The CLASP Draw for the London Competition

The Draw for the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers events at this year’s London Competition are as follows. The events will take place on Saturday 5th November.

Updated 25/10/2016

Starting at 9am

Grade 1 – 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel

1. Robert Frater
2. Gordon Hislop
3. Andrew Park
4. Enora Morice
5. Ian Graham
6. John Frater
7. Len Durham
8. William Wardrope

Grade 2 – 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel

1. Colin Taylor
2. Tom Broderick
3. Con Houlihan
4. Bradley Boxall
5. James Carnegie
6. Andrea Zingg

Grade 3 – 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel

1. Neil Scotland
2. Richard King
3. Alfred Graf
4. James Hanlon
5. Joris Panis
6. Andrew Gallagher
7. Bill Copland
8. Andrew Richardson
9. Lachlan MacDonald
10. George McCall

Starting at 11.30am

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd

1. Neil Scotland (G & F)
2. Richard King (G & F)
3. James Hanlon (G & F)
4. Andrew Richardson (G and F)
5. George McCall (G and F)
6. Bill Copland (G and F)
7. Andrew Gallagher (G only)
8. Alfred Graf (G and F)
9. Joris Panis (G and F)

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd

1. Andrea Zingg
2. Bradley Boxall
3. Gordon Hislop
4. Robert Frater
5. Enora Morice
6. Andrew Park
7. John Frater
8. Ian Graham
9. Len Durham

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd

1. Tom Broderick
2. Colin Taylor
3. Con Houlihan
4. William Wardrope
5. James Carnegie
6. Lachlan MacDonald

Scottish Piping Society of London – Draw Now Available

 

The draw is now available for this year’s SPSL London Competition, which will take place on Saturday 5th November, at the Kensington Conference Centre in London.

The Premier, A, B, C and Juvenile events are shown on separate sheets.  The CLASP draw will be posted on the CLASP website.

Competitors should note that all piobaireachd events will start at 8.30am.  A schedule of competition times will be published nearer the event date.

Late entries will not be accepted.  Anyone who believes they have entered but are not shown in the draw should raise a query directly with Andrew Hall.

Competitors wishing to stay at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington may wish to use the reference code SCOT041116.  However, cheaper deals may be available via the hotel online booking system.

Please download the draw over at the SPSL website here 

Springbank 2016 Results / Tunes

Pipers:- Willie McCallum, Roddy MacLeod, Angus macColl, Stuart Liddell, Iain Speirs, Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston and John Angus Smith.

Piobaireachd

1st Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland, “The Big Spree”
2nd Roddy Macleod, Glasgow, “The Old Men of the Shells”
3rd Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow, Scotland, “Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar”
4th Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “The Bells of Perth”

MSR

1st Stuart Liddell, “The Clan MacColl”, “Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque”, “Lady Louden”, “Catlodge”, “The Little Cascade”, “The Cockerel in the Creel”
2nd Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland

6/8 March

1st Callum Beaumont, “The Highland Brigade Depot”
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Willie McCallum

Hornpipe & Jig

1st Stuart Liddell, “The Busy Buddy, “The Canister”
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Iain Speirs, Edinburgh
4th Willie McCallum

Judges, John Wilson, PM Iain Morrison and Iain MacFadyen.

Bein-an- Tighe, Rona Lightfoot

Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown, 17 th September 2016 – Local Man Willie McCallum was the overall winner of the annual Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Championship. Willie won the Argyll Arms Trophy for Piobaireachd and was placed third in the MSR. Overall Second place was won by Stuart Liddell (Inveraray) winning the Serco Trophy for MSR and was placed 4 th in the Piobaireachd. (Only the Piobaireachd and MSR results count for the overall placings)
The McFadyen’s Transport Ltd Trophy for locally composed 6/8 Marches went to Callum Beaumont (Linlithgow).
The Committee Members Trophy for Hornpipe & Jig again went to Stuart Liddell.

Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championships 2016 Line Up Announced!

We are delighted to announce the line up for this year’s Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship, which will take place on Saturday 29th October at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. The players for 2016 will be:

Bruce Gandy
Alasdair Henderson
Finlay Johnston
Jack Lee
Stuart Liddell
Angus MacColl
William McCallum
Ian K. MacDonald
Roddy MacLeod MBE
Iain Spiers

Judges will be
Piobaireachd
Iain MacFadyen
William Morrison
Jack Taylor

March, Strathspey and Reel
Ian Duncan
Ian MacLellan
Iain Morrison

 

Results from Northern Meeting Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP)


The CLASP (Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers) had a great turnout for its graded competition at the recent Northern Meetings in Eden Court, Inverness. Pictured from Left to Right – Colin Brown (overall Grade 2), George McCall (Overall garde 3), Alex Gandy (Judge), Ian Graham and Stuart Peters (overall Grade 1)

Here are Results from the Northern Meetings:

