Alistair Bevan, British Columbia, Wins Top Canadian Amateur Contest

Bob Worrall reports: The 22nd George Sherriff Memorial Invitational wrapped up on Saturday night (Nov 18).  A great day all round with terrific performances from the 10 competitors. 

Further details are on the contest website:  www.georgesherriffinvitational.com . The Overall Champion was Alistair Bevan. Alistair [main picture above] is the son of SFU P/M Alan Bevan, the noted double Gold Medallist. There were three different winners in the individual events so prizes were spread around quite nicely.

Champions both….Alan Bevan with son Alistair

The players at this year’s contest were:
ALISTAIR BEVAN – British Columbia
TORI KILLORAN – British Columbia
ALASDAIR MARTIN – Arizona
MARK MCCLENNAN – Ontario
BEN MONTROSS – Vermont


CHARLES MORRIS – California
GAVIN MACKAY – Ontario
CHRISTIAN RHOADS – Missouri
CALEB THIBODEAU – Ontario
LAUREANO THOMAS-SANCHEZ – Ohio

The adjudicators were: Ian K. MacDonald (Ontario), Ann Gray (Alberta), and Brian Switalla (New Zealand).



The 2017 Master of Ceremonies was Peter Aumonier.

RESULTS
6/8 MARCHES:
1ST – Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
2ND – Alistair Bevan
3RD – Tori Killoran
4TH – Christian Rhoads
5TH – Caleb Thibodeau

PIOBAIREACHD:
1ST – Ben Montross
2ND – Caleb Thibodeau
3RD – Alistair Bevan
4TH – Gavin Mackay
5TH – Alasdair Martin


Check out the PP picture gallery. Pictures courtesy Bob Worrall:

Top five pipers at the GS
Piobaireachd winners
Ceol mor champion
Ben Montross
GS MSR winners
Competitors and judges
6/8 winners
6/8 winner Loreano
MSR champion Tori Killoran


MARCH, STRATHSPEY & REEL:
1ST – Tori Killoran
2ND – Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
3RD – Alistair Bevan
4TH – Caleb Thibodeau
5TH – Christian Rhoads

OVERALL RESULTS:
1ST – Alistair Bevan
2ND – Laureano Thomas-Sanchez
3RD – Tori Killoran
4TH – Caleb Thibodeau
5TH – Ben Montross