Video: Oban Day 2 – full results

Published: August 31, 2009
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Click for Quicktime video.Oban, Scotland – August 27, 2009 – It rained throughout the day – or at least until the prizes were announced and then the sun started to shine. Through the challenging weather conditions, the bouncy castle and starter’s pistols going off, A-Grade and B-Grade pipers vied for prizes, and ultimately Glenn Brown, Glasgow; Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland; Simon McKerrell, Lenzie, Scotland; Alistair Lee, Vancouver; and Willie McIntyre, Edinburgh took home the big awards. Brown and McIntyre were the only ones to take home two prizes on the day.
 
About 30 pipers got up for the march to the Argyllshire Gathering games at Mossfield Park, with Alastair Dunn, the winner of the Gold Medal the day before, taking the traditional Pipe-Major’s spot. Among other tunes, the played “Highland Wedding” and “Raigmore,” and of course “The Argyllshire Gathering” entering the field, crook-weilding Argyllshire-“society” types trailing behind.
 
The march to the games, P-M Alastair DunnA-Grade March
1st Glenn Brown
2nd James MacKenzie
3rd Andrew Carlisle, Northern Ireland
4th Jack Lee, Surrey, British Columbia
Judges: James Banks, Barry Donaldson, Tom Speirs
 
A-Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st Niall Stewart
2nd Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Glenn Brown
Judges: Alan Forbes, John Wilson, Bob Worrall
 
Alastair Dunn competing in the Grade-A MarchGrade-A Jig (one tune, played once)
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Ian K. MacDonald, Whitby, Ontario
3rd Gordon McCready, Renfrew, Scotland
4th Alistair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
Judges: A. Frater, Iain MacFadyen, Jim McGillivray
 
B-Grade March
1st Alistair Lee
2nd Will Nichols, Blaine, Washington
3rd Willie McIntyre
4th Xavier Boderiou, Brittany
Judges: John MacDougall, Dugald MacNeill, Colin MacLellan
 
B-Grade S&R
1st Willie McIntyre
2nd John Mulhearn, Troon, Scotland
3rd Gavin Fergus, Campbeltown, Scotland
4th James P. Troy, Victoria, British Columbia
Judges: Bruce Hitchings, Ronnie McShannon, Malcolm McRae
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