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Luss Highland Games Results 2023

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd
1st Colin Innes
2nd Marc Warnock
3rd Craig Turnbull

Grade 2 - Piobaireachd
1st Rob Rogers
2nd Donald Morrison

Grade 3 - Piobaireachd
1st Adam Aitcheson

Grade 1 - 2/4 March
1st Colin Innes
2nd Marc Warnock
3rd Jamie Gallagher

Grade 1 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Colin Innes
2nd Marc Warnock
3rd Jamie Gallagher

Grade 2 - 2/4 March
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Rob Rogers

Grade 2 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Rob Rogers

Grade 3 - 2/4 March
1st Colin Bathgate
2nd Adam Aitcheson

Grade 3 - Strathspey & Reel
1st Colin Bathgate
2nd Adam Aitcheson

The CLASP ‘Order of Play’ for Luss Highland Games, 2023

Please click/download the link below to access the Order of Play for Saturday 1st July 2023.
CLASP - Luss Highland Games 2023

Message from the Games-
'I can confirm that all CLASP pipers can gain entry to the games field at no charge to themselves plus one other if they choose to bring someone along. The car park however will be charged.  I will leave a copy of your list of competitors at the larger entrance gate to the games field and they should report there for entry! I will be looking to start the Piobaireachd competition at 10.30am, so any entrants should be here in time to gain entry and report to me at the piping stands so I can note they're arrival. The light music will not be starting until the afternoon, normally after the open light music and any open juveniles that may turn up, usually around 1.30pm depending on the turnout etc. '

There will be Piobaireachd and Light Music events for Grade 1, 2 and 3. However, pipers grade 4 can compete in grade 3 events.
Please note that the last day for registration is Sunday 18th June.

Please note that the tune requirements will be as follows:
Grade 1:
Piobaireachd (Submit 3 tunes of choice, play 1)
2/4 March (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play ) Minimum 4 parts
Strathspey & Reel (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1) Minimum 4 parts

Grade 2:
Piobaireachd (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play 1)
2/4 March (Submit 2 tunes of choice, play ) Minimum 4 parts
Strathspey & Reel (Own choice) Minimum 4 parts

Grade 3/4
Piobaireachd (Own choice)
2/4 March (Own choice) Minimum 4 parts
Strathspey & Reel (Own choice) Minimum 4 parts

Results from CLASP in person Competition – 3rd June 2023

CLASP Results – June 3rd 2023 at The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Overall Winner Grade 1 – Theo Pratt
Overall Winner Grade 2 – Donald Morrison
Overall Winner Grade 3 – James Acheson

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd (Judge – Graham Drummond)
1st Ben Hall
2nd Colin Innes
3rd Theo Pratt

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd (Judge – Graham Drummond)
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Ernest Cho
3rd Laura McEwan

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd (Judge – Graham Drummond)
1st John Todd
2nd James Acheson
3rd Kathryn McEwan

Grade 1 – 2/4 March (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Marc Warnock
2nd Colin Innes
3rd Ben Hall

Grade 1 – Strathspey & Reel (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Theo Pratt
2nd Jamie Gallagher
3rd Ben Hall

Grade 1 – Jig (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Marc Warnock
2nd Colin Innes
3rd Theo Pratt

Grade 2 – 2/4 March (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Ernest Cho

Grade 2 – Strathspey & Reel (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Ernest Cho

Grade 2 – Jig (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Ernest Cho

Grade 3 – 2/4 March (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Sally Mason
2nd James Acheson
3rd Kathryn McEwan

Grade 3 - Strathspey & Reel (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st James Acheson
2nd Sally Mason
3rd Kathryn McEwan

Grade 3 – Jig (Judge – Emmett Conway)
1st Amanda Brennan
2nd Laura McEwan
3rd Kathryn McEwan

      

 

The World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition 2024

Competition date – 27th April 2024

The World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition 2024
Run by The CLASP. 

Competition date – 27th April 2024

The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) was set up by The National Piping Centre in 2003 to give adult amateur pipers a competition platform to compete on, through a series of grading competitions held yearly throughout Scotland and the UK. In its 20 years, CLASP has evolved, gaining a global membership base. To celebrate this 20 year milestone, CLASP is working with other amateur events across the world to create a premier solo piping competition. The inaugural World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition is an invitational contest, which will feature the top 10 amateur pipers selected from qualifying events across the globe. This event has been generously sponsored by David Naill Bagpipes, who have donated a set of engraved nickel DN2E Bagpipes as the prize for the overall winner of the event.

