PBNSW STATE CUP WINNERS
2018 was the second year in which Pipe Bands NSW held an aggregate solo point score Championship. The PBNSW State Cup Points score aggregate winners for 2018 are as follows:
D Piping - Magnus Lara
C Piping - James Tan
B Piping - Bede Patterson
A Piping - Jason Craig
D Snare - Matthew Taylor
C Snare - Jack Pollasky
B Snare - Julian Kelly
D Tenor - Jack Crafood
C Tenor - Max Morphy
Open Tenor - Michael Smith
D Bass - Jessie Smith
C Bass - Clare Adamson
Open Bass - Michael Smith
We congratulate all of our winners and we salute their achievement. Through their skill and persistence during the course of the year, each of them has made a valuable contribution towards the promotion of Scottish music and cultural heritage in NSW and Australia.
These solo champions competed for points across PBNSW accredited and sponsored solo contests across NSW. For 2018 these were, the CSS / Castle Hill Solos, Knox Grammar School Solos, Central Coast Scottish Spectacular solos and the NSW Branch State Solo Championship at Scots College Bellevue Hill.
Eligible contests for 2019 will be announced shortly. At each of these contests; first, second and third place at every event achieved points towards the overall championship. In the final event, the NSW State Solo Championship, double points were awarded, in recognition of the exceptionally high number and standard of entries in that event..
The first half of 2019 is shaping up to be busy commencing with the Scots All Saints College Highland Gathering on March 24. 'Scots All Saints College' is the new name for Scots School at Bathurst, and we look forward to the continuation of this very well run event supported by their enthusiastic parents support network.
The following weekend 31st March, is the first time in some years that Scots College, Bellevue Hill (Sydney) have hosted a band contest. This date was the only workable option that the school could find that worked with their busy calendar and that fitted in around existing local piping and drumming events. We hope that bands will make an effort to support both of these contests.
These two schools and their parents networks are to be congratulated for putting their facilities and efforts forward. With your support these events will continue to grow and be yearly calendar events for many years to follow.
Best wishes to all from Ainsley.