Closkelt wins Antrim

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Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.
Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.
Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.
Closkelt Drum Major Erinn McIlwaine and Pipe Major David Chesney.

The results of the Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Pipe Band Championships which took place today at Antrim Castle Gardens are:

Grade 1 (MSR) – 1. Closkelt (G2); 2. Police Service of Northern Ireland; 3. Ravara (G2).
Best drum corps: Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Judges: Harry Stevenson and Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming) and Paul Turner (ensemble).

Grade 2 (Medley) – 1. Ravara; 2. Closkelt; 3. Manorcunningham; 4. Colmcille.
Best drum corps: Ravara
Judges: Richard Parkes MBE and George Wilson (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming) and Cameron Edgar (ensemble).

Grade 3A (MSR) – 1. Thiepval Memorial; 2. Quinn Memorial; 3. Matt Boyd Memorial; 4. Drumlough.
Best drum corps: Quinn Memorial.
Judges: Richard Parkes MBE and George Wilson (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming) and Cameron Edgar (ensemble).

Grade 3B (MSR) – 1. McNeillstown; 2. Augharan (G4A); 3. Kildoag (G4A); 4. Cleland Memorial.
Best drum corps: McNeillstown.
Judges: Harry Stevenson and Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming) and Paul Turner (ensemble).

Grade 4A (MSR) – 1. Augharan; 2. Cullybackey; 3. McDonald Memorial; 4. Gransha.
Best drum corps: Augharan.
Judges: Richard Parkes MBE and George Wilson (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming) and Cameron Edgar (ensemble).

Grade 4B (March selection) – 1. Broughshane & District; 2. Mountjoy; 3. Ballyboley; 4. William Kerr Memorial.
Best drum corps: Broughshane & District.
Judges: Harry Stevenson and Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming) and Paul Turner (ensemble).