British Columbia online entries now open

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The BCPA will be conducting the 2022 BCPA 89th Annual Gathering as an Online Only solo event again this year. The event will take place on April 15 and 16 2022. Solo piping and drumming events will be offered for all amateur grades and for Open/Professional level competitors. The 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering was held in the same format and drew a total of 156 pipers and drummers from around the world.

The competition format consists of a pre-recorded video submission for all amateur events except for Grade 1. Those competing in Grade 2 and below will pre-record their events during a one week period and submit their entries using YouTube and a Google Form.

Open level and Grade 1 competitors will perform live online. Players will perform live in a Zoom meeting, at an assigned time on the particular date for the event, record this performance on a separate video recording device, and submit the video & details within eight hours of the completion of the player’s performance. All posted playtimes will be in Pacific Standard Time.

For events with multiple tune submissions required, the selected tune(s) for the player’s performance in the event will be published in the Orders of Play on April 9.

In addition to the Open Piobaireachd, Open MSR, and Open Jig Piping events, the Annual Gathering offers a CPA sanctioned Piobaireachd events for both ‘B’ and ‘C’ graded CPA members. Those wishing to compete in the B and C grade events are also free to enter the Open events. The 2021 Annual Gathering drew 30 competitors in Open Piping events, with the Aggregate award and Open Piobaireachd won by Bruce Gandy.

Entries are now open on this website. The entry deadline is March 31st.