REDDING – Unofficial Results

Redding Solo Bagpipe Competitionstflorianpiperssoc
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Red Lion Hotel, Redding, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 927 Steven McElhaney
2. 046 Abraham McCarty
3. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 927 Steven McElhaney
2. 046 Abraham McCarty
3. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 927 Steven McElhaney
2. 388 Charles Martin
3. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 595 Suzan Karayel
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 822 Lloyd Christiansen
4. 778 Linda Robertson

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 595 Suzan Karayel
3. 778 Linda Robertson
4. 822 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 595 Suzan Karayel
3. 822 Lloyd Christiansen
4. 778 Linda Robertson

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 635 Jamie Reynolds
2. 749 Steven Ricotta
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 1295 Colin Speed
5. 774 Carrie Wigham
6. 123 David Kelly

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 635 Jamie Reynolds
2. 749 Steven Ricotta
3. 123 David Kelly
4. 1295 Colin Speed
5. 643 Vincent Guinnane
6. 377 Riley Groeschel

Grade 3 Piping 6/8 March – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 635 Jamie Reynolds
2. 749 Steven Ricotta
3. 261 Becky Saraceno
4. 774 Carrie Wigham
5. 123 David Kelly
6. 377 Riley Groeschel

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 17 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1439 Finn Cave
2. 170 Daryl Turner
3. 479 Wes Weber
4. 815 Stephen Rooklidge
5. 636 Zack Arbios
6. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang

Grade 4 Piping Slow Air – 18 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 170 Daryl Turner
2. 1439 Finn Cave
3. 796 Monty Messenger
4. 479 Wes Weber
5. 188 Dale Wilson
6. 838 Bob Skinner

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 669 Andrew Murphey
2. 435 Melody Farquhar-Chang
3. 796 Monty Messenger
4. 1592 Robert Johnston
5. 636 Zack Arbios
6. 170 Daryl Turner

Grade 1 Piobaireachd – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 046 Abraham McCarty
2. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 2 Piobaireachd – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 822 Lloyd Christiansen
2. 778 Linda Robertson

Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 635 Jamie Reynolds
2. 056 Rick Hood
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 1205 Ted Hales
5. 261 Becky Saraceno
6. 129 Robyn Morgan

Grade 4 Piobaireachd – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 838 Bob Skinner
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 1439 Finn Cave
4. 170 Daryl Turner
5. 669 Andrew Murphey
6. 188 Dale Wilson

Prizes Awarded by the Contest Sponsor (not tracked)
Grade 1 Aggregate Winner – Abraham McCarty
Grade 2 Aggregate Winner – Adam Blaine
Grade 3 Aggregate Winner – Jamie Reynolds
Grade 4 Aggregate Winner – Daryl Turner

*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.

2016 Northern Branch Champions

Grade 2 Band—Prince Charles Pipe Band
Grade 4 Band—Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco
Grade 5 Band—Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco
Open Piping & Piobaireachd—Erik Leiken
Grade 1 Piping—Brian Cooper
Grade 2 Piping & Piobaireachd—Charles Martin
Grade 3 Piping—Vincent Guinnane
Grade 4 Piping—Colin Speed
Grade 3 Piobaireachd—Donald Saraceno
Grade 4 Piobaireachd—Daryl Turner
Grade 2 Side Drumming—Andrew Koupal
Grade 3 Side Drumming—Brett Speed
Grade 4 Side Drumming—Dodger Posey
Grade 4 Tenor Drumming—Yohannah McNee
Amateur Bass Drumming—Marie Rude

Congratulations to all of our Branch Champions! Championship awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

2016 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Park City, Utah:

1) The following WUSPBA bands have been upgraded for 2017:

Las Vegas Pipe Band – upgraded to Grade 4
Prince Charles Pipe Band 5 – upgraded to Grade 4
Phoenix Pipe Band – upgraded to Grade 3
Cameron Highlanders 3 – upgraded to Grade 2

2) The Southern Branch has been split into two branches: the Southern California Branch and the Desert Branch, a new branch that encompasses all of Arizona and the Las Vegas area of Nevada.

3) Drum Major competitions are now organized into three (3) grades: Adult Open, Adult Intermediate, and Juvenile.

4) Solo Tenor drumming is now organized into three (3) grades: Open, Intermediate, and Novice.

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RENO – Unofficial Results (Bands)

Reno Celtic Celebration
Saturday, 10/1/2016
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, NV

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Campbell Naismith (Piping), Jeff Anderson (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums (2, 2, 1, 1)
2. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 3, 2)
3. Jefferson Pipe Band (3, 3, 2, 3)

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