Playing Order at the Worlds Announced by the RSPBA

The draw for this year’s World Pipe Band Championships took place at the RSPBA’s temporary HQ in Washington Street, Glasgow, today. The competition, the last major championship of the season, takes place at Glasgow Green on August 16 and 17.

Bands in Grade 1 on the Friday will compete as follows:

Friday – Grade 1 Final MSR
10:30 Simon Fraser University
10:40 Lomond and Clyde 
10:50 Police Scotland Fife
11:00 Inveraray and District
11:10 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada
11:20 Johnstone 
11:30 Scottish Power
11:40 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
11:50 Field Marshal Montgomery
12:00 The Glasgow Skye Association 
12:10 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
12:20 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
12:30 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
12:40 Glasgow Police
12:50 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire

Adjudicators: Barry Donaldson, Ronnie McShannon, Gordon Craig, James Campbell

Friday – Grade 1 Final Medley
14:10 Simon Fraser University
14:20 Lomond and Clyde 
14:30 Police Scotland Fife
14:40 Inveraray and District
14:50 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada
15:00 Johnstone 
15:10 Scottish Power
15:20 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
15:30 Field Marshal Montgomery
15:40 The Glasgow Skye Association 
15:50 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
16:00 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
16:10 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
16:20 Glasgow Police
16:30 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire

Adjudicators: Alvis Kerr, James Wark, Brian Martin, John Moles

The same bands will play on the Saturday in the following order:

Saturday – Grade 1 Final MSR
10:45 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
10:55 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
11:05 The Glasgow Skye Association
11:15 Johnstone
11:25 Police Scotland Fife
11:35 Inveraray and District
11:45 Field Marshal Montgomery
11:55 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
12:05 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
12:15 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
12:25 Glasgow Police
12:35 Scottish Power
12:45 Simon Fraser University – Canada
12:55 Lomond and Clyde
13:05 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada

Adjudicators: William Garrett, Gordon Lawrie BEM, Mark Wilson, David Brown

Saturday – Grade 1 Final Medley
14:15 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
14:25 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
14:35 The Glasgow Skye Association
14:45 Johnstone
14:55 Police Scotland Fife
15:05 Inveraray and District
15:15 Field Marshal Montgomery
15:25 Canterbury Caledonian Society – New Zealand
15:35 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
15:45 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
15:55 Glasgow Police
16:05 Scottish Power
16:15 Simon Fraser University – Canada
16:25 Lomond and Clyde
16:35 78th Fraser Highlanders – Canada

Adjudicators: 
Colin Moffett BEM, Peter Snaddon QVRM, William Black, Paul Turner

In Grade 2 the list is as follows:

Grade 2 – Qualifier 1
10:30 St Thomas Alumni – U.S.A.
10:39 Hawthorn – Australia
10:48 City of London
10:57 Scottish Fire and Rescue Services
11:06 New Ross and District – Eire
11:15 North Stratton – Canada
11:24 Wallacestone and District
11:33 Bucksburn and District
11:42 Colmcille
11:51 Portlethen and District
12:00 Manorcunningham – Eire
12:09 Uddingston Strathclyde
12:18 City of Discovery
12:27 The Pipe Band Club – Australia
12:36 Closkelt

Adjudicators: Alan Ronaldson , Thomas Brown , Alec Dudgeon , Anthony Sloane

David Wilton’s Lomond & Clyde, the 2017 Grade 2 Champions of Champions, pictured at the Worlds

Grade 2 – Qualifier 2
10:30 Mackenzie Caledonian
10:39 Peel Regional Police – Canada
10:48 Oban
10:57 Royal Burgh of Stirling
11:06 Royal Burgh of Annan
11:15 Celtic (Nelson) – New Zealand
11:24 Highland Granite Pipes and Drums
11:33 Buchan Peterson
11:42 Kilchoman Distillery Isle of Islay
11:51 Worcester Kiltie – U.S.A.
12:00 Great Lakes – USA
12:09 Los Angeles Scots – U.S.A
12:18 Midlothian Scottish – USA
12:27 MacMillan -USA
12:36 Ravara

Adjudicators:  Alvis Kerr, James Semple , Gordon Parkes , Cameron Edgar

Grade 2 Final starts 15:00

Click here for all other grades.

  • Check out our story on the Grade 1 format for the Worlds here.

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1 thought on “Playing Order at the Worlds Announced by the RSPBA

  1. The Grade 1 draw for Friday and Saturday is what would be expected from a 2 draw system. All the bands are mixed up in order across the 2 days, and no one band has an early or late slot on both days. Well done RSPBA for instigating this system. I am sure all bands will be reasonably content. Furthermore, the overseas bands will be delighted at being able to play on both Friday and Saturday. Finally we have as near a perfect system as possible for Grade 1, so lets hope it stays like this for the future.

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