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January 9th Knockout Results and Upcoming Events

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.

Jan 9 Winner - Finley

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.

Jan 9 Recital

Ross Davison playing a few tunes on the Uilleann pipes.


B Piping Cairns Cup, Slow Air and 6/8 March

  1. Finley van de Ven

  2. Callum Gauthier

  3. Lynn MacGillivray

  4. Ysahnn Leonard

  5. Robert Miller

  6. Ron Graham

40 + Piping, 2/4 March

  1. Scott Benjamin

Jan 9 Winners

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.

Upcoming Events

February 6th

  1. Bass/Mid-section workshop with Kahlil Cappuccino – Registration and details here

  2. Knockout – “A” Piping MSR, “B” Piping Mini-MSR (new!), “A” Drumming 6/8 (2 x 4 pts), and “B” Drumming Jig (4 pts)

  3. For the new “B” grade Mini-MSR, competitors are limited to 2 parts for each tune

March 5th

  1. Piping workshop with Colin MacLellan – Details and registration form forthcoming

  2. Knockout FINALS – Judged by Colin MacLellan

April 9th, 2016

  1. Reedmaking workshop with John Elliott of Sound Supreme Reeds – Details and registration form forthcoming

  2. Glengarry Cup – Judged by John Elliott

May 7th

  1. Ottawa Branch Indoor Games in Kemptville – Information and registration forms are now available here.


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