Grade 1 Overall Winner – Ian Graham
Grade 2 Overall Winner – Colin Brown
Grade 3 Overall Winner – George McCall

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
1st Stephen Ross
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stuart Peters

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd
1st Aaron Yeung
2nd Colin Brown
3rd Janette Greenwood

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Neil Mitchell

Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Stuart Peters
2nd Janette Greenwood
3rd Ian Graham

Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Ian Graham
2nd Stuart Peters
3rd Janette Greenwood

Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Colin Brown
2nd Stephen Ross
3rd Aaron Yeung

Grade 2 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Colin Brown
2nd Aaron Yeung
3rd Stephen Ross

Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson

Grade 3 – Strathspey and Reel
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson

Scots Guards Junior Competition – Entries now Open

The Scots Guards Association Pipers Branch are now accepting entries for their Junior Solo Piping Competition which will take place on Saturday 19 November 2016 10am. It will be held at the Army School of Piping, Inchdewar House, Colinton Road, by Redford Barracks, Edinburgh

Download the entry form below and return it to the address listed. Entries close on Monday 7th November.

Scots Guards Entry form 2016

Scottish Piping Society of London – Annual Competition – Entries Open

The Scottish Piping Society of London is delighted to announce that entries are now being taken for its Annual Competition which this year will take place on Saturday November 5th at the Kensington Conference Centre, London.

Entries will be accepted via email or post. Due to issues with the SPSL website entries will NOT be accepted via the website.

Closing date for entries September 30th 2016

Entry fee of £40 to cover all events entered. Juvenile entry is free.

Payment of entry fees is preferred in advance by direct bank transfer or via paypal (details on request). In exceptional situations entry fees can be paid on the day.

Tunes selected will be provided to pipers in final tuning

Premier grade events
1. Piobaireachd: Am Bratach Gorm (7 tunes to be submitted with entry)

2. Piobaireachd: William Gillies Cup (6 tunes to be submitted with entry) (NB: the Gillies Cup is also open to A grade pipers)

3. MSR: London Medallion & John MacFadyen Quaich (6 of each tune to be submitted with entry, TWO of each to be played)

4. March: PM JB Robertson Silver Rose Bowl (6 of each to be submitted with entry, selected tune to be played ONCE). (NB: the March competition result does NOT contribute to the overall prize).

5. Hornpipe & Jig: Mary Flora Beaton Cup (3 of each to be submitted with entry)
A grade events
1. Piobaireachd: RG Lawrie Rams Horn Snuff Mull (submit 6 tunes on the day)

2. MSR: Strachan Memorial (submit 4 of each on the day)

3. Hornpipe & Jig: Donald Forbes Medal (own choice)
B grade events
1. Piobaireachd: John Roe Plate (submit 4 tunes on the day)

2. MSR: London Scottish Hodden Grey Trophy (submit 3 of each on the day)

3. Hornpipe & Jig: Hugh MacMillan Trophy (own choice)
C grade events
1. Piobaireachd: National Piping Centre Trophy (submit 3 tunes on the day)

2. MSR: PM Robert Crabb BEM Trophy (submit 3 of each on the day)

3. Hornpipe & Jig: Trophy (own choice)
Juvenile events
1. Piobaireachd: (own choice)

2. MSR: British Airways Pipe Band Trophy (own choice)

3. Slow Air & Jig: Highlands & Islands Society Trophy (own choice)
Clasp events will all be administered via the CLASP website.

Entry criteria
1. Follows the established grading system. E.g., those graded B for light music by the CPA will be expected to play in the B grade light music.

2. The Bratach Gorm is open only to gold medal winners or previous winners of the Gillies Cup at London.

3. Formers winners of London events since 2009 will be expected to play in the next level event at London.

4. Winners from the 2016 events at the Argyllshire Gathering or Northern Meeting will be expected to play in the next level event at London.

5. Please contact the SPSL committee for any uncertainty on which events to enter.
Entry to be sent:
via email to
andrew.hall@barcap.com

via post to
Andrew Hall
11 Beech Ave
Glasgow
G41 5BY

For payment details please email Andrew Hall.

Northern Meeting 2016 CLASP Draw

Northern Meetings – Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers – 2nd September 2016
Starting time – 9.30 AM Sharp
Venue – Eden Court Theatre
Room – Jim Love Studio

Grade 3 Piobaireachd

  • George McCall
  • Robert Thomson
  • Neil Mitchell
  • Stewart Allan

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd

  • Aaron Yeung
  • Janette Greenwood
  • Colin Brown

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd

  • Ian Graham
  • Stuart Peters
  • Stephen Ross

Northern Meetings – Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers
Starting time – After Piobaireachd Events
Venue – Eden Court Theatre
Room – Jim Love Studio

Grade 3 – 2/4 March Competition/Strathspey and Reel Competition

  • George McCall
  • Robert Thomson

Grade 2 – 2/4 March Competition/Strathspey and Reel Competition

  • Aaron Yeung
  • Neil Mitchell
  • Stewart Allan
  • Stephen Ross
  • Colin Brown

Grade 1 – 2/4 March Competition/Strathspey and Reel Competition

  • Ian Graham
  • Janette Greenwood
  • Stuart Peters

Prizes Announced

CLASP – World Amateur Solo Piping Championships


The CLASP World Amateur Solo Piping Championships took place during Piping Live! 2016.

