Rules

 

Competition Rules

  •   All competitors must be members of WPA.
  •  Competitors are responsible for checking in at registration and with a steward prior to their event.
  •   Recognizable Highland Dress is encouraged in all classes. It is required in Grades 4, 3, 2, and 1.
  •   Side Drummers may play with or without a piper. Tenor drummers may play with our without a drummer and/or piper. Side and tenor drummers may choose to perform with recorded music.
  •   Chanter class is limited to those who have never competed on pipes. Drum pad is limited to those who have never competed on drums.
  • The adult class is limited to those who are 18 years and older, and do not normally compete in graded events. This is also known as the "bandsman" class.
  • Two-part tunes should be played twice except for slow airs, which should be played with repeats as written. Judge may request that a slow air without repeats be played twice.
  • To qualify for an aggregate award, a competitor must compete in 4 of the 5 monthly competitions.
  • All competitors are required to perform when notified by the steward.
  • $40 per season pre-registration fee ($20 chanter, grade 5, drummers); same-day registration will be $7.50 per event. Please make checks payable to "Washington Piper's Association."
  • Aggregate winners who do not move up a grade are not eligible to win a second aggregate.
  • We will otherwise follow the BCPA rules, which can be found on their web site http://www.bcpipers.org.

We will otherwise follow the BCPA rules, which can be found on their web site.

 

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