Online contest series for the 2020-21 season
The Ottawa Branch Knockouts have been a staple in the region for decades. The series has multiple divisions for pipers and drummers.
In light of COVID-19, this will be hosted online for the 2020-21 season.
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:
Includes solo pipers and drummers with experience that aligns approximately with grades 1 and 2.
Includes solo pipers and drummers with experience that aligns approximately with grades 3 and 4.
Includes solo pipers and snare drummers at beginner and Grade 5 levels.
Includes pipers and 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.