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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!

 

Order of Play -14th January 2023 CLASP Competition

The competition will be held in The National Piping Centre, Otago Street. *(Please note that this is not the Cowcaddens building).

Please click on the link to view the Light Music and Piobaireachd Order of play. NPC CLASP Jan 2023 Comp Draw

Please note both Light Music and Piobaireachd events start at 10am sharp.

Best of luck to all competing!

 

 

 

CLASP Announces its 2023 Plans

Video announcement from CLASP organiser, Margaret Houlihan Dunn.
CLASP has launched another 'Live Online' competition series and also a series of in-person competitions, including some Highland Games for 2023. Dates confirmed so far can be found on the Home Page of The CLASP website under 'Event Info'.
 
The Sun Belt expands to an invitational amateur Competition
The first two 'Live Online' CLASP competitions for 2023 will run on 11th February & 6th May 2023 and the Grade 1 overall winner of each of these competitions will win a flight and accommodation to compete at an new invitational amateur competition in Florida in November 2023. The competition will run alongside the newly launched Sun Belt Invitational competition in Florida, which is run by Eric Stein.
The CLASP also plans to continue offering its members access to educational talks called, 'The CLASP in Conversation with ......'  series. Using a Zoom group setting, expert pipers and experts in other relevant fields are invited to deliver talks for CLASP members only.
The next CLASP competition is an in-person competition on January 14th 2023 at The National Piping Centre, Otago Street, Glasgow.

CLASP ‘Live Online’ League Winners for 2022

Congratulations to the 'Live Online' League Winners for 2022

Grade 1 Overall Winner - Charles-David Mitchell (Canada)
Grade 2 Overall Winner -Alasdair Beaton (Scotland)
Grade 3 Overall Winner - Pierrick Monnier (Switzerland)
Grade 4 Overall Winner - Sheila Stewart (Canada)

November 12th ‘Live Online’ Results

Results from The CLASP - 12th November ‘Live Online’ 2022 Competition:

Judges for this competition were Cameron Drummond, Matt Wilson and Ross Miller and the volunteer stewards were Gill Cairns, Collette O Connor, Sally Mason, Stephen Ross, Dan Nevans, Ailis Sutherland, Derek Doyle and Stephen McCusker.

Grade 1 Overall Winner - Charles-David Mitchell
Grade 2 Overall Winner - Hans Grothusen
Grade 3 Overall Winner - John Todd (Piobaireachd Preference)
Grade 4 Overall Winner - Sheila Stewart

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd – Judged by Cameron Drummond

  1. Colin MacKenzie
    2. Charles-David Mitchell
    3. Con Houlihan
    4. Colin Innes
    5. Ben Hall
    6.  Andrea Jones

Grade 1 Light Music – Judged by Matt Wilson

2/4 March Event

  1. Ben Hall
    2. Charles David Mitchell
    3. Colin Innes
    4. Patrick Macdonald
    5. Craig Turnbull
    6. Mic Trenor

Strathspey & Reel Event

  1. Ben Hall
  2. Charles David Mitchell
  3. Colin Innes
  4. Craig Turnbull
  5. Eddie Boland
  6. Conway Buckle

6/8 March Event

  1. Charles David Mitchell
  2. Colin Innes
  3. Ben Hall
  4. Eddie Boland
  5. Patrick Macdonald
  6. Mic Trenor

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd - Judged by Ross Miller

  1. Ryan Morrison
    2. Sean Burgess
    3. Donald Morrison
    4.  Laura McEwan
    5.  Alasdair Beaton
    6.  Mariko Arimoto


    Grade 2 Light Music - Judged by Cameron Drummond

2/4 March Event

  1. Hans Grothusen
    2. Alasdair Beaton
    3. John Nevans
    4.  Christopher MacKnight
    5.   Donald Morrison
    6.  Kim Greeley

Strathspey and Reel

  1. Hans Grothusen
    2. Sean Burgess
    3. Ryan Morrison
    4.    Mariko Arimoto
    5.    Stuart Brown
    6.    Alasdair Beaton

6/8 March

  1. Ryan Morrison
  2. Hans Grothusen
  3. Stuart Brown
  4. Sean Burgess
  5. Mariko Arimoto
  6. Anthony Kelly

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd - Judged by Matt Wilson

  1. Sally Mason
    2. John Todd
    3. George MacIver
    4. Raul Peinado Fuentes
    5. Pierrick Monnier
    6. Ken Maclean

