Belgravia, London, England – Callum Beaumont was awarded the Bratach Gorm and overall title today at the Scottish Piping Society of London’s 80th annual solo piping competitions. The event was held at its plush new venue, The Caledonian Club.

The win means Beaumont is the second qualifier for the 2020 Glenfiddich Championship, the first being Glenfiddich title holder Finlay Johnston.

The Bo’ness piper also won the Open Piobaireachd competition (the Gillies Cup) and the Premier Grade MSR competition.

The Bratach Gorm was held on Friday evening. Ten pipers entered but one withdrew. Competitors submit seven tunes each. Five minutes were allowed for tuning.

RESULTS:

Am Bratach Gorm – 1. Callum Beaumont (Lament for the Earl of Antrim); 2. Iain Speirs – (Cherede Darievea); 3. Alasdair Henderson- (The Battle of Auldearn, No. 2); 4. Glenn Brown – (Scarce of Fishing); 5. Peter McCalister (The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute).

The four other competing pipers were: Roddy MacLeod (Patrick Òg MacCrimmon’s Lament), Willie McCallum (Rout of the Lowland Captain) Jack Lee – (Lord Lovat’s Lament) and Niall Stewart – (Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy).
Judges: Andrew Wright, Bill Wotherspoon and Chris Armstrong.
Fear an Tighe: Walter MacGregor.

Open Piobaireachd (The William Gilles Cup) – 1. Callum Beaumont; 2. Alasdair Henderson; 3. Steven Leask; 4. Roddy MacLeod; 5. Sarah Muir.
Judges: Alan Forbes, Bruce Hitchings and Hugh Jamieson.

Premier Grade
March
(J.B. Robertson Rose Bowl) – 1. Callum Beaumont; 2. Alasdair Henderson 3. Willie McCallum.
Judges: Ian MacLellan, Richard Parkes and Logan Tannock.

MSR (London Medallion & John MacFadyen Quaich) – 1. Callum Beaumont; 2. Alasdair Henderson; 3. Willie MacCallum; 4. Calum Brown; 5. Pipe Major Ben Duncan.
Judges: Ian MacLellan, Richard Parkes and Logan Tannock.

Hornpipe & Jig (The Mary Flora Beaton Cup) – 1. Seumas Coyne; 2. Iain Speirs; 3. Willie MacCallum.
Judges: Andrew Wright and Chris Armstrong.

Overall Champion Piper – Callum Beaumont.

A Grade
Ceòl Mòr
(The R.G. Lawrie Rams Horn Snuff Mull) – 1. Nick Hudson; 2. Derek Midgley; 3. Darach Urquhart; 4. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 5. Steven Leask.
Judges: Euan Anderson and Chris Armstrong.

MSR (Strachan Memorial – 1. Angus J. MacColl; 2. Nick Hudson; 3. Gordon Conn; 4. Innes Smith; 5. Lachie Dick.
Judges: Andrew Wright and Tom Johnstone.

Hornpipe & Jig (Donald Forbes Medal) – 1. Peter MacGregor; 2. David Wilton; 3. Callum Moffat.
Judges: Walter Cowan and Dixie Ingram.

Overall (Terry Maginn Trophy – Nick Hudson.

B Grade
Piobaireachd (John Roe Plate) – 1.   Calum Brown; 2. Andrew Ferguson; 3. Alex Gehrig; 4. Callum Wynd; 5. Ashley McMichael.
Judges: Colin MacLellan and Bill Wotherspoon.

MSR (The London Scottish Hodden Grey Trophy) – 1. Andrew Donlon; 2. Callum Wynd; 3. Dan Nevans; 4. Andrew Ferguson; 5. Peter McCalister.
Judges: Walter Cowan and Dixie Ingram.

Jig (The Hugh MacMillan Trophy) – 1. Finlay Cameron 2. Scott Wallace 3. John Dew.
Judges: Euan Anderson and Tom Johnstone.

Overall (the Angus Nicol Award) – Andrew Ferguson.

Juniors
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Ruairidh Brown; Dugald MacKechnie; 3. Ryan Smart; 4. Abbie Kerr.
Judge: Logan Tannock.

MSR (British Airways Pipe Band Trophy) – 1. Ruairidh Brown; 2. Ryan Smart; 3. Dugald MacKechnie; 4. Abbie Kerr.
Judge: Richard Parkes.

Slow Air & Jig (Highland & Islands Society Trophy) – 1. Ruairidh Brown; 2. Dugald MacKechnie; 3. Ryan Smart; 4. Abbie Kerr.
Judge: Richard Parkes.

C Grade competitions were dropped this year.