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Entries now open for Scots Guards Club and RSPS Edinburgh CLASP Competition 2018

Entries are now open for  the first CLASP competition of 2018 at the Scots Guards Club and RSPS,  Edinburgh.

Both venues are very close to each other and very central for anyone travelling by train. Haymarket train station is just across the road from the Scots Guards Club (2 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR)

 

 

Results from London SPSL CLASP Competition 2017

Grade 3 Overall Winner - Neil Scotland
Grade 2 Overall Winner - George Gordon
Grade 1 Overall Winner - Ross McNaughton 

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
1st Neil Scotland
2nd Joris Panis
3rd Megan Kenney

Grade 3 - 2/4 March
1st Philip Duthie
2nd Duncan Lamont
3rd Robert Cunningham

Grade 3 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Philip Duthie
2nd Neil Scotland
3rd Joris Panis

Grade 2 Piobaireachd 
1st George Gordon
2nd Andrea Jones
3rd Tom Broderick

Grade 2 - 2/4 March
1st Max Gillespie
2nd David McRobb
3rd George Gordon

Grade 2 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Max Gillespie
2nd David McRobb
3rd George Gordon

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd 
1st Ross McNaughton
2nd Bradley Boxall
3rd Ian Graham

Grade 1 - 2/4 March
1st Ross McNaughton
2nd Con Houlihan
3rd Gordon Hislop

Grade 1 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Bradley Boxall
2nd Gordon Hislop
3rd William Wardrope

Scottish Piping Society of London CLASP Draw 2017

SPSL CLASP Competition 2018
Starting Time – 8.30am Sharp – Performance Room - Lower Foyer 2

Grade 3 Piobaireachd (Full Only)
(Submit 1 tune from Set List 2)

  1. Megan Kenney
  2. Joris Panis
  3. Duncan Lamont
  4. Esther Scheren
  5. Philip Duthie
  6. Neil Scotland
  7. Nathan Rody
  8. Jeremie Tourbot


Grade 2 Piobaireachd
(Submit 2 tunes - 1 Tunes from Set List 1 and 1 from set list 2)

  1. Tom Broderick
  2. Andrea Jones
  3. William Wardrope
  4. Colin Taylor
  5. Rod Caird
  6. David McRobb
  7. George Gordon
  8. James Carnegie
  9. Dagmar Pesta
  10. Lachlan MacDonald
  11. Bianca Kail


Grade 1 Piobaireachd
(Submit 3 tunes - 2 Tunes from Set List 1 and 1 own choice)

  1. Ian Graham
  2. Ross McNaughton
  3. Gordon Hislop
  4. Con Houlihan
  5. Bradley Boxall

The Grade 3 Light Music will start on completion of the Grade 1 Piobaireachd event.

SPSL CLASP Competition 2018 - Light Music Draw

Approximate Starting Time –1.30am- Performance Room -Lower Foyer 2
Grade 3 - 2/4 March (Own Choice) / Strathspey & Reel (Own Choice)

  1. Esther Scheren
  2. Neil Scotland
  3. Philip Duthie
  4. Lachlan MacDonald
  5. Megan Kenney
  6. Nathan Rody
  7. Joris Panis
  8. Robert Cunningham
  9. Duncan Lamont

Grade 2 - 2/4 March (Submit 2, play 1)/ Strathspey & Reel(Own Choice)

  1. Jeremie Tourbot
  2. Bianca Kail
  3. George Gordon
  4. Colin Taylor
  5. David McRobb
  6. James Carnegie
  7. Tom Broderick
  8. Dagmar Pesta
  9. Andrea Jones
  10. Max Gillespie

Grade 1 - 2/4 March (Submit 2, play 1)/ Strathspey & Reel (Submit 2, play 1)

  1. William Wardrope
  2. Ross McNaughton
  3. Bradley Boxall
  4. Ian Graham
  5. Con Houlihan
  6. Gordon Hislop

Prizes Announced on completion of Grade 1 Light Music – Please note that there will be an overall trophy presented at the main Prize Giving, to the overall Grade 1 Light Music and Piobaireachd winners.

Results from Northern Meetings CLASP 2017

Northern Meeting 2017 CLASP results

Grade 3 Piobaireachd Ground
1. Dorothy Moodie
2. Robert Thomson
3. Dugald MacLeod

Grade 3 Piobaireachd
1. Dorothy Moodie
2. Robert Thomson
3. Dugald MacLeod

Grade 3 March
1. Dugald MacLeod
2. Robert Thomson

Grade 3 Strathspey & Reel
1. Dugald MacLeod
2. Robert Thomson

Grade 3 Overall Winner – Dugald MacLeod

Grade 2 Piobaireachd
1. George Gordon
2. David McRobb
3. Robert Wilson

Grade 2 March
1. Stephen Ross
2. George Gordon
3. Ewen Brindle

Grade 2 Strathspey & Reel
1. Stephen Ross
2. George Gordon
3. David McRobb

Grade 2 Overall Winner – George Gordon

Grade 1 Piobaireachd
1. Janette Greenwood
2. Stephen Ross
3. Ian Graham

Grade 1 March
1. Robert Wilson
2. Janette Greenwood
3. Ian Graham

Grade 1 Strathspey & Reel
1. Robert Wilson
2. Harry Walters
3. Janette Greenwood

Grade 1 Overall Winner – Janette Greenwood

CLASP Results from Chatsworth Country Fair 2017

Overall Grade 3 Winner - Duncan Lamont
Overall Grade 2 Winner - Tom Broderick
Overall Grade 1 Winner - Bradley Boxall
Grade 3

