Entries are now open for The World Solo Amateur Piping Competition.
The venue is The Trades Hall of Glasgow.
Grade 3 – Tuesday 11th August.
Grade 2 – Wednesday 12th August.
Grade 1 – Thursday 13th August.
Eric and Maureen Stein have kindly continued their wonderful sponsorship of an all expenses paid trip to compete at the amateur section of the Metro Cup in New York! This will be presented to the overall winner of the Grade 1 section.
Judges are as follows:
Grade 3 – Ann Gray
Grade 2 – Willie Morrison
Grade 1 – Wilson Brown
‘The Trades Hall of Glasgow’. Address is 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH.
There is a secure entrance to the building, and you may need to buzz in and explain that you are competing/visiting the piping competition.
No food is allowed in the building, but you will be in the heart of the city with many food/drink facilities close by. We are also very close to the festival activities, which will be taking place in George Square.
Directions and some information can be found here www.tradeshallglasgow.co.uk/contact
If you are planning on walking to the Trades Halls, Google Maps is a useful link when planning a walking route.
It is worth noting for those of you that are planning on driving to the competition, there is a special deal with the Trades Hall and the NCP Glasshouse Car Park. It will cost £4.50 for up to 24 hours parking in the NCP Glasshouse Car Park. The Trades Hall will validate your yellow ticket to get this special rate.
The order of play is on the CLASP website, facebook page and the National Piping Centre’s website. The exact starting times will be 9.30 am sharp each morning. We will start with the Piobaireachd event. Then there will be a short lunch break and we will resume with the Light Music.
We will do the Grade 3 (Tuesday) and Grade 2 (Wednesday) in the Trades Halls after the competition finishes. On Thursday, the grade 1 results and prize giving will take place outside the National Piping Centre, in the Street Cafe at 6pm. This is where the winner of the all expenses paid trip to the Metro Cup amateur competition will be presented. The CLASP winners for 2014/2015 season will also be presented here with a certificate.
We hope this gives you enough detail to plan ahead, and we look forward to seeing you all on the day.