Seven on the trot for African Skye

Published: July 14, 2014
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AfricanSkye_logoPretoria, South Africa – July 12, 2014 – The St. Benedict’s College Highland Gathering was sunny but cold with the wind chill factor a challenge for most bands. Overall, African Skye made it seven out of seven, winning the medley and coming in second to Benoni MacTalla in the MSR, who won on an ensemble preference. The South African season closes later in the month with the South African Championships and Champion of Champion titles awarded at the Benoni Gathering on July 26th.

Grade 2
1st African Skye (1,2,3,1)
2nd Benoni MacTalla (2,1,2,3)
3rd Transvaal Scottish (3,3,1,2)
Judges: Geoff Irvine, Bob Worrall (piping); Dennis Tewson (drumming); Thomas Fuller (ensemble)

1st Benoni MacTalla (1,2,3,1) (ens pref)
2nd African Skye (2,1,2,2)
3rd Transvaal Scottish (3,3,1,3)
Judges: Roger Davies, Bob Worrall (piping); Dave Jeffrey (drumming); Ewen Gilchrist (ensemble)

Members of the African Skye Pipe Band hang out with guest judge, Bob Worrall, after the contest.


Grade 3
1st Sandton Scottish (2014 Regional Champions)
2nd Glen Allen

Grade 4
1st African Skye (Gr4) (2014 Regional Champions)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (Gr4)
3rd Lyttelton Manor
4th Pretoria Highlanders
5th De La Salle Combined

Juvenile Overall
1st Pretoria Boys Juvenile (2014 Regional Champions)
2nd St Benedict’s Juvenile
3rd Benoni Juvenile

Novice Juvenile
1st Jeppe CBC Boksburg (2014 Regional Champions)
2nd Cornwall Hill College
3rd Benoni Novice Juvenile

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