RSPBA Ease Playing Rules for Remaining Championships Should They Go Ahead

The Music Board of the RSPBA have issued the following: Promoters of the Scottish and World Pipe Band Championships are considering the March Scottish Government announcement on the phased exit from lockdown, particularly the criteria that needs to be met by the events industry as they look at the viability of running the event.

The Music Board have revised the playing requirements for remaining Championships for the 2021 season as a result of ongoing COVID-19 situation.

We hope that member bands find this useful should the two remaining Major Championships take place.

The MB also understand that preparation time will be dramatically reduced to participate at these Championships and therefore, have taken appropriate action to ease the playing criteria.

The same playing criteria will be applied to both the remaining Championships (Subject to any COVID 19 restrictions). Each Grade will play the same at the Scottish Championships and the World Championships. The only exception is Grade 1, where both MSR and Medley shall be played at the World Championships.

We have taken each grade individually and identified the easement to be put in place.

Grade 1: Only 1 MSR and 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 2: Only 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 3 A&B: Only 1 MSR to be presented.
Grade Juvenile: Only 1 Medley to be presented.
Grade 4A & Novice Juvenile A: Criteria unchanged. 1 prescribed MSR to be presented.
Grade 4B & Novice Juvenile B: Criteria unchanged. Prescribed 2/4March set to be presented.


Contest
Date
Grade
1
Grade
2
Grade
3
Grade
Juv
Grade
Nov A / 4A
Grade
Nov B / 4B
31 July

Scottish
Championships

Dumbarton
MSR
(Submit 1)
Medley
(4-6 mins)
MSRMedley
(3-5 mins)
Prescribed MSR:
1×4-parted March or 2×2-parted Marches

1×4-parted Strathspey or 2×2-parted Strathspey

1×4-parted Reel or 2×2-parted reel

All tunes to be from RSPBA list of prescribed tunes..
Prescribed Marches:
4×2-parted Marches

All tunes to be from RSPBA list of prescribed tunes.
13 and 14 August

World
Championships

Glasgow
Friday
MSR
Submit 1

Saturday
Medley
(5-7 mins
(Submit 1)
Qualifying
Medley
(4-6 mins)
Submit 1

Final
Medley
(4-6 mins)
Submit 1
Qualifying
MSR
(Submit 1)

Final
MSR
(Submit 1)
Medley
(3-5 mins)
Championship
Location
Championship
Title
Entry
Closing Date
High / Low
Transfer Deadline
Championship
Draw Date
Standard
Transfer Deadline
Championship
Date
DumbartonScottish16th June 202119th June 202123rd June 202117th July 202131st July 2021
GlasgowWorlds30th June 202103rd July 202107th July 202131st July 202113th / 14th August 2021

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