BC Highland Games

Rob MacNeil, President, BC Pipers’ Association: In sunny and hot weather, the 2018 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held on June 16 at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, BC.

108 solo players and 13 bands competed. Jori Chisholm, Grant Maxwell, and Mackenzie Webster won the aggregates for Open Piping, Snare Drumming, and Tenor Drumming, respectively.

Venue for the Open Piobaireachd

On the previous evening, the Open Piping Piobaireachd was held in the new TD Community Plaza at the adjacent Lafarge Lake Park, where the BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival will move to in 2019, with many community residents taking in the performances.

Partial results are listed below with complete results to be posted at https://www.bcpipers.org/results on June 18.

BANDS
Grade 1 Overall: 1st Simon Fraser University
Best Drum Corps: Simon Fraser University

Grade 2 Overall: 1st Robert Malcolm Memorial 2
Best Drum Corps: Robert Malcolm Memorial 2

Grade 3 Overall:
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial 3
2nd Greighlan Crossing
3rd Van Isle Caledonia
4th Keith Highlanders
Best Drum Corps: Robert Malcolm Memorial 3

Grade 4 Overall
1st Greater Victoria Police
2nd White Spot 4
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial 4
4th Kamloops
Best Drum Corps: Greater Victoria Police

Grade 5 Quick Marches Set
1st White Spot 5
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial 5
3rd Cedar Hills Caledonian
Best Drum Corps: White Spot 5

OPEN PIPING
March, Strathspey & Reel
1. Andrew Lee
2. Alastair Lee
3. Jori Chisholm
4. Gordon Conn
5. John Lee
6. Alex Galloway



Piobaireachd
1. Jori Chisholm
2. John Lee
3. Zephan Knichel
4. Alastair Lee
5. Kevin McLean
6. Edward McIlwaine

Hornpipe & Jig
1. Jamie Kubasiewicz
2. John Lee
3. Andrew Lee
4. Jori Chisholm
5. Kevin McLean
6. Alastair Lee

OPEN SNARE DRUMMING
March, Strathspey & Reel
1. Grant Maxwell

Hornpipe & Jig
1. Grant Maxwell

OPEN TENOR DRUMMING
March, Strathspey & Reel
1. Mackenzie Webster
2. Bridget Hall
3. Tiffany Gilchrist

Hornpipe & Jig
1. Mackenzie Webster
2. Tiffany Gilchrist
3. Bridget Hall


1 thought on “BC Highland Games

  1. Seeing that venue for the Open Piobaireachd is very impressive. It is a far cry from muddy fields and ‘coorse’ (bad) weather. It can be imagined that the acoustics will also be amazing as the place looks like a sophisticated designed place for sound amplification. Are there recordings of the playing for a taste of the tunes and sound etc?

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