Sunday Solo Piping Competition – Sunday 17th September 2017

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 17th September we will be running a Solo Piping Competition at St. Andrews College.

Judges for this event are Allan McKenzie, Vaughan Wheeler, Daniel Milosavljevic and Evan Williams.

All are welcome to come along for a listen. We begin at 9.00am in the Science Building and continuing with our recent change to Prize Giving – this will be conducted at the end of competition.

The HPSC committee is also looking to squeeze in a further Sunday A Grade/Open event prior to Labour Weekend – watch this space for further details.

Please find below a link for the schedule which contains a second link for online entry registration or alternatively use the entry link below.

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2017 HPSC Silver Chanter – New Zealand Solo Piping Championships

This year the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury will host the Open New Zealand Solo Piping Championships in Christchurch as part of our Silver Chanter and Clasp Weekend across October 21st and 22nd.

We are very pleased to announce our judges will be;

  • Colin MacLellan – Scotland
  • Brian Switalla – Auckland
  • Stuart Finlayson – Ruakaka
  • Iain Hines – Wellington
  • Andy Roach – Brisbane (Saturday events only)
  • Euan MacCrimmon (Saturday events only)

We are also pleased to announce a few changes we hope will positively add to the weekend.

Events will be split across the two days with all Open New Zealand Championship events reserved for Sunday 22nd October and all other grades competition events being conducted on Saturday 21st October. We hope this will allow all other grade competitors the change to enjoy the Open New Zealand Championship competition events unhindered.

Another initiative the society executive has trialed is an electronic entry form. Entries are now open and the entry form and competition schedule links are shown below. Entries close on Wednesday 27th September. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the HPSC and a late entry fee of $10 per event will apply.

Schedule Link – HPSC Silver Chanter Schedule 21

Entry Form Link –https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jDpVVZYfxZ5HZRQRTDIJrMhhQevpPOxqfD4yO-L5GJQ/edit

Sunday Solo Piping Competition – Sunday 30th July 2017

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 30th July we will be running a Solo Piping Competition at St. Andrews College.

Judges for this event are Harry Hawke, Peter MacLean, Daniel Milosavljevic and David Burrows

All are welcome to come along for a listen. We begin at 9.00am and going with our recent change to Prize Giving – this will be conducted at the end of competition.

Please find below a link for the schedule which contains a second link for online entry registration.

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Sunday Solo Results – May 28th

Big turn out for our May Sunday Solo Piping competition at St Andrews on Sunday saw events run through until around 1.45pm. At the conclusion of the competition we held prize giving and then a well attended AGM for the society.

 

Our thanks go to our judges for the day Rosie Hobbs, Greg Wilson and Tom Glover. Results for the day were;

Practice Chanter

1st – Iona Lawson
2nd – Conor Overton

Novice

1st – Tamata Tuhou
2nd – Toby Cammock-Elliott
3rd – Lyle Hollobon

D Grade 2/4

1st – Laurence Arundell
2nd – Annabelle Jones
3rd – Tim Justice

D Grade Strathspey & Reel

1st – Tamata Tuhou
2nd – Laurence Arundell
3rd – Annabelle Jones

C Grade 2/4

1st – Ewan Lawson
2nd – Gregor Mackay
3rd – Jono Findlay

C Grade Strathspey & Reel

1st – Jono Findlay
2nd – Ewan Lawson
3rd – Noah Clarke

C Grade Piobaireachd

1st – Noah Clarke
2nd – Ben MacLeod
3rd – Ewan Lawson

B Grade 2/4 March

1st – Louis Newman
2nd – Jono Findlay
3rd – Campbell Wilson

B Grade Strathspey & Reel

1st – Jono Findlay
2nd – Harrison Allen
3rd – Louis Newman

B Grade Piobaireachd

1st – Louis Newman
2nd – Campbell Wilson

B Grade Hornpipe & Jig

1st – Campbell Wilson
2nd – Louis Newman
3rd – Jamie Callahan

Our next Sunday Solo competition will be on July 30th at St Andrews. Best wishes to all competitors next weekend for the Queens Birthday competitions in Dunedin

Sunday Solo Competition – Sunday 28th May 2017

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 28th May we will have a Solo Piping Competition at St. Andrews College.

Judges are Rosie Hobbs and Greg Wilson.

All are welcome to come along for a listen. We begin at 9.00am and with a change from usual proceedings, we will conduct a prize giving at the end of the competition for all competition winners and placings.

Importantly, the Society’s AGM will then be held after prize giving.

Please find below a link for the schedule and an entry form.

Entries can be placed with Fraser – compsechpsc@gmail.com

 

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HPSC AGM 2017

The President and Executive Committee of the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury advise that its Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held at the conclusion of prize giving for the Sunday Solo Piping competition on Sunday May 28th at St Andrews College

All Society members are invited to attend.

Sunday Solo Competition Dates 2017

The Highland Piping Society of Canterbury will be running Solo Piping competitions on the following dates for the year.

Please note that we are intending to introduce a format change and conduct a prize giving for all events at the conclusion of the competition.

For Sunday 28th May the Society’s AGM will be held at the conclusion of prize giving

Please note that these dates can be subject to change.

Sunday May 28th – St Andrews College – AGM

Sunday July 30th – St Andrews College

Sunday September 17th – St Andrews College – Will include an A Grade

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October Labour Weekend Silver Chanter and New Zealand Solo Piping Championships Competitions

HPSC Clasp 2016 Draw

The draw is now available for the HPSC Clasp 2016. This premier event is scheduled to start at 7.00pm Sunday evening. Prize giving will follow. come along and hear New Zealands elite solo pipers put forward their best performance for the Clasp – donated by the William Boyle Memorial Foundation.

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HPSC Silver Chanter 2016 Draw

The draw is now available for the HPSC Silver Chanter 2016. This premier event is scheduled to start at 6.30pm Saturday evening. Make sure you come along early for a good seat to hear some of the very best New Zealand solo piping has to offer.

The Silver Chanter has been kindly donated by Bryce’s Bagpapipes and McCallum Bagpipes. the Scoiety sincerely thanks them for their support

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HPSC Silver Chanter Weekend Order of Events

The HPSC Silver Chanter Labour Weekend Championships are a week away. Please attached the Order of Events schedule.

This year we are utilising the more modern Science Block which is across the quad from the Arts Block we have used for many years.

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