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Alastair Lee.
Alastair Lee.

In sunny and hot weather, the 2019 British Columbia Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held on June 15 at its new venue of Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC., writes Rob MacNeil, President of the BC Pipers’ Association

125 solo players and 14 bands competed.

Alastair Lee, Grant Maxwell, and Lauren Tietze won the aggregates for Open Piping, Snare Drumming, and Tenor Drumming, respectively. Alastair Lee also captured the Open Piobaireachd on the Friday evening.

The closing massed bands and awards ceremony was held in the Park’s TD Community Plaza.

Partial results are listed below:

PIPE BANDS:

Grade 1 – 1. Simon Fraser University.
Best Drum Corps: Simon Fraser University

Grade 2 – 1. Robert Malcolm Memorial, 2.
Best Drum Corps: Robert Malcolm Memorial, 2

Grade 3 – 1. Robert Malcolm Memorial, 3; 2. Greighlan Crossing; 3. Keith Highlanders, 3; 4. Van Isle Caledonia.
Best Drum Corps: Robert Malcolm Memorial 3

Grade 4 – 1. Greater Victoria Police; 2. Robert Malcolm Memorial, 4; 3. White Spot, 4; 4. Northwest Junior; 5. Kamloops; 6. Keith Highlanders, 5.
Best Drum Corps: Greater Victoria Police.

Grade 5 – 1. Keith Highlanders, 5; 2. White Spot, 5; 3. Robert Malcolm Memorial, 5; 4. Best Drum Corps: White Spot, 5

OPEN PIPING
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Alastair Lee; 2. Alan Bevan; 3. James Beaumont; 4. James P. Troy; 5. Zephan Knichel; 6. Edward McIlwaine.
March, Strathspey & Reel – 1. Alan Bevan; 2. Jori Chisholm; 3. James P. Troy; 4. Alastair Lee; 5. James Beaumont; 6. Zephan Knichel
Hornpipe & Jig – 1. Alastair Lee; 2. Gordon Conn; 3. James P. Troy; 4. Jori Chisholm; 5. Zephan Knichel; 6. James Beaumont.

OPEN SNARE DRUMMING:
March, Strathspey & Reel – 1. Grant Maxwell; 2. Taylor Killoran; 3. Robert Graham Jr.
Hornpipe & Jig – 1. Grant Maxwell; 2. Robert Graham Jr.; 3. Bryce Kreger.

OPEN TENOR DRUMMING
March, Strathspey & Reel – 1. Lauren Tietze.
Hornpipe & Jig – 1. Lauren Tietze.

Massed bands at the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival.
Massed bands at the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival.