Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal qualifier

John Wilson congratulates Zephan Knichel.
John Wilson congratulates Zephan Knichel.

Zephan Knichel of Surrey, British Columbia won the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) B Grade Piobaireachd event at the British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering yesterday. The competition is a qualifier for next year’s Silver Medal competition at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting.


CPA B Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal Qualifier – 1. Zephan Knichel; 2. Kevin McLean; 3. Kate Kimove.
Judges: John Wilson and Andrew Hayes.

CPA C Grade Piobaireachd – 1. Brad Davidson; 2. Ross Barker.
Judge: Andrew Hayes.

The next North American qualifier for the 2020 Silver Medals is another Canadian event, the Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario’s (PPBSO) contest on June 7 in Georgetown, Ontario.

Entry forms for both events are posted on the PPBSO website at https://ppbso.org/silvermedalqualifier