Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 9th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

Saturday, October 6, 1990

Chancellors Hall
New York State Education Department Building
Albany, New York

View a pdf of the 1990 program.


View a pdf of an article about the 1990 contest, written by Jim McGillivray for the Piper & Drummer magazine, posted here with kind permission of the editor and author. Many thanks to Rob Boyd for sending us the article.

Judge: Jim McGillivray (Ontario)

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Daniel Kenny (“The Desperate Battle”)
  2. Jenny Hazzard (“Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”)
  3. P. Andrew L. Hayes (“Corrienessan’s Salute”)
  4. Ken McKeveny (“The Bicker”)
  5. Paul MacClelland (“Lament for Donald of Laggan”)

William Ross Challenge Targe MSR Competition

  1. Robert Boyd (“The Marchioness of Tullibardine,” “Inveraray Castle,” and “Duncan Lamont”)
  2. Daniel Kenny (“Clan MacColl,” “Cabar Feidh,” and “John Morrison of Assynt House”)
  3. Ken McKeveny (“Kilberry Castle,” “MacBeth’s Strathspey,” and “Lochiel’s Away to France”)
  4. Gordon Peters (“Ross-shire Volunteers,” “The Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn,” and “The Brown Haired Maid”)
  5. P. Andrew L. Hayes (“Balmoral Highlanders,” “Tulloch Castle,” and “Thompson’s Dirk”)

Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 March Competition

  1. P. Andrew L. Hayes
    (“Mrs. MacDougall” and “Miss Ishabel T. MacDonald”)
    Prize: The Donald MacLeod Memorial Silver Buckle created by Brian Yates
  2. Robert Boyd (“Meg MacRae” and “Kenneth J. MacLeod”)
  3. Paul MacClelland (“Major John MacLennan” and “Bengullion”)
  4. Gordon Peters (“Leaving Port Askaig” and “Redford Cottage”)
  5. Daniel Kenny (“Diamond Jubilee” and “Auld Adam”)

Dress and Deportment

  • Katie Rashid and Daniel Kenny

1990 Competitors

  • Robert Boyd (Morgan Hill, California)
  • John Chalmers (Ossining, New York)
  • Maureen Connor (Middleville, New York)
  • P. Andrew L. Hayes (Nepean, Ontario)
  • Jenny Hazzard (Woodbridge, Ontario)
  • Andrew Hoag (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Daniel Kenny (Hanover, Ontario)
  • Paul MacClelland (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Ken McKeveny (Ringwood, New Jersey)
  • Gordon Peters (Albany, New York)
  • Katy Rashid (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Peter Skae (Haverstraw, New York)
  • Marty Travers (West Orange, New Jersey)
  • William Wiley (Johnsonville, New York)

The 1990 Nicol-Brown Chalice Committee

  • Donald F. Lindsay
  • Peter Beckford
  • Catherine Belden
  • Rita Defino
  • John France
  • Gary and Willene McBride
  • Jim Nail
  • JoAnn Scott
  • Brian Yates

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