Since 2006, the PPBSO Ottawa Branch has awarded champion supreme points to amateur solo competitors and bands at various contests in Eastern Ontario. This includes contests sanctioned by the PPBSO main body, and other events with comparable categories held in the region from May to August.
The final results recognize those pipers, drummers and pipe bands that have had the most overall success during the season at events in our region.
Contests included in the Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme tally include:
- Ottawa Branch Indoor Highland Games (Kemptville)
- Kingston Scottish Festival – Band and solo snare drumming contests only for 2019
- Youth Highland Competition (Ottawa) – Juvenile band contest only
- Highland on the Rideau (Smiths Falls) – cancelled for 2019
- Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville)
- North Lanark Highland Games (Almonte)
The Ottawa Branch of the PPBSO uses the solo and band point calculations as defined in the PPBSO Rule Book. Points are allocated depending on the number of competitors registered in the contest, as well as competitors’ placings. For details, please consult the PPBSO Rule Book.
Ties are broken according to PPBSO rules. Winners will be contacted in the fall, when awards are traditionally presented.
Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Trophy
The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the “Most Successful Pipe Band – Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme – All Grades”. This is defined as the band with the most 1st place finishes in contests with two or more bands competing. As such, it is possible for a band in any grade to win this trophy each year.
In the event of a tie, the band with the most 2nd place finishes in contests with three or more bands competing will receive the award.