The Balmoral Classic Junior Solo Piping Championships took place in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 12. It was the 16th annual competition organised by the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming. Paul MacKay was the overall winner and the full results were as follows:


  1. Abby LongMacDougall’s Gathering
  2. Paul MacKayClan Campbell’s Gathering
  3. Liam HorneToo Long in this Condition
  4. Alexandra KnoxLament for the Viscount of Dundee
  5. Leland Reid, Lament for Kinlochmoidart, No. 1
•Piobaireachd winner Abby Long


  1. Leland ReidInveran, Cat Lodge, Sandy Cameron
  2. Paul MacKayKnightswood Ceilidh, Dornie Ferry, Brown Haired Maid
  3. Liam HorneInvergordon’s Welcome to HM Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Loudon, Major Manson
  4. Thomas DeBuchananneGlen Caladh Castle, Cabar Feidh, Willie Murray
  5. Calum MacNeillMaj. Manson at Clachantrushal, Capt. Colin Campbell, Lt. Col. DJS Murray
•MSR winner Leland Reid


  1. Paul MacKay
  2. Liam Horne
  3. Leland Reid
  4. Abby Long
  5. Alexandra Knox
  6. Thomas DeBuchananne

Judges: Amy Garson, Robert Wallace and Lezlie Webster

•Overall winner Paul MacKay who received a set of pipes kindly donated by McCallum Bagpipes