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How does the MWPBA calculate Champions Supreme points, 2016?

The number of points awarded for 1st Place at a sanctioned competition is the number of bands or soloists in that contest up to a maximum six (6) points; each place thereafter receives one point fewer per placing through zero (0).

Points are assigned consecutively to the top placings, but only MWPBA member bands and member soloists are eligible to receive these points. Points awarded at MWPBA Champion Supreme Contests are double those awarded at Sanctioned MWPBA Contests.

At some games, there are multiple band events offered in the same grade. The total number of points available at each games remains unchanged.

Here's how the points are being awarded for the 2016 band contests:

Games Sanctioning Points Allocation
Alma Champion Supreme Single points per event (two events per grade for double points)
Milwaukee standard Single points per event
Chicago Champion Supreme Gr4, Gr5 - double points
Gr2, Gr3 - double points per aggregate placing over two events
Minnesota standard Gr5 - single points
Gr3, Gr4 - half-points per event over two events
Springfield standard Single points per event
Wisconsin Champion Supreme Double points per event
Kentucky standard Gr5 - single points
Gr3, Gr4 - half-points per event over two events
St Louis Champion Supreme Double points per event

For full details, and the fine print, check out The Rules, 2016 section I. D. "Champion Supreme Points".

 

Alma Games 2016 results

The official results of the band and solo contests at the 2016 Alma Highland Festival and Games on May 28-29, 2016, are now available (band, solo).

The band summary results are as follows:

 

Saturday May 28:

Grade 1 Medley (2) : 1. 78th Fraser Highlanders (1-2-1-1, BDC, BBS) 2. Peel Regional Police

Grade 2 MSR (2) : 1. Greater Midwest (1-1-1-1, BDC, BBS) 2. Midlothian Scottish
Grade 3 Medley (2) : 1. Toronto Police (1-1-1-1, BDC, BBS) 2. Chicago Celtic
Grade 4 MSR (4) : 1. Alma College (2-1-2-1, BBS) 2. 87th Cleveland (BDC) 3. Border Cities Caledonian 4. Flint Scottish
Grade 5 QMM (3) : 1. Grand Traverse (2-1-2-1)  2. Dundee Scottish (BDC, BBS) 3. Cabar Feidh

Sunday May 29 - US Open Pipe Band Championship:

Grade 1 MSR (2) : 1. 78th Fraser Highlanders (1-2-1-1, BDC, BBS) 2. Peel Regional Police

Grade 2 Medley (2) : 1. Greater Midwest (1-1-1-2, BDC, BBS) 2. Midlothian Scottish
Grade 3 MSR (3) : 1. Toronto Police (1-1-1-1, BDC, BBS) 2. Chicago Celtic
Grade 4 Medley (4) : 1. 87th Cleveland (2-2-2-1) 2. Alma College (BDC, BBS) 3. Border Cities Caledonian 4. Flint Scottish
Grade 5 QMM (3) : 1. Dundee Scottish (1-1-1-2, BDC, BBS) 2. Grand Traverse 2. Cabar Feidh

 

2016 Milwaukee Order of Play

The Order of Play for both bands and soloists has been determined for the Milwaukee Highland Games on June 4, 2016.  Please select the appropriate link.

 

This information is also available by subscribing to the MWPBA e-mail distribution list. Simply click on the link under the "Main Menu" on the left-hand side of the page, and follow the instructions to join the e-mail list.

 

This information is current as of 27 May 2016.

 

2016 Alma Order of Play

The Order of Play for both bands and soloists has been determined for the Alma Highland Games and Festival on May 28 and 29.  Please select the appropriate link; the soloist order of play document is two pages long as it covers two days of solo competitions in both piping and drumming.

 

This information is also available by subscribing to the MWPBA e-mail distribution list. Simply click on the link under the "Main Menu" on the left-hand side of the page, and follow the instructions to join the e-mail list.

 

This information is current as of 24 May 2016.

 

2016 MWPBA Professional Solos Results and Videos

Andrew Lewis of St. Paul, Minnesota, was the overall winner of the inaugural Midwest Pipe Band Association Professional Solo Piping Contest, held at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, Illinois, on May 14, 2016 (see also p|d article).

Contestants submitted four piobaireachds and four MSR sets, with one of each picked by judges Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride.

The overall results are as follows.

Overall: 1. Andrew Lewis 2. Nick Hudson 3. Andrew Carlisle 4. Matt Pantaleoni 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Dave Mason

The placing for each event is as follows.  Click on each link to view a video recording of each fine performance.

Piobaireachd: 1. Nick Hudson 2. Andrew Lewis 3. Andrew Carlisle 4. Dave Mason 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Matt Pantaleoni

MSR: 1. Andrew Lewis 2. Andrew Carlisle 3. Nick Hudson 4. Matt Pantaleoni 5. Adrian Melvin 6. Alastair Murray 7. Dave Mason

Judges: Brian Donaldson and Donald McBride.

 

2016 Professional Solo Piping Contest Order of Play

The Inaugural MWPBA Professional Solo Piping Contest's order of play is available here.

 

The judging panel for the contest is as follows:

Piobaireachd - P/M Brian Donaldson

Light Music (MSR) - Donald McBride

 

The contest will be held on May 14 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, in Palatine, IL.  The church is located at 800 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL; doors open at 1:00 p.m.. An admission fee of $5.00 will be collected for spectators of the contest.

 

The first event starts at 2:30 p.m.; we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

2016 Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest Winners

Here are the individual winners of the 2016 Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Piping Contest:

Back Row (L to R): Philip Jutz-Grade 3, Joseph Horwath, Grade 2, Griffin Hall, Grade 1

Middle Row (L to R): Michael Kazmierski-Dunn-Grade 4, Mike Dickinson-Senior Novice

Front Row: Tom McCollum-Junior Novice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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