New CPA President
Posted: 16th Aug. 2020
The Competing Pipers’ Association AGM was held on Sunday 16th August 2020 on Zoom. At the meeting Glenn Brown stepped down as President following the completion of his 3 year term. Derek Midgley was elected as his replacement. Derek becomes the first CPA President to not reside in the UK. Callum Beaumont will continue as Vice-President and Ross Miller as Secretary. Jonathan Greenlees stepped down as Treasurer after 5 years in the role and is replaced by Steven Leask. The CPA would like to thank Glenn and Jonathan for their hard work over their respective tenures.
Update from the CPA Committee
Posted: 16th July 2020
Following the cancellation of the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering for this year there are a few announcements to make on behalf of the CPA committee. The set tunes will remain the same for 2021 as they were for 2020. More information on this can be found through the Piobaireachd Society. Gradings will remain unchanged for 2021, the grading committee will not meet in the winter. Eligibility for the major gatherings will also carry over until 2021. The only changes will occur if eligible players do not enter for 2021. CPA membership fees will carry on as before. This money is used for members to produce the Guide To The Games, ongoing website updates, online contests, and the committee working away in the background negotiating with the major contests. The CPA AGM will be held online via Zoom in August, date to be confirmed.
CPA Online Competition Series
Posted: 3rd June 2020
The CPA are holding a series of competitions online over the summer of 2020. There will be two events per grade, Piobaireachd and MSR. The competition will be held in stages, C Grade in July, B Grade in August and A&P Grade in September, depending on the success of the earlier competitions. Entries will be taken through the CPA website and we welcome new members to sign up in order to take part. Timeline for the C grade competition: Monday 14th June 2020 - Entries open Wednesday 1st July 2020 - Deadline for entries and submission of video links Judges: Patricia Henderson (Piobaireachd) and Ronnie McShannon (MSR) Rules: 1. Competitors must be members of the CPA. 2. The cost to enter is £10 per event. 3. Each event is own choice. 4. Entries will be accepted through the CPA website. After entering you will be sent a link by email to submit your competition entry. 5. Videos must be submitted by Youtube link. 6. Prize money will be in line with CPA sponsored games.
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About the CPA
The CPA exists to represent the world's competitive solo piping community in Scotland. Our objectives are :
- To promote and encourage solo piping.
- To improve the status of competing pipers.
- To improve the conditions of competitions and public performance for solo pipers.
- To foster a spirit of comradeship among members.
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