May 30, 2013

Highland Games Update

PacNorthwest Highland Games have been updated on our Events Calendar.  There are many games scheduled to occur between June and September, so be sure to take a look for the events you are interested in.  Click on the event in the calendar for details about each Highland Games!

Have fun this summer!

Bagpipe Songwriting Competition

I recently received the following message from Graham Durant-Law in an email, and I thought I'd share it for those of you interested in bagpipe songwriting!  The competition instructions are available on our public Google drive.

"In recognition of the Scottish community contribution to Canberra, and to celebrate the centenary of Canberra, the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming is hosting a bagpipe tune writing contest. The tune must be of at least four parts in any time signature, and of any type. The title of the tune must include the phrase “Centenary of Canberra” – for example, “The Centenary of Canberra Hornpipe”.

The prize for the winning tune is (AUD) $500 thanks to the generous support of local company Cantlie. The winning tune will also be framed and returned to the composer. The winning tune will also be framed and mounted for public viewing in a prominent building in Canberra.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday, 7 July 2013. Further details can be found in the attached document. We would be grateful if you would advertise this competition widely.

Canberra College of Piping & Drumming
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 975 795"

NOTE: The instructions list an incorrect URL for uploading entries, but here is the correct one:

Happy writing to all, and good luck!

Dates for the 2013 - 2014 OPS Season

Greetings Everyone!

Meeting dates for our 2013 - 2014 season starting in October this year have been finalized!  We will be meeting on:

October 19, 2013
February 15, 2014
November 16, 2013
March 22, 2014
December 21, 2013
April 26, 2014
January 18, 2014

We will be meeting at our NEW location!
Odd Fellows Hall
10282 Se Main Stre3t
Milwaukie, OR 97222

See you on October 19th!

53rd Annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games

Just a reminder all, the 53rd Annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games will be held this weekend at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale, WA.
We hope to see you all there!

Happy Games!

May 21, 2013

2012-13 OPS Scholarship Recipients

The Portland Highland Games Association has provided, once again, three $500 dollar scholarships to OPS pipers and drummers this year.

The 2012 - 2013 PHGA scholarship winners are: 

DRUMMING: Scott Cooper 
PIPING: Rick Campbell and Ogden Kimberly

Our thanks to the PHGA for their continued support and generosity!

2012 - 2013 OPS Aggregate FINAL

Grade 4 Side Drumming: (1) Scott Cooper

  • Grade 1: (1) Eric Alberts
  • Grade 2: (1) Jack Toohey
  • Grade 3: (1) Ralph Drew (2) Elizabeth Cameron (3) Robbie Johnston
  • Grade 4: (1) Alexander MacLeod (2) Jennifer Campbell (3) Rick Campbell
  • Grade 5: (1) Jack Kelley (2) Steven Hughes (3) Lily Devlin
  • Adult:     (1) Jayne Ferlitsch
  • Chanter: (TIE) Jayne Ferlitsch and Will Richmond

April 2013 Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners! 

Grade 5 Side Drum: (1) Alonso Cruz

  • Chanter: (1) Will Richmond
  • Grade 5: (1) Raasi Rush (2) Jack Kelley (3) Lily Devlin (4) Jimmy Harrod*
  • Grade 4: (1) Alexander MacLeod (2) Rick Campbell
  • Grade 3: (1) Ralph Drew
  • Grade 2: (1) Jack Toohey
  • Grade 1: (1) Eric Albert
* Grade 5 had 10 competitors.