Published: March 27, 2016

SFU sweeps another Annual Gathering

Zephan Knichel (right) presented with the overall Professional Solo Piping trophy from adjudicator Andrew Carlisle at the 2016 Annual Gathering.

Surrey, British Columbia – March 25-26, 2016 – Simon Fraser University won both Grade 1 events at the British Columbia Pipers Society’s Annual Gathering, held at Clayton Heights Secondary School. The overall award in the Open Solo Piping went to Zephan Knichel, while the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd was won by Andrew Lee, who played a set of drones, pipe bag and reeds that he made himself, reminiscent of the legendary John Ban MacKenzie, who was known as “the last man to cut the sheep, make the bag, reeds, pipes and play the tune.”

Grade 1
Medley

1st Simon Fraser University (1,2,1,1)
2nd Dowco Triumph Street (2,1,2,2)
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

MSR
1st Simon Fraser University (1,1,1,1)
2nd Dowco Triumph Street (2,2,2,2)
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Portland Metro (1,1,1,1)
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial II (2,2,2,2)
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st Greighlan Crossing (1,1,1,1)
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial III (2,2,2,2)
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Grade 4 (Medley)
1st Northwest Junior (2,1,2,1)
2nd Keith Highlanders (1,2,3,2)
3rd Portland Metro Youth (4,3,1,4)
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Grade 5
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial V
Judges: Bruce Gandy, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Michael McKenna (drumming); James P. Troy (ensemble)

Open Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Andrew Lee
2nd Jori Chisholm
3rd James P. Troy
4th Alastair Lee
5th Zephan Knichel
6th John Lee

MSR
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd James P. Troy
4th Jori Chisholm
5th Andrew Lee
6th Kevin McLean

Jig
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Andrew Lee
3rd Gordon Conn
4th Alastair Lee
5th Joseph Stewart
6th Jori Chisholm

CPA B&C Grade
Piobaireachd
1st Kevin McLean
2nd Zephan Knichel
3rd Joseph Stewart
4th John Lee
5th Liam Hilder
6th Ross Naismith

Open Solo Snare Drumming
MSR
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Andrew Miller
3rd Eric MacNeill

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Grant Maxwell
2nd Eric MacNeill
3rd Andrew Miller

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