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Date: Saturday, 21st May 2016
Contributor: Ian Embelton - HQ

British Champions 2016 - Inveraray and District




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The 2016 major championships got underway at Paisley, Renfrewshire. In a new location at St. James playing fields thousands of spectators flocked to watch almost 4000 pipers, drummers and drum majors compete.

147 bands and 40 Drum Majors made the trip to Paisley for the British Championships.

A huge thanks to RSPBA photographer Peter Hazzard for all his pictures on the day, Peter captured many competitors throughout the day as well as the prizes and those galleries can be found below.

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Our Twitter feed has now grown to over 6,000 followers and was again very popular picking up another 102 followers on the day.

We sent 137 tweets throughout the day providing updates on qualification results, pictures of bands and drum major then every drum major; best drum corps and band results as they were announced from the field, analytics tell us these tweets were seen by over 310,000 people.

Any images of prize winners will be retweeted so if you have an image to share please mention @RSPBAHQ for a retweet.

The Drum Major events saw DM Lauren Hanna from Drumlough winning the Adult grade for the second time, Caitlin Graham from Upper Crossgare winning the Juvenile grade and 2015 World Champion Jamie Cupples from Killeen winning the Junior grade.

DM Liam Renton

The Grade 1 title went to Inveraray and District led by Pipe Major Stuart Liddell claiming their 1st Grade 1 British Championship title.

The Grade 1 drumming also went to Inveraray and District under Leading Drummer Steven McWhirter (John Henderson pictured).


Inveraray and District - British Champions

Inveraray and District - British Drumming Champions

Field Marshal Montgomery took the runners-up spot finishing 4 points behind Inveraray and District. St Laurence O'Toole (Eire), Scottish Power, Spirit of Scotland and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other British Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Pipes and Drums of the PSNI
Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A Band - Aughintober
Grade 3A Drumming - University of Bedfordshire

Grade 3B Band - Prestonpans Royal British Legion
Grade 3B Drumming - Bothwell Castle

Grade Juvenile Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade 4A Band - City of Inverness
Grade 4A Drumming - City of Inverness

Grade 4B Band - Clontibret - Eire
Grade 4B Drumming - Clontibret - Eire

Grade Novice A Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Novice A Drumming - North Lanarkshire Schools

Grade Novice B Band - Lochgelly High School
Grade Novice B Drumming - Preston Lodge High School

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
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