2014-15 Amateur Competitions

Note: For past results, please click here.


To register online for our Amateur Competitions, please click HERE!


All amateur pipers and drummers are invited to participate in these competitions. As usual, there are some fantastic prizes to be won! (in 2012, prizes included full tuition for one piper and one drummer to the Ontario School of Piping and Drumming; Kitchen Pipes; Pipe Cases; and Drum Stands!)

All events are held at the James St. Armouries, 200 James St. N., Hamilton, Ontario (click here for a map).

Doors open at 6:30pm, with competitions beginning at 7:00pm.



PLEASE NOTE: NEW TUNE REQUIREMENTS FOR AMATEUR COMPETITIONS!

January 17, 2015: Amateur Competition No. 1

Pipers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Chanter: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4 + 3 Pipers: 6/8 March (4-parted or 2-parted twice through)
  • Grade 2 + 1 Pipers: MSR, minimum 4 parts each

Drummers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Pad: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4: 6/8 March (4-parted or 2-parted twice through)
  • Grade 3: MSR, minimum 4 parts each
  • Grade 2 + Grade 1: Hornpipe/Jig, minimum 4 parts each

February 21, 2015: Amateur Competition No. 2

Pipers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Chanter: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4 + 3 Pipers: 2/4 March (4-parted)
  • Grade 2 + 1 Pipers: Slow Air (any time signature) and Jig (minimum 4 parts for Jig)

Drummers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Pad: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4: 2/4 March (4-parted)
  • Grade 3 + Grade 2 + Grade 1: MSR, minimum 4 parts each

April 11, 2015: Amateur Competition No. 3

Pipers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Chanter: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4 + 3 Pipers: Strathspey & Reel (4-parted each or 2-parted twice through)
  • Grade 2 + 1 Pipers: 6/8 March, minimum 4 parts

Drummers:

  • Grade 5 + Practice Pad: 2-part 2/4 March
  • Grade 4: Strathspey & Reel (4-parted each or 2-parted twice through)
  • Grade 3: Hornpipe/Jig, minimum 4 parts each
  • Grade 2 + Grade 1: 6/8 March, minimum 4 parts