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National Piping Centre CLASP 2018 Results

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured From L-R Graham Farr (Grade 1 Overall winner, Bianca Kail (Grade 2 overall Winner) and Martin Lee (Grade 3 Overall Winner).

Well done to all CLASP competitors and prize winners from the National Piping Centre CLASP competition!

The results were:

Grade 1 Piob:
1. Graham Farr
2. Douglas Maxwell
3. Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 2/4 March:
1. Romana Brunner
2. Graham Farr
3. Stephen Whitton

Grade 1 S&R:
1. Romana Brunner
2. Stephen Whitton
3. Stewart Gaudin

Grade 1 6/8 March:
1. Robert Wilson
2. Stephen Whitton
3. Romana Brunner

Grade 1 Overall Winner – Graham Farr

Grade 2 Piob:
1. Bianca Kail
2. Romana Brunner
3. Dagmar Pesta

Grade 2 2/4 March:
1. David Robertson
2. Bianca Kail
3. Ewen Brindle

Grade 2 S&R:
1. Ewen Brindle
2. Bianca Kail
3. David MacKenzie

Grade 2 6/8 March:
1. David Robertson
2. Bianca Kail
3. Ewen Brindle

Grade 2 Overall Winner – Bianca Kail

Grade 3 Piob (Ground)
1. Alfred Graf
2. Duncan Lamont
3. Robert Thomson

Grade 3 Piob:
1. Martin Lee
2. Stephen Whitton
3. Dugald MacLeod

Grade 3 2/4 March:
1. Martin Lee
2. Duncan Lamont
3. Bjoern Fraauendienst

Grade 3 S&R:
1. Duncan Lamont
2. Martin Lee
3. Philip Duthie

Grade 3 6/8 March:
1. Duncan Lamont
2. Martin Lee
3. Philip Duthie

Grade 3 Overall Winner – Martin Lee

Updated CLASP rule

For the purposes of UK based CLASP members, an amateur piper is defined to be someone who does not compete in open solo piping competitions in either indoor venues or Highland Games.  This rule will also apply to overseas CLASP members when competing in the UK.

National Piping Centre CLASP Competition Draw 2018

The National Piping Centre is the venue for the upcoming CLASP competition on Saturday 7th April, 2018.

Here is the draw and start times for both Light Music and Piobaireachd events. Please note, there are two performance rooms running simultaneously, and both with 9.30am start times.

Light Music judge is Sarah Muir and Piobaireachd judge is John Mulhearn

 

NPC CLASP Competition - 7th April 2018
Piobaireachd Events
Starting time 9.30am       Judge - John Mulhearn

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd

  1. Douglas Maxwell
  2. Stewart Gaudin
  3. Janette Greenwood
  4. Con Houlihan
  5. Graham Farr

Grade 2 - Piobaireachd

  1. David Robertson
  2. Stewart Allan
  3. Ewen Brindle
  4. Romana Brunner
  5. Dagmar Pesta
  6. Tom Broderick
  7. George Gordon
  8. David MacKenzie
  9. Bianca Kail

Lunch Break

Grade 3 - Piobaireachd Full (+ Ground Only)

  1. Philip Duthie (Full Only)
  2. Alfred Graf (+ Ground Only)
  3. Robert Thomson (+ Ground Only)
  4. Martin Lee (Full Only)
  5. Duncan Lamont (+ Ground Only)
  6. Robert Cunningham (Full Only)
  7. James Hanlon (+ Ground Only)
  8. Dorothy Moodie (+ Ground Only)
  9. Stephen Whitton (Full Only)
  10. Dugald Macleod (+ Ground Only)
  11. Bjoern Frauendienst (Full Only)

Prize Giving

 

NPC CLASP Competition - 7th April 2018
Light Music Events
Starting time 9.30am       Judge - Sarah Muir

Grade 3 - 2/4 March/ S&R and 6/8 March

  1. Dugald Macleod
  2. Bjoern Frauendienst
  3. Duncan Lamont
  4. Martin Lee
  5. Robert Cunningham
  6. Philip Duthie
  7. Alfred Graf
  8. Robert Thomson
  9. James Hanlon

Grade 2 – 2/4 March and S&R and 6/8 March

  1. Dagmar Pesta
  2. Ewen Brindle
  3. David Robertson
  4. David MacKenzie
  5. George Gordon
  6. Bianca Kail
  7. Tom Broderick
  8. Douglas Maxwell
  9. Stewart Allan

Lunch Break

 

Grade 1 – 2/4 March/ S&R and 6/8 March

  1. Stephen Whitton
  2. Con Houlihan
  3. Robert Wilson
  4. Romana Brunner
  5. Graham Farr
  6. Stewart Gaudin
  7. Janette Greenwood

Prize Giving

Piping Today (Issue 90) 2018

 

 

 

 

 
In the latest issue of Piping Today our regular feature on the CLASP will feature a Belgium piper called Joris Panis. Joris has been a CLASP member for several years and regularly makes the trip to Scotland to take part in CLASP competitions.

CLASP feature on BBC Pipeline – 24th March 2018

 

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

On Saturday, 24th March, Pipeline will run a feature on the CLASP, which includes performances from past and present CLASP members, Ross McNaughton, Stewart Gaudin, Derek Midgley, Peter McCalister and Douglas Gardiner.

