The first Knockout contest of 2016 took place yesterday at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess in downtown Ottawa. Players competed in the 40+ and B Division piping events, both of which were judged by Alan Clark.
The night’s B Piping winner, Finley van de Ven
B Division pipers competed for the Major Archie Cairns Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the Slow Air and 6/8 March contest. This year’s winner was Finley van de Ven of Kingston.
After the contest, Ottawa’s Ross Davison provided the audience with what might be the PPBSO Ottawa Branch’s first solo Uilleann pipe recital.
Ross Davison playing a few tunes on the Uilleann pipes.
B Piping Cairns Cup, Slow Air and 6/8 March
Finley van de Ven
40 + Piping, 2/4 March
Prize winners at the first Knockout of 2016. From left to right, Lynn MacGillivray, Callum Gauthier, Finley van de Ven, Ysahnn Leonard, Ron Graham and Scott Benjamin.
Standings for the 2016 Knockout series can be found here.
Bass/Mid-section workshop with Kahlil Cappuccino – Registration and details here
Knockout – “A” Piping MSR, “B” Piping Mini-MSR (new!), “A” Drumming 6/8 (2 x 4 pts), and “B” Drumming Jig (4 pts)
For the new “B” grade Mini-MSR, competitors are limited to 2 parts for each tune
Piping workshop with Colin MacLellan – Details and registration form forthcoming
Knockout FINALS – Judged by Colin MacLellan
April 9th, 2016
Reedmaking workshop with John Elliott of Sound Supreme Reeds – Details and registration form forthcoming
Glengarry Cup – Judged by John Elliott
Ottawa Branch Indoor Games in Kemptville – Information and registration forms are now available here.