Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition Results

The annual Duncan Johnstone competition for B & C grade pipers was held today at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

The competition is run by the Centre and the Competing Pipers’ Association in memory of the great piper, teacher and composer.

Duncan is pictured above with the Balvenie Medal he received for Services to Piping. For many years Duncan’s home was a magnet for those wishing to learn from a master player. One of those pupils was Roderick MacLeod now the Director of Piping at the Centre.

Today’s competition had a very strong entry.
B Piobaireachd (four tunes required).

B Ceòl Mor
1 Charles MacDonald
2 Douglas Gardiner
3 Ross Cowan
4 Calum Watson
5 Gavin Ferguson
Judges: W Morrison, S Shedden

B MSR
1 Connor Sinclair
2 Callum Moffat
3 Matt Wilson
4 Kris Coyle
5 Andrew Wilson
Judges: E Anderson, I McLellan
C Ceòl Mor (three tunes)
1 Connor Jardine, I Am Proud to Play a Pipe
2 Andrew Bova
3 Alex Gehrig
4 Ben Mulhearn
5 Alastair Donaghy
Judges: N Mulvie, L Tannock
C MSR
1 Ross MacKay
2 Brighde Chaimbeul
3 Chris Lee
4 Connor Jardine
5 Ciaren Ross
Judges: G Brown, C Drummond
Jig
1 Jonathon Simpson
2 Ross Cowan
3 Matt Fraser
4 Calum Watson
5 Brighde Chaimbeul
Judges: E Anderson, I McLellan
Overall ‘B’: Charles MacDonald (Ceòl Mor preference)

Overall ‘C’: ConnorJardine