The Waipu Caledonian Society Inc.
Comunn Na H-alba Waipu
Solo Piping Programme
Established 1871 Tir nam Beann’s nam Gleann’s nam Gaisgeach - The country of the mountains, the glens and the heroes
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit - No one injures me with impunity
EVENT 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Fee
Open 0 Solo Medley: Helen McGregor Memorial Trophy,
To be played on Saturday evening 31st Dec
At 7 p.m. in the Celtic Barn. (Not under P.&D. Rules)
PROGRAMME FOR 2017 - Commencing 9.00 a.m
Open Grant Downie Trophy - Most points in Open Grade
Open 1 2/4 March - NCC Angus McDonald Trophy
Open 2 Strathspey & Reel - Cock O’ the North Trophy NCC
Open 3 Piobaireachd - Centennial Shield - NI Open Championship
Open 4 March Strathspey & Reel NCC Finlayson Trophy
Open 5 Hornpipe & Jig. Frazer Trophy – NCC Open Championship
B Grade Under 21 McLennan Memorial Trophy - Most points Moon Family Trophy - Most points under 21
Both events combined but Judged separately.
B Grade 6 2/4 March NCC - W.I. McGregor Cup
U 21 7 2/4 March + Qualifying event for the William Boyle Memorial Scholarship
B Grade 8 Strathspey & Reel NCC
U 21 9 Strathspey & Reel NZ Championship
B Grade 10 Piobaireachd NCC
U 21 11 Piobaireachd + Qualifying event for the William Boyle Memorial Scholarship.
B Grade 12 March Strathspey & Reel NCC
B Grade 13 Hornpipe & Jig NCC
14 Veteran Pipers (minimum age 55)
C & D Grade Fleming Shield - most points in C Grade Donnelly Trophy – most points D Grade
Pipe Chanter 15 Practice Chanter - open to all Learners
Novice 16 Novice March consisting of 2 parts of a march of any time signature
Novice 17 Novice Slow Air of at least 2 parts
D Grade 18 2/4 March Iris McLeod Cup
C Grade 19 2/4 March NCC Rev McFarlane Cup
D Grade 20 Piobaireachd - Playground only
C Grade 21 Piobaireachd - Submit one whole tune
D Grade 22 Strathspey & Reel
C Grade 23 Strathspey & Reel NCC
C Grade 24 Hornpipe & Jig NCC
Prizes and trophies will be presented at the conclusion of each event.View the PDF programme for prize money and entry costs.
Conditions of Entry:
This Competition shall be conducted under the rules of the Piping & Dancing Assn of NZ except for No’s 0, 14 & 15. Every competitor shall produce a membership certificate for the current year when asked to do so and if unable to do so may be required to apply for membership forthwith. P & D Rules relating to Pipers Dress will be adhered to. In the event of a tie for a trophy aggregate marks will be used.
Rule 37 regarding tuning will be enforced. Competitors risk disqualification if they are not ready to play when called upon.
No New Zealand, North Island or Centre Championship shall be awarded unless there are not fewer than 5 competitors in the event and the Judge certifies the winning performance is of standard to merit the award of the Championship.
Competitors MUST report to Board Stewards at least 5 minutes prior to each event, otherwise their right to compete may be forfeited. Tuning time at the board will be at the judge’s discretion.
All events: 3 entries - 1st Prize only awarded 5 entries - 1st & 2nd Prizes awarded 7 entries - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes awarded 15 or more entries - A 4th Prize will be awarded
NOTE: Any competitor who is a previous winner of D Grade events is advised to enter other grades
Competitors are asked to wear Highland Dress when being presented with a trophy
Note: No Animals are allowed into the Caledonian Park.
This is a Health Dept, requirement and will be enforced by our Security Staff
Entries close on the 7 December 2016 and a late penalty of
double entry fees may be incurred after this date.
The Piping Steward
PO Box 34 Waipu 0582
GENERAL PIPING NOTES
All Premium & Open Grade events require three tunes of each time signature to be submitted to the Piping Steward on the day of competition.
B Grade Championship competitors must submit 2 x tunes each event. Judges nominate which tune to play.
Under 21 events require two tunes in each event to be submitted to Chief Steward prior to event.
Novice Event is for competitors who have not won a Novice competition before and have not competed at a National contest. Novice Pipers are listed as D Grade for these competitions.
Pipers may enter in their own grade and one above.
Event 0 Music: Own choice of any tunes lasting no less than 6 minutes and no more than 8 minutes.
Event 14. Music: Own choice. Minimum playing time of 3 minutes - maximum 5 minutes.
Events 6 &7, 8 & 9, 10 & 11; B Grade & U21 will be combined, but judged separately. Notify Judge & Steward prior to playing.
U21 competitors can pay & enter both events. Prizes will be awarded in both categories
Under 21 pipers note. A 4th placing will be awarded in all your events, although prize money may not be paid (depending on entries)
A $2 refundable charge will be made for competitor’s numbers.
Winning Pipers MUST wear correct Highland dress for Trophy presentation
Most Points in any grade for a competitor residing in Northland: Grant Downey Trophy
Conducted under the rules of the NZ P& D Association. Registration cards will be requested
Evening Ceilidh & Meal Tickets are available from the Secretary’s office during the day.
The Waipu Primary School is available for camping
Contact Steve Goldthorpe 09 432 0532 or 0274 849764 or Steve.Goldthorpe@xtra.co.nz
The 146th Waipu Highland Games Jan 1st 2017
The U21 Piobaireachd event will be held in conjunction with the B Grade Piobaireachd. Prize Money will be awarded in both classes and U21 Competitors can pay & compete for both events in this competition. The second event for WBM scholarship competitors will be the U21 2/4 March. The first four place-getters in these TWO events will qualify for WBM Scholarship placing.
Entry forms for all Piping events are available from Piping Steward.
Mervyn Appleton - Novice / C Grade
Iain Blakely - B Grade / Piobaireachd
Stuart Finlayson - A Grade
Marion Horsburgh - A Grade
Competitors MUST report to the Board Stewards at least 5 minutes prior to each.event, otherwise their right to compete may be forfeited. Tuning time at the board will be at the judge's discreation.