref)
4th Macalester College (4,2,5,2) (ens.pref.)
Judges: David Hilder, Alan Walters (piping); June Hanley (ensemble); Duncan Millar (drumming)

MSR
1st Pasadena Scots (2,1,1,1)
2nd Greighlan Crossing (1,2,2,3)
3rd Macalester College (3,4,5,2)
Judges: Donald MacPhee, Hal Senyk (piping); Shaunna Hilder (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

Grade 4 (10 competed)
Mini MSR
1st Glendora High School
2nd Cameron Highlanders
3rd Silicon Valley

Medley
1st Glendora High School
2nd Silicon Valley
3rd Cameron Highlanders

Grade 5
Quick March Medley
1st University of California Riverside
2nd Irish Pipers
3rd Pasadena Scots

Slow March, March
1st Irish Pipers
2nd Jefferson
3rd Pasadena Scots

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Andrew Lewis, St. Paul, Minnesota
2nd John Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
3rd Laureano Thomas-Sanchez, Cleveland

MSR
1st John Lee
2nd Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
3rd Ken Sutherland

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Lewis
2nd Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
3rd John Lee

 

2 thoughts on “Pleasanton Day 2: Winnipeg Police win Grade 2; Great Lakes first overall

    1. It’s in the story — “The Grade 2 Atlanta Pipe Band was disqualified, reportedly after including a young piper from a local band, knowing that they would be DQed.”

Registration

Forgotten Password?