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Overall League Winners for 2019/2020 announced

The end of the CLASP 2019/2020 season has arrived and we are delighted to announce the league winners for each grade:
Grade 1 Overall League Winner - David MacKenzie
Grade 2 Overall League Winner - Giovanni Giulianini
Grade 3 Overall League Winner - Cameron O' Neill

Congratulations to all winners!

CLASP ‘End Of Season’ Full Results and Video Link – 20th June 2020

Here are the full results:

Grade 1 Piobaireachd:
1st Stuart Robinson
2nd David MacKenzie
3rd Colin Innes
4th Stephen Ross
5th Gill Cairns
6th Kyle Banta

Grade 1 March:
1st Justin Howland
2nd Kyle Banta
3rd Niklas MacPhee
4th Stuart Robinson
5th David MacKenzie
6th Jason Harley

Grade 1 S&R:
1st Kyle Banta
2nd Justin Howland
3rd Gordon Hislop
4th Stuart Robinson
5th Jason Harley
6th David MacKenzie

Grade 1 Jig:
1st Stuart Robinson
2nd Colin Innes
3rd Justin Howland
4th Niklas McPhee
5th Kyle Banta
6th William Wardrope

Grade 1 Overall Winner:
Stuart Robinson

Grade 2 Piobaireachd:
1st Evan Wraga
2nd Giovanni Giulianini
3rd Ben Hall
4th William Wardrope
5th Duncan Lamont
6th Christian Beutler

Grade 2 March:
1st Giovanni Giulianini
2nd Esther Scheren
3rd Evan Roll
4th Ben Hall
5th Christian Beutler
6th Evan Wraga

Grade 2 S&R:
1st Ben Hall
2nd Evan Roll
3rd Giovanni Giulianini
4th Esther Scheren
5th Evan Wraga
6th David Livingstone

Grade 2 Jig:
1st Liza MacFarquhar
2nd Baliant Kiss
3rd Evan Roll
4th Giovanni Giulianini
5th Esther Scheren
6th Douglas Maxwell

Grade 2 Overall Winner:
Giovanni Giulianini

Grade 3 Piobaireachd (Ground Only)
1st John Hunt
2nd Hector Thomson
3rd Mark MacRae
4th Anthony Kelly
5th Alasdair Beaton
6th Joe Moore

Grade 3 Piobaireachd:
1st Svenn Vollberg
2nd Hector Thomson
3rd John Hunt
4th Robert Cunningham
5th Philip Duthie
6th Joe Moore

Grade 3 March:
1st Robert Cunningham
2nd Philip Duthie
3rd Cameron O’Neil
4th Neil Scotland
5th Roddy Garden
6th Hector Thomson

Grade 3 S&R:
1st Neil Scotland
2nd Cameron O’Neil
3rd James Acheson
4th Hector Thomson
5th Joe Moore
6th Robert Cunningham

Grade 3 Jig:
1st Alasdair Beaton
2nd Leslie Barrett
3rd Sven Vollberg
4th Philip Duthie
5th Cameron O’Neil
6th Mark MacRae

Grade 3 Overall Winner:
Robert Cunningham

 

This video will be live from 20.45 (UK time) on 21st June 2020

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Chatsworth Country Fair 2020 Cancelled

The Chatsworth Country Fair CLASP competition has been cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

CLASP hopes to be apart of this wonderful event in 2021

Online Competition Draw and Important information – 20th June 2020

Attached is the order of play and performance times for each competitor for both Light Music and Piobaireachd events. Please note there are two tabs at the bottom of the file (One for Piobaireachd order of play and the other for Light Music order of play).

Click on the link below to view both Piobaireachd & Light music order of play
clasp Website 20 June

If you are using Skype, as your mode of live video connection, please check prior to the competition day that you have been added by your designated ‘Live Video Steward’ and that you accept the contact request.

Listed on each event will be the judge and a designated ‘Live Video steward’ who will contact you via live video call at each competitors allocated performance time. After connection has been made, the steward will ask each competitor to start their audio devise and the steward will then announce each competitor at the start of the audio recording. Here are some guidelines to follow with regards to the audio recording, which will be used to judge each event.

The following points will be outlined to each competitor when live video connection is made:

* If using your smart phone as audio recording devise- please place it on flight mode.

* Competitors can tune before their performance / or between Light Music events, but we ask that competitors keep tuning to a minimum.

* Please do not stop your audio recording prior to completing all performance events. For example do not stop recording between your March and your Strathspey and Reel or Jig events.  However, you can retune/ have a drink of water between Light Music events - just don’t stop the recording.

* If for any reason the live video link disconnects after the steward has made the introduction at the start of the audio recording- keep going- it does not matter if any disconnection happens after the introduction has happened at the start of the audio recording and the steward will not try to reconnect with you (as you should be in the middle of a performance!)

* Once each competitor has finished their performance please send the audio recordings, immediately (On 20th June), to both mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk and fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk

Results
CLASP will announce full competition results via video link on the CLASP website News Section and the CLASP Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheCLASP/ at 8pm (UK time) on Sunday 21st June 2020.
Please note Overall league winners for 2019/2020 will not be announced at this time.

Good luck to all!

