Reminders: Knockout this Saturday & February 29th Bass/Tenor and Piobaireachd Contests

Knockout Contests this Saturday!

The next Knockout contests will take place this Saturday, February 1st!

The afternoon will include the contests originally scheduled for January 11th that were postponed due to weather. The evening will get underway at the usual time (7:30 pm) with the categories as originally planned.


Knockout standings: The three competitors with the highest point totals in each Knockout category after Saturday will be invited to compete in the Knockout Final on February 29th. Points can be viewed here.


Entry fee: $7.00 for the entire day (wristbands will be provided for those who wish to come and go at different points).


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


Afternoon Contests (make up for January 11th)


Doors open: 2:30 pm

First competitor: 3:00 pm

Judge: Allan MacKenzie


Categories:

  1. Piping Over 40 – Air, 6/8 March

  2. Piping C – 3/4 March

  3. Piping B – 2/4 March

Estimated conclusion for the afternoon: 5:00 pm


Evening Contests


First competitor: 7:30 pm

Judges: Jim Bush, Chris Dodson

Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess – 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa


Categories:

C Drumming – 3/4 March

B Drumming – S/R

A Drumming – H/J

B Piping – Mini-MSR

A Piping – Canadian Content H/J



NEW – Solo Bass and Tenor Contests – February 29th

We’re proud to launch a new amateur solo bass and tenor contest.

  1. When: Saturday, February 29th @7:30 pm before the evening’s Knockout Final

  2. Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess – 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa

We’re happy to announce that our judge for this contest will be Khalil Cappuccino.

Categories:

  1. Tenor B (approximates PPBSO Grades 5 – 3) – 2/4 March – 4 parts

  2. Tenor A (approximates PPBSO Gr 2 – 1) – MSR – 4 parts each

  3. Bass B (Novice) – 2/4 March4 parts

  4. Bass A (Amateur)- MSR4 parts each

Rules for the contests will follow those for typical PPBSO contests. Rules are accessible here (pages 19-21).

Note: Although similarly structured, these events will not be counted toward Knockout point standings. We hope however to build this into a future Knockout series over time.

How to register:

Register for the Bass and Tenor Contests (deadline to register Saturday, February 22nd)




 Amateur Piobaireachd Contest – February 29th

We are proud to host our third annual amateur piobaireachd contest!

Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess – 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa

Contests

“C” Piobaireachd:

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

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

“B” Piobaireachd:


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

  2. Grade approximation – Experienced Novice, Junior Amateur

“A” Piobaireachd:


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

  2. Grade approximation – Intermediate and Senior Amateur

Competition start times: All contest start times will be finalized based on entries. The contest will run during the mid-day/afternoon before the evening’s Knockout Final.


Order of play: Reverse order of entry. Sign up early to secure a later draw!

Cost: $7.00. Piobaireachd contest entrants and attendees get in free for the Knockout contest taking place that evening.


Note: Although similarly structured, these piobaireachd events will not be counted toward Knockout point standings.


Register for the Amateur Piobaireachd Contest

(deadline to register Saturday, February 22nd)

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