Published: April 01, 2018

Rocky Mountain, Bevan, Killoran, Brown, Maxwell on top at BC Indoor

Alan Bevan (left) accepts the BCPA MacCrimmon Cairn for Piobaireachd from judge Callum Beaumont.

Delta, British Columbia – March 30-31, 2018 – The British Columbia Pipers Association’s Annual Gathering took to a new venue, North Delta Secondary School for its two-day event. Alan Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, picked up another MacCrimmon Cairn for piobaireachd on the Friday night, and he also won the overall prize across the Open solo piping events. Tori Killoran of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, was the overall winner of the Grade 1 Amateur piping, while Blair Brown and Grant Maxwell split top honours in the Open snare drumming. A piobaireachd competition for pipers graded B or C by the Competing Pipers Association was won by Zephan Knichel. Rocky Mountain of Calgary won the overall prize in the Grade 2 band competition, while the Grade 1 event was uncontested, with only Simon Fraser University playing.

Bands
Grade 1
Medley

1st Simon Fraser University
Drumming: Simon Fraser University
Judges: Callum Beaumont, Rene Cusson (piping); Blair Brown (drumming); Alex Gandy (ensemble)

MSR
1st Simon Fraser University
Drumming: Simon Fraser University
Judges: Donald Lindsay, James W. Troy (piping); Andre Tessier (drumming); Steven McWhirter (ensemble)

Grade 2
Overall

1st Rocky Mountain
2nd Portland Metro
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial (Gr2)
Drumming: Portland Metro

Grade 3
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial (Gr3) (ens.pref.)
2nd Greighlan Crossing
Drumming: (tied – RMM and Greighlan Crossing)
Judges: Donald Lindsay, James W. Troy (piping); Andre Tessier (drumming); Steven McWhirter (ensemble)

Grade 4
1st White Spot
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial (Gr4)
3rd Northwest Junior
Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial
Judges: Callum Beaumont, Rene Cusson (piping); Blair Brown (drumming); Alex Gandy (ensemble)

Grade 5
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial (ens.pref.)
2nd Cedar Hills
Judges: Donald Lindsay, James W. Troy (piping); Steven McWhirter (drumming); Andre Tessier (ensemble)

Zephan Knichel (left) receives the Darleen Mijaria Memorial Trophy from Derek Milloy for winning the CPA Piobaireachd event.

Solo Piping
Open

Piobaireachd

1st Alan Bevan
2nd Jack Lee
3rd James P. Troy
4th Colin Lee
5th Alex Gandy
Judges: Callum Beaumont, Andrew Wright

MSR
1st Alan Bevan
2nd John Lee
3rd Alex Gandy
4th Alastair Lee
5th Zephan Knichel
Judges: Rene Cusson, Donald Lindsay

Jig
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Gordon Conn
3rd Colin Lee
4th Seumas Coyne
5th James P. Troy
Judge: Donald Lindsay

Grade 1
Piobaireachd 

1st Tori Killoran
2nd Alistair Bevan
3rd Charles Morris
Judge: James W. Troy

MSR
1st Alistair Bevan
2nd Tori Killoran
3rd Brannagh O’Donnell

Jig
1st Tori Killoran
2nd Charles Morris
3rd Alistair Bevan
Judge: Shaunna Hilder

Judge Callum Beaumont (right) presents Alan Bevan (left) and Callum Bevan with the trophy for most aggregate points gained by any competitor at the 2018 BCPA Annual Gathering, for which the father-son duo tied. Callum Bevan won all three Grade 3 piping events.

CPA Piobaireachd
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Colin Lee
3rd Kate Kimove
Judges: James W. Troy

Solo Snare Drumming
Open

MSR

1st Blair Brown
2nd Grant Maxwell
3rd Taylor Killoran
Judges: Steven McWhirter, Andre Tessier

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Blair Brown
3rd Taylor Killoran
Judges: Steven McWhirter, Andre Tessier

Grade 1
MSR

1st Bryce Kreger
2nd Jake Mix
3rd Julia snow

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Bryce Kreger
2nd Julia snow
3rd Finley Benton

 

 

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