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Knockout Series

2023 -2024 season dates and requirements are now availible!

NEW FORMAT:

1. Workshops! All workshops are intended to be on topics relatable and applicable to BOTH pipers and drummers. We are book ending this season with a workshop on performance anxiety and mindset. More will be coming on the other two topics.

2. ALL levels on ALL nights! A, B, C and 40+. Piping on one floor, drumming on the other! Reminder that if you’re a first time competitor, the rule book now states that grade 5 performers can wear smart dress if you don’t have a kilt also, drummers, reminder that you can play to a recording!

3. Band Performances! instead of a solo recital this year we will be showcasing bands and mini ensembles.

Junior Ranks Mess (3rd Floor), 4 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H9

The Ottawa Branch Knockouts have been a staple in the region for decades. The series has multiple divisions for pipers and drummers.

 Spectators can now buy advanced tickets!

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Admission

Both General Admissions Tickets and Competitor Registration are found through clicking the "Tickets" button below

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Categories

Players are encouraged to consult with their teachers or Branch executive members if they are unsure about the grade that aligns best with their level.

Level "A": PPBSO grade 1 or 2

Level "B": PPBSO grade 3 or 4

Level "C": Beginner or PPBSO grade 5

Level "40+":

Categories

Includes pipers and drummers over 40 years of age, from beginner to PPBSO grade 3. Competitors in this category are not eligible for Levels A, B or C. The intention is to allow participants to begin competing against their peers. Experienced players who are over 40 are welcome to compete in the A and B categories if they wish.

Requirements

Dress

Competitors will adhere to the standard highland dress requirements found in the PPBSO Rule Book

Tunes

The tune requirements for each of the contests are designed to reflect the ability of the grade.

Requirements
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Results

Finals

After the last round, the three competitors with the most points in the A, B, C and 40+ divisions will be invited to compete in a final round where the winner of the final round in each division will be the Knockout champion. In the event of a tie in the last qualifying position both contestants will be included

Points

Results
& Points

Division points will be awarded as follows:

     1st place – 6 points

     2nd place – 5 points

     3rd place – 4 points 

     4th place – 3 points

     5th place – 2 points

     6th place – 1 point

About
Tune Requirements
Tune Requirements

Piping 

Nov 4th
Jan 6th
Mar 2nd
Final : April 6th
Piping 40+
2/4 March (2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
Air, 6/8 March (min 4 parts)
Medley (2-5 mins)
Piping A
MSR (min. 4 parts each)
Two 6/8s (min. 4 parts each)
CanCon H/J (min 4 parts)
Medley (5-8 mins)
Piping B
2/4 March (4 parts)
Air, 6/8 March
Mini-MSR (min 2 parts each)
Medley (2-5 mins)
Piping C
2/4 March (2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
3/4 March ( 2 parts)
March Medley (2-5 mins)

Snare 

Nov 4th
Jan 6th
Mar 2nd
Final: April 6th
Snare 40+
2/4 March (2 parts)
3/4 March ( 2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
2/4 March (4 parts)
Snare A
MSR (min. 4 parts each)
Two 6/8s (min. 4 parts each)
H/J (min. 4 parts each)
Medley (5-8 mins)
Snare B
6/8 (min. 4 parts each)
S/R (min. 4 parts each)
2/4 March (4 parts)
MSR (min. 4 parts each)
Snare C
2/4 March (2 parts)
3/4 March ( 2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
2/4 March (4 parts)

Bass & Tenor 

Nov 4th
Jan 6th
Mar 2nd
Final: April 6th
Bass A
MSR (min. 4 parts each)
Two 6/8s (min. 4 parts each)
H/J (min. 4 parts each)
Medley (2-5 mins)
Bass B
2/4 March (2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
Hornpipe (4 parts)
2/4 March (4 parts)
Tenor A
MSR (min. 4 parts each)
Two 6/8s (min. 4 parts each)
H/J (min. 4 parts each)
Medley (2-5 mins)
Tenor B
2/4 March (2 parts)
6/8 March (2 parts)
Hornpipe (4 parts)
2/4 March (4 parts)

Upon arrival at the contest, please check in with the competition steward. They can also answer any questions the day of the event and are there to create a positive competition environment.

2023-2024 Knockout Results 

2022-2023 Knockout Results

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Last Name
First Name
Nov 4
Jan 6
Mar 2
Final
Total Points
McIsaac
Aden
1
1
12
Mackay
Dan
1
1
12
Jackson
Andrea
1
1
12
Seigmiller
Ryan
2
1
11
Seigmiller
Makayla
2
1
11
Doucet
Benjamin
2
1
11
Yakimchuk
Theodore
5
6
11
Lessard
Marie-Josee
2
2
10
Gravel
Nico
1
5
8
Langille
Marcus
3
4
7
Shepheard
Matthew
4
3
7
Racine
Abygaelle
1
6
Gamache
Jean-Sebastien
1
6
ALDOUS
CAMERON
1
6
Meade
Andrew
1
6
Gammeter
Walter
1
6
Faris
Colum
5
3
6
Pakenham
Gavin
1
6
Schnupp
Jean-Marc
1
6
Tobin
Shawn
1
6
Hummel
Paul
1
6
Desrochers
Anita
5
3
6
Mitchell
Charles-David
2
5
Baskerville
Cameron
2
5
Ryan
Tiffany
2
5
Schnupp
Alexandre
2
5
Trayner
Robert
4
5
5
Bell
Erin
3
4
Herzog
Heinrich
6
4
4
Chaytor
Wendy
3
4
Marinelli
Alyssia
3
4
Stewart
Nathan
3
4
Fraser
Rachel
3
4
MacRae
Nadine
3
4
Burgess
Sean
4
3
Lockhart
Jack
4
3
Jodoin
Annie
5
6
3
Girn
Jasleen
4
3
Chin-Yet
Keisha
4
3
Foster
Neil
5
2
Dall
Tim
6
1
Rankin
David
6
1
St. Pierre
Jarod
6
1
Chaytor
Richard
Joseph
Gregory
Grew
Noah
Letourneau
Jamie
Tanner
Kevin
Thompson
Adam
Knight
Erik
Robertson
Andrew
Chaytor
Walter
Miller
Rob
Parsons
Matthew
Grew
Noah
Plante
Nathan
McDonald
Rory
Young
Taylor
Results
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