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.

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2017 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Phoenix, Arizona:

1) The minimum number of pipers for a Grade 4 band has been reduced from six (6) to five (5).

2) Effective 2019, the Grade 4 Mini MSR band competition will be replaced by a special format MSR consisting of four (4) parts each of 2/4 march, strathspey, and reel. For 2018, Grade 4 bands will continue to play the Mini MSR (4-2-2).

3) Effective 2019, the Grade 5 Quick March Medley band competition parameters will be changed to eight (8) parts of marches, regardless of timing. For 2018, the QMM will continue to be based upon the time limit requirement of 2:45 to 4:30.

4) The new President of WUSPBA is Kevin Conquest, the new Executive Secretary is Christina Marshall, and the new Band Registrar is Jeff Mann.

5) Next year’s AGM will be in the Denver, Colorado area.

Continue reading “2017 WUSPBA AGM Report”

Northern Branch AGM – December 9, 2017

The WUSPBA Northern Branch AGM will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco.

Any officer nominations or proposed amendments to the Northern Branch bylaws may be submitted to Wes Weber, Northern Branch Secretary, at wesweber@pacbell.net.

There will be a couple of free workshops in the afternoon, before the meeting. Following the meeting, we will have an awards dinner to honor the 2017 Northern Branch Champions.

See the AGM Notice for details!

RENO – Unofficial Results

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, NV

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 4 Mini MSR
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 1, 1)

Grade 5 March, Slow March, March
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (2, 2, 1, 1)†
2. Jefferson Pipe Band (1, 1, 2, 2)†

Grade 5 Quick March Medley
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (1, 1, 1, 2)
2. Jefferson Pipe Band (2, 2, 2, 1)

Tie broken by ensemble preference.

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Andrew Morrill
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Janice Richey
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 672 Mitchell Ambre
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 266 Roger MacGregor

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Andrew Morrill
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 672 Mitchell Ambre
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane

Grade 3 Piping 6/8 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Janice Richey
1. 672 Mitchell Ambre
2. 1295 Colin Speed
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 266 Roger MacGregor

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 17 Competitors
Adjudicator: Janice Richey
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1437 John Elliott
3. 355 Bruce Locken
4. 1737 William Lloyd
5. 1439 Finn Cave
6. 170 Daryl Turner

Grade 4 Piping Slow March – 18 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 355 Bruce Locken
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 996 Linda Lindsay
4. 664 Michael Bowler
5. 815 Stephen Rooklidge
6. 170 Daryl Turner

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March – 12 Competitors
Adjudicator: Andrew Morrill
1. 170 Daryl Turner
2. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
3. 379 William Cook
4. 1439 Finn Cave
5. 479 Wesley Weber
6. 996 Linda Lindsay

Grade 3 Piobaireachd – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 643 Vincent Guinnane

Grade 4 Piobaireachd – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 815 Stephen Rooklidge
2. 379 William Cook
3. 355 Bruce Locken
4. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
5. 170 Daryl Turner
6. 1499 Troy Dufrene

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

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

Grade 3 Snare Drumming 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: David McAdam
1. 1335 Dodger Posey

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: David McAdam
1. 1604 Alanna Deely
2. 938 Nicole Shoptaugh
3. 1732 Darin Talcott
4. 1521 Adam Blaine

Novice Bass Drumming March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: David McAdam
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

*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.

DIXON – Unofficial Results

Dixon Scottish Highland Games
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Local Option Events (not tracked)

Band Quartet: Grade 4 Medley
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Janice Richey (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Prince Charles (1, 1, 1, 1, 1)

Band Quartet: Grade 5 Quick March Medley
Adjudicators: Ken Sutherland (Piping), Liz Tubbs (Piping), Janice Richey (Piping), Liza McAdam (Ensemble), David McAdam (Drumming)
1. Emerald Society (1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
2. MacIntosh (2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

Piping Trio: Grade 2 Medley
Adjudicators: Janice Richey, Liz Tubbs
1. Prince Charles (1, 1)

Piping Trio: Grade 4 Medley
Adjudicators: Janice Richey, Liz Tubbs
1. Prince Charles (1, 1)
2. The Norwegian Blues (2, 2)
3. Friends of Robyn (3, 3)

