Monday, 29 July 2013

Requirements & Playing Rules for 2014 Season

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Requirements & Playing Rules for 2014 Season
Pipe Band Association Singapore

SOLO PIPING and DRUMMING
In 2014, each player will be required to play two Elements at each level. Both Elements will be played on the same visit to the platform, except for A and B Grades. Once players have completed Element 1, they will re-tune (Pipers) and play Element 2 without leaving the platform. (In A and B Grades the player will leave the platform after element 1 and return in rotation with other competitors).
As a courtesy to the Judge/s, all players must first approach the table to inform the Judge of their tunes selection before they strike up to tune and play.

PIPERS

TUNING                                                                                                                                                     Players in Novice & D Grade only, can elect to be tuned, by a tutor, on the platform before the commencement of each element.
Players in C, B and A Grade must approach the platform alone and are required to show some level of ability in tuning their own bagpipes. This may be taken into account by the judge, if deemed necessary.
If you strike up to play Element 1 and your pipes are in tune and settled and you decide to play this is fine! If your drones are out and you do not make any attempt to correct them then this could be taken into account. This also applies to tuning for Element 2.

PROTOCOL
On presenting to the Adjudicator and after the first Element, a period of two minutes will be allowed for final tuning. On completion of two minutes the Adjudicator may ask the player to proceed. If the player cannot proceed, he/she must vacate the platform.

DRUMMERS
Snare Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers
Tenor Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Bass Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Drummers will not rest between the March and the Strathspey, but play the MSR as one element

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Novice
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 OR 4/4 March of 2 parts
Element  2. 1 x 3/4 March of 2 parts

D Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)
Element  2. 1 x 6/8 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)

C Grade
Element  1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts
Element  2. 1 x Strathspey into 1 x Reel each of 4 Parts 
Drummers will play elements 1 and 2 (March, Strathspey and Reel) as one element


B Grade
Element  1. 1 x MSR each tune of 4 parts or more
Element  2. 1 x Slow Air into 2 x Jigs each of 4 Parts

A Grade
Element  1. 2 x MSRs to be submitted, each tune of 4 parts or more (the Adjudicator     will draw, at the platform, 1 MSR to be played) 

Element  2. 1 x Hornpipe of 4 Parts or more into 2 Jigs each of 4 parts or more

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Announcement of 2014 SSEAPBC!

The dates for the Singapore-Southeast Asian Pipe Band Championships for 2014 are out! 

Event dates are as follows: 

Solo Competition will be held on the 7th June 2014
Band Competition will be on the 8th June 2014

Venue to be confirm. 

The Pipe Band Association (Singapore) will be looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

In response to the Aussie, Kiwi, British, Canadian editions, we've come up with our very own Singapore Edition. Pipers, drummers and even judges had a blast grooving to the music of Fireworks by Katy Perry. Thank you to all for making it possible!


On  the 8th (Solo) and 9th (Band) of June 2013, PBAS organised the Singapore-Southeast Asian Pipe Band Championships and the result are as follows:

Solo Contest Master Sheet 8 June 2013

Novice Piping

Novice Snare

Name
Points
Place


Name
Points
Place
1
Brian Tan
45
2

1
Dylan Ghee
55
3
2
Angeline Loh
39
4

2
Ka Tai
40
4
3
Aloyshius Chow
35
8

3
Ong Yi Wei
60
2
4
Ian Lim
42
3

4
Alvy Rose
64
1
5
Ezekiel Tan
37
6

D Grade Snare
6
Samuel Lee
50
1

1
Ang Khay How
54
2
7
Yu Jing Ying
36
7

2
Sean Low
48
3
8
Richie Tan
38
5

3
Brendan Goh
45
4
9
Sean Yap
34
9

4
Jeff Gu
56
1
D Grade Piping

C Grade Snare
1
Teow Jo Chuin
55
4

1
Nicholas Yeo
70
1
2
Lee Yang
62
2

2
Alexander Fung
62
2
3
Francis Fung
67
1

B Grade Snare
4
Martin Lee
58
3

1
Caleb Chan
80
1
5
Wong Wai Kit
53
5

2
Wee Chun Kit
75
2
6
Janvis Ng
51
6

Novice Tenor
C Grade Piping

1
Jason Koh
66
1
1
Fabian
55
5

2
Arielle Ngin
56
3
2
Julius
59
2

3
Zac Wee
62
2
3
Prakash
70
1

D Grade Tenor
4
Wee Chun Wai
57
3

1
Ng Wei Kang
50
4
5
Chin Shing Rong
56
4

2
Nikesh
60
1
B Grade Piping

3
Russell Tan
54
2
1
Andrew Yu
85
2

4
Nathaniel Rajkuma
52
3
2
Stuart Fung
79
3

D Grade Bass
3
Joe Wong
73
5

1
Raffael Chua
70
1
4
Chris Lee
91
1

C Grade Bass
5
Ng Wing Kuen
77
4

1
Timothy Tan
80
2





2
Makkie Tang
82
1

Band Contest Master Sheet 9 June 2013
JUVENILE Selection of Marches
JUVENILE Medley

Total
Piping Points
Total Drumming Points
Aggregate Points
Final Place

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

1
RGS
45
50
1
RGS
40
50

85
100
185
4
2
Riverside
49
54
2
Riverside
45
56

94
110
204
3
3
SJI
54
56
3
SJI
58
60

112
116
228
2
4
Northland Princes
56
64
4
Northland Princes
64
70

120
134
254
1







GRADE 4 MSR
GRADE 4 Medley

Total
Piping Points
Total Drumming Points
Aggregate Points
Final Place

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

5
Royal Hong Kong
75
70
5
Royal Hong Kong
80
80

155
150
305
1
6
SJI
65
60
6
SJI
70
70

135
130
265
2







GRADE 3 MSR
GRADE 3 Medley

Total
Piping Points
Total Drumming Points
Aggregate Points
Final Place

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

Piping
Points
Drumm
Points

7
Northland Kings
74
80
7
Northland Kings
78
86

152
166
318
1