Results: February 1st Knockout, and Finalists

This past weekend featured the latest installment of our 2019/2020 Knockout Series, with an excellent turnout in both piping and drumming! Saturday afternoon included the events initially scheduled for January 11th, which were postponed due to weather, followed by the events originally scheduled for that evening. Our judge for the afternoon was Allan MacKenzie, with Chris Dodson and Jim Bush judging for the evening.

The Knockout Final will take place on Saturday, February 29th. Our piping judge for the evening will be Matt MacIsaac, who will play some tunes afterward! More information about the Knockout Final is below.


Afternoon Events (make up for January 11th)


“B” Piping

2/4 March (4 parts)

  1. Paula Campbell

  2. Rory McKinnon

  3. Jean-Sébastien Gamache

  4. Jenna Dennison

  5. Charles Samson

  6. Noah Yateman

“C” Piping

3/4 March (2 parts)

  1. Joseph Durst

  2. Richard Chaytor

  3. Dominic Kilpatrick

  4. Jonathan Mulholland

  5. Nathan Stewart

  6. Olivier Verville

“40+” Piping

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

  1. Mike Walsh

Evening Events

“A” Piping

Canadian Content Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each)

  1. Liam Melville

  2. Ross Davison

  3. Hugh Metcalfe

  4. Matthew Parsons

  5. Sean Burgess

  6. Greg Joseph

“B” Piping

Mini-MSR (2 parts each)

  1. Jean-Sébastien Gamache

  2. Robert MacLeod

  3. Jenna Dennison

  4. Paula Campbell

  5. Rory McKinnon

  6. Joseph Morgan

“A” Drumming

Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each)

  1. Jeremy Pyone

“B” Drumming

Strathspey/Reel (4 parts each)

  1. Gabriel Benay

  2. Owen Yateman

“C” Drumming

3/4 March (2 parts each)

  1. Joe LaFratta

  2. David Shafelt

  3. Clara Burgener

The 2019-20 Knockout Series Finalists


“A” Piping: Liam Melville, Ross Davison, Hugh Metcalfe, Sean Burgess “B” Piping: Robert MacLeod, Rory McKinnnon, Jean-Sébastien Gamache, Paula Campbell “C” Piping: Richard Chaytor, Joseph Durst, Dominic Kilpatrick “40+” Piping: Mike Walsh “A” Drumming: Jeremy Pyone “B” Drumming: Gabriel Benay, Owen Yateman, Megan Grant “C” Drumming: Christine Brewer, Joe LaFratta, David Shafelt, Clara Burgener

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

Join us February 29th for the final Knockout event of the year, and for our first Bass and Tenor competition!

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 Grades 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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