Thank you to all that participated in the 2018 Ottawa Branch Indoor Highland Games in Kemptville. The morning saw nearly 100 solo competitors compete across 28 events, followed by an afternoon with 17 quartet and band performances from 11 bands in the eastern Ontario region.
Mike Fenton won the Piper of the Day combined title for Grade 1 solo events. The Rob Roy Pipe Band of Kingston won the title for best overall band, based on results in the Grade 3 MSR and Medley contests. The Grade 3 Medley event was won by the Ottawa Highlanders, and Grade 5 was won by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band against a large field.
Two new youth-focused bands — the Connie Blaney Memorial Youth Pipe Band of Maxville, and the Kingston Police Pipe Band — also launched their first full competition seasons at the event!
This games would not be possible without community support and the help of numerous volunteers. We are grateful to all of you. Thank you!
2018 Ottawa Indoor Highland Games Results
Judges for all band events: Amy Garson, Brian Williamson (Piping), Dan Bist (Drumming), Allan MacKenzie (Ensemble)
Grade 3 MSR (two competed)
Rob Roy (1,1,1,1)
Best Bass: Rob Roy
Winners of the Grade 3 MSR contest, and the P/M Jack Coghill Sr. Trophy for best overall band, the Rob Roy Pipe Band!
Grade 3 Medley (three competed)
Ottawa Highlanders (1,1,2,2)
Rob Roy (2,3,1,1)
Best Bass: Rob Roy
Winners of the Grade 3 Medley contest, the Ottawa Highlanders!
Best Overall Band: Rob Roy (Pipe Major John Robert “Jack” Coghill Sr. Trophy)
Grade 5 March Medley (eight competed)
Sons of Scotland (2,1,2,5)
Smiths Falls (1,5,5,2)
Ottawa Caledonian (4,8,1,1)
Quigley Highlanders (5,3,6,3)
Rob Roy (6,2,7,4)
Kingston Police (3,4,8,7)
Best Bass: Ottawa Caledonian
Winners of the Grade 5 March Medley contest, the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band!
Quartets (four competed)
Conspiracy Pipes (2,1)
Camp Argyll #26 (3,2)
Colonel Mustard (1,4)
Judges for all quartets: Chris Dodson, Allan MacKenzie
Senior (Judge: Brian Williamson)
Intermediate (Judge: Alan Clark)
Junior (Judge: Andrea Boyd)
Novice (Judge: Jacob Dicker)
Grade 1 March (Judge: Chris Dodson)
Grade 1 Strathspey/Reel (Judge: Allan MacKenzie)
Grade 1 Jig (Judge: Andrea Boyd)
Grade 2 March (Judge: Amy Garson)
Grade 2 Strathspey/Reel (Judge: Alan Clark)
Grade 2 Jig (Judge: Chris Dodson)
Grade 3 March (Judge: Allan MacKenzie)
Grade 3 Strathspey/Reel (Judge: Jacob Dicker)
Over 40 March (Judge: Amy Garson)
Grade 4 March A (Judge: Chris Dodson)
Grade 4 March B (Judge: Alan Clark)
Grade 5 March A (Judge: Brian Williamson)
Grade 5 March B (Judge: Amy Garson)
Practice Chanter (Judge: Brian Williamson)
Judge: Scott Nicholson
Grade 2 Snare
Grade 3 Snare
Grade 4 Snare
Grade 5 Snare
Grade 5 Tenor
Grade 4 Tenor
Grade 3 Tenor
Grade 2 Tenor