January 16, 2016

Troy, Gandy, Cooper on top of storm

James Troy

Kansas City, Missouri – January 15, 2016 – James P. Troy and Alex Gandy won the Gold Medal Piobaireachd and Gold Medal MSR professional solo piping events, respectively, at the annual Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm Competitions held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, Country Club Plaza. Andrew Lee gained an invitation to the 2016 Metro Cup contest in New Jersey in February, having the best result of those not already invited to the event. More than 100 contestants entered for the various professional and amateur piping and drumming competitions.

Professional Solo Piping
Gold Medal
1st James P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
2nd Glenn Brown, Glasgow
3rd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Roddy MacLeod

Silver Medal
1st Andrew Lewis, St. Paul, Minnesota
2nd John Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
3rd Dan Lyden, Timonium, Maryland
4th James Dyson, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5th Teddy Krogh, Anchorage, Alaska
Judges: Callum Beaumont, Brian Donaldson

1st Alex Gandy
2nd Andrew Hayes, Ottawa
3rd Andrew Lee Port, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Judges: Fred Morrison, Terry Tully

Professional Solo Drumming
Snare Gold Medal
1st Derek Cooper, Warminster, Pennsylvania
2nd Craig Lawrie, Paisley, Scotland
3rd Grant Maxwell Surrey, British Columbia
4th Richard Baughman, Pittsburgh
5th Eli Fugate, San Diego
6th Scott Fletcher, South Easton, Massachusetts
Judges: Duncan Millar, Doug Stronach, Paul Turner

Gold Medal Bass
1st Brian Morgan, Hudson, New Hampshire
2nd Bhreagh MacDonald, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
3rd Kyle Heaney, Toronto
Judges: Kahlil Cappuccino, Johnny Rowe

Tenor Gold Medal
1st Jordan Bailie, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
2nd Michelle Blam, Chicago
3rd Sam Johnson Parkville, Maryland
Judges: Steven McQuillan, Michael O’Neil




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