Published: July 31, 2010

Videos: Oshawa win continues Peel unbeaten streak

Oshawa, Ontario – July 10, 2010 – The second Oshawa Highland Games turned into the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band’s third win in three tries in Ontario, as the band took the three-band MSR contest. Andrew Hayes of Ottawa had a successful day in the Professional Solo Piping with two firsts and two seconds. Colin Clansey ¬†won the Freestyle two-to-four-minute medley, which took the place of the usual Jig contest.

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Bands
Grade 1 (MSR, three competed)
1st Peel Regional Police
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders
3rd Toronto Police

Drumming: Peel Police; Best Bass: Peel Police
Judges: Tom Anderson, Ron Rollo (piping); Steven Hill (drumming); Peter Sinclair (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley, three competed)
1st Glengarry
2nd Burnett’s & Struth
3rd Penetangore

Judges: Tom Anderson, Ron Rollo (piping); Steven Hill (drumming); Peter Sinclair (ensemble)

Grade 3 (medley, nine competed)
1st Toronto Police (Gr3)
2nd 400 Squadron
3rd Rob Roy

Drumming: Hamilton Police; Best Bass: Rob Roy
Judges: John Elliott, Lynda Mackay (piping); Harvey Dawson (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Grade 4 (march medley 11 competed)
1st The Frost
2nd Dofasco
3rd Brighton Legion

Drumming: Dofasco; Best Bass: Dofasco
Judges: John Elliott, Lynda Mackay (piping); Harvey Dawson (drumming); Bob Worrall (ensemble)

Grade 5 (march medley, seven competed)
1st Sudbury Police
2nd Dundas
3rd Hamilton Police (Gr5)

Judges: Tom Anderson, Ron Rollo (piping); Steven Hill (drumming); Peter Sinclair (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Andrew Hayes, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
2nd Sean McKeown
3rd Doug MacRae

Judge: Bob Worrall

March
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Sean McKeown

Judge: Ron Rollo

Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Colin Clansey

Judge: John Elliott

Freestyle
1st Colin Clansey
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Doug MacRae

Judge: John Elliott

Professional Solo Snare Drumming
MSR
1st Aaron Carter
2nd Chris Bell
3rd Dave Fenton

Judge: Harvey Dawson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Aaron Carter
2nd Chris Bell
3rd Dave Fenton

Judge: Steven Hill

12 COMMENTS

  1. Andrew, Good job once again on the recordings. Always nice to hear (and see) the contest again. In your narrative of the day, you mention Andrew Hayes as winning the freestyle. including a win in the Freestyle two-to-four-minute medley” I believe this was Colin Clansey’s win. Cheers

  2. Isn’t there total silence between the attack rolls? Drummers are always dropping out so why not pipers? Lets quit attempting to find fault and start finding the good in new ideas…..

  3. RE: Silence during attack rolls. Depends. If it is two three pace rolls, then yes, technically there is silence. However, I have seen one or more performances over the years that started with one five pace roll with no silence (obviously). This is the reason that some of the pipe band societies have a rule stating that the preformance is to start with two three pace rolls….that is, to make the attack a consistent entity that can be compared. Is this a good idea? Well, you be the judge of that…..

  4. not to mention the drum it self is not a continuous instrument like the pipes. there is a break in everything they do. Soooo, no one knows the rule on cutting out then? ok.

  5. There is no rule about it. Just went through and there isn’t a single mention of cutting out the pipes in a band contest. Nor anything about two three paced rolls. Basically if you want to try it, do so in the PPBSO. Pretty open rules really.

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