ARDENWOOD – Unofficial Results

Northern Branch Contest at Ardenwood Farmwuspbanblogo_textonly
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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 – 3 Competitorssiliconvalley
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 065 Kristopher Muse
2. 497 Joshua Agee
3. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz TubbsIrishPipers
1. 497 Joshua Agee
2. 065 Kristopher Muse
3. 882 Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1205 Ted Hales
3. 009 Steven Coontz
4. 311 Eben McElhinny
5. 170 Daryl Turner
6. 129 Robyn Morgan

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel – 9 Competitors
Adjudicator: Darrell Calvillo
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1205 Ted Hales
3. 669 Andrew Murphey
4. 056 Richard Hood
5. 311 Eben McElhinny
6. 129 Robyn Morgan

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 16 Competitors
Adjudicator: Darrell Calvillo
1. 1847 Alex Christopher Chan III
2. 1922 Lettie Smith
3. 1596 Robert Buck
4. 188 Dale Wilson
5. 1825 Olivia Siemer
6. 533 Christina Shute

Grade 4 Piping Slow March – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1874 Colin Thurber
2. 1381 Brian Schwartzberg
3. 704 Paul Howell
4. 1946 Amelia Bloom
5. 1922 Lettie Smith
6. 1948 Alexander Bloom

Grade 1 Piobaireachd – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 2 Piobaireachd – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Darrell Calvillo
1. Lloyd Christiansen

Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1205 Ted Hales
3. 056 Richard Hood
4. 009 Steven Coontz
5. 311 Eben McElhinny
6. 669 Andrew Murphey

Grade 4 Piobaireachd – 9 Competitors
Adjudicator: Darrell Calvillo
1. 1381 Brian Schwartzberg
2. 533 Christina Shute
3. 1825 Olivia Siemer
4. 188 Dale Wilson
5. 704 Paul Howell
6. 1580 Katherine Strausser

Grade 3 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Duncan McPherson
1. 1335 Dodger Posey

Grade 3 Snare Drumming Strathspey/Reel – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Duncan McPherson
1. 1335 Dodger Posey

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Duncan McPherson
1. 1732 Darin Talcott
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 1847 Alex Christopher Chan III
4. 1966 Warren Macdonald

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Duncan McPherson
1. 1732 Darin Talcott

Prizes Awarded by the Contest Sponsor (not tracked)
Grade 1 Piping (Light Music) – Adam Blaine
Grade 2 Piping (Light Music) – Kristopher Muse
Grade 3 Piping (Light Music) – Malachi Johannsen
Grade 4 Piping (Light Music) – Lettie Smith
Grade 1 Piobaireachd – Charles Morris
Grade 2 Piobaireachd – Lloyd Christiansen
Grade 3 Piobaireachd – Malachi Johannsen
Grade 4 Piobaireachd – Brian Schwartzberg
Grade 3 Snare Drumming – Dodger Posey
Grade 4 Snare Drumming – Darin Talcott
Bill Merriman Memorial: Grade 4 Piping, Junior Division (18 & Under) – Alex Christopher Chan III
Bob Baker Memorial: Grade 4 Piping, Senior Division (Over 60) – Dale Wilson
Ron McGlashan Memorial: Best Dressed Competitor – Steven Coontz

*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.

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REDDING – Unofficial Results (Sunday)

Redding Bagpipe Competitionstflorianpiperssoc
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Red Lion Hotel, Redding, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piobaireachd – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Terry Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 388 Charles Martin
3. 1521 Adam Blaine

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REDDING – Unofficial Results (Saturday)

Redding Bagpipe Competitionstflorianpiperssoc
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Red Lion Hotel, Redding, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jack Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 388 Charles Martin

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Terry Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 388 Charles Martin
3. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Terry Lee
1. 586 Charles Morris
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 388 Charles Martin

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MODESTO MANSION – Unofficial Results

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
McHenry Mansion, Modesto, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 046 Abraham McCarty

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2018 Northern Branch AGM

Notice of Workshops,

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)

& Northern Branch Awards Dinner

Date:          Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time:         4:30pm – 10:00pm (AGM starts at 6:00pm)

Location:   Harry’s Hofbrau

1909 El Camino Real

Redwood City, CA 94063

https://www.harryshofbrau.com/location/redwood-city/

Workshops – 4:30 pm

Free to all Northern Branch solo members and rostered members of 2018 Northern Branch bands. Suggested donation of $10 for all other attendees.

Competing Pipers Association President—Glenn Brown

  • Discussion regarding the CPA system used in the UK.