Piping Trio: Grade 5 Medley
Adjudicators: Janice Richey, Liz Tubbs
1. Emerald Society (1, 1)
2. MacIntosh (2, 2)

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 1 Piping MSR – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 978 Steven McElhaney

Grade 1 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 978 Steven McElhaney

Grade 1 Piping 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 978 Steven McElhaney

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1521 Adam Blaine

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 377 Riley Groeschel
3. 129 Robyn Morgan
4. 643 Vincent Guinnane
5. 672 Mitchell Ambre
6. 009 Steven Coontz

Grade 3 Piping Jig – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 377 Riley Groeschel
3. 672 Mitchell Ambre
4. 643 Vincent Guinnane
5. 129 Robyn Morgan
6. 009 Steven Coontz

Grade 3 Piping 6/8 March – 8 Competitors
Adjudicator: Janice Richey
1. 1295 Colin Speed
2. 377 Riley Groeschel
3. 643 Vincent Guinnane
4. 672 Mitchell Ambre
5. 304 James Gilmore
6. 009 Steven Coontz

Grade 4 Piping 2/4 March – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liz Tubbs
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1499 Troy Dufrene
3. 170 Daryl Turner
4. 669 Andrew Murphey
5. 872 Neil Henderson
6. 1596 Robert Buck

Grade 4 Piping Slow March –10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Janice Richey
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 1499 Troy Dufrene
3. 636 Zachary Arbios
4. 669 Andrew Murphey
5. 072 Craig Farley
6. 479 Wes Weber

Grade 4 Piping 6/8 March –9 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Sutherland
1. 1399 Malachi Johannsen
2. 669 Andrew Murphey
3. 1734 Connor Studulski
4. 170 Daryl Turner
5. 636 Zachary Arbios
6. 1499 Troy Dufrene

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

Grade 3 Snare Drumming 6/8 March – 1 Competitor
Adjudicator: Liza McAdam
1. 1335 Dodger Posey

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

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 7 Competitors
Adjudicator: Liza McAdam
1. 1604 Alanna Deely
2. 1733 Aidan Studulski
3. 784 William MacDougall
4. 1521 Adam Blaine
5. 938 Nicole Shoptaugh
6. 250 Sandra Smith

Grade 4 Snare Drumming 6/8 March – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: David McAdam
1. 784 William MacDougall
2. 1733 Aidan Studulski
3. 250 Sandra Smith

Novice Bass Drumming March – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: David McAdam
1. 1521 Adam Blaine
2. 1570 Gail Muldrow

*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.

Regrade Applications Due Sept. 17!

Any bands or soloists who wish to be upgraded (or downgraded) for the 2018 competition season must submit a regrade application no later than September 17, 2017. Regardless of your competition record, a regrade application is the only way to guarantee that you will be considered for a change of grade next year!

Solo Regrade Application (PDF)
Solo Regrade Application (DOCX)

Band Regrade Application (PDF)
Band Regrade Application (DOCX)

See the Solo and Band Grading Information page on the WUSPBA website for more details.

PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Sunday)

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Sean Somers (Piping), John Cairns (Piping), Ken Eller (Ensemble), Jim Sim (Drumming)
1. North Stratton Pipe Band (2, 2, 2, 4)
2. Portland Metro Pipe Band (4, 4, 1, 2)
3. Prince Charles Pipe Band (3, 3, 3, 3)
4. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (1, 1, 5, 6)
5. Great Lakes Pipe Band (5, 6, 4, 1)
6. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (6, 5, 6, 5)
7. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (7, 7, 7, 7)

Grade 3 MSR
Adjudicators: Sean Somers (Piping), John Cairns (Piping), Ken Eller (Ensemble), Jim Sim (Drumming)
1. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (2, 2, 1, 1)
2. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (1, 1, 3, 3)
3. Glengarry Pipe Band (3, 3, 2, 2)

Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Sean Somers (Piping), John Cairns (Piping), Ken Eller (Ensemble), Jim Sim (Drumming)
1. Edmonton & District Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 1)
2. White Spot Pipe Band (3, 3, 2, 3)
3. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (2, 2, 3, 5)
4. Glendora High School Pipe Band (7, 7, 4, 2)
5. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (6, 6, 6, 4)
6. Utah Pipe Band (5, 5, 8, 8)
7. Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums (4, 4, 11, 9)
8. Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band (9, 9, 5, 6)
9. Monterey Bay Pipe Band (8, 8, 9, 7)
10. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (10, 10, 7, 10)
11. Long Beach Pipe Band (11, 12, 10, 12)
12. MacIntosh Pipe Band (12, 11, 12, 11)

