Published: June 30, 2012

USPF overall goes to Bell

Newark, Delaware – June 16, 2012 – James Bell of Batesville, Arkansas, was the overall professional winner of the 26th annual United States Piping Foundation Amateur & Professional Piping Championships at the University of Delaware. Kirk Brunson of Derry, New Hampshire, was the overall winner of the amateur section. The event is restricted to residents of North America.

Professional
Piobaireachd (St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia Silver Quaich)
1st James Bell, “The End of the Great Bridge”
2nd Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “Catherine’s Lament”
3rd Derek Midgley, Milltown, New Jersey, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
4th Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh, “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”
5th Liz Cherry Bellevue, Pennsylvania, “Salute to Donald”

MSR (St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore Silver Charger)
1st Alex Gandy, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “Arniston Castle,” “Neil Angus MacDonald”
2nd James Bell, “Portland Castle,” “Blair Drummond,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie”
3rd Andrew Carlisle, “Kantara to El Arish,” “Inveraray Castle,” “Bessie McIntyre”
4th Derek Midgley, “John MacDonald’s Welcome to South Uist,” “MacBeth’s Strathspey,” “John Morrison of Assynt House”
5th Dan Lyden, Timonium, Maryland, “74th’s Farewell to Edinburgh,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “Lt. Col. D.J.S. Murray”

Also competing but not in the prizes: John Bottomley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Nick Hudson Pittsburgh; Ben McClamrock, Baltimore; Brian Meagher, New York; Palmer Shonk, Pittsburgh; and Elliot Smith, Concord, New Hampshire.

Reay Mackay and Colin MacLellan judged both events.

Amateur

Piobaireachd (Donald MacPherson Silver Quaich)
1st Kirk Brunson, “Lament for Donald of Laggan”
2nd Avens Ridgeway (Batesville, Arkansas, “A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick”
3rd Sean Poyntz, Miami, “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute”
4th Kathleen Brown, Gaithersburg, Maryland, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
5th Andrew Donlon, Germantown, Maryland, “MacKintosh’s Lament”

MSR (Seumas MacNeill Silver Quaich
1st Kirk Brunson, “The Pap of Glencoe,” “Susan MacLeod,” “The Blackberry Bush”
2nd Avens Ridgeway, “David Ross,” “Tulloch Gorm,” “The Sheepwife”
3rd Kathleen Brown, “Jeannie Carruthers,” “Cabar Feidh,” “Thompson’s Dirk”
4th Andrew Donlon, “Abercairney Highlanders,” “Inveraray Castle,” “The Grey Bob”
5th Sean Poyntz, “MacLean of Pennycross,” “Maggie Cameron,” “Cecily Ross”

Also competing in the amateur events but not in the prizes: Albert DeFusco, Pittsburgh; John McGrath, Wading River, New York; Sean Regan, Pittsburgh; Nathan Wahlgren, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania; and Mary Wallace, Richmond, Virginia.

Peter Kent and James Stack judged both amateur events.

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