WUSPBA Rep Training—Suzan Karayel

  • The WUSPBA Reps assist games organizers and ensure that all sanctioned contests operate smoothly and in compliance with the WUSPBA Contest Rules. Individuals who complete this or a similar training may be appointed to serve at Northern Branch games throughout the 2019 contest season, depending on need and availability. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Suzan Karayel, Chief Rep for the Northern Branch, at wuspba.vp@gmail.com

 

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 6:00pm

Check in begins at 5:45pm

All 2018 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.

Agenda

  • Call to order, establish quorum
  • Officer introductions / reports
  • Review of WUSPBA Bylaw & Contest Rule changes effective 2019
  • Band Rosters: what bands need to know
  • Overview of Northern Branch events for the coming year
  • Election of Northern Branch Officers: President & Treasurer
    • Nominations may be submitted in advance to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
  • New business—Amendments to Northern Branch By-Laws
    • Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • Open comment period
  • Adjourn

 

Northern Branch 2018 Awards Dinner – 7:00pm

Presentation of awards to the 2018 Northern Branch Champions.

Dinner is on your own from Harry’s Hofbrau https://www.harryshofbrau.com/menus/#daily-menu

  • 2018 Branch Champions—Free dinner with RSVP* by January 16, 2019

During dinner, there will also be a silent auction to support Northern Branch activities for the upcoming year, featuring assorted contributions from Northern Branch members. Please bring your checkbook!

An informal recital will follow the presentation of awards. The 2018 Northern Branch Champions will be invited to perform.

*2018 Branch Champions will receive a personal invitation via email on or before January 11, 2019. Please RSVP by replying to your email invitation.

2018 Northern Branch Champions

Grade 2 Band—Prince Charles Pipe Bandwuspbanblogo_textonly
Grade 4 Band—Silicon Valley Pipe Band
Grade 5 Band—Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco
Open Piping & Piobaireachd—Erik Leiken
Grade 1 Piping & Piobaireachd—Adam Blaine
Grade 2 Piping—Joshua Agee
Grade 3 Piping—Colin Speed
Grade 4 Piping & Piobaireachd—Malachi Johannsen
Grade 2 Piobaireachd—Lloyd Christiansen
Grade 3 Piobaireachd—Stephen Rooklidge
Open Side Drumming—Duncan McPherson
Grade 1 Side Drumming—Garrett Harpainter
Grade 2 Side Drumming—Brett Speed
Grade 3 Side Drumming—Daren Olson
Grade 4 Side Drumming—Darin Talcott
Intermediate Tenor Drumming—Elon Bauer
Novice Bass Drumming—Brendan O’Leary

Congratulations to all of our Branch Champions! Championship awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

2018 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Denver, Colorado:

1) The Music Board’s Education Committee has started a YouTube channel with informative videos designed to help individuals better navigate WUSPBA. There is educational material for competitors, for adjudicators, and for contest organizers.

2) Advance warning: the cutoff date to register for Pleasanton 2019 will be July 1, 2019. No late entries will be accepted. The 2019 contest will be held August 30 – September 1, 2019.

3) The new Vice President of WUSPBA is Suzan Karayel. Amara Reddick was re-elected Sanction Secretary, and Lezlie Mann was re-elected Solo Registrar.

4) Next year’s AGM will be hosted by the Northern Branch in Sacramento, California.


Summary of the voting outcomes on all of the Bylaw and Contest Rule proposals*:

Bylaw Proposals

BL1 – Branch AGMs – PASSED
BL2 – Juvenile Band Definition – PASSED (as amended)
BL3 – Oustide Association Band Grading – PASSED
BL4 – Late Fee Exemption – PASSED
BL5 – Nonparticipation Rebate – PASSED (as amended)
BL6 – Suspension of Membership – FAILED
BL7 – Unsanctioned Contest Penalty – PASSED

Contest Rule Proposals

CR1 – Light Music and Piobaireachd Grades – PASSED
CR2 – Emergency Bass Drum Substitution – PASSED (as amended)
CR3 – Solo MSR Terminology – PASSED
CR4 – Games Sponsors Local Rules – FAILED
CR5 – Grade 5 and Juvenile Bands Restrictions – FAILED
CR6 – Good Standing and Inclusion – FAILED
CR7 – Eliminate MiniMSR and Add QMM – FAILED
CR8 – Instructor Policy Proposal – FAILED
CR9 – Dual Musicians – PASSED (as amended)
CR10 – Band MSR Clarification – PASSED
CR11 – Arrival at Starting Line – WITHDRAWN
CR12 – Drumming Accompaniment Revision – PASSED
CR13 – Midsection Competition – PASSED (as amended)

*This is an unofficial report. The final language of each proposal and the official vote outcomes will be posted on the WUSPBA website.