National Piping Centre Junior Competition Results

This was the 25th anniversary of the NPC Junior Competition and the first time the event has been held online due to the pandemic and lockdown. While we missed hosting the competition in The National Piping Centre, the online format allowed us to add six more categories to the competition, including a new Freestyle competition.

By Andrew Bova

Additionally, we had a record entry this year with 132 competitors, including international competitors. Pictured above is Under 18 Champion Cameron May on his way to winning the U18 Piobaireachd event.

Crit sheets will be emailed out over the next week, with over 350 to get through it may take a bit of time. Prizes will also be posted out shortly. Congratulations again to all our prizewinners!

Sponsors: Wallace Bagpipes, RG Hardie & Co, McCallum Bagpipes, John Dew – Composition, John Mulhearn Music, Ross Ainslie Music, G1Reeds.com, MG Reeds, Pipe Dreams, The Piobaireachd Society, Canning Reedmakers, Cpt S Samson, Maverick chanter,  dh Design & Typesetting, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, D MacPhee Reeds, C Muirhead.

NPC Principal Finlay MacDonald announces the results of the competition

U12 Chanter Slow Air
1 Seonaidh Forrest  2 Calum Morrison  3 Morla Bruce  4 Joseph Townsley 5 Cairn MacKay  6 Lachlan Campbell 

U12 Chanter March
1 Seonaidh Forrest 2 Liam Keeting 3 Cairn MacKay 4 Joseph Townsley 5 Calum Morrison 6 Morla Bruce

U12 Chanter Overall – Seonaidh Forrest

U15 Chanter Slow Air
1 Jack Macarthur 2 Sam Westerman 3 Hugh Anderson 4 Harris Robertson 5 Callum MacDougall 6 Nicholas Melvin

U15 Chanter March
1 Leon Lee 2 Jack MacArthur 3 Harris Robertson 4 Hugh Anderson 5 Callum McDougall 6 Sam Westerman

U15 Chanter Overall – Jack MacArthur



U12 2/4 March
1 Rory Menzies 2 Grace Kelman 3 Robbie Lithgow 4 Abby Long 5 Hamish Stephens 6   Fergus Beattie

U12 Strathspey & Reel
1 Robbie Lithgow 2 Grace Kelman 3 Rory Menzies 4 Fergus Beattie 5 Hamish Stephens 6 Abby Long

U12 Piobaireachd Ground
1 Abby Long 2 Rory Menzies 3 Grace Kelman 4 Robbie Lithgow 5 Fergus Beattie 6 Owen McCreadie

U12 Overall – Rory Menzies

U15 2/4 March
1 Hector Finlayson 2 Connor Eckert 3 Gregor Grierson 4 Ryan McCreadie 5 Luke Nisbet 6 Fraser Hamilton

U15 Strathspey & Reel
1 Cameron Bonar 2 Fraser Hamilton 3 Gregor Grierson 4 Euan Lindsay 5 Cameron MacPhail 6 Logie Johnston

U15 Jig
1 Gregor Grierson  2 Connor Eckert 3 Fraser Hamilton 4 Cameron Bonar 5 Hector Finlayson 6 Euan Lindsay

U15 Piobaireachd Ground
1 Brooklyn Morris 2 Finlay Rowe 3 Thomas Fallon 4 Millie MacLellan 5 Lewis Stewart 6 Fergus Goldie

U15 Full Piobaireachd
1 Lewis Maxwell 2 Cameron Bonar 3 Gregor Grierson 4 Fraser Hamilton 5 Connor Eckert 6 Hector Finlayson



U15 Overall – Gregor Grierson

U18 2/4 March
1 Jack McGowan 2 Cameron May 3 Jake Robertson 4 Hugo McPherson 5 Bobby Allen 6 Andrew Nelson

U18 Strathspey & Reel
1 Cameron May 2 Kyle Cameron 3 Bobby Allen 4 Gregor MacDonald 5 Eala McElhinney 6 Griffin Jackson

U18 Jig
1 Jack McGowan 2 Gregor MacDonald 3 Cameron May 4 Bobby Allen 5 Finlay Peden 6 Griffin Jackson

U18 Piobaireachd
1 Cameron May 2 Bobby Allan 3 Gregor MacDonald 4 Archie MacLean 5 Callum Lowther 6 Dugald MacKechnie

U18 Overall – Cameron May

Freestyle
1 Catriona Norman  2 Ryan McCreadie  3 Magnus Stone  4 Flora Stone 5 Eala Niamh McElhinney 6 Aly William

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