Whilst CLASP qualifying events are for CLASP members, 18 years and above, other qualifying events do not have an age restriction. For events out with the CLASP system, any qualifying competitor who is under 18 will be invited to take part.

To create a top level amateur competition, CLASP have set up an international panel, which will monitor and advise and ensure the top amateur pipers in the world can be selected from the appropriate qualifying competitions worldwide. Pipers will be required to play in both Piobaireachd and an MSR discipline. Special thank you to Bob Worrall who has assisted with the North American qualifying events.

The 10 Qualifying events will be awarded as follows to the Grade 1 overall Champions:

  • Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville – North American Championships – 4th August 2023 (In-person event)
  • The World Solo Amateur Piping Competition @ Piping Live! 2023, Glasgow. – August 2023 (In-person event)
  • The Nicol Brown – November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • George Sherriff – November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • The CLASP ‘Live Online’ November 2023 (Online)
  • The Sun Belt in Florida November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • Winter Storm - January 2024 (In-person Event)
  • Metro Cup – Feb 2024 (In-person Event)
  • The CLASP ‘Live Online’ Feb 2024 - Overall Grade 1 winner (Online Event)
  • The BC Indoor Competition – April 2024- Overall Grade 1 winner (In-person Event)

 

For any duplicate winners, the panel will decide on the piper(s) who will fill the place and will look at other prize winners in the lists. For example we may look at an association’s overall league table where the standard has been particularly competitive.

The CLASP will host the event ‘live’ using a Zoom platform. Qualifying pipers will work with event organisers to set up a good quality audio stream to give audience members a good quality experience. The competitors will video record their ‘live performance’ and send it to theclasp@thepipingcentre.co.uk on the competition day.

This event is open to audience members across the world. Register in advance to watch the stream live through zoom, on the day of the event.  The event will be compered on the day by Bob Worrall. To tune in live, audience members need to book their ticket via this link:

https://www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk/products/the-world-amateur-champion-of-champions-solo-piping-competition-2024

Tickets are £5.

The results will be announced a few days after the event, live via The CLASP Facebook page.

CLASP Draw – 3rd June Competition at NPC Cowcaddens

Piobaireachd Order of Play - Start Time 10am
Judge – Graham Drummond -  Performance Room - Robertson Room
Start Time – 10am

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd
Colin Innes
Leslie Barrett
Stewart Allan
Ben Hall
Theo Pratt
Marc Warnock

Grade 2 - Piobaireachd
Laura McEwan
Ernest Cho
Donald Morrison
Dorothy Moodie

Break for Lunch

Grade 3 - Piobaireachd
Sally Mason
John Todd
Adam Aitchison
Robert Thomson
Kathryn McEwan
Joe Moore
James Acheson
Stephen McCusker

Results & Prize Giving


Light Music Order of Play - Start Time 9.30am Sharp
Judge - Emmett Conway  - Performance Room - Collinson Room

Grade 3 - 2/4 March Event/ Strathspey & Reel Event followed by Jig Event
Grant Walker
James Acheson
John Todd
Conor Malcolm (M/ S & R only)
Amanda Brennan
Sally Mason
Adam Aitchison
Laura McEwan
Kathryn McEwan
Joe Moore
Robert Thomson
Leslie Barrett

Break for Lunch

Grade 1 - 2/4 March Event/ Strathspey & Reel Event followed by Jig Event  Jamie Gallagher
Stewart Allan (M/ S & R only)
Marc Warnock
Colin Innes
Keiran Walker
Ben Hall
Theo Pratt
Iain Kirkwood

Grade 2- 2/4 March Event/ Strathspey & Reel Event followed by Jig Event
Ernest Cho
Donald Morrison

Results & Prize Giving

The National Piping Centre, CLASP Competition -25th March 2023

Light Music Order of Play - Please note there are two rooms running at the same time. The Light Music will start at 9am in the order shown below and the Piobaireachd room will start at 10am as shown below also. The venue is The National Piping Centre, Cowcaddens, G4 0HW.