 

Online Competitions – Information

CLASP - End of Season Online Competition (20th June):

Entry closing date: 12-06-2020

ENTER HERE

Pipers worldwide who are graded 1, 2 or 3 and are aged 18 years and above. On the competition day (20th June) members will be contacted via a live video link (using any of the following platforms: Skype, Zoom Whatsapp, Facetime) and at that time, 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 and should be emailed to CLASP admin on the same day (20th June 2020). 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 online competition will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020 and the audio files will be emailed to the judge(s). The audio files will be judged on Sunday 21st June and results will be announced on Sunday evening 21st June (UK time TBC) Please note, we will facilitate different time zones where we can.

NOTE: CLASP Set tunes can be used but are not a requirement for this competition.

Events will be as follows:
Grade 1:
Piobaireachd (Submit 3 own choice, play 1)
2/4 March (Submit 2, play 1)
Strathspey and Reel (Submit 2 tunes of each, play 1)
Jig (Own Choice)
Grade 2:
Piobaireachd (Submit 2 own choice, play 1)
2/4 March (Submit 2, play 1)
Strathspey and Reel (Own choice)
Jig (Own choice)
Grade 3:
Full Piobaireachd (Own Choice)
Piobaireachd Ground (Own Choice) No league table points award for this event
2/4 March (Own Choice)
Strathspey and Reel (Own Choice)
Jig (Own Choice)

 

CLASP World Solo Amateur Piping Competition at Piping Live! (8th August):

Entry closing date: 29-07-2020

ENTER HERE

CLASP is delighted to announce the annual 'World Solo Amateur Piping Competition' at Piping Live! will go ahead, but as a remote event.
This event is open to amateur pipers worldwide who are graded 1, 2 or 3 and are aged 18 years and above. On the competition day (8th August) members will be contacted via a live video link (using any of the following platforms: Skype, Zoom Whatsapp, Facetime) and at that time, 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 and should be emailed to CLASP admin on the same day (8th August 2020). 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 online competition will take place on Saturday 8th August. 2020 and the audio files will be emailed to the judge(s). The audio files will be judged on Sunday 9th August and results will be announced on Sunday evening 9th August (UK time TBC) Please note, we will facilitate different time zones where we can.

NOTE: CLASP Set tunes can be used but are not a requirement for this competition.

Events will be as follows:
Grade 1:
Piobaireachd (Submit 3 own choice, play 1)
2/4 March/ Strathspey and Reel (Submit 2 tunes of each, play 1)
Hornpipe & Jig (Own Choice)
Grade 2:
Piobaireachd (Submit 2 own choice, play 1)
2/4 March (Submit 2 own choice, play 1)
Strathspey and Reel (Own Choice)
Jig (Own Choice)
Grade 3:
Full Piobaireachd (Own Choice)
Piobaireachd Ground (Own Choice) No league table points award for this event
2/4 March (Own Choice)
Strathspey and Reel (Own Choice)
Jig (Own Choice)

CLASP online competition dates announced for June & August 2020

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 mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk and fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk 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 mdunn@thepipingcentre.co.uk and fjohnston@thepipingcentre.co.uk

Piobaireachd Transitions and the Crunluath amach

Connor Sinclair - Piobaireachd Transitions and Crunluath amach movement

How we transition through a Piobaireachd and its many variations is often something that is overlooked. However, well thought out transitions is key to a well presented Piobaireachd where tempos can be correctly and appropriately set and controlled. Today we have our second Piobaireachd instalment from Connor Sinclair. Connor talks about Piobaireachd transitions using the Massacre of Glencoe and he also looks at the Crunluath amach movement, which is featured in this tune. Hope you enjoy the video and stay safe!

Publiée par The CLASP sur Mercredi 29 avril 2020

Useful Piobaireachd video links- April 2020

When CLASP was first set up by the National Piping Centre, one of the aims set out was to raise the standard and profile of amateur piping.

With this in mind, and the current situation we all find ourselves in, CLASP have enlisted the help of some of our instructors to give some ideas/words of wisdom on Piobaireachd in general and also focusing on some of the upcoming set tune lists, which will come into effect at the end of the year. Our first video instalment comes from Gold Medallist, Wilson Brown. The tune Wilson has chosen to talk about is from Set List 1 and is called 'Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach' (Book 5 Piobaireachd Society and Kilberry book). I hope you enjoy the video and please stay tuned for some more videos over the coming days/weeks. Stay safe all

Flame of Wrath- Wilson Brown - April 2020

When CLASP was first set up by the National Piping Centre, one of the aims set out was to raise the standard and profile of amateur piping. With this in mind, and the current situation we all find ourselves in, CLASP has enlisted the help of some of our instructors to give some ideas/words of wisdom on Piobaireachd in general and also focusing on some of the upcoming set tune lists, which will come into effect at the end of the year. Our first video instalment comes from Gold Medallist, Wilson Brown. The tune Wilson has chosen to talk about is from Set List 1 and is called 'Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach' (Book 5 Piobaireachd Society and Kilberry book). I hope you enjoy the video and please stay tuned for some more videos over the coming days/weeks. Stay safe all!

Publiée par The CLASP sur Vendredi 17 avril 2020

Here is a link to the CLASP facebook page to view the video.