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Results of the World Pipe Band Championship 2006


Our thanks to Ronnie Simpson of the All Celtic Music Store for sending us in there results.

The ‘Super Bowl’ of World Pipe Banding took place on Glasgow Green in, yes, Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday 12th August. Reports suggest around 200 pipe bands took part in competition over 6 grades, from Grade 1 down to Novice Juvenile, that tallies up to in excess of 3,000 players added to the 50,000 audience.

Pipe bands pay all of their own costs of travel, accommodation and each players living costs and travel from the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, over Europe, from Ireland and Scotland (and there are no cash prizes!). Much as you might expect it the top bands NO LONGER necessarily come from Scotland. Let’s see how 2006 shaped up.

Grade One.
1)    Field Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
2)    Simon Fraser University (Canada)
3)    House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
4)    Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
5)    Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
6)    78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)

Grade Two.
1)    Robert Malcolm Memorial (Canada)
2)    Tayside Police (Scotland)
3)    The Band Club (Australia)
4)    Torphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)
5)    Cullybacky (Ulster)
6)    Bagad Cap Caval (France)

Grade 3A,
1)    Denny & Dunipace (Scotland)
2)    Battlehill (Ulster)
3)    Gaelic College (Canada)
4)    Coalburn (Scotland)
5)    Annsborough (Ulster)
6)    Linlithgow (Scotland)

Grade 3B
1)    Aughintober (Ulster)
2)    Cottown (Ulster)
3)    Beeston (England)
4)    Cullen (Eire)
5)    Dunoon (Scotland)
6)    Pitlochty & Blair Atholl (Scotland)

Juvenile.
1)    St.Thomas Episcopal Scxhool (USA)
2)    George Watson’s College (Scotland)
3)    Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
4)    Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
5)    Sir James MacDonald (USA)
6)    Dunoon Grammer School (Scotland)

Grade 4A.
1)    University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
2)    Lanark & District (Scotland)
3)    Benoni (South Africa)
4)    Raffray (Not Listed)
5)    St.Laurence Howth (Eire)
6)    McNeilstowen (Ulster)

Grade 4B.
1)    Killadeas (Ulster)
2)    Saintfield (Not Listed)
3)    Glengarry (Canada)
4)    Moneygore (Scotland)
5)    Clydebank (Scotland)
6)    Methil & District (Scotland)

Novice Juvenile.
1)    Kintyre Schools (Scotland)
2)    Methil & District (Scotland)
3)    George Watson’s College (Scotland)
4)    Robert Wiseman’s Dairies Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
5)    Johnstone (Scotland)
6)    Inveraray (Scotland)

There are two groups in Grades 3 & 4 simply because of the number of entries. Remember these 200 + bands have ALL got to be heard and judged in one day. There are 6 places to be won in each group - winning, trophies, pennants or shields. Scottish bands only won 3 of the six groups, Ulster won 3, Canada won 1 & USA won 1.

The competition takes place on the second Saturday of August every year.


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