Piobaireachd
1. Duncan Lamont – Glengarry’s Lament
2. Philip Duthie6/8 March
1. Philip Duthie
2. Duncan Lamont
3. Nathan Rody

2/4 March
1. Duncan Lamont
2. Nathan Rody
3. Philip Duthie

Strathspey & Reel
1. Duncan Lamont
2. Philip Duthie
3. Lachlan MacDonald

Jig
1. Nathan Rody
2. Philip Duthie
3. Lachlan MacDonald

Grade 2

Piobaireachd
1. Colin Taylor – A Lament for Alan, My Son
2. Lachlan MacDonald – Glengarry’s Lament
3. Tom Broderick – Corrienessan’s Salute

6/8 March
1. James Carnegie
2. Tom Broderick
3. Colin Taylor

2/4 March
1. James Carnegie
2. Colin Taylor
3. Tom Broderick

Strathspey & Reel
1. Tom Broderick
2. Colin Taylor
3. James Carnegie

Jig
1. Tom Broderick
2. James Carnegie

Grade 1

Piobaireachd
1. Bradley Boxall – Lament for the Viscount of Dundee
2. Robert Frater – Farewell to the Laird of Islay

6/8 March
1. Bradley Boxall
2. Robert Frater

2/4 March
1. Robert Frater
2. Bradley Boxall

Strathspey & Reel
1. Robert Frater
2. Bradley Boxall

Hornpipe & Jig
1. Bradley Boxall
2. Robert Frater

Chatsworth Country Fair 2017 – Info

The adjudicators are Tom Johnstone and Roddy Livingstone. The competition will commence around 09.45 hrs.but those of you with Bridge Car Passes should ensure you have entered the Chatsworth Showground before 09.00 hrs.

 

The draw and order of play for the above are as follows:

Grade 3

Robert Cunningham
Lachlan McDonald – Light Music events only
Nathan Rody
Duncan Lamont
Philip Duthie

Juvenile 17 and under

Abigail Kerr

Juvenile 14 and under

Morgan Gray

Grade 2

James Carnegie
Lachlan McDonald – Piobairhead only
Tom Broderick
Colin Taylor

Grade 1

Bradley Boxall
Robert Frater
Steven Bell

Kind regards

Walter MacGregor

Chairman
The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
London & South of England BranchChatsworth

Entries now open for SPSL CLASP competition 2017

The Scottish Piping Society of London will hold their annual solo piping competition at Kensington Conference Centre, London, on Saturday 4th November 2017.

To enter, please log into the 'Members' area of the CLASP website.

Northern Meetings Draw 2017

Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP)                                                

Run in association with The Northern Meeting Piping Competitions

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st September 2017 - Starting Time - 9.30am 

Venue – Eden Court Theatre   Room - Jim Love Studio

Order of Play

Grade 3 - Piobaireachd
Dugald Macleod (Full & Ground)
Robert Thomson (Full & Ground)
Dorothy Moodie (Full & Ground)

Grade 2 - Piobaireachd

Ewen Brindle
Stewart Allan
Robert Wilson
George Gordon
David McRobb
Iain Kirkwood
Allan Harper

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd
Ian Graham
Janette Greenwood
Harry Walters
Stephen Ross
Sandie Greenwood

 Continue with Light Music Events as indicated by Steward

Grade 3 - 2/4 March / Strathspey and Reel
Robert Thomson
Dugald Macleod

Grade 2 - 2/4 March/Strathspey and Reel
Iain Kirkwood
Stephen Ross
George Gordon
Stewart Allan
David McRobb
Ewen Brindle

Grade 1 - 2/4 March/ Strathspey and Reel
Ian Graham
Harry Walters
Sandie Greenwood
Janette Greenwood
Robert Wilson

Announcement of Prizes and Presentation

Change to the points system (1st August 2017)

Dear CLASP members,

On the day of the CLASP grading meeting, the committee discussed the weighting of Piobaireachd points at CLASP competitions. This issue was raised by a CLASP member and we felt it was a valid concern that a Jig competition, with more competitors in it, could weight heavier with the same grade Piobaireachd competition if/when numbers of competitors are less. I am sure, even if you do not compete in the Piobaireachd section, you will agree that Piobaireachd is a very demanding discipline that should weight heavier than one light music event, bearing in mind there are usually three light music events which all carry points.

To address this situation, we have decided that if the number of competitors in a Piobaireachd event is less than the number of competitors in one of the Light Music events, of the same grade, we will take the highest number of competitors in the Light Music section and use parallel points for the Piobaireachd section. This may only make a small difference in the allocation of points, but we feel it is a step in the right direction to correcting the issue raised.

For example: If 10 pipers competed in the Grade 2, 2/4 March event (this event having the highest number of Light Music entries) and 8 pipers competed in the Grade 2 Piobaireachd event, previously the points would have been allocated that the winner of the 2/4 March would receive 10 Points (one point for every competitor defeated, plus 1) and the winner of the Piobaireachd would have received 8 points. With the new rule in place, the first prize winner of the grade 2, 2/4 March would still receive 10 points, but the winner of the Piobaireachd would also receive 10 points and therefore brings the Piobaireachd weighting up to the highest number of points available in a Light Music event. In the case of a combined March, Strathspey and Reel event, in Grade 1, the points for this event is always doubled because it is a combined event and therefore the Piobaireachd points will align in value with the MSR points.

Overall Winners of CLASP League 2016/2017

Congratulations to the Overall CLASP winners for 2016/2017 Season.

Grade 1 Champion - Stewart Gaudin
Grade 2 Champion - Con Houlihan
Grade 3 Champion - Iain Kirkwood