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2024 Amateur Competitions
 

The dates for our 2024 branch amateur contents have been decided. Save the dates and start getting ready for another competitive season.

  • January 6th

  • February 3rd

  • March 2nd

 

Register Here for any of the competitions. You can find all the Tune Requirements Here

February 3rd Judges

Piping: Tyler Harris

Snare: Craig Stewart

Bass & Tenor: Kyle Heaney

 

January 6th Judges

Piping: Peter Sinclair

Snare: Craig Stewart

Bass & Tenor: Johnny Rowe

Time

Competitions will aim to start at 7:00pm.

 

An order of play with estimated play times for each contestant will be posted after registration has closed and play order has been determined. Contestants should arrive early enough to check in and warm up before their contest starts.

 

Order of play and contestant start time is not guaranteed so players should be checking in with the competition steward to confirm when they will play as the night goes on.

Location

 

Competitions will be held at the John Weir Foote Armouries

200 James St. N Hamilton

Enter through the courtyard gate off of James St North

****ATTENTION DRUMMERS****
Snare Drumming: In lieu of a piper, the grade 3, 4 and 5 competitor may use a recording as provided by the competitor. If using a recording the competitor must also supply a standalone device to play the recording for the judge during their performance.

Bass Drumming: In lieu of a piper, the Novice and Amateur competitor may use a recording as provided by the competitor. It is encouraged to be accompanied by one snare drummer. If using a recording the competitor must also supply a standalone device to play the recording for the judge during their performance.

Tenor Drumming: In lieu of a piper, the grade 3, 4 and 5 competitor may use a recording as provided by the competitor. It is encouraged to be accompanied by one snare drummer. If using a recording the competitor must also supply a standalone device to play the recording for the judge during their performance.

For past results, please visit our Past Winners page.

 
All amateur pipers and drummers are invited to participate in these competitions.

PPBSO membership is not required.

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