Glenfiddich Piping Championship
Qualifying Events :
- Glenfiddich Champion
- The Clasp (Northern Meeting)
- Senior Piobaireachd (Argyllshire Gathering)
- Former Winners MSR (Argyllshire Gathering)
- Former Winners MSR (Northern Meeting)
- Masters Solo (Glasgow International Piping Festival)
- Overall Winner (Scottish Piping Society of London)
- Bratach Gorm (Scottish Piping Society of London)
- Gold Medal (Argyllshire Gathering)
- Gold Medal (Northern Meeting)
Calculated by taking first places on each qualifying list. Failing to reach 10 competitors, 2nd placing on qualifying lists - with the exception of gold medal events - commencing Northern Meeting Clasp. 3rd placing on qualifying lists if required.
The CPA recommends that qualifying competitions should pass two key tests :
- Entrants to qualifying events should not be determined subjectively, for example by invitation.
- Competitions are competitions of substance
All of the competitions on the list pass these two tests. So there is a transparent route to winning a place at the Glenfiddich Championship based on open competitive meritocracy.
In Spring 2010 the CPA published a Guide to Running a Solo Piping Contest, for the benefit of all competition organisers, judges and pipers.