Antigonish Highland Games, Bands and Solo Results (Updated with Pix)

Iain Boyd reports: The Antigonish Highland Games, Nova Scotia, were held on July 8 and 9, 2017,  under mixed weather conditions. Saturday’s competitions were greeted with Scotch Mist and Sunday’s competitions were held under sunny skies. Fourteen bands from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta competed over the two days. Close to 100 solo competitors played including nine in open professional piping. Alex Gandy was professional piper of the games. The picture shows Andrea Boyd, Alex Gandy, Bruce Gandy, Anne MacDonald, Chairwoman, Piping and Drumming and David Smith, Games Chairman.

Results of the Antigonish Highland Games held July 8 and 9, 2017 and Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships, July 8, 2017

Grade 1
1 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band
Judges: Piping, Rene Cusson, Bob Worrall; Ensemble, Ken Eller Drumming, Doug Stronach

Grade 2
1 College of Piping Pipe Band, Summerside, PEI
2 Dartmouth and District Pipe Band
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Bob Worrall ; Ensemble, Ken Eller
Drumming: Doug Stronach

78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band under the leadership of Pipe Major Alex Gandy entering the competition arena at the 154th Antigonish Highland Games. Halifax were a Grade One finalist at the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships. They are unable to attend the Worlds this year but plan to participate in 2018. Picture by Corey LeBlanc

Grade 3
1 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band( Grade 3)
Judges: Piping, Rene Cusson, Bob Worrall; Ensemble, Ken Eller
Drumming, Doug Stronach

Grade 4
1 College of Piping Pipe Band (Grade 4) Summerside, PEI
2 Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band
3 Dartmouth and District Pipe Band ( Grade 4)
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Rene Cusson; Ensemble, Ken Eller
Drumming, Doug Stronach

Grade 5
1 College of Piping Pipe Band (Grade 5), Summerside,PEI
2 Glengarry Pipe Band, Maxville, ON
3 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band (Grade 5)
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Bob Worrall; Ensemble, Ken Eller
Drumming, Doug Stronach

Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships, July 9, 2017

Grade 1
1 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Ken Eller; Ensemble, Bob Worrall;
Drumming, Doug Stronach

The College of Piping Pipe Band from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, under the leadership of Pipe Major James MacHattie competing in Grade Two at the 154th Antigonish Highland Games. The College of Piping will be travelling to Scotland in August to compete at the Worlds. Picture by Corey LeBlanc

Grade 2
1 College of Piping Pipe Band, Summerside, PEI
2 Dartmouth and District Pipe Band
Judges: Piping, Rene Cusson, Ken Eller; Ensemble, Bob Worrall
Drumming: Doug Stronach

Grade 3
1 College of Piping Pipe Band (Grade 4) , Summerside, PEI
2 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band (Grade 3)
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Rene Cusson; Ensemble, Bob Worrall
Drumming, Doug Stronach

Grade 4
1 College of Piping Pipe Band (Grade 4) Summerside, PEI
2 Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band
3 Dartmouth and District (Grade 4)
Judges: Piping, Andrea Boyd, Ken Eller; Ensemble, Bob Worrall
Drumming, Doug Stronach

Grade 5
1 Glengarry Pipe Band, Maxville, ON
2 College of Piping Pipe Band  (Grade 5), Summerside ,PEI
3 78
th Fraser Highlanders Youth Squad, Calgary, Alberta
Judges: Piping, Rene Cusson, Ken Eller; Ensemble, Bob Worrall
Drumming, Doug Stronach



Open Professional Piping

March (9 competed)
1 Andrea Boyd, Ottawa
2 Alex Gandy, Halifax
3 Bruce Gandy, Dartmouth
Judge: Ken Eller

Strathspey/Reel (9 competed)
1 Alex Gandy
2 Bruce Gandy
3 Andrea Boyd
Judge: Rene Cusson

Jig (9 competed)
1 Alex Gandy
2 James MacHattie, Summerside, PEI
3 Bruce Gandy
Judge: Ken Eller

Piobaireachd (7 competed)
1 Bruce Gandy
2 Alex Gandy
3 James MacHattie
Judge, Bob Worrall

Open Professional Drumming
March/Strathspey/Reel (2 competed)
1 Jeremy Keddy, Halifax
2 Devin Paynter, Summerside, PEI
Judge: Doug Stronach

Hornpipe Jig (2 competed)
1 Jeremy Keddy
2 Devin Paynter
Judge: Doug Stronach


2 thoughts on “Antigonish Highland Games, Bands and Solo Results (Updated with Pix)”

  1. We would like to attend your 2018 games as a spectator. What are the dates? Can we stay in our RV within walking distance to the activities? How can we make those arrangements?

    Thank you, Sharon (from Texas)

    1. We will be publishing our Guide to the Games and the list the major pipe band Championships early in the New Year Sharon so lookout for that. There are good campsites all over Scotland with all facilities so your RV should be no problem. Distances to Games parks from camp sites will vary however. RW

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