 

Grade 3 Light Music - Judged by Ross Miller

2/4 March

  1. Raúl Peinado Fuentes
  2. Grant Walker
  3. John Todd
  4. Pierrick Monnier
  5. Laura McEwan
  6. Ken Maclean

Grade 3 - Strathspey and Reel

  1. Raúl Peinado Fuentes
  2. Grant Walker
  3. John Todd
  4. Laura McEwan
  5. Pierrick Monnier
  6. Philipp Burchardt

Grade 3 - 6/8 March

  1. John Todd
    2. Ken Maclean
    3. Raúl Peinado Fuentes
    4. Grant Walker
    5. Kathryn McEwan
    6. Pierrick Monnier

Grade 4 - Piobaireachd Ground + Singling - Judged by Ross Miller

  1. Vickie Gray
    2. Brian Gilley
    3. Sheila Stewart
    4.  Alexander Kinkade
    5.  Gavin Davis
    6.  Maureen Moore

Grade 4 - Full Piobaireachd - Judged by Ross Miller

  1. Sue Kennedy
  2. Vickie Gray
  3. Julian Payne
  4. Gavin Davis
  5. Maureen Moore
  6. Lou Lanaro

    Grade 4 – Light Music - Judged by Matt Wilson

2/4 March:

  1. Sheila Stewart
  2. James Skinner
  3. Alexander Kinkade
  4. Monty Messenger
  5. Vickie Gray
  6. Lou Lanaro

Strathspey & Reel:

  1. Sheila Stewart
  2. Alexander Kinkade
  3. James Skinner
  4. Sue Kennedy
  5. Monty Messenger
  6. Vickie Gray

Jig:

  1. Sheila Stewart
    2. Alexander Kinkade
    3. Monty Messenger
    4. James Skinner
    5. Lou Lanaro
    6. Peter Hummel

 

 

 

 

CLASP in Conversation with Glenn Brown

Below is a link to book your place for an in depth discussion on Reed Manipulation from top solo player Glenn Brown. The talk will take place on Sunday 4th December at 7.30pm GMT . The cost is £5 and available to CLASP members. The platform that will be used for the talk is Zoom and it will be available on demand for those unable to attend live. The cut off for signing up is Thursday 1st December and the Zoom meeting details will be sent out a day before the talk.
https://bit.ly/CLASPGlennBrownDec22

 

CLASP ‘Live Online’ 12th November Competition Information

Attached are links to the competitors tune selections and playing times for the upcoming CLASP 'Live online' Competition, which will take place using a Zoom platform on Saturday 7th May 2022. This is a video submission competition of competitors live performance.

Attached are:

  1. 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/1Ly8myKeDqN_CUVzG6fVJzg40Dy4pZPeq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111563179837522256975&rtpof=true&sd=true
  2. Competitors' Playing Times (Times Listed are UK times and our time zone is GMT.   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MpgsBCMBhLlOsJF66ZEpGvgXQu6v0RzIpVhS4iCySEw/edit?usp=sharing

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 12th November 2022.  All video links should be sent as You tube video links to clasp@thepipingcentre.co.uk by midnight on the 12th November 2022. 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 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 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 one 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 8th at 5pm via The CLASP Facebook page. Results will also be published on BagpipeNews 

    Good luck to all competing!

Chatsworth Country Fair Results 2022

Grade 3 Overall Winner - Sally Mason
Grade 2 Overall Winner - Donald Morrison

Grade 3

Piobaireachd
1st George McIver
2nd Sally Mason
3rd Philip Duthie

2/4 March
1st Sally Mason
2nd George McIver
3rd Laura McEwan

Strathspey & Reel
1st Laura McEwan
2nd Malcolm Muir
3rd Amanda Brennan

6/8 March
1st Sally Mason
2nd Laura McEwan
3rd Malcolm Muir

Jig
1st Amanda Brennan
2nd Sally Mason
3rd Laura McEwan

Grade 2

Piobaireachd
1st Laura McEwan
2nd Donald Morrison

2/4 March
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Tom Broderick

Strathspey & Reel
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Tom Broderick

6/8 March
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Tom Broderick

Jig
1st Donald Morrison
2nd Tom Broderick