Mid-year Membership Meeting – June 9

Please join the Northern Branch for a special mid-year membership meeting, Saturday, June 9, 2018. This short meeting will take place immediately after closing ceremonies at the Mother Lode Highland Games, and is your chance give feedback and suggestions, and to get involved! Any and all Northern Branch members are welcome to attend.

For details and the agenda, please see the Notice of Mid-Year Membership Meeting.

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WOODLAND – Unofficial Results (Sunday)

Woodland Celtic GamesWoodlandCeltic
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Colin Armstrong (Piping x2), Seumas Coyne (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Prince Charles Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 3 MSR
Adjudicators: Colin Armstrong (Piping x2), Seumas Coyne (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. United Caledonian Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Colin Armstrong (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Seumas Coyne (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (2, 2, 1, 1)
2. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (1, 1, 2, 3)
3. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (3, 3, 3, 2)
4. MacIntosh Pipe Band (4, 4, 4, 4)

Grade 5 March, Slow March, March
Adjudicators: Adjudicators: Colin Armstrong (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Seumas Coyne (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Jefferson Pipe Band (1, 1, 2, 4)
2. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (2, 3, 1, 3)
3. Pipes and Drums of CAL FIRE Local 2881 (3, 2, 3, 2)
4. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (5, 5, 4, 1)
5. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (4, 4, 5, 5)
6. Emerald Society Pipe Band of Ripon (6, 6, 6, 6)

Prizes Awarded by the Contest Sponsor (not tracked)
Best Pipe Band of the Games – Silicon Valley Pipe Band

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

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WOODLAND – Unofficial Results (Saturday)

Woodland Celtic GamesWoodlandCeltic
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 MSR
Adjudicators: Seumas Coyne (Piping x2), Colin Armstrong (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Prince Charles Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 3 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Seumas Coyne (Piping x2), Colin Armstrong (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. United Caledonian Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 4 Mini MSR
Adjudicators: Seumas Coyne (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Colin Armstrong (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (3, 1, 1, 1)
2. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (1, 2, 2, 2)
3. Prince Charles Pipe Band (2, 3, 4, 5)
4. MacIntosh Pipe Band (4, 4, 5, 3)
5. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (5, 5, 3, 4)

Grade 5 Quick March Medley
Adjudicators: Seumas Coyne (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Colin Armstrong (Ensemble), Ed Best (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (3, 1, 2, 1)
2. Pipes and Drums of CAL FIRE Local 2881 (2, 3, 1, 2)
3. Jefferson Pipe Band (1, 2, 4, 3)
4. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (4, 4, 3, 5)
5. Emerald Society Pipe Band of Ripon (5, 5, 5, 4)
6. Silicon Valley Pipe Band (6, 6, 6, 6)

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

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ARDENWOOD – Unofficial Results

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR –2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 586 Charles MorrisEBSA_logo_221x237

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 586 Charles Morris

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 1 CompetitorMacIntosh
Adjudicator: Jan Richey
1. 497 Joshua Agee

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REDDING – Unofficial Results (Sunday)

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Sunday, March 4, 2018
Red Lion Hotel, Redding, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piobaireachd – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 401 Eric Albert
2. 586 Charles Morris
3. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 2 Piobaireachd – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Seumas Coyne
1. 1205 Ted Hales
2. 965 Jay Bowdler
3. 800 Gaelin Arbios
4. 009 Steven Coontz
5. 643 Vincent Guinnane
6. 129 Robyn Morgan

Grade 4 Piobaireachd – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 1592 Robert Johnston
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 651 William Lloyd
4. 796 Monty Messenger
5. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
6. 188 Dale Wilson

*All results posted here are unofficial. Official results will be posted on the WUSPBA Results page after they have been reviewed and verified by the appropriate registrar. The Northern Branch is not responsible for any discrepancies.

REDDING – Unofficial Results (Saturday)

Redding Bagpipe Competitionstflorianpiperssoc
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Red Lion Hotel, Redding, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 401 Eric Albert
3. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Seumas Coyne
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Seumas Coyne
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 699 Sean Davis
3. 1205 Ted Hales
4. 355 Bruce Locken
5. 009 Steven Coontz
6. 056 Richard Hood

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Seumas Coyne
1. 699 Sean Davis
2. 1295 Colin Speed
3. 261 Becky Saraceno
4. 800 Gaelin Arbios
5. 355 Bruce Locken
6. 263 Donald Saraceno

Grade 3 Piping 6/8 March – 15 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 699 Sean Davis
2. 774 Carrie Wigham
3. 056 Richard Hood
4. 261 Becky Saraceno
5. 152 Aeron Danann
6. 965 Jay Bowdler

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 16 Competitors
Adjudicator: Seumas Coyne
1. 1437 John Elliott
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 533 Christina Shute
4. 1592 Robert Johnston
5. 796 Monty Messenger
6. 1381 Brian Schwartzberg

Grade 4 Piping Slow March – 16 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 533 Christina Shute
3. 1381 Brian Schwartzberg
4. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
5. 651 William Lloyd
6. 636 Zachary Arbios

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 796 Monty Messenger
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 533 Christina Shute
4. 1381 Brian Schwartzberg
5. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
6. 1592 Robert Johnston

*All results posted here are unofficial. Official results will be posted on the WUSPBA Results page after they have been reviewed and verified by the appropriate registrar. The Northern Branch is not responsible for any discrepancies.

2017 Northern Branch Champions

Grade 2 Band—Prince Charles Pipe Band
Grade 4 Band—Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco / Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums
Grade 5 Band—Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums
Open Piping—Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli
Grade 1 Piping—Steven McElhaney
Grade 2 Piping & Piobaireachd—Adam Blaine
Grade 3 Piping—Vincent Guinnane
Grade 4 Piping & Piobaireachd—Daryl Turner
Open Piobaireachd—Kenneth Sutherland / Erik Leiken
Grade 1 Piobaireachd—Abraham McCarty
Grade 3 Piobaireachd—Richard Hood
Grade 1 Side Drumming—Garrett Harpainter
Grade 3 Side Drumming—Dodger Posey
Grade 4 Side Drumming—Alanna Deely
Open Tenor Drumming—Molly Steuber
Novice Tenor Drumming—Amber Boothby
Open Bass Drumming—Milanda Moore
Novice Bass Drumming—Marie Rude

Congratulations to all of our Branch Champions! Championship awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on Saturday, December 9, 2017.