Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 22nd Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

October 9, 2004
Alumnae Chapel
Emma Willard School
Troy, New York

Judges: Stuart Liddell and Donald Lindsay

Overall Nicol-Brown Championship

  1. Andrew Lewis
    Prizes: airfare to compete in London in November 2005, donated by the New Hampshire Highland Games; and a kilt donated by Sandy St. James
  2. Robbie Beaton
    Prize: a scholarship for tuition, room and board for a week at the 2005 Invermark summer session of his choice)

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Eric Ouellette (“Scarce of Fishing”)
    Prizes: a bound Piobaireachd Society Collection donated by Tone Czar Bagpipes; and a laser-engraved desk clock.
  2. John Sutherland (“Melbank’s Salute”)
  3. Andrew Walker (“Gill Chriosd”)
  4. Justin Gonzalez (“MacNeill of Barra’s March”)
  5. Ian Coletti (“Beloved Scotland”)
  6. Rowan Manson (“Black Donald’s March”)

William Ross Challenge Targe for March, Strathspey and Reel

  1. Andrew Lewis
    (“Mrs. John MacColl,” “Susan MacLeod,” “The Little Cascade”)
    Prizes: a long wooden practice chanter with antler sole and silver ferrule donated by Cushing Bagpipes; and a mahogany CD case.)
  2. Robbie Beaton
    (“Glenfinnan Highland Gathering,” “The Piper’s Bonnet,” “The Cockerel in the Creel”)
  3. Alex Gandy
    (“Maclean of Pennycross,” “Highland Harry,” “Thomson’s Dirk”)
  4. Ian Coletti
    (“Hugh Kennedy,” “Bogan Lochan,” “The Rejected Suitor”)
  5. Colin Lee
    (“74th’s Farewell to Edinburgh,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “Broadford Bay”)
  6. Rowan Manson
    (“Knightswood Ceilidh,” “John Roy Stewart,” “Alick C. MacGregor”)

Donald MacLeod Memorial 6/8 Marches

  1. Robbie Beaton
    (“The Trees of North Uist” and “John Gordon of Drummuie”)
    Prizes: a silver belt buckle designed by Brian Yates and finished by Stephen Walker of Walker Metalsmiths; and Patrick Molard’s new book, To the Bobs, donated by Sue and Jean Claude Allioux.
  2. Andrew Lewis
    (“Bruce Gandy’s Farewell to the Iron Horse” and “Mrs. MacDougall”)
  3. Colin Lee
    (“Frank Thompson” and “Monte Cataralto”)
  4. Andrew Walker
    (“Malcolm Currie” and “Cameron MacFadyen”)
  5. Andrew Gibson
    (“The Invercharron Highland Gathering” and “Kirkwall Bay”)
  6. Eric Ouellette
    (“Calum Rife’s Fanfare” and “Dundee City Police”)

Dress and Deportment

  1. Ian Coletti

2004 Competitors

  • Robbie Beaton (Scotia, New York)
  • Ian Coletti (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Alex Gandy (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
  • Andrew Gibson (Barrie, Ontario)
  • Justin Gonzalez (Rocky Hill, South Carolina)
  • Colin Lee (Surrey, British Columbia)
  • Andrew Lewis (Syracuse, New York)
  • Ewan Macpherson (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • Rowan Manson (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Matthew Mitchell (Keswick, Ontario)
  • Eric Ouellette (Coventry, Connecticut)
  • John Sutherland (Menlo Park, California)
  • Andrew Walker (Emmaus, Pennsylvania)