The Brown Cup: Sat June 12: Police College

The Wellington Pipers Club will be holding its annual Everest Memorial Piobaireachd and Brown Cup Competitions on Saturday June 12 2010, at the Royal New Zealand Police College, Papakowhai, Porirua.

The Judging panel for both events will be senior club members Alistair Hanning of Auckland and Ross Hanning of Wellington.

The Prize money for both events is as follows: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75 & 4th $ 50. The fourth prize will be awarded only if there are at least 8 competitors.

The Everest Memorial and Brown Cup competition has an entry fee of $8 and is open to all financial club members. Anyone interested in competing who is not already a financial member of the Club can join the club for $15. The Everest Memorial Piobaireachd competition commemorates Past President Bob Everest.  Competitors will be required to submit three tunes of their own choice one of which will be selected by the judges to play.  This competition will commence at 9.30am. (Times may change depending on entries)

The Brown Cup competition The Brown Cup was donated by former Club Patron WG Brown and requires competitors to play a march, strathspey and reel, jig and hornpipe and a slow air of their own choice with a maximum of two tuning breaks.  The Strathspey and Reel will be judged as a separate event within the Brown Cup and the winner will receive the Neil and Alan McPhee Memorial Tray and a bottle of Glenfiddich Single malt. This competition will commence at 1.30pm. (Times may change depending on entries).

Entries to the Competition Organiser, Wellington Pipers Club Inc, P O Box 29-086, Wellington. Please include your name, email address, mobile number and entry fees ($8 for each event plus club member ship of $15 if necessary).


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