Published: May 31, 2011

Rob Roy unmuddied by soggy Kingston Festival

Kingston, Ontario – May 28, 2011 – Despite a soggy ground, the independent Kingston Scottish Festival attracted a strong entry of almost 20 bands and almost 100 solo performances. The contest marked the debut in Grade 2 of both the Rob Roy and Ottawa Police pipe bands. The event is limited to piping and drumming competitions, and is run without official sanctioning by any association, although PPBSO Champion Supreme points were awarded in the solo contests. The band events had four judges, each critiquing from a strictly ensemble perspective.

Bands
Grade 2 (Medley, two competed)
1st Rob Roy
2nd Ottawa Police

Grade 3 (Medley, three competed)
1st 400 Squadron
2nd Toronto Police
3rd Hamilton Police

Grade 4 (Medley, five competed)
1st Arnprior McNab
2nd Niagara Police
3rd Highland Mist

Grade 5 (March Medley, eight competed)
1st Rob Roy
2nd Hamilton Police
3rd Glengarry

Judges for all band events: Andrew Berthoff, Kahlil Cappuccino, Greg Dinsdale, Bob Worrall

Solo Piping
Amateur Piobaireachd
Senior
1st MacGregor van de Ven
2nd Ross Davison
3rd Chris Dodson

Judge: Bob Worrall

Intermediate
1st Dave Campbell
2nd Edward Watt
3rd Teresa McNeil

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

Junior
1st Ryan Kavanagh
2nd Elizabeth Day
3rd Ellie Hastings

Judge: Andrew Berthoff

Novice
1st Marshal MacPherson
2nd Christopher MacDonnell
3rd James van de Ven

Judge: Brian Williamson

Light Music
Grade 1
March
1st MacGregor van de Ven
2nd Ross Davison
3rd Donald Buchanan

Strathspey & Reel
1st MacGregor van de Ven
2nd Ross Davison
3rd Chris Dodson

Grade 2
March
1st Valerie Cooke Johnson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Valerie Cooke Johnson

Grade 3
1st Ryan Kavanagh
2nd Conner Lamont
3rd John Steele

Grade 4
1st Andrew Mansfield
2nd Justin Reid
3rd Ian Noble

Grade 5
1st Branna MacDougall
2nd Andrew Robertson
3rd Craig McPherson

Practice Chanter
1st Finley van de Ven
2nd Bronis MacDougall
3rd Kathleen MacKinnon

Solo Snare Drumming
Grade 2
1st Erica Pulling

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Erica Pulling

Grade 3
1st Brian Turner
2nd Shaun Melnyk

Grade 4
1st MacGregor van de Ven
2nd Sophia Attwells
3rd Jason Minnie

Grade 5
1st Catherine Cairns
2nd William Douglas
3rd James Johnson

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