HD videos: Sun shines on 78th Frasers at Cobourg

Published: June 21, 2014
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78th Fraser Highlanders competing at Cobourg.

Cobourg, Ontario – June 21, 2014 – The 78th Fraser Highlanders celebrated the first official day of summer with a convincing win at the Cobourg Highland Games, under spectacular weather on the shores of Lake Ontario. The Grade 1 challenge that the Grade 2 Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band presented the week before in the MSR competition at Georgetown didn’t really materialize in the Cobourg Grade 1 Medley event. Ian K. MacDonald was the Professional Piper of the Day, while Zack Miller was Professional Drummer of the Day.

Grade 1 (medley, four competed)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders (1,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,4,2,1)
3rd Toronto Police (3,2,3,3)
4th Ottawa Police Service (Gr2) (4,3,4,4)
Drumming: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Judges: Iain Symington, Bob Worrall (piping); Dan Bist (drumming); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR, one played)
1st Ottawa Police Service
Judges: Lynda MacKay, Eddie Gorman (piping); Mike Hunter (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Grade 3 (medley, six competed))
1st Paris/Port Dover
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3)
3rd Niagara Regional Police
4th Hamilton Police
5th Durham Regional Police
6th Glengarry
Judges: Bob Worrall, Iain Symington (piping); Dan Bist (drumming); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble)

Grade 4 (medley, eight competed)
1st Rob Roy
2nd Arnprior MacNab
3rd Lindsay
4th Grand Celtic
5th York Regional Police
6th Chatham Kent Police
Judges: Bob Worrall, Iain Symington (piping); Dan Bist (drumming); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble)

Grade 5 (march medley, 11 competed)
1st Lindsay (Gr5)
2nd Paris/Port Dover (Gr5)
3rd Hamilton Police
4th Cambridge & District
5th Barrie
6th Grand Celtic (Gr5)
Judges: Lynda MacKay, Eddie Gorman (piping); Mike Hunter (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
A-Grade (nine competed)
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Sean McKeown
3rd Andrew Hayes
4th Ed Bush
5th Scott McIntosh
6th Andrew Berthoff
Judge: Bill Livingstone

B-Grade (six competed)
1st Callum Harper
2nd Nick Hudson
3rd Brendan Culver
4th Steven Tripp
5th Jacob Dicker
Judge: Bob Worrall

Light Music (16 competed)
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Callum Harper
4th Andrew Berthoff
5th Sean McKeown
6th Dylan Whittemore
Judge: Jake Watson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Sean McKeown
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Andrea Boyd
4th Andrew Hayes
5th Steven Tripp
6th Nick Hudson
Judge: John Elliott

1st Andrew Berthoff
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Sean McKeown
4th Ian K. MacDonald
5th Callum Harper
6th Ed Bush
Judge: Peter Aumonier

Professional Solo Drumming (four competed)
1st Chris Bell
2nd Zack Miller
3rd Iain Bell
4th Cameron McKail
Judge: Dan Bist

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Iain Bell
2nd Zack Miller
3rd Cameron McKail
4th Chris Bell
Judge: Mike Hunter

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