Information for Luss Highland Games 2016

Saturday 2nd July

All competitors will have to pay £6 to enter the games field, but will be reimbursed at the piping secretaries tent. Can CLASP competitors aim to be checked in/registered at the piping tent by 12 o’clock. A draw will then be carried out by the games.


P/M George M. Bell Competition

The CLASP is delighted to announce that the overall winner of the Grade 1 ‘World Solo Amateur Piping Competition’, will receive an all expenses paid trip to compete at the P/M George M Bell competition (Amateur Section of the Metro Cup), in February 2017. This fantastic prize is kindly sponsored by Eric and Maureen Stein. If you want to be in with a chance of winning this trip, please enter the competition (note you have to be 18+ to enter).

Army School CLASP 2016 Results

Full results from the Army School of Piping Competition today.
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Worlds CLASP 2016 Entries

Entries for the Worlds CLASP are now open and will close on 3rd of August.
Please enter online here.

New Venue for World Solo Amateur Competition 2016

We have a new venue for this years’ World Solo Amateur Piping Competition.
The Convent Chapel, which is part of St Aloysius College, 45 Hill St, Glasgow, G3 6RJ


Here is a map, which shows you an on foot route from the National Piping Centre to the Convent Chapel, which is an 8 minute walk.

Army School CLASP Draw 2016

Start 9.30am
Judge Tom Speirs
Performance Room 1

Grade 1 Piobaireachd

  1. John Frater
  2. Robert Frater
  3. Douglas Maxwell
  4. Andrew Park
  5. Gordon Hislop
  6. Robert Low
  7. Ian Graham
  8. David Gatcum
  9. Stewart Gaudin

Grade 3 Piobaireachd

  1. Bianca Kail (G&F)
  2. Robert Thomson (G&F)
  3. Colin Taylor (G & F)
  4. Lino Peluso (G&F)
  5. Alfred Graf (G&F)
  6. George McCall (G&F)
  7. Stewart Allan (F)
  8. Andrew Richardson (G&F)

Grade 2 Piobaireachd

  1. Tom Broderick
  2. Dagmar Pesta
  3. James Carnegie
  4. George Gordon
  5. Helen Thomson
  6. Andrea Zingg
  7. Gregor McCulloch
  8. Gill Cairns

Start 9.30am
Judge Matt Wilson
Performance Room 2

Grade 3 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel/ Jig

  1. George McCall
  2. Colin Taylor
  3. Bianca Kail
  4. Robert Thomson
  5. Lino Peluso
  6. Alfred Graf
  7. Andrew Richardson

Grade 2 Light Music – 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel/Jig

  1. James Carnegie
  2. Tom Broderick
  3. Dagmar Pesta
  4. Gill Cairns
  5. Stewart Allan
  6. Andrea Zingg
  7. Douglas Maxwell
  8. George Gordon
  9. Helen Thomson

Grade 1 Light Music – 2/4 March, Strathspey & Reel/Jig

  • Gregor McCulloch
  • Robert Low
  • Stewart Gaudin
  • Gordon Hislop (JIG ONLY)
  • Andrew Park
  • John Frater
  • Robert Frater
  • Ian Graham
  • David Gatcum
  • All Scottish Highland Games entries now open

    This year, CLASP has added one more Highland Games to its list of outdoor competitions.

    Luss Highland Games – Saturday 2nd July
    Rosneath Highland Games – Sunday 17th July
    Inveraray Highland Games – Tuesday 19th July

    Entries now open for Army School CLASP Competition

    The final indoor CLASP competition of the CLASP year will take place at the Army School of Bagpipe Music on Saturday 18th June, 2016.
    Closing date for entries is June 9th.

    Venue Address:

    The Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming
    Inchdrewer House
    299 Colinton Road
    EH13 0LA

    Piping Centre 2016 CLASP Results

    Full Results from The National Piping Centre CLASP Competition, which was held on Saturday 9th April. The judges for the day were Jonathan Greenlees and Andrew Bova.

    Overall Winners
    Grade 1 – Andrew Hutton
    Grade 2 – Andrea Zingg
    Grade 3 – Bianca Kail
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    Piping Centre 2016 CLASP Draw

    9th April 2016 – National Piping Centre CLASP Competition

    Grade 3 Piobaireachd
    Start 9.30am Robertson Room
    Judge – Andrew Bova

    1. Colin Taylor (G&F)
    2. James Hanlon (F)
    3. Colin Brown (F)
    4. Stewart Allan (F)
    5. Bianca Kail (G&F)
    6. Karina Huber (G&F)
    7. Robert Thomson (F & G)
    8. Steven Whitton (F)
    9. Andrew Richardson (F)
    10. Neil Mitchell (G&F)
    11. Alfred Graf (G&F)
    12. Ryo Hasuda (F)

    Grade 2 Piobaireachd
    Start 9.30am Collinson Room
    Judge – Jonathan Greenlees

    1. Jeanette Greenwood
    2. Andrea Zingg
    3. James Carnegie
    4. Dagmar Pesta
    5. Romana Brunner
    6. Con Houlihan
    7. George Gordon
    8. Gregor McCulloch

    Grade 1 Piobaireachd to follow Grade 2 Piobaireachd
    Judge – Jonathan Greenlees

    1. Andrew Hutton
    2. Stewart Gaudin
    3. John Frater
    4. Ian Graham
    5. Gordon Hislop

    Lunch Break

    Afternoon Commencing 1.30pm

    Grade 3 Light Music – 6/8 March, 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
    Start 1.30pm Collinson Room
    Judge Jonathan Greenlees

    1. Ryo Hasuda
    2. Andrew Richardson
    3. Karina Huber
    4. Alfred Graf
    5. James Hanlon
    6. Bianca Kail
    7. Colin Taylor
    8. Ulrike Jöbstl
    9. Robert Thomson

    Grade 2 Light Music – 6/8 March, 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
    To follow Grade 3 Light Music

    1. Colin Brown
    2. James Carnegie
    3. Stewart Allan
    4. Neil Mitchell
    5. Con Houlihan
    6. Dagmar Pesta
    7. Andrea Zingg
    8. George Gordon

    Grade 1 Light Music – 6/8 March, 2/4 March and Strathspey & Reel
    Start 1.30pm Robertson Room
    Judge – Andrew Bova

    1. Jeanette Greenwood
    2. Romana Brunner
    3. Gordon Hislop
    4. John Frater
    5. Andrew Hutton
    6. Richard Aitken
    7. Liam McCann
    8. Ian Graham
    9. Stewart Gaudin
    10. Steven Whitton
    11. Gregor McCulloch
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