Pipe Band: Junior 100 Guineas Solo Competition - St Andrew's College

Pipe Band: Junior 100 Guineas Solo Competition

Rhodes Trust visit
March 21, 2023
Senior Open Concert and Sunset Show
March 21, 2023
Rhodes Trust visit
March 21, 2023
Senior Open Concert and Sunset Show
March 21, 2023

Pipe Band: Junior 100 Guineas Solo Competition

Christopher Pretorius travelled to Johannesburg on Friday to compete in the South African Junior Piping Championships, known as the Junior 100 Guineas Solo Competition.

The contest consisted of 3 sections: Piobaireachd, a March and a Strathspey reel, where competitors accumulate points across the three sections.

Each competitor is expected to submit 2 March sets, 2 Strathspey Reel sets and 1 Piobaireachd. Competitors are then informed 10 minutes before they are due to compete, which sets they will be playing for each section.

Unfortunately, Christopher wavered in both Marches and Strathspey-Reel sections and was outperformed by his fellow competitors.

In the Piobaireachd, however, Christopher produced a solid, well executed solo, placing 2nd behind defending Champion Emily Pence. The points scored in this solid Piobaireachd performance was enough to place Christopher 2nd overall in the Junior Championship.