UK Pipe Band Championships – Boghall Triumph

Boghall, the new UK pipe band champions

Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia are the new UK Pipe Band Champions winning today at Lurgan Park, Northern Ireland in perfect weather conditions. Their win in the first major of the season came on the day they announced a two year extension to their sponsorship deal with car firm Peoples Ford.

It is a major breakthrough for P/M Ross Harvey and new L/D Kerr McQuillan.

Two medleys were required in G1. The other places in the top grade went to:

2 Inveraray
3 Shotts
5 Scottish Power

with the drumming going to: FMM. Here is the Grade 1 summary:

Judges for the Grade 1 Championship were: W Garrett, B Donaldson, A Russell, P Snaddon. Other results below. Seventy two bands competed.

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Grade 2 (2 MSRs):
1 Ravara
2 Manorcunningham
3 Annan
4 Buchan Peterson
5 City of Edinburgh
6 Uddingston
Drumming: Annan

Grade 3a (Medley)
1 Tullylagan
2 Kildoag
3 Clogher
4 Coalburn IOR
5 Maj. Sinclair
6 Matt Boyd
Drumming: Tulylagan

Grade 3b (Medley)
1 Cullybackey
2 Cleland
3 Ayr
Drumming: Cullybackey

Juvenile (MSR)
1 Dollar Acad.
2 G Watson’s
3 Preston Lodge
Drumming: Dollar

Grade 4a
1 Kilbarchan
2 Uddingston Strath.
3 Cloughfin
4 Ballyboley
5 Syerla
6 Gransha
Drumming: Syerla

Grade 4b
1 Upper Crossgare
2 Black Raven
3 Letterkenny
4 Altnaveigh
5 Holymount
6 Joseph Forde

Novice A
1 G Watson’s
2 St Columba’s
3 Dollar Acad.
Drumming: Dollar

Novice B
1 Lochgelly High
2 Dollar Acad.
3 Preston Lodge
4 Down Academy
Drumming: Dollar

Get the full summaries here.

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