Knockout FINALS - April 3rd
Time & Location
About the Event
NEW for 2020-21
Celebrating fifty years! Competing is FREE for Branch members: The 2020-21 season marks the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa Branch. To mark this milestone, participation will be FREE for all Branch members that have paid their membership dues.
Bass and tenor categories are now part of the Knockouts: Following the success of the bass/tenor contest last season, we are including bass/tenor categories in the Knockouts!
The series has multiple divisions for pipers and drummers. These divisions generally align with the PPBSO grades as indicated below. Players are encouraged to consult with their teachers or Branch executive members if they are unsure about the grade that aligns best with their skill level:
- A Division includes solo pipers and drummers with experience that aligns approximately with grades 1 and 2.
- B Division includes solo pipers and drummers with experience that aligns approximately with grades 3 and 4.
- C Division includes solo pipers and snare drummers at beginner and Grade 5 levels.
40+ Division includes pipers and snare drummers over 40 years of age, from beginner to intermediate, that would like to begin competing. Competitors in the 40+ category are not eligible to compete in Group A, B or C in addition to the 40+ category. The intention is to allow participants to begin competing against their peers. More experienced players who are over 40 are welcome to compete in the A and B categories if they wish.