 

 

Archie Kenneth Quaich 2018 Results

Congratulations to CLASP member, Robert Wilson, on winning the AKQ for 2018. Also in the prizes were fellow CLASP members,  Gregor McCulloch (2nd place) Stewart Gaudin (3rd place) and Helen Thomson (4th place)

Holding statement regarding the recent rule change.

This rule is being reviewed to take account of the variety of circumstances which prevail outside the UK. However, the rule for the UK based members remains and CLASP members outside of the UK should not alter previously arranged competition plans to compete outside of the UK.

Date set for CLASP Weekend Workshop 2018

The CLASP workshop weekend will run over two days, 5th and 6th October, 2018. The venue will be the National Piping Centre and the course will run from 9am -5pm (approximately) each day. Some of the course content will include tuning, Piobaireachd and Light Music. This course is tailor made for any aspiring adult competing pipers. Stay tuned for more course information.

Results from SG and RSPS 2018

Picture From L to R - Greig Canning (Judge) David McRobb(Grade 2 Overall Winner) Joris Panis (Grade 3 Overall Winner) and Harry Walters (Overall Grade 1 Winner)

 

Overall Winners:
Grade 1 - Harry Walters
Grade 2 - David McRobb
Grade 3 - Joris Panis

Grade 3 Piobaireachd Ground
1st Joris Panis
2nd Alfred Graf
3rd Dugald MacLeod

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
1st Alfred Graf
2nd Joris Panis
3rd Duncan Lamont

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1st Robert Wilson
2nd William Wardrope
3rd David MacKenzie

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
1st Gordon Hislop
2nd Con Houlihan
3rd Harry Walters

Grade 3 - Light Music

2/4 March
1st Duncan Lamont
2nd Dugald MacLeod
3rd Joris Panis

Strathspey and Reel
1st Dugald MacLeod
2nd Duncan Lamont
3rd Robert Thomson

Jig
1st Joris Panis
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Dugald MacLeod

Grade 2 - Light Music

2/4 March
1st David McRobb
2nd Ewen Brindle
3rd David MacKenzie

Strathspey and Reel
1st David McRobb
2nd David McKenzie
3rd Ewen Brindle

Jig
1st David McRobb
2nd Stewart Allan
3rd Ewen Brindle

Grade 1 Light Music

2/4 March
1st Ross Walker
2nd Robert Wilson
3rd Harry Walters

Strathspey and Reel
1st Ross Walker
2nd Harry Walters
3rd Graham Farr

Jig
1st Harry Walters
2nd Stewart Gaudin
3rd Gordon Hislop 

Draw for Scots Guards Club and RSPS CLASP Competition- 2018

Please note there are two venues for Saturday, 13th January, CLASP competition. These are a 10 minute walk from each other. Grade 3 and Grade 1 events will run at the Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR, (Opposite Haymarket Train Station).

Grade 2 events will be held in the Royal Scottish Pipers Association rooms, which is located on 127 Rose Street Lane South, Edinburgh, EH2 4BB.

Starting time will be 10am and the prize giving will commence at the Scots Guards Club once all events have finished.

Scots Guards Club and RSPS CLASP Competition
Venue – Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh
Starting Time – 10am

Grade 3 Piobaireachd

  1. Alfred Graf (F & G)
  2. Duncan Lamont (Full Only)
  3. Joris Panis (F & G)
  4. Philip Duthie (Full only)
  5. Dugald Macleod (F & G)
  6. Robert Thomson (F & G)
  7. Stephen Whitton (Full Only)

Grade 1 Piobaireachd

  1. Graham Farr
  2. Harry Walters
  3. Con Houlihan
  4. Gordon Hislop
  5. Ian Graham
  6. Stewart Gaudin
  7. Janette Greenwood 

    Lunch Break

    Grade 3 – M/S & R and Jig

  1. Duncan Lamont
  2. Dugald Macleod
  3. Robert Thomson
  4. Alfred Graf
  5. Philip Duthie
  6. Joris Panis

 

Grade 1 – M/S & R and Jig

  1. Ross Walker
  2. Harry Walters
  3. Robert Wilson
  4. Sandie Greenwood
  5. Con Houlihan
  6. Gordon Hislop
  7. Graham Farr
  8. William Wardrope
  9. Romana Brunner
  10. Stewart Gaudin
  11. Janette Greenwood
  12. Stephen Whitton
  13. Ian Graham

 Results and Prize Giving

 

 Scots Guards Club and RSPS CLASP Competition
Venue – Royal Scottish Pipers' Association, 127 Rose Street Lane South, Edin. Start Time – 10am

Grade 2 Piobaireachd

  1. William Wardrope
  2. Stewart Allan
  3. David Mackenzie
  4. David Robertson
  5. Ewen Brindle
  6. George Gordon
  7. David McRobb
  8. Allan Harper
  9. Iain Kirkwood
  10. Robert Wilson
  11. Dagmar Pesta
  12. Bianca Kail
  13. Romana Brunner

Lunch Break

Grade 2 – M/S & R and Jig

  1. Dagmar Pesta
  2. Ewen Brindle
  3. Iain Kirkwood
  4. George Gordon
  5. David McRobb
  6. David Robertson
  7. Stewart Allan
  8. David Mackenzie
  9. Bianca Kail

Return to the Scots Guards Venue for all Results