July 31, 2008

Russell the overall winner at Roseneath

Roseneath, Scotland – July 20, 2008 – A sunny day, but with a strong, cold wind were the conditions at Roseneath Games, where about 50 total competitors came out for the solo piping events, which included a piobaireachd contest for those graded B or C by the Competing Pipers Association. Alan Russell of Kelty, Scotland, was the overall winner.
Open Piobaireachd
1st Alan Russell
2nd William Geddes, Annan, Scotland
3rd Gareth Rudolph, Glasgow
4th Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Robert Wallace
CPA B&C Grade Piobaireachd
1st Chris Gibb, Glasgow
2nd Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland
3rd Iain Marshall, Oban, Scotland
4th John Mulhearn, Glasgow
5th Andrew Carlisle, Northern Ireland
The event was the final after two heats that were judged by Roddy MacLeod and Angus MacLellan. The final, comprising the top four from each heat, was judged by both.
Open March
1st Finlay Johnstone
2nd William Geddes
3rd Gareth Rudolph
4th Alen Tully, Dublin
Open Strathspey & Reel
1st Finlay Johnstone
2nd Alan Russell
3rd William Geddes
4th John Mulhearn
Both light music events were run in two heats, with judges Walter Cowan and Barry Donaldson.  The finals, each comprising the top four from each heat, were judged by both.


  1. Sorry to be such a pedant, but it’s Rosneath; I used to stand on the hill and watch the nuclear submarines try to sneak into the Gareloch, apparently under the impression they couldn’t be seen, hiding fifteen feet under the surface.



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