World Pipe Band Championships 2018 Underway

The 2018 Worlds are go! Piping Press reporters are already out and about on a grey, overcast Glasgow Green listening to the Grade 1 bands preparing for the biggest performances of their year.

There are two heats with six from each going forward to tomorrow’s final.

Qualifier 1 MSR
1 11:00 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
2 11:10 New Zealand Police – New Zealand
3 11:20 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
4 11:30 Simon Fraser University – Canada
5 11:40 Lomond and Clyde
6 11:50 Inveraray and District
7 12:00 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
8 12:10 Glasgow Police
9 12:20 Johnstone
10 12:30 Buchan Peterson
11 12:40 Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles

Judges: R Walker, H Stevenson, S Coils, J Baxter

Qualifier 2 MSR
12 11:00 Police Scotland Fife
13 11:10 Scottish Power
14 11:20 Vale of Atholl
15 11:30 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
16 11:40 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
17 11:50 Bagad Cap Caval – France
18 12:00 Manawatu Scottish – New Zealand
19 12:10 Field Marshal Montgomery
20 12:20 The Glasgow Skye Association
21 12:30 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada
22 12:40 Dowco Triumph Street – CanadaJudges: M Fallon, K Eller, W Black, G Lawrie

Judges swapped arenas on the completion of their first heat.

Grade 1 – Qualifier 1 Medley
1 14:00 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
2 14:10 New Zealand Police – New Zealand
3 14:20 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
4 14:30 Simon Fraser University – Canada
5 14:40 Lomond and Clyde
6 14:50 Inveraray and District
7 15:00 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
8 15:10 Glasgow Police
9 15:20 Johnstone
10 15:30 Buchan Peterson
11 15:40 Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 1 – Qualifier 2 Medley
12 14:00 Police Scotland Fife
13 14:10 Scottish Power
14 14:20 Vale of Atholl
15 14:30 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
16 14:40 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
17 14:50 Bagad Cap Caval – France
18 15:00 Manawatu Scottish – New Zealand
19 15:10 Field Marshal Montgomery
20 15:20 The Glasgow Skye Association
21 15:30 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada
22 15:40 Dowco Triumph Street – Canada

Public admission for the Friday is free and qualifiers for the Saturday are announced as soon as possible at the end of the day. Check Piping Press later today to see who’s made it through. Not going? Check out the livestream details here.


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