Grade 5 March, Slow March, March
Adjudicators: Bruce Woodley (Piping), Terry Tully (Piping), Scott Walker (Ensemble), Scott Fletcher (Drumming)
1. University of California Riverside Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 2)
2. Pacific Coast Highlanders Pipe Band (5, 5, 4, 1)
3. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (2, 3, 2, 9)
4. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (6, 6, 3, 3)
5. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (4, 4, 5, 8)
6. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (3, 2, 7, 10)
7. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (8, 7, 6, 5)
8. House of Scotland Pipe Band (7, 8, 8, 7)
9. Utah Pipe Band (9, 9, 9, 4)
10. Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums (10, 10, 10, 6)
11. Emerald Society Pipe Band of Ripon (11, 11, 11, 11)

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 Piping MSR – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Eller
1. 919 Harry Farrar
2. 1705 Calum MacNeil
3. 218 Megan McDonald
4. 778 Linda Robertson
5. 1521 Adam Blaine
6. 836 David Franklin

Grade 2 Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: Terry Tully
1. 1705 Calum MacNeil
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 1712 John Urdiales
4. 778 Linda Robertson
5. 805 Connor Hamnquist
6. 019 Erik Abbott

Grade 2 Piping 6/8 March – 11 Competitors
Adjudicator: John Cairns
1. 1705 Calum MacNeil
2. 1521 Adam Blaine
3. 1712 John Urdiales
4. 919 Harry Farrar
5. 882 Lloyd Christiansen
6. 805 Connor Hamnquist

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March (40 & over) – 16 Competitors
Adjudicator: Sean Somers
1. 1450 Christopher Boyles
2. 474 Karen McIlvena
3. 965 Jay Bowdler
4. 643 Vincent Guinnane
5. 056 Richard Hood
6. 1233 Matthew Dickie

Grade 3 Piping 2/4 March (39 & under) – 14 Competitors
Adjudicator: Scott Walker
1. 1671 Duncan Winters
2. 635 Jamie Reynolds
3. 1690 Anne Gallo
4. 1681 Bryce Boan
5. 1452 Natalie Olivas
6. 377 Riley Groeschel

Grade 3 Piping Strathspey/Reel (39 & under) – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Bruce Woodley
1. 1671 Duncan Winters
2. 749 Steven Ricotta
3. 1452 Natalie Olivas
4. 1690 Anne Gallo
5. 635 Jamie Reynolds
6. 1681 Bryce Boan

Grade 3 Piping Jig (40 & over) – 15 Competitors
Adjudicator: Bruce Woodley
1. 1450 Christopher Boyles
2. 643 Vincent Guinnane
3. 474 Karen McIlvena
4. 009 Steven Coontz
5. 056 Richard Hood
6. 760 John Tompkins

Grade 3 Piping Jig (39 & under) – 13 Competitors
Adjudicator: Sean Somers
1. 1671 Duncan Winters
2. 749 Steven Ricotta
3. 1681 Bryce Boan
4. 1690 Anne Gallo
5. 1295 Colin Speed
6. 672 Mitchell Ambre

Grade 2 Snare Drumming MSR – 3 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jim Sim
1. 988 Matthew Biggs
2. 1670 Leilani Lucas
3. 481 Andrew Koupal

Grade 3 Snare Drumming 2/4 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Scotty Fletcher
1. 1603 Darren Olson
2. 1708 Patrick MacIntyre
3. 1335 Dodger Posey
4. 1673 Chris Pierce

Open Tenor Drumming MSR – 1 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jim Sim
1. 121 Molly Steuber

Intermediate Tenor Drumming MSR – 1 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jim Sim
1. 1707 Fiona Conway

Novice Tenor Drumming 2/4 March – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Scotty Fletcher
1. 1457 Cynthia Garcia
2. 1642 Alyssa Ganino
3. 1548 Yohannah McNee
4. 1294 Marie Rude

Open Bass Drumming MSR – 2 Competitors
Adjudicator: Scotty Fletcher
1. 518 Milanda Moore
2. 1260 Ryan Burdick

Intermediate Bass Drumming MSR – 4 Competitors
Adjudicator: Scotty Fletcher
1. 1699 Ethan Fowler
2. 481 Andrew Koupal
3. 1268 William Lang
4. 383 Jeff Gordon

Novice Bass Drumming March – 5 Competitors
Adjudicator: Jim Sim
1. 215 Vivian McAllister
2. 186 Brendan O’Leary
3. 1294 Marie Rude
4. 1570 Gail Muldrow
5. 784 William MacDougall

*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.

PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Saturday)

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Band Results (Unofficial*)

Grade 2 MSR
Adjudicators: Terry Tully (Piping), Bruce Woodley (Piping), Scott Walker (Ensemble), Scott Fletcher (Drumming)
1. North Stratton Pipe Band (1, 1, 1, 3)
2. Prince Charles Pipe Band (2, 2, 3, 4)
3. Portland Metro Pipe Band (3, 6, 2, 1)
4. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (4, 3, 5, 5)
5. Great Lakes Pipe Band (5, 4, 6, 2)
6. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (6, 5, 4, 6)

Grade 3 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators: Terry Tully (Piping), Bruce Woodley (Piping), Scott Walker (Ensemble), Scott Fletcher (Drumming)
1. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (2, 2, 1, 2)†
2. Glengarry Pipe Band (1, 1, 2, 3)†
3. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (3, 3, 3, 1)

Grade 4 Mini MSR
Adjudicators: Bruce Woodley (Piping), Terry Tully (Piping), Scott Walker (Ensemble), Scott Fletcher (Drumming)
1. Edmonton & District Pipe Band (3, 1, 1, 1)
2. Glendora High School Pipe Band (1, 4, 2, 2)
3. Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band (2, 5, 5, 3)
4. Wasatch & District Pipe Band (4, 2, 6, 4)
5. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (5, 3, 3, 6)
6. Monterey Bay Pipe Band (8, 8, 4, 7)
7. White Spot Pipe Band (6, 11, 7, 5)
8. Long Beach Pipe Band (9, 7, 10, 10)
9. Utah Pipe Band (11, 6, 9, 11)
10. Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums (10, 9, 11, 9)
11. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (7, 12, 12, 8)
12. MacIntosh Pipe Band (12, 10, 8, 12)

Grade 5 Quick March Medley
Adjudicators: Ken Eller (Piping), Sean Somers (Piping), John Cairns (Ensemble), Jim Sim (Drumming)
1. Sacramento Firefighters Pipes & Drums (2, 2, 1, 1)
2. University of California Riverside Pipe Band (1, 1, 3, 2)
3. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums (5, 5, 4, 4)
4. Pacific Coast Highlanders Pipe Band (8, 9, 2, 3)†
5. Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band (3, 3, 7, 9)†
6. Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band (6, 6, 6, 6)†
7. Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco (4, 4, 8, 8)†
8. Utah Pipe Band (7, 8, 5, 5)
9. House of Scotland Pipe Band (9, 7, 9, 7)

Tie broken by ensemble preference.

Solo Results (Unofficial*) Continue reading “PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Saturday)”

PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Friday)

Caledonian Club of San Francisco Scottish Highland GamesCaledonianClubSF
Friday, September 1, 2017
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Solo Results (Unofficial*)

Open Piping MSR – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Terry Tully
1. 1552 John Lee
2. 511 Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli
3. 1211 Austin Diepenhorst
4. 1682 Alan Clark
5. 689 Kenneth Sutherland
6. 548 James Cuthill

Open Piping Hornpipe/Jig – 10 Competitors
Adjudicator: Ken Eller
1. 511 Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli
2. 1552 John Lee
3. 1682 Alan Clark
4. 548 James Cuthill
5. 1211 Austin Diepenhorst
6. 689 Kenneth Sutherland

Open Piobaireachd – 9 Competitors
Adjudicator: John Cairns
1. 689 Kenneth Sutherland
2. 1211 Austin Diepenhorst
3. 1552 John Lee
4. 1685 Ross Barker
5. 030 Erik Leiken
6. 1682 Alan Clark

Continue reading “PLEASANTON – Unofficial Results (Friday)”