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Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2019 1:18 PM

Dress time for the Lisburn & Castlereagh Championships is 10.30 a.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2019 1:16 PM

The draw is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 August 2019 1:49 PM

The following link shows the route for this year's parade after the Portrush competition, this is the same route that was taken last year. The attached picture shows the parade termination point. Bands can either turn in the direction of the East Strand Car Park or towards Bath Street. Over the past number of years, the Branch Executive have been concerned about the safety implications of terminating the parade at an open road junction. We've tried a number of stewarding options but none of these has delivered the safety improvements that we feel are necessary. This termination point allows us to disperse the parade in a safe pedestrian area with a minimal impact on the normal parade route.

We must also remind Drum Majors that, following a robust risk assessment process, high throws will not be permitted on the parade and flourishing must be restricted to close bodywork.

https://goo.gl/maps/9Du6vpHpZ1x

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 29 July 2019 11:22 AM

Scottish Championships 2019
The 'Scottish' were held in the beautiful (but damp) Levengrove Park, Dumbarton on Saturday 27th July 2019

Congratulations to our Adult Drum Major Scottish Champion 2019:
James Kennedy - Closkelt Pipe Band

Congratulations to everyone who took part, and a special mention to the following prize winners:

Drum Majors

Junior
2nd - Leanne Crooks - Syerla Pipe Band
3rd - Louise Smiton - Closkelt Pipe Band
6th - Benjamin Walker - Joseph Forde Memorial Pipe Band

Juvenile
3rd - Emily Crooks - McNeillstown Pipe Band
6th - Katie Bicker - Marlacoo Pipe Band

Adult
3rd - Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Bands

Congratulations to ...
Grade 4a Scottish Champions 2019: Cullybackey Pipe Band

Grade 2 Scottish Champions 2019: Closkelt Pipe Band

Grade 2 Scottish Drum Corps Champions 2019: Ravara Pipe Band

Grade 3a
4th - St Marys Pipe Band Derrytrasna
6th - Battlehill Pipe Band

Grade 2
2nd - Ravara Pipe Band

Grade 1
3rd - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Posted by Ian Burrows on 26 July 2019 2:01 PM

Limited parking is available at the Recreation Grounds Tennis Court via the rear entrance. Additional parking locations: East Strand Car Park, The Bowl opposite the East Strand Car Park, West Bay grass and tarmac, and Dunluce Centre from Fire Station. Limited disabled parking on part of Landsdowne Road, on the day, accessed from Causeway View on a first-come-first-served basis. All are park-and-walk to Landsdowne.

There is no overnight parking for motor homes.


Road Closures and Restrictions

Landsdowne Road is closed from 12 noon Friday 10th August, to the public, from Ramore Avenue to Bath Road. Landsdowne Crescent will be open to through traffic but expect delays. Please observe No Waiting restrictions prior to and during the event.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 25 July 2019 4:28 PM

Drum Major dress time for the North West Championships is 11.00 a.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 25 July 2019 4:26 PM

The draw for the North West Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 16 July 2019 3:42 PM

Congratulations to James Kennedy
Closkelt Pipe Band
Adult Drum Major European Champion 2019
🥇🏆

A huge well done also to the following Prize Winners at the recent European Championships which took place in Inverness on Saturday 29th June:

Drum Majors
Junior
3rd - Grace Thompson - Ballydonaghy Pipe Band 🥉
4th - Louise Smiton - Closkelt 🏅

Juvenile 
4th - Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill Pipe Band 🏅
6th - Katie Bicker - Marlacoo Pipe Band 🏅

Adult 
3rd - Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band 🥉
5th - Vikki Singer - McDonald Memorial Pipe Band Sponsored Weight Loss 🏅

Bands
Grade 1
3rd - Field Marshal Montgomery🥉