CLASP is delighted to announce that entries are now open for two new online competitions in June and August 2020. Both competitions are open to adult amateur pipers worldwide graded 3, 2 or 1.
On June 20th, 2020, CLASP will run the 'CLASP End of Season' remote competition and this will mark the last competition of CLASP 2019/2020 season.
The second competition we would like to announce is the annual 'World Solo Amateur Piping Competition' at Piping Live! which will run on Saturday 8th August 2020, but as a remote event. Traditionally, this competition marks the start of each CLASP season and we are delighted that we can continue that tradition in the current situation we find ourselves in.
Both of these competitions are open to adult amateur pipers worldwide who are graded 1, 2 or 3 and are aged 18 years and above. For anyone who is not graded and requires a grading, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for a grading.
Both remote competitions will run using the same format as the remote March CLASP event. An order of play, with allocated live performance times, will be published a few days prior to the competition day and CLASP admin will connect with each competitor via live video link at their allocated time, using any of the following platforms: Skype, Zoom Whatsapp, Facetime. Once a live video connection is made with the competitor, CLASP admin will asked each competitor to switch on an audio device to record their performance during the live video call. A smart phone or recording device can be used with the capacity to be emailed to CLASP admin on the same day. Every live audio recording will include an introduction by CLASP admin of each player before they start performing and will be used to judge each event. The audio files will be emailed to the judge(s) and judged on the Sunday (day after each competition date) and results will be announced on Sunday evening (UK time TBC) Please note, we will facilitate different time zones where we can.
Events will include both Piobaireachd and Light Music categories.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com