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2003 Prairie Piping Invitational Results

Friday, May 16, 2003
Regina Travelodge South Imperial Ballroom - Regina, Saskatchewan

James MacHattie, of Toronto, Ontario was the Overall Winner of the 2003 Prairie Piping Invitational, winning both the MSR and Jig/Hornpipe events.  James is a member of the Metro Toronto Police Pipe Band, and is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Competitors played to a packed and energetic crowd.  The event was officiated by Masters of Ceremonies, Gregor Burton.  Prizes were presented by Mrs. Sharon Schmidt, President of the Regina Highland Games Association.

Competitors:
Alan Bevan - Abbotsford, BC
Andrew Bonar - Surrey, BC
Jori Chisholm - Seattle, WA
James MacHattie - Toronto, ON
Andrew Smith - Calgary, AB
Stewart Smith - Calgary, AB
Sean Somers - Halifax, NS


M/S/R
1st James MacHattie ($300) - "John MacFadyen of Melfort," "Blair Drummond," "John McKechnie"
2nd Alan Bevan ($200) - "The Aberncairney Highlanders," Tulloch Gorm," "Doctor MacPhail's Reel"
3rd Jori Chisholm ($100) - "The Ross-shire Volunteers," "The Cameronian Rant," "The Brown Haired Maid"

Jig/Hornpipe
1st James MacHattie ($300) - "The Jig of Slurs," "Kylie MacKintosh"
2nd Andrew Smith ($200) - "Alex MacGregor," "The Ladies Hornpipe"
3rd Andrew Bonar ($100) - "The Skye Rovers," "Horpipe for Clansey"

Overall
1st James MacHattie
2nd Alan Bevan
3rd Andrew Smith

The event was judged by Jim MacGillivray, of Aurora, Ontario.

Also invited, but unable to compete due to medical concerns, were Danielle Millar, Burnaby, BC, and Iain MacDonald, Avonlea, SK.

Special thanks to the Sons of Scotland, Camp #177 Balmoral for sponsoring the event and providing the Prairie Piping Invitational Quaich..

A special mention to Graham Schmidt, Piping and Drumming Co-ordinator for the Regina Highland Games, for his tireless dedication to this event.  Great appreciation is also extended to Drumming Adjudicator Duncan Millar, for his work in recording the event. A CD will be available for purchase in July.