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Date: Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Contributor: Ian Embelton - HQ

Steven McWhirter secures his eighth World Solo title


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The final RSPBA events of 2017 took place on Saturday 21st October at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

The annual Andante sponsored World Solo Drumming event as well as the International Solo Tenor competition drew large entries with 172 snare drummers and 44 tenor drummers travelling from all over the World.

Once again we would like to extend our thanks to Nigel Hodgen and his team at Andante for their continued support.

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 are below.

Click Here for the gallery of prize winners.

Click Here for the gallery of the day.

The Adult event was won by Steven McWhirter (Inveraray and District - Scotland). Steven claimed his eighth Adult title after previous wins in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Steven won the event by 16 points winning both the MSR and Hornpipe and Jig events.  Second place again went to Michael McKenna (St Laurence O'Toole - Eire) with Blair Brown (St Thomas' Alumni - USA) finishing in third place.

The Juvenile 1 March event won by Tristan Jacquel (George Heriot's School). Juvenile 2 March event was won by Daniel Lynn (Cullybackey). Juvenile 3 MSR event was won by Blair Beaton (78th Fraser Highlanders - Canada). Juvenile 4 MSR event was won by Daniel Mulcahy (Closkelt) and Juvenile 5 MSR event was won by Ryan Green (Glasgow Police).

All 10 solo champions pictured below

2017 WSD Winners

Full summaries of the World Solo Drumming event can be found by clicking here.

Being held on the same day and in the same venue was the International Juvenile Solo Tenor drumming event.

The Juvenile 1 March event won by Fiona McCall (Dollar Academy). Juvenile 2 March event was won by Keira Anderson (Williamwood). Juvenile 3 MSR was won by Emily Davidson (Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia). Juvenile 4 MSR event was won by Cameron Sinclair (Vale of Atholl) and Juvenile 5 MSR event was won by Calum Smyth (Quinn Memorial).

Full summaries for the tenor events are available by clicking here.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive


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