This year’s overall Grade 1 winner was Gill Cairns. She received an all expenses paid trip to compete at the amateur section of the Metro Cup in New York, 2017. Thanks to Eric and Maureen Stein for sponsoring this great prize.

Also, thank you to the sponsors of the CLASP 2016/17 season – Wallace Bagpipes.

Pictured are the overall CLASP winners for 2015/2016 – Colin Taylor (Grade 3 winner), Gill Cairns (grade 2) and Gordon Hislop (Grade 1)  Picture by John Slavin.

Grade 1 Results

Piobaireachd
1st Gill Cairns
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd Andrea Zingg

2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel
1st Stuart Peters
2nd Karen McLean
3rd Gill Cairns

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stewart Gaudin
2nd Gill Cairns
3rd Karen McLean

 

Grade 2

Overall Winner Colin Brown

Piobaireachd
1st Con Houlihan
2nd James Carnegie
3rd Colin Taylor

2/4 March
1st Andrea Zingg
2nd Con Houlihan
3rd Colin Brown

Strathspey and Reel
1st John Campbell
2nd Con Houlihan
3rd Stephen Ross

Jig
1st Stephen Ross
2nd Colin Brown
3rd James Carnegie

 

Grade 3 results

Overall winner Ian Kirkwood

Piobaireachd ground
1st Stewart Allan
2nd Andrew Richardson
3rd Ian Kirkwood

Full Piobaireachd
1st William Copland
2nd Ian Kirkwood
3rd Stewart Allan

2/4 March
1st Aaron Yeung
2nd Colin Campbell
3rd Ian Kirkwood

Strathspey and Reel
1st Aaron Yeung
2nd Andrew Richardson
3rd William Copland

Jig
1st Ian Kirkwood
2nd Aaron Yeung
3rd Andrew Richardson

Lochaber Gathering 2016 – Piping Results

Here are the full results from the Lochaber Gathering, held on Saturday 20th August 2016.

Senior Competitions

P/A Piobaireachd – An Tuagh Oir

1st Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow
2nd Gordon McCready, Glasgow
3rd Euan MacCrimmon, Inverness
4th Derek Midgley, Linlithgow

P/A March – Lochaber Gathering Gold Medal

1st Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
2nd Pipe Major Gordon Walker, Galston
3rd William Geddes, Glasgow
4th Gordon McCready, Glasgow

P/A Strathspey and Reel – Leek’s Taxis Trophy

1st Pipe Major Gordon Walker, Galston
2nd Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
3rd Nick Hudson, USA
4th Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow

B/C Grade Piobaireachd – An Tuagh Airged

1st Jason Craig, Australia
2nd Mael Sicard-Cras, Glasgow
3rd Andrew Donlon, USA
4th Bruce MacDonald, Portree

B/C Grade March, Strathspey and Reel – Clydesdale Bank Torphy

1st Matt Pantaleoni, USA
2nd Duncan Beattie, Linlithgow
3rd Andrew Bell, Catrine
4th Greig Canning, Edinburgh

Open Hornpipe and Jig – Lochaber Gathering Shield

1st Callum Beaumont, Linlithgow
2nd Pipe Major Gordon Walker, Glaston
3rd Gordon McCready, Glasgow
4th Ross Cowan, Motherwell
Junior Competitions

18 and Under Piobaireachd – Lochaber Gathering Junior Piobaireachd Gold Medal

1st Archie Drennan, Drumnadrochit
2nd Finlay Frame, Largs

18 and Under March, Strathspey and Reel – Lochaber Gathering Salver

1st Finlay Frame, Largs
2nd Archie Drennan, Drumnadrochit

18 and Under Hornpipe & Jig – Clansman Garage Shield

1st Finlay Frame, Largs
2nd Archie Drennan, Drumnadrochit

15 and Under Piobaireachd – Dugald MacColl Memorial Trophy

1st Andrew Ferguson, Dollar
2nd Finlay Clark, Roy Bridge
3rd Angus MacPhee, Inverness

15 and Under March, Strathspey and Reel – McCallum Practice Chanter

1st Robbie MacIsaac, Falkirk
2nd Angus MacPhee, Inverness
3rd Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge

15 and Under Jig – McCallum pipe case

1st Robbie MacIsaac, Falkirk
2nd Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge
3rd Angus MacPhee, Inverness