Published: June 30, 2009

SFU wins twice at BC Games

Coquitlam, British Columbia – June 28, 2009 – Simon Fraser University won both the MSR and Medley events in Grade 1 at the annual BC Highland Games on a warm and sunny day. Dowco Triumph Street managed two second prizes, ahead of Alberta Caledonia, making it a rare three-band contest on the west coast. Twenty-one bands and 140 soloists competed.
 
At the event the BC Pipers Association awarded a life membership to Willie McErlean, in time with the 30th anniversary of the Triumph Street Pipe Band winning the drumming at the 1979 World Championships in Nottingham, England. It was the first time in the BCPA’s history that a life membership had been awarded to a drummer.
 
Grade 1
MSR
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Dowco Triumph Street
3rd Alberta Caledonia
 
Medley
1st Simon Fraser University
2nd Dowco Triumph Street
3rd Alberta Caledonia
 
Solo Piping
Professional
Piobaireachd
1st Colin Lee
2nd James P. Troy
3rd Jori Chisholm
4th Andrew Lee
5th Alastair Lee
6th Andrew Bonar
 
March
1st James P. Troy
2nd James Beaumont
3rd Andrew Bonar
4th Alastair Lee
5th Gordon Conn
6th Andrew Lee
 
Strathspey & Reel
1st Colin Lee
2nd James Beaumont
3rd Andrew Lee
4th Andrew Bonar
5th James P. Troy
6th Colin McWilliams
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Bonar
2nd James P. Troy
3rd Gordon Conn
4th Alastair Lee
5th Andrew Lee
6th Colin McWilliams
 
Amateur
Grade 1
Piobaireachd
1st Elizabeth Dunsire
2nd Jonathan Farrell
3rd Chelsea Archibald
4th Aaron Malcomb
5th Blake Parkinson
6th Richard Gillies
 
MSR
1st Richard Gillies
2nd Patrick Downing
3rd Elizabeth Dunsire
4th Myles Stewart
5th Erin Warkman
6th Scott Wood
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Cory Ley
2nd Richard Gillies
3rd Scott Wood
4th David MacNeil
5th Myles Stewart
6th Elizabeth Dunsire
 
Solo Snare Drumming
Professional
MSR
1st David Bowman
2nd Cameron Reid
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st David Bowman
2nd Jacquie Troy

4 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Willie. A most deserving honour to a first class musician and great guy. I enjoyed competing against you when I was young, and enjoyed playing many tunes wtih you over the years.

  2. Nice to see Al Cal travelling west to make a bit of a comp of it. Can anyone tell me when was the last time SFU were actually beaten on Canadian soil?? Must be a while ago now! Regards Daz

  3. Well done Willie. A most deserving honour to a first class musician and great guy. I enjoyed competing against you when I was young, and enjoyed playing many tunes wtih you over the years.

  4. Nice to see Al Cal travelling west to make a bit of a comp of it. Can anyone tell me when was the last time SFU were actually beaten on Canadian soil?? Must be a while ago now! Regards Daz

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