Deadline for CPA grading applications approaching

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Pipers wishing to be graded for the 2020 competition season must have their applications sent to the Competing Pipers’ Association (CPA) by this Saturday (November 30).

The CPA’s grading committee meets on Sunday to review all applications.

A spokesman said: “If members/players are late in applying this could result in a grading of C. We’d encourage anyone who isn’t yet a member to join. This will help us maintain player’s track records and results.”

This year’s grading committee consists of eight P graded members, four of whom are non-Scottish, “ensuring a thorough and fair grade for every member.

“With 232 current members, we are trying to continue and push the standards of solo piping. Involvement in the CPA helps this growth and raising of standard happen through our international/global members.

“We are currently in talks and have arranged meetings to further our involvement and development with the Royal National Mòd and the Scottish Highland Games Association. In meeting with the SHGA, we hope to encourage members, but in fact all pipers to take part in their local highland games. Thus trying to ensure stronger and healthier contests for pipers and highland games organisers.”

The CPA’s annual general meeting will be on Sunday, August 23, 2020.