Georgetown results

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Sean McKeown and Ian K. MacDonald
Ben McClamrock
Ben McClamrock … qualifies for the 2020 Silver Medal.

Saturday at the Georgetown Highland Games in Georgetown, Ontario was a fairly busy day, writes Chris Buchanan, President of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario. We had 32 bands from Canada and the United States across five grades, with the City of Dunedin winning the Grade 1 contest.

In the solo events we had 182 individual competitors – including 23 in the professional (open) piping and four in the professional snare events. The Professional Piper of the Day was Ian K. MacDonald, the Professional Piobaireachd Winner of the Day was Sean McKeown, and the Professional Drummer of the Day was Cameron McKail.

On Friday night we held our first CPA graded events, including a 2020 Silver Medal qualifying event. In the B Grade event we had an entry of 10 competitors and in the C Grade we had five. The winner of the B Grade event was Ben McClamrock, and the C Grade winner was Brad Davidson.

Here is a summary of the two day’s results:

Friday solos
CPA B (10 competed) – 1. Ben McClamrock (MacKay’s Banner); 2. Teddy Krogh (Lachlan MacNeil Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy); 3. Jacob Dicker (MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart).
Judges: Jim McGillivray and Michael Grey.

CPA C / Open (5 competed) – 1. Brad Davidson (MacDougall’s Gathering); 2. Brendan Culver (Old Men of the Shells); 3. Tony Adkins (Lament for Captain MacDougall)
Judges: Bill Livingstone and Bob Worrall.

Sean McKeown and Ian K. MacDonald.
Sean McKeown and Ian K. MacDonald.

Saturday solos
Professional Piobaireachd / Professional A (14 competed) – Sean B. McKeown; 2. Kevin McLean; 3. Jacob Dicker; 4. Dan Lyden; 5. Andrea Boyd; 6. Ian K. MacDonald.
Judge: Bill Livingston.

Professional Piobaireachd / Professional B – (nine competed) – 1. Tyler Bridge; 2. Daniel C. Cole; 3. Bradley G. Davidson; 4. Bill Peters; 5. Tyler Johnson; 6. Dylan Whittemore.
Judge: Brian Donaldson.

Professional Jig (23 competed) – 1. Ian K. MacDonald; 2. Kevin McLean; 3. Jacob Dicker; 4. Tyler Harris; 5. Andrea Boyd; 6. Matt MacIsaac.
Judge: Jim McGillivray.

Professional March (23 competed) – 1. Ian K. MacDonald; 2. Sean McKeown; 3. Andrea Boyd; 4. Matt MacIsaac; 5. Kevin McLean; 6. Callum Harper.
Judge: Jim Stack.

Professional Strathspey & Reel (23 competed) – 1. Ian K. MacDonald; 2. Sean McKeown; 3. Jacob Dicker; 4. Matt MacIsaac; 5. Andrea Boyd; 6. Callum Harper.
Judge: Michael Grey.

Professional Hornpipe & Jig (four competed) – 1. Cameron McKail; 2. Kyle Wardell; 3. Iain Bell.
Judge: Brian McCue

Professional MSR (four competed) – 1. Iain Bell; 2. Cameron McKail; 3. Kyle Wardell.
Judge: Greg Dinsdale.

Iain Donaldson, Pipe Major of City of Dunedin.
Iain Donaldson, Pipe Major of City of Dunedin.

Pipe bands
Grade 1
(Medley) – 1. City of Dunedin; 2. 78th Fraser Highlanders; 3. 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel).
Judges: Edward Gorman and Andrea Boyd (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming) and Michael Grey (ensemble).

Grade 2 (Set) – 1. Peel Regional Police Pipe Band; 2. Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band; 3. Toronto Police Pipe Band.
Judges: Edward Gorman and Andrea Boyd (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming) and Michael Grey (ensemble).

Grade 3 (Set) – 1. Ottawa Highlanders Pipes and Drums; 2. Guelph Pipe Band; 3. Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band.
Judges: Iain Symington and Charles H. MacDonald (piping); Brian McCue (drumming) and Jim McGillivray (ensemble).

Grade 4 (Medley) – 1. Durham Regional Police Pipes & Drums; 2. Hamilton Police; 3. Niagara Regional Police.
Judges: Edward Gorman and Andrea Boyd; Greg Dinsdale (drumming) and Michael Grey (ensemble).

Grade 5 (March Medley) – 1. Paris/Port Dover Pipe Band; 2. Pipes and Drums of Lindsay; London Fire Fighters Pipe Band.
Judges: Iain Symington and Charles H. MacDonald (piping); Brian McCue (drumming) and Jim McGillivray (ensemble).