Van de Ven, Seto, Bruce take Toronto Amateur Knockout
Toronto – March 3, 2012 – The final rounds of the PPBSO Toronto Branch Amateur Knockout competitions were held at a crowded Mosspark Armoury in downtown Toronto. In the piping A-Division, reserved for Grade 1 and Grade 2 amateurs, MacGregor Van de Ven was first, while Alexander Seto won the B Division, reserved for Grade 3 and Grade 4 pipers. Joe Bruce was the winner of the A-Division Snare Drumming. There was no A-Division drumming event. The event was the last of three events running up to the final in which contestants accrued points to qualify for the final.
1st MacGregor Van de Ven
2nd Callum Harper
3rd Dylan Whittemore
Also competing: Kyle Coughlin, Kaitlin Kimove and Tyler Johnson.
1st Alexander Seto
2nd Edward Watt
3rd Jordan Brown
Also competing: Marshall Chamberlain, Zachary Petrachek, Paul Turner and Haitian Yu.
Colin MacLellan judged both events.
1st Joe Bruce
2nd Brian Turner
3rd Tom Litherland
Judge: Graham Brown
Also competing: Lindsey Crichton.