Nov 30th Knockout Contest and 2019 Champion Supreme Winners
Join us for the third event of the 2019-20 Knockout series, which takes place on Saturday November 30th! The evening will commence at 7:30.
- A Piping – MSR
- A Drumming– 2 6/8s
- B Drumming– 2/4 March
- C Drumming – 2/4 March (2 parts)
- 40+ Drumming – 1 6/8 March (4 parts)
Bob Worrall, and Chris Bell will be our piping and drumming judges for the evening!
How to sign up
The registration form is below, or you can enter on the day.
- When: Saturday, November 30th at 7:30 pm
- Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa
- Cost: $7.00 per person (competitor or spectator).
More about Bob Worrall and Chris Bell
Bob Worrall is one of North America’s leading teachers, adjudicators and performers. Bob is a respected composer, having published two collections of bagpipe music.
After a piping career with a number of Ontario’s leading pipe bands, including the City of Toronto Pipe Band and the General Motors Pipe Band, Bob retired from competitive piping in 1983. His solo accomplishments were extensive, both in North America and Scotland. He won the North American Professional Championship an unprecedented 7 times and the Ontario Professional Championship Supreme title for 12 of his 13 years in the professional class. He was also the 1977 winner of the March and Strathspey/Reel events in Inverness. He was a pupil of Bill Millar, Willie Connell and John Wilson.
A member of North American and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s judging panels, Bob has been selected to judge the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on numerous occasions. For the last several years he has been the commentator alongside BBC’s Jackie Bird for the international broadcast of the World Pipe Band Championships. He is a member of the Piobaireachd Society’s Senior Judges list and has adjudicated major competitions throughout the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Brittany, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
For more than 30 years, Chris has been the primary drumming instructor in the Kingston area, with several of his students going on to reach professional level solo success and grade 1 band success. Along with his brother Scott, the Bell boys have led Rob Roy to many competition wins while continuing to instill the importance of supporting community events.
Chris has spent the better part of his drumming career with Rob Roy, but at times has played with multiple bands, including the Niagara Regional Police and the Peel Regional Police. His instructors have included David Danskin, Al Savage, Harvey Dawson, Hugh Cameron, and Graham Kirkwood.
When he is not drumming, Chris is a Director of Culinary Services with Revera Retirement, but most enjoys spending time with his wife Erin and son, Euan.
Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme 2019
The Ottawa Branch is proud to announce the Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme winners for 2019.
Congratulations to this year’s winners! All awards will be presented at the Ottawa Branch Knockout event on Saturday, November 30th. The evening will include all drumming categories and the MSR contest for A pipers. Awards will be presented after the contests at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa. The evening gets underway at 7:30 pm.
Points are calculated depending on the number of competitors registered in the contest, as well as a competitors’ placing. Ties were broken as per the rules set out in the PPBSO Rule Book.
Congratulations to all!
- Grade 3 – Glengarry Pipe Band
- Grade 5 – Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band
- Juvenile – Connie Blaney Memorial Youth Pipe Band
The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup will be awarded for the third time 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.
We are proud to announce the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band – Grade 5 as this year’s winners of the Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup!
- Grade 1 – Liam Melville
- Grade 2 – Sean Burgess
- Grade 3 – Charles Pianosi
- Grade 4 – Jamie Letourneau
- Grade 5 – Noah Yateman
- Senior Amateur Piobaireachd – Liam Melville
- Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd – Clare Grant
- Junior Amateur Piobaireachd – Robert Macleod
- Novice Piobaireachd – Rowan Meyer
- Grade 1 Snare – Rita DeNobriga
- Grade 2 Snare – Shahna Summers
- Grade 3 Snare – Sarah Mckinnon
- Grade 4 Snare – Thomas MacKenzie
- Grade 5 Snare – Gabriel Benay
- Grade 2 Tenor – Andrea Jackson
- Grade 3 Tenor – Margaret Maxwell Haynes
- Grade 5 Tenor – Wendy Chaytor
- Amateur Bass – Jaymee McCarthy
- Novice Bass – Nicholas Olmstead
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