The first competition of the 2013 PPBSO season held on Saturday, June 8 2013 in Georgetown saw Peel Regional Police march off the field first, having claimed 1st place in the flagship Grade 1 medley contest. With pleasant temperatures, and under a sky that was alternately cloudy and sunny, 37 bands competed in front of a big crowd, in what we hope will be the start of a good weather year for the Ontario games’ circuit. Ottawa Police put in a very strong performance in their MSR competition, winning the grade 2 contest. We look forward to seeing them playing up in grade 1 next week at Cobourg, as they will utilize the PPBSO’s new “challenge up” rule to test their mettle against a strong field of Grade 1 bands, which will include all three Ontario grade 1 bands, as well as Boghall & Bathgate, one of the world’s top bands.
Andrew Hayes, Professional Piper of the Day
P. Andrew Hayes was the Professional Piper of the day, claiming a 1st, two 2nds and a 3rd in his four events. Chris Bell was named the professional drummer of the day.
Tyler Johnson, Amateur Piper of the Day
The Amateur piper of the day was Tyler Johnson, who with three 1sts, and a 2nd in flight “A”, narrowly beat Callum Harper, who had three 1sts and a 4th in flight “B”. Amateur drummer of the day was Kyle Wardell.
Click here to see all the results from the Georgetown Highland Games.