MAXVILLE, Ontario – The sound of distant, phantom bagpipes may still be ringing in the ears of those who attended the 72nd Glengarry Highland Games (GHG) from Friday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 3 this past weekend.
Whether you were in attendance or enjoying the long weekend elsewhere, many local and out of town Celtic artists and athletes competed in dance, drum, bagpiping, heavy weight competitions and more. These competitors often spend countless hours every week perfecting their abilities, preserving Scottish history at its finest and showcasing it at lavish highland games like our region’s own in Maxville.
The following are some results from the 2019 GHG. More results will be posted on the GHG’s official Facebook page here.
This year marked the first ever year a calculating error was made in the North American Pipe Band Championship results, and The City of Dunedin Pipe Band of Dunedin, Florida was victorious, over The 78th Fraser Highlanders, who actually placed in second. This marked the first year since the 1960’s that an American pipe band won the North American Pipe Band Championships, making for a historic title.
Heavyweight Competition Results
Heavyweight competitions consist of stone throws, hammer throws, sheaf throws, caber tosses and various throws for weight and distance.
Masters Division, Overall Ranking
1st – Danny Frame, 75 running tally
2nd – Kevin Robinson, 69.5 running tally
3rd – Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast, 59 running tally
Open Professional Division, Overall Ranking
1st – Josh Goldthorp, 84 running tally
2nd – Robert Young, 70 running tally
3rd – Will Barron, 61.5 running tally
Professional Women’s Division, Overall Ranking
1st – Morgan Palmer, 73 running tally
2nd – Susie Lajoie, 61 running tally
3rd – Adena Robinson, 59 running tally
North American Pipe Band Championship Results
Grade 1, Overall
1st – City of Dunedin (combined ens.pref.)
2nd – 78th Fraser Highlanders
3rd – 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
Grade 2, Overall
1st – Peel Regional Police
2nd – Worcester Kiltie
3rd – Toronto Police
Grade 3 (MSR)
1st – Guelph (1,2,6,1)
2nd – Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew (9,4,4,2)
3rd – College of Piping (4,6,1,8)
Grade 4 (Medley)
1st – Dartmouth & District (1,1,1,1)
2nd – Durham Regional Police (2,2,3,3)
3rd – Hamilton Police (6,3,2,2)
Grade 5 (March Medley)
1st – Cape Breton University (1,2,3,5)
2nd – London Fire Fighters (2,5,4,2)
3rd – Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew (4,3,6,3)
More results, including highland dancing and professional solo bagpiping, can be found on the GHG Facebook page as it becomes available.