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February 9th Knockout Results

A grand evening was had on Saturday night, with a special edition of the Ottawa Branch Knockout series. The “A” Piping contestants battled for the Canadian Content Contest trophy, while the winner of the “B” Piping was awarded the Major Archie Cairns Cup. At the end of the night we were treated to a recital from judge Andrea Boyd. A special thanks to our judges and volunteers who ensured that the busy evening ran smoothly!


“B” Drumming (Judge: Chris Bell)

Strathspey/Reel, 4 parts each

1. Walter Gammeter- The Islay Ball and Col. MacLeod

“B” Drumming winner, Walter Gammeter, with Ottawa Branch president Jacob Dicker

“C” Drumming (Judge: Chris Bell)

2/4 March, 2 parts

  1. Alyssa Pakenham- The Barren Rocks of Aden

  2. Owen Yateman- Cuttin’ Bracken

  3. Gavin Pakenham- The Barren Rocks of Aden

  4. Raymond Desrochers- Teribus

“C” Drumming winner, Alyssa Pakenham, with “B” Piping winner Charles Pianosi, and “C” Drumming competitor Gavin Pakenham

“B” Piping- Pipe Major Archie Cairns Cup (Judge: Jacob Dicker)

Air, 6/8 March, minimum 4 parts for march

  1. Charles Pianosi- Hi Ho Ro Tha Mi Duilich and Dornach Highland Gathering

  2. Jamie Letourneau- Song for the Small Pipes and P/M Sam Scott

  3. Gabrielle Soucy- Glengarry My Home and Atholl Highlanders

  4. Megan McIntosh- Lament for Maureen MacKenzie and Dr Ross’ 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering

  5. Robert MacLeod- Angus G. MacLeod and Bengullion

  6. Alistair Steele- Morag of Dunvegan and Farewell to the Creeks

“A” Piping- Canadian Content Contest (Judge: Andrea Boyd)

Hornpipe, Jig (minimum 4 parts each)

1. Charles-David Mitchell- Duart Castle, West Nicholson’s Street 2. Liam Melville- Lord Montgomery of the Todd, Drew James MacIntosh 3. Ross Davison- Colin MacKay, The Merry Fryer 4. Nico Gravel- Bruce Gandy’s Dusty Chanter, Drew James MacIntosh 5. Callum McGregor Gauthier- John Walsh’s Walk, Toots and Hickory 6. Bobbie Smith- Colin MacKay, Drew James MacIntosh

Charles-David Mitchell being awarded the Canadian Content trophy by Allan MacKenzie and Jacob Dicker

The 2018-19 Knockout Series Finalists:

“A” Piping: Liam Melville, Ross Davison, Hugh Metcalfe “B” Piping: Robert MacLeod, Jamie Letourneau, Megan McIntosh “C” Piping: Noah Yateman, Noah Grew, Heidi McIntyre “40+” Piping: Thomas MacKenzie, D.J. McDonald “A” Drumming: Shahna Summers “B” Drumming: Walter Gammeter, Sarah MacKinnon, Britanny Pennington, Xavier Bolivar “C” Drumming: Owen Yateman, Alyssa Pakenham, Gavin Pakenham, Raymond Desrochers “40+” Drumming: Thomas MacKenzie

Congratulations and thank you to all competitors throughout this amazing season!

Join us March 9th for the final Knockout event of the year (additional information below).


Upcoming Branch Events

Amateur Piobaireachd Contest: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Registration Deadline: Wednesday February 27th. Register here! Fee: $7.00 at the door for contest entrants and attendees (includes admission to Knockout contest that evening)

Location: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa.


“C” Piobaireachd (Main Level):

  1. Requirements: One (1) ground – own choice

  2. Grade approximation – New piobaireachd players, those with limited Novice competitive experience

“B” Piobaireachd (Crow’s Nest):

  1. Requirements: One (1) full piobaireachd – own choice

  2. Grade approximation – Experienced Novice, Junior Amateur

“A” Piobaireachd (Main Level):

  1. Requirements: One (1) full piobaireachd – own choice

  2. Grade approximation – Intermediate and Senior Amateur

Order of play is reverse of entry, so register today to secure a later draw!


Knockout Finals: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Location: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa.

Doors open 7:00 pm, contest starts at 7:30 pm

Fee: Competitors and attendees, $7.00 at the door

Don’t miss the exciting finale of the 2018-2019 Knockout Series!


2019 Glengarry Cup Professional MSR Contest

When: April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Air Force Officers’ Mess 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa K2P 0A6

Cost: $10.00

The Glengarry Cup Open Professional MSR Contest is held in April and select participants are invited to play. Participants must play a 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel in that order. This contest is a definite must see event if you want to experience a high calibre of play in the finest tradition. Please join us!


Ottawa Indoor Highland Games

When: May 4, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Where: St. Michael’s Catholic High School 2755 County Rd 43, Kemptville K0G 1J0

Cost: $10.00 (Competitor or Spectator)

Registration is now open! Deadline is Saturday April 20th

New for 2019 are Ontario Champion Supreme Points for solo events, a juvenile band contest, and an expanded quartets contest. Visit our website for more information!


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