This CLASP competition will run on Saturday, November 11, 2023 via the Zoom platform. The closing date for this competition is Sunday, October 22 at midnight (UK Time). Events will be offered to adult amateur pipers graded 1, 2, 3, 4/5 and both Light Music and Piobaireachd events will be offered for all four grades. Please note that pipers graded 5 can play up in Grade 4 events.
The Grade 1 overall winner will qualify for The Champion of Champions CLASP competition in April 2024.
Competitors will play ‘Live’, but will use a video recording to capture their live performance and should send this unedited video recording later that day to email@example.com. When you enter the Zoom meeting, there will be assigned breakout rooms for the different events. There will be a steward to help competitors navigate Zoom on the day. CLASP members can click into any of the named breakout rooms to listen to the competitions or if you are competing in that event. Each competitor will be given a time slot to compete in their Piobaireachd event and a separate time slot to compete in their Light Music event.
The order of play, performance times and the selected tunes (for Grade 1 and Grade 2) will be published one week prior to the competition date on The CLASP website. Please email tune submissions by Sunday October 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Piobaireachd – Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4/5 – Please note that Grade 4 pipers can opt to play a full Piobaireachd in Grade 3 if they wish (no points will be allocated for this) as well as Ground and next variation (which carry league points for Grade 4).
2/4 March Event – Grades 1, 2,3, 4/5
Strathspey & Reel Event – Grades 1, 2, 3, 4/5
Jig Event- Grade 1, 2, 3, 4/5
Please click on the link to see tune requirements for each grade/event- https://theclasp.co.uk/set-tunes/#requirements