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Solo Piping Competition 2021

January 1, 2021

Free – $30.00

Solo Piping Competition 2021

Piping Registrations

Time: 9.00 am
Date: Friday 1st January 2021
Venue: Caledonian Park, Waipu (wet weather venue: Waipu Primary School)

ENTRIES CLOSE 1 DECEMBER 2020

Adjudicators:

  • Stuart Easton, Palmerston North – Helen McGregor Memorial Medley 
  • Stuart Finlayson, Northland – Open Premier Board
  • Brian Switalla, Auckland – Open Premier Board
  • Iain Robertson, Palmerston North – B Grade Board
  • Mervyn Appleton, Auckland – C, D and Novice Board

For more information and enquiries please contact:

Piping Steward Mrs. Briar Hobson
Phone 021 02212406.
Email: matt_briar@hotmail.co.nz

Pipe Major Mr Bain McGregor
Phone: 09 432 0527
Email: bainmcgregor@hotmail.co.nz

Conditions of Entry

This Competition shall be conducted under the rules of the Piping & Dancing Assn of NZ except for No’s 0, 15 & 26. Every competitor shall produce a membership certificate for the current year when asked to do so and if unable to do so may be required to apply for membership forthwith.

P & D Rules relating to Pipers Dress will be adhered to. In the event of a tie for a trophy, aggregate marks will be used.

  • Rule 37 regarding tuning will be enforced. Competitors risk disqualification if they are not ready to play when called upon.
  • No New Zealand, North Island or Centre Championship shall be awarded unless there are no fewer than 5 competitors in the event and the Judge certifies the winning performance is of a standard to merit the award of the Championship.

Competitors MUST report to Board Stewards at least 5 minutes prior to each event, otherwise, their right to compete may be forfeited. Tuning time at the board will be at the judge’s discretion.

All events:
3 entries – 1st Prize only awarded
5 entries – 1st & 2nd Prizes awarded
7 entries – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes awarded
15 or more entries – A 4th Prize will be awarded

Note: Any competitor who is a previous winner of D Grade events is advised to enter other grades.

Entries close on the 1st December 2020 and a late penalty of double-entry fees may be incurred after this date.

All Trophies are to be returned fully polished and with your name engraved on it. Trophies can be returned either to the Chief Piping Steward’s office on January 1st, 2021 or couriered to the Waipu Caledonian Society by the 1st of December if you are not attending the 2021 Waipu Piping Events.

If there are factors outside our control, we reserve the right to alter this program.

General Piping Notes
  • Event 0 Music: Own choice of any tunes lasting no less than 6 minutes and no more than 8 minutes.
  • All Premier & Open Grade events require three tunes of each time signature to be submitted to the Board Steward on the day of competition.
  • B Grade competitors must submit 2 x tunes each event. Judges nominate which tune to play.
  • Under 21 events require 2 x tunes in each event to be submitted to Board Steward prior to event.
  • Novice Event is for competitors who have not won a Novice competition before.
  • Pipers may enter in their own grade and one above.
  • Event 15 Music: Own choice.  Minimum playing time of 3 minutes – maximum 5 minutes.
  • A $2 refundable charge will be made for competitor’s numbers.
  • Winning Pipers MUST wear correct Highland dress for Trophy presentation.
  • All major trophies will be presented on the main stage at the end of the day.
  • Points are allocated according to NZ P&D association: 5 for first, 3 for second & 1 for third.

Most Points in any grade for a competitor residing in Northland: Steve Arblaster Memorial Trophy.

All Trophies are to be returned fully polished and with your name engraved on it. Trophies can be returned either to the Chief Piping Steward’s office on January 1st, 2021 or couriered to the Waipu Caledonian Society by the 1st of December if you are not attending the 2021 Waipu Piping Events.

The U21 Piobaireachd event will be held in conjunction with the B Grade Piobaireachd. Prize Money will be awarded in both classes and U21 Competitors can pay & compete for both events in this competition. The second event for WBM scholarship competitors will be the U21 2/4 March. The first four place-getters in these TWO events will qualify for WBM Scholarship placing.

Entry forms for all Piping events are available from Piping Steward.

