29th - 31st August 2019

Competitors
Solo Piping

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Competitors  »  Solo Piping

Solo piping

.This year because of a clash of dates with the Northern Meeting in Inverness, which impacted on our ability to secure a senior judging panel, we will not be holding a senior piping competition at the Cowal Gathering.

The Juvenile competitions and the Burgh Cup will go ahead as normal and be held on the top field of the stadium.

Entry forms are available here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cowal-highland-gathering-solo-piping-competitions-friday-30th-aug-2019-registration-61866342897

JUVENILE EVENTS

Event I - Open Juvenile Piobaireachd aged 17 and under

Event K - Open Juvenile March, Strathspey and reel aged 17 and under.

The Juvenile events above are expected to begin around 11am.
All events and registration will be on the top field.
Exact timings will be confirmed after the closing date for entries.

Event L - Local Juvenile March age 15 and under from Argyll and Bute
Event M - Local Juvenile Strathspey and Reel aged 15 and under from Argyll and Bute

Events L and M will take place in the lower field and are expected to start around mid morning.

Event N - Novice Juvenile Piping Competition
For Novice Juvenile graded pipers. Please note that the geographical restrictions have been removed from this event and entries are now open to all novice juvenile pipers.
Novice Juvenile pipers who have competed in any competition as a juvenile piper are not eligible to enter this competition.

Event G - Burgh Cup - Local March, Strathspey and Reel confined to those aged 16 years or over and born or resident in Argyll and Bute.
**Please note - Previous winners of the Burgh Cup are welcome to re-enter this competition**
This year because of a clash of dates with the Northern Meeting in Inverness, which impacted on our ability to secure a senior judging panel, we will not be holding a senior piping competition at the Cowal Gathering.

The Juvenile competitions and the Burgh Cup will go ahead as normal and be held on the top field of the stadium.

Entry forms are available here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cowal-highland-gathering-solo-piping-competitions-friday-30th-aug-2019-registration-61866342897

JUVENILE EVENTS

Event I - Open Juvenile Piobaireachd aged 17 and under

Event K - Open Juvenile March, Strathspey and reel aged 17 and under.

The Juvenile events above are expected to begin around 11am.
All events and registration will be on the top field.
Exact timings will be confirmed after the closing date for entries.

Event L - Local Juvenile March age 15 and under from Argyll and Bute
Event M - Local Juvenile Strathspey and Reel aged 15 and under from Argyll and Bute

Events L and M will take place in the lower field and are expected to start around mid morning.

Event N - Novice Juvenile Piping Competition
For Novice Juvenile graded pipers. Please note that the geographical restrictions have been removed from this event and entries are now open to all novice juvenile pipers.
Novice Juvenile pipers who have competed in any competition as a juvenile piper are not eligible to enter this competition.

Event G - Burgh Cup - Local March, Strathspey and Reel confined to those aged 16 years or over and born or resident in Argyll and Bute.
**Please note - Previous winners of the Burgh Cup are welcome to re-enter this competition**

Please note that the number of competitors in each competition will be limited to 20 and places will be allocated strictly on a ’first come first served’ basis.





The follwoing competitions will not be held in 2019;

SENIOR EVENTS - A and B Grade

Event A - Grade A Piobaireachd
Event B - Grade B Piobaireachd
Event C - Grade A March
Event D - Grade B March
Event E - Grade A Strathspey and Reel
Event F - Grade B Strathspey and Reel


All the above events will take place in the Black Park and are expected to start at 10am.

C Grade Competition
Event P - Grade C Piobaireachd
Event Q - Grade C March
Event R - Grade C Strathspey and Reel








Juvenile Events -Top Field

11.00am approx. - Events I & K start

11.30am approx - Events G, L and M start

All timings are approximate at this time and will be confirmed mid July 2019

Prizegivings

All prizegivings will take place in the top lower area.








Junior and local pipers to be centre stage on Gathering Friday

The cream of bagpiping’s up and coming talent will be enjoying the limelight in the Cowal Highland Gathering’s solo competitions this year.

The senior events are taking a break from the schedule due to a clash of dates with the Northern Meeting in Inverness, leaving the coast clear for the younger generations to wow the crowds.

One of the biggest draws, as always, is likely to be the Burgh Cup (March, Strathspey and Reels) competition. It is restricted to pipers aged 16 or over who were either born in the Argyll and Bute area or have been resident here for six months prior to the date of the competition.

In addition, the juvenile competitions will consist of an open competition for pipers aged 17 and under and a competition for pipers from Argyll and Bute aged 15 and under. There will also be an open novice junior competition.

All the above events will take place in the Gathering stadium on Friday, August 30 2019.

This year’s Cowal Highland Gathering runs from Thursday 29 to Saturday 31 August.

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at www.cowalgathering.com or contact the event office by emailing info@cowalgathering.com or phoning 01369 703206.
The Judging Panel will be announced here soon.