Published: September 06, 2015

Small triumphs at Pleasanton (update 2)

Pleasanton, California – September 6-7, 2015 – The move to have smaller Grade 1 bands compete at the annual Pleasanton Gathering & Games in northern California proved a success, and Dowco Triumph Street took both days of competition.

Dowco Triumph Street at the 2014 World’s.

By invitation, Dowco Triumph Street of Vancouver, Greater Glasgow Police Scotland and the Los Angeles Scots competed at Pleasanton, but were limited to fielding only eight pipers, four snare drummers, two tenor drummers and a bass drummer. The organizers had in recent years struggled to attract or sponsor full top-grade bands that routinely field more than 20 pipers, 10 snare drummers and six tenor drummers.

Saturday
Grade 1 (MSR)
1st Dowco Triumph Street (1,1,1,2)
2nd Greater Glasgow Police Scotland (2,2,2,1)
3rd Los Angeles Scots (3,3,3,3)
Judges: Ryan Canning, Tom Johnstone (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Jim Sim (drumming)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Prince Charles (1,1,1,1)
2nd Bushmill’s Irish (2,2,2,2)
3rd (EP) Queen City (4,4,3,3)
4th Wasatch & District (3,3,4,4)
Judges: Ryan Canning, Tom Johnstone (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Jim Sim (drumming)

Prince Charles at Lorient, August 2013.

Sunday
Grade 1
(medley)
1st Dowco Triumph Street (1,1,2,1)
2nd Greater Glasgow Police Scotland (2,2,1,3)
3rd  Los Angeles Scots (3,3,3,2)
Judges: Ryan Canning, Rene Cusson (piping); Paula Glendinning (ensemble); Blair Brown (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley)
1st Prince Charles (1,3,1,1)
2nd Wasatch & District (2,1,2,3)
3rd Queen City (4,4,3,2)
4th Bushmill’s Irish (3,2,4,4)
Judges: Ryan Canning, Rene Cusson (piping); Paula Glendinning (ensemble); Blair Brown (drumming)

Do you have contest results? Feel free to send by email, along with a photo or two, so that we can share your glory with the entire piping and drumming world.

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