Walker, McCallum gather gold at Lochaber

Published: July 31, 2011
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Fort William, Scotland – July 30, 2011 – Gordon Walker and Willie McCallum shared the first prizes in the top-grade events at the annual Lochaber Gathering held at the Nevis Centre.

A-Grade
An Tuagh Oir (The Gold Axe)
1st Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
2nd Willie Geddes, Glasgow
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland

Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

The Lochaber Gathering Medal March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
4th Willie Geddes

Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

Strathspey & Reel
1st Willie McCallum
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland
4th Jenny Hazzard

Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

Open Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Simon McKerrell, England
4th John Mulhearn, Glasgow

Judges: Alan Forbes, Iain MacFadyen

B & C Grade
An Tuagh Airgead (The  Silver Axe) Piobaireachd
1st Calum MacColl, Fort William, Scotland
2nd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
3rd Colin Campbell, Aberlour, Scotland
4th Iain Marshall, Oban, Scotland

MSR
1st Ben McClamrock
2nd Colin Campbell
3rd Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis
4th Marion Horsburgh, New Zealand

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  1. curt

    Kind of an odd title. Looks like Gordon took 3 firsts and one second. Willie took one first, two seconds and one forth. Obviously great play by both, but the title should read Gordon shines at Lochaber. Does he have to win all events for that title?

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