Prizes
Grade Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Open 0 – Solo Medley $300 $200 $100 $50
Open 1 – 2/4 March $200 $150 $100 $50
Open 2 – Strathspey & Reel $200 $150 $100 $50
Open 3 – Piobaireachd $300 $200 $100 $50
Open 4 – March Strathspey & Reel $200 $150 $100 $50
Open 5 – Hornpipe & Jig $200 $150 $100 $50
U 21 6 – 2/4 March $100 $80 $40 $20
U 21 7 – Strathspey & Reel $100 $80 $40 $20
U 21 8 – Piobaireachd $150 $100 $40 $20
U 21 9 – Hornpipe & Jig $150 $100 $40 $20
B Grade McLennan Memorial Trophy $100 $80 $40 $20
B Grade 10 – 2/4 March $100 $80 $40 $20
B Grade 11 – Strathspey & Reel $100 $80 $40 $20
B Grade 12 – Piobaireachd $150 $100 $40 $20
B Grade 13 – March Strathspey & Reel $100 $80 $40 $20
B Grade 14 – Hornpipe & Jig $100 $80 $40 $20
Veterans 15 – Veteran Pipers
C Grade 16 – 2/4 March $40 $20 $15 $10
C Grade 17 – Piobaireachd $60 $40 $15 $10
C Grade 18 – Strathspey & Reel $40 $20 $15 $10
D Grade 19 – Hornpipe & Jig $40 $20 $15 $10
D Grade 20 – 2/4 March $25 $15 $10 $5
D Grade 21 – Piobaireachd $30 $20 $10 $5
D Grade 22 – Strathspey & Reel $25 $15 $10 $5
Novice 23 – Piobaireachd $25 $15 $10 $5
Novice 24 – Novice March $20 $15 $10 $5
Novice 25 – Novice Slow Air $20 $15 $10 $5
Practice Chanter 26 – Practice Chanter
How to Register
  1. Choose the number of competitors that you’d like to register for the events listed below.
  2. Add them to your ticket cart. You can continue to add other events registrations to the cart if you are entering other competitions.
  3. When ready, go to the checkout where you will be asked to complete personal details for each competitor/event being registered.
  4. Complete your contact details and submit your registration.
  5. You will be provided instructions on how to pay for your tickets through internet banking.
  6. Event tickets for each competitor will be emailed to you once payment has been received and confirmed.

Details

Date:
January 1, 2021
Cost:
Free – $30.00

Venue

Caledonian Park
Main Road
Waipu, Northland 0510 New Zealand

Organiser

Waipu Highland Games Piping
Email:
bainmcgregor@hotmail.co.nz

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Piping Event #0 – Open
Solo Medley. Helen McGregor Memorial Trophy. To be played on Thursday evening 31st Dec at 7 p.m. in the Celtic Barn (Not under P.&D. Rules).
$ 30.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #1 – Open
2/4 March – Angus McDonald Trophy.
$ 20.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #2 – Open
Strathspey & Reel – Cock O’ the North Trophy.
$ 20.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #3 – Open
Piobaireachd – Centennial Shield.
$ 30.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #4 – Open
March Strathspey & Reel – Finlayson Trophy.
$ 20.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #5 – Open
Hornpipe & Jig – Fraser Trophy
$ 20.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #6 – U21
2/4 March – Qualifying event for the William Boyle Memorial Scholarship.
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #7 – U21
Strathspey & Reel.
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #8 – U21
Piobaireachd – Qualifying event for the William Boyle Memorial Scholarship.
$ 15.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #9 – U21
Hornpipe & Jig – New Zealand Championship
$ 15.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #10 – B Grade
2/4 March – W.I. McGregor Cup.
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #11 – B Grade
Strathspey & Reel.
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #12 – B Grade
Piobaireachd.
$ 15.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #13 – B Grade
March Strathspey & Reel.
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #14 – B Grade
Hornpipe & Jig
$ 10.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #15 – Veteran Pipers
Minimum age 55.
$ 0.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #16 – C Grade
2/4 March – Rev McFarlane Cup.
$ 5.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #17 – C Grade
Piobaireachd – Submit one whole tune.
$ 6.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #18 – C Grade
Strathspey & Reel.
$ 5.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #19 – C Grade
Hornpipe & Jig.
$ 5.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #20 – D Grade
2/4 March – Iris McLeod Cup
$ 4.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #21 – D Grade
Piobaireachd – Ground plus 1 variation.
$ 4.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #22 – D Grade
Strathspey & Reel
$ 4.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #23 – Novice
Piobaireachd - Ground only.
$ 4.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #24 – Novice
Novice March consisting of 2 parts of a March of any time signature.
$ 3.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #25 – Novice
Novice Slow Air of at least 2 parts.
$ 3.00
Unlimited
Piping Event #26 – Practice Chanter
Practice Chanter – open to all Learners
$ 2.00
Unlimited