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Piping Judges

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Wright, Bob Worrall and Hal Senyk headline the panel of piping judges this year. These top level adjudicators are very much in demand and we are pleased to welcome them back for this 60th Anniversary of the Games. Colin MacKenzie, Dan Diessner, Rob Barrick and John Toohey will complete the full panel of judges. Both the solo pipers and pipe bands will be sure to get quality critique on their performances.

We look forward to a great piping competition. Welcome all - judges, pipers and lovers of pipe music!

Andrew Wright from Dunblane, Scotland, is renowned as a teacher of piobaireachd and has coached numerous players to prize-winning performances at the world’s major competitive events. He has conducted learning programs worldwide, serving on the faculty of colleges, summer schools and workshops. Retired after many successful years as a solo competitor, Andrew is now heavily involved in adjudication of piobaireachd events around the world. He judges pipe band competitions at the highest levels, as a senior judge of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

Bob Worrall of Burlington, Ontario, is one of North America's leading teachers and adjudicators. He is a highly sought-after solo and band adjudicator through out the world. Bob is on the panel of senior adjudicators for the Piobaireachd Society, qualified for both piobaireachd and light music. In 2000 he judged the Bratach Gorm in London, becoming the first overseas adjudicator ever invited to judge a major solo event in the U.K. Since then he has been a regular at many major solo events in Scotland, including the annual World Pipe Band Competitions. Bob is a renowned piping teacher as well as a prolific composer of piping music. His compositions appear in several contemporary piping collections.

Hal Senyk, Vancouver, B.C., is one of the most in demand adjudicators in the northwest. He led the Triumph Street pipe band to gain a fifth prize overall at the 1979 World Pipe Band Championships, the first non-Scottish band to be a major force in competition in Scotland. After a long career of success in competition, Hal is busy with instructing and judging in solo piping and pipe band competitions throughout the year. He has also served in various positions with the B.C. Pipers Association and is currently an associate instructor with the White Spot Pipe Band and a band assistant with Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band.

Posted on June 5, 2012 in News.
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