Judge: Andrew Bova – Starting time – 9am Sharp

Grade 3 - 2/4 March/Strathspey & Reel Event/Jig Event

  1. John Todd
  2. Sally Mason
  3. James Acheson
  4. Gavin Davis
  5. Amanda Brennan
  6. Robert Thomson
  7. Kathryn McEwan
  8. Laura McEwan
  9. Colin Bathgate
  10. Grant Walker
  11. Pat Wallace

Grade 1 - 2/4 March Event/ Strathspey & Reel Event/ 6/8 March Event

  1. Theo Pratt
  2. Colin Innes
  3. Eddie Boland
  4. Iain Kirkwood
  5. Graham Farr
  6. Marc Warnock
  7. Ben Hall
  8. Stewart Allan
  9. Craig Turnbull
  10. Con Houlihan
  11. Jamie Gallagher
  12. Stephen Whitton (6/8 March Only)

Lunch Break around 1pm

Grade 2 - 2/4 March Event/Strathspey & Reel Event/ 6/8 March Event

  1. Anthony Kelly
  2. Donald Morrison

    Judge: Roddy MacLeod - Starting time - 10am - Piobaireachd Events

Grade 2 - Piobaireachd

  1. Laura McEwan
  2. Stephen Whitton
  3. Anthony Kelly
  4. Donald Morrison

Grade 3 - Piobaireachd

  1. Stephen McCusker
  2. James Acheson
  3. Robert Thomson
  4. Sally Mason
  5. Kathryn McEwan
  6. Gavin Davis
  7. John Todd

Break for Lunch approx. 1pm

Judge: Roddy MacLeod & Andrew Bova - Starting after lunch

Grade 1 - Piobaireachd

  1. Con Houlihan
  2. Graham Farr
  3. Colin Innes
  4. Theo Pratt
  5. Marc Warnock
  6. Eddie Boland
  7. Ben Hall
  8. Craig Turnbull

Results announced and Prize Giving

 

11th February 2023 ‘Live Online’ Competition Information

Please scroll along and use the labelled tabs on the two files below to navigate the document and see your events.

  1. Competitors' Playing Times (Times Listed are UK times and our time zone is GMT) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1opH6lneFSBf0gGdJPvQWzdvapYPjnqap5E8O2ea6_Oc/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Tune selections/Judges/ Competitor List. Grade 3 and Grade 4 have 'Own Choice' submissions and therefore I have just listed the competitors’ name here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xnneOdHrPEqH1mVRjRTRIDTreRzSK-yT/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111563179837522256975&rtpof=true&sd=true

Important information to remember for competitors -(PLEASE READ ALL)

  1. This is a 'live' VIDEO submission competition and competitors should use the Zoom meeting details as the platform to perform ‘live’ on Saturday 11th February 2023.  All video links should be sent as You tube video links to clasp@thepipingcentre.co.uk by midnight on the 11th February 2023. Please make sure you set your video as Unlisted. The judge will be unable to open a video that is set to Private.
  2. I would strongly suggest not to use Zoom as your means of recording you video performance. My advice is to use a separate device such as a good quality Mobile Phone/Smart Phone or whatever you have used in the past (that gives a clear recording quality). *Remember to place your mobile phone on flight mode if you are using it as a video recording device.
  3. I would recommend using a separate device (to the device you plan to video record your performance with) for connecting with the Zoom performance platform. A laptop/computer/tablet or a separate mobile phone device for example. If you do get disconnected at any point after the steward has introduced you, just keep going with your performance and leave the video running. Do not stop the video until the end of your performance.
  4. Please be in your assigned breakout/performance room, ready to play at your allotted time slot. I would ask that you are muted when warming up and that you unmute when it is your time to compete. Please keep an eye on the time when you are warming up so you are not late for your performance slot.
  5.  The Steward will ask you to turn on your video device at your allocated performance time and will announce you. The stewards’ announcement at the start of the video is what verifies the performance so it is really important that this is captured at the start of the Light Music performance and at the start of the Piobaireachd performance. Videos should not be edited.
  6. Please remember that ALL light music events are played in your assigned performance time slot, but competitors can re-tune or stop between events. An Example of the order for light music... The steward will ask the competitor to Turn on their video recording device, The steward will announce you, and the competitor starts- tune if you need to, play your 2/4 March…… stop/re-tune/drink water but don't stop the video.... Play your Strathspey/Reel... Stop/re-tune/drink water/, but don’t stop the video….Play your Jig/6/8 March and then stop your video recording device.
  7. It is useful for the judges if you add your name and tune names in the You tube description box when uploading the video.
  8.  Allow enough time to upload your videos to You Tube.
  9. Results will be announced via live video on Thursday 2nd March at 5pm via The CLASP Facebook page. Results will also be published on BagpipeNews Good luck to all competing!