April 30, 2010

Wilson and Switalla romp at Hastings

Hastings, New Zealand – April 2-3, 2010 – Greg Wilson and Brian Switalla had great days in the solo piping at the 60th annual Hastings Highland Games. Wilson won the Gold Clasp, reserved for former winners of the Gold Medal, with the field the largest in many years. The contest did not finish until 12:30 am. Scott Kennedy won the Gold Medal. Brian Switalla had the most aggregate points in the A-Grade events.

Gold Clasp
1st Greg Wilson, “Scarce of Fishing”
2nd Brian Switalla, “His Father’s Lament for Donald McKenzie”
3rd Stuart Easton, “Clan Chattan’s Gathering
4th Iain Robertson, “Rory MacLeod’s Lament”

Gold Medal
1st Scott Kennedy, “Nameless”
2nd Liam Kernaghan, “The Bicker”
3rd Tom Glover, “The Park Piobaireachd”
4th Gary Stewart

NZ Championship A Grade
1st Brian Switalla
2nd Greg Wilson
3rd Stuart Easton
4th Jamie Hawke

Strathspey & Reel
1st Brian Switalla
2nd Greg Wilson
3rdBrendon Eade
4th Stuart Easton

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Brian Switalla
3rd Jamie Hawke
4th Stuart Easton

Open Piobaireachd
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Marion Horsburgh
3rd Brian Switalla
4th Stuart Easton

Under 21 NZ Championship
6/8 March
1st Liam Kernaghan
2nd Angus Hawke
3rd Harry Hawke
4th Bradley Guy

Strathspey & Reel
1st Richard Cox
2nd Liam Kernaghan
3rd Harry Hawke
4th William Rowe

B Grade
1st Ben Murray
2nd George McEwan
3rd William Rowe

1st William Rowe
2nd George McEwan
3rd Angus Hawke

Silver Medal
1st Angus Hawke, “Fair Honey”
2nd Ben Murray, “Lament for the Rowan Tree”
3rd Simon Fraser, “Fair Honey”
4th George Stick, “Corrienessan’s Salute”




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