CLASP at Rosneath Highland Games – Sunday 17th July 2016

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) is delighted to be returning to Rosneath Highland Games on Sunday 17th July 2016.

Could all CLASP members register at the Piping Tent by 9.30am for a 10am start. Registration opens at 9am and you will be using one platform for CLASP events.

Here is a note from the Piper convener, Helen Campbell:
‘The field at Rosneath has been drained and gravel put down but should the weather be bad enough to cause flooding and the games are cancelled I have booked Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh as a back up on the same day. As the judges will be already booked we would still do CLASP as if we were doing it on one platform at the field’.

Please keep an eye on the games website for any updates on changes to the venue due to poor weather. http://www.rosneathgames.co.uk/

Directions to the Games Field
http://www.rosneathgames.co.uk/how-to-find-us

Order of play:
Grade 3 Piobaireachd (Own Choice)
William Copland
Stewart Allan

Grade 2 Piobaireachd (submit 2, play 1),
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg
Janette Greenwood
Gill Cairns
George Gordon

Grade 1 Piobaireachd (submit 2, play 1),
Stewart Gaudin
Robert Low
Ian Graham
Gordon Hislop
Grade 3 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (Own Choice), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (Own Choice)
William Copland

Grade 2 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (submit 2, play 1), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (own Choice)
Gill Cairns
George Gordon
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg
Stewart Allan

Grade 1 Light Music – 2/4 March Competition (submit 2, play 1), Separate Strathspey & Reel Competition (submit 2, play 1),
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop
Robert Low
Janette Greenwood
Ian Graham

Some events may run concurrently. Please check with your stewards on arrival for further information.

CLASP at Inveraray Highland Games – Tuesday 19th July 2016

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) is delighted to be returning to Inveraray Highland Games on Tuesday 19th July. The Games is located on the grounds of Inveraray Castle, with competition well-signposted from entry.

If you are competing, the Piping Convener, James Beaton, has asked if all competitors can check in by 1pm at the Piping Secretaries tent. You will then be informed of which boards the CLASP will take place on.

This is the order of play for the day:

Piobaireachd Events

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
Stewart Allan
William Copland

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
Andrea Zingg
George Gordon
Gill Cairns
Con Houlihan

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop
Ian Graham

Light Music Events

Grade 3 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
William Copland

Grade 2 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
Gill Cairns
Geroge Gordon
Stewart Allan
Con Houlihan
Andrea Zingg

Grade 1 Light Music – 2/4 March, Strathspey & Reel
Ian Graham
Stewart Gaudin
Gordon Hislop

Some of these events may run concurrently, please check with your stewards on arrival. Good luck to all competitors.

CLASP at The Army School of Piping – June 2016

Photo by Alister Sinclair
Here are the full results from the CLASP’s competition at the Army School of Piping in Edinburgh on Saturday 18 June.
Pictured is Robert Frater, winner of grade 1 Piobaireachd, with judge Tom Speirs. Photo by Alister Sinclair

Grade 1 Piobaireaachd
1st Robert Frater
2nd Robert Low
3rd John Frater

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Tom Broderick
3rd Gregor McCulloch

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
1st Stewart Allan
2nd Bianca Kail
3rd Robert Thomson

Grade 3-Piobaireachd Ground
1st George McCall
2nd Bianca Kail
3rd Alfred Graf

Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Robert Frater
2nd Gregor McCulloch
3rd John Frater

Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Gregor McCulloch
2nd John Frater
3rd Robert Low

Grade 1 – Jig
1st Robert Low
2nd John Frater
3rd Gregor McCulloch

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st – Gill Cairns
2nd George Gordon
3rd Stewart Allan

Grade 2 – Strathspey & Reel
1st George Gordon
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd Stewart Allan

Grade 2 – Jig
1st Gill Cairns
2nd George Gordon
3rd Helen Thomson

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Bianca Kail
3rd George McCall

Grade 3 – Strathspey & Reel
1st Colin Taylor
2nd Bianca Kail
3rd George McCall

Grade 3 – Jig
1st Bianca Kail
2nd Colin Taylor
3rd Andrew Richardson

The Royal National Mòd 2016 – Piping Competitions

The Royal National Mòd takes place in the Western Isles this year from 14th-22th October 2016, with the piping competitions taking place on Saturday 15th October 2016 in Liniclate School, Benbecula.

Entries for both junior and senior competitions must be submitted by Friday 8th July 2016 and can be done online, please see the information below for further details. You can also download the entry form from below.

For any further information, please visit www.ancomunn.co.uk and our facebook page

More Information

Piping Entry Form 2016

BRAND NEW – Virginia Invitational Competition for 2016

We are delighted to announce the brand new “The National Piping Centre, Scotland Challenge Recital” invitational competition, which will take place on Sautrday 25th June in Winchester, Virginia.

The contest will feature Nick Hudson, Dan Lyden, Derek Midgley, Ben McClamrock and Andrew Donlon – all of whom attended the school in the formative years of their piping careers, and now compete at the highest levels of solo and pipe band piping.These players will also be delivering workshops on Sunday 26th June.

This event is part of The National Piping Centre’s annual Virginia Piping School, which this year has two teaching options – 5 days from Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th June, or a workshop only package, where students can take workshops with the school tutors, plus these guest instructors.

The event will take place from 7.00pm on Saturday 25th June at the Lee Jackson Best Western Motel in Winchester, VA.

Tickets are now available online here

Scottish Pipers’ Association Knockout Contest Final

The final will be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 featuring two of the World’s finest pipers : Stuart Liddell vs John Patrick

The event will be held in the College of Piping Otago St, with the evening starting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50.  There is a full bar service available so please come early for a drink and a chat and to get a good seat.

The winner will receive the Piping Times Trophy which will be presented by editor Stuart Letford together with a substantial cash prize. The runner-up will also receive a substantial cash prize.

McCallum Bagpipes have kindly agreed to sponsor the event which will be recorded by the BBC for transmission at a later date on the Pipeline program.

We are also hoping to once again transmit the contest via Livestream for members and friends who are further afield. Donations via the website would be welcome. www.scottishpipersassociation.co.uk

Scots Guards Knockout – The Final is decided!

In the latest Scots Guards Knockout, Ross Miller won the second semi-final against Scott Barrie on Sunday 27 March. He will now meet Callum Beaumont on 15 May in the final, 4 pm as usual in the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after.

Recitals
Head along to the Scots Guards Club to see Callum Beaumont play in recital on Sunday 17 April at 4 pm. Tickets are £10.00, available on the door and include a curry served after. 

SPA Knockout – Semi-final 2

The 2nd semi-final will be held on Saturday 2nd April at the College of Piping, Otago St, Glasgow. The pipers in this round are: Stuart Liddell vs Steven Leask.

Join us from 7.00pm for 7.30pm, there is a full bar service available so please come early for a drink and a chat and to get a good seat.

The winner of this will face John Patrick in the final on Saturday 7th May. The SPA are also hoping to transmit the contest via Livestream for our members and friends who are further afield. Donations via our website would be welcome. www.scottishpipersassociation.co.uk