Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 14th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

October 12, 1996
First Church of Christ Congregational
West Hartford, Connecticut

Judges: Scott MacAulay and Donald F. Lindsay

Overall Nicol-Brown Championship

  1. Ryan MacDonald
    Prize: Airfare to compete at the B.C. Indoor in Vancouver in March 1997, donated by St. Patrick’s Pipe Band of Glastonbury, Connecticut.
  2. Michael Rogers


1996 Chalice

Photo by Willene McBride

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Ryan MacDonald (“Grain in Hides, Corn in Sacks”)
  2. Joss Fisher (“The Battle of Auldearn” #1)
  3. Michael Rogers (“Cave of Gold”)
  4. Drew McIntosh
  5. Maureen Connor


1996 Targe

Photo by Willene McBride

William Ross Challenge Targe MSR Competition

  1. Michael Rogers
    (“Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushal,” “John Roy Stewart,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie”)
  2. Steven Tripp
    (“Clan MacColl,” “The Bob of Fettercairn,” “The Smith of Chilliechassie”)
  3. Ryan MacDonald
    (“?,” “Cameronian Rant,” “?”)
  4. Joss Fisher
  5. Victoria McGuinness

Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 Marches

  1. Ryan MacDonald
    (“George Sherriff” and “Duncan McGillivray, Chief Steward”)
    Prize: The Donald MacLeod Memorial Silver Buckle created by Brian Yates
  2. Michael Rogers
    (“Mrs. MacDonald of Uig” and “Charlie Glendinning”)
  3. Steven Tripp
  4. Cory McKay Ley
  5. Drew McIntosh

Dress and Deportment

  • Michael Rogers

1996 Competitors

  • Maureen Connor (Schenectady, New York)
  • Joss Fisher (Beaumont, Texas)
  • Ryan MacDonald (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
  • Cory McKay Ley (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
  • Victoria McGuinness (West Hoosick, New York)
  • Drew McIntosh (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
  • Michael Rogers (Laurel, Maryland)
  • Steven Tripp (Trout Creek, Ontario)

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