Join us for the 2020 Ottawa Branch Indoor Highland Games!
Enjoy solo piping and drumming competitions in the morning, followed by quartet and pipe band competitions in the afternoon.
An array of Scottish merchandise will be on sale through our popular vendors.
When: Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Schedule: Schedule and Order of Play will be posted in the week leading up to the games
NEW for 2020
Band competition challenging up
New this year, competing bands in Grades 5 and 4 may “challenge up” to one (1) grade higher than their official grade, so long as they register and compete in their official grade on the day. Bands opting for this must register for both grades by the registration deadline, and they must meet all the playing requirements for the higher grade. Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme points will only be counted for bands in their official grade.
Grade 5 Solo Piping requirements
Competitors in Grade 5 Solo Piping PPBSO contests must now submit two parts of 2/4 March. Previously, any time signature was acceptable.
Other Highlights for 2020
PPBSO Champion Supreme Points for solo events
Like last year, PPBSO Champion Supreme points will be awarded to PPBSO members (alongside the traditional Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme points). Please note: PPBSO members, or members of other pipe band organizations risk disqualification if they enter a grade not assigned to them by their organization.
Juvenile band contest
We’re once again excited to offer a juvenile band contest!
How it will work: Minimums for Juvenile grade are 5 pipers, 2 snare drummers, 1 bass, all of eligible juvenile age. “Eligible juvenile age” means any competitor whose 19th birthday occurs after the contest. Proof of age may be requested. Juvenile bands may add a non-juvenile piper as Pipe Major in addition to the minimum 5 juvenile age pipers. Juvenile bands may also add a non-juvenile drummer as their Lead Drummer in addition to the minimum 2 juvenile age snare drummers. Players of eligible juvenile age on the roster of a Juvenile band may also compete with one (1) non-Juvenile band on the day.
Sign-in: 8:00 AM
Solo Piping Competitions: 8:30 AM
Solo Drumming Competitions: 9:00 AM
When: 1:00 PM
- Quartet Competitions (4 pipers and freestyle)
- Drum Salute
- Pipe Band Competitions
- Juvenile March Medley
- Grade 5 March Medley
- Grade 4 Medley
- Grade 3 MSR
Admission: $10.00/person (Competitor or Spectator)
Playing Requirements and Registration Forms
Where: St. Michael’s Catholic High School
2755 Highway 43 (west of Hwy 416)