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A solo competitor may only sign up to one of the following grades: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional. The open grade is accessible to anyone, whether you are competing in one of the aforementioned grades or not.

Prizes will be awarded to players in function of their placement in the overall grade and not individual disciplines. As a consequence, players will be required to perform in all disciplines available at their grade in order to be eligible for a prize.

In case of a tie for the overall placement in a grade, placing higher in a discipline listed above another will award a higher placing.

Disciplines and playing requirements:

  • Piping
    • Practice Chanter
      • March: a minimum 4 parts of one or more marches
      • Slow air: one slow air of your own choosing
    • Experienced
      • March: NOTE: TWO 2/4 marches of mininum 4 parts each to be played.
      • Strathspey/reel: a minimum 4 parts of one strathspey followed by a minimum of 4 parts of one reel
      • Slow air/jig: a slow air of your own choosing followed by 4 parts of one jig
        • 6/8 March: Two 6/8 marches of minumum 4 parts each
    • Professional
      • Piobaireachd: one complete piobaireachd of your own choosing
      • March/strathspey/ reel: a minimum of 4 parts each of one march, one strathspey and one reel
      • Hornpipe/jig: a minimum of 4 parts each of one hornpipe and one jig
      • 3/4 March: a minimum of 4 parts of 3/4 march
    • Open
      • Piobaireachd ground: any ground from one piobaireachd of your own choosing
      • Scandinavian tune: any Scandinavian tune of your own choosing
      • Piobaireachd: one complete piobaireachd of your own choosing
  • Drumming
    • Practice Pad
      • 3/4 March: a minimum of 4 parts of 3/4 march
      • 2/4 March: a minimum of 4 parts of 2/4 march
    • Experienced
      • March: a minimum of 4 parts of one 2/4 march
      • Hornpipe/jig: a minimum of 4 parts each of one 2/4 march and one jig
      • Strathspey/reel: a minimum of 4 parts each of one march, one strathspey and one reel
    • Professional
      • March/strathspey/reel: a minimum of 4 parts each of one march, one strathspey and one reel
      • Hornpipe/jig: a minimum of 4 parts each of one hornpipe and one jig
      • 6/8 March: a minimum of 8 parts of 6/8 march
  • Tenor drumming
    • Open
      • Strathspey/reel: a minimum of 4 parts each of one strathspey and one reel
      • Hornpipe/jig: a minimum of 4 parts each of one hornpipe and one jig
      • March: a minimum of 4 parts of one 2/4 march
  • Group competitions
    • Grade 4 quintet: 3 pipers, one snare drummer and one bass drummer
      • Medley: a selection of tunes between 4 and 7 minutes
    • Grade 4 quartet: 4 pipers
      • Marches: a minimum of 8 parts of march of any time signature
    • Open grade quintet: 3 pipers, one snare drummer and one bass drummer
      • Medley: a selection of tunes between 5 and 7 minutes
    • Open grade quartet: 4 pipers
      • March/strathspey/reel: a minimum of 4 parts each of one march, one strathspey and one reel
    • Drum salute open grade: a minimum of 3 snare drummers, one tenor drummer and one bass drummer 
      • A drum salute of your own choosing lasting between 3 and 7 minutes