The World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition 2024

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Product Code: ZNSCLASP004

Competition date – 27th April 2024

To celebrate the 20 year milestone, CLASP is working with other amateur events across the world to create a premier solo piping competition. The inaugural World Amateur Champion of Champions Solo Piping Competition is an invitational contest, which will feature the top 10 amateur pipers selected from qualifying events across the globe. 

To create a top level amateur competition, CLASP have set up an international panel, which will monitor and advise and ensure the top amateur pipers in the world can be selected from the appropriate qualifying competitions worldwide. Pipers will be required to play in both Piobaireachd and an MSR discipline. 

The 10 Qualifying events will be awarded as follows to the Grade 1 overall Champions:
  • Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville – North American Championships – 4th August 2023 (In-person event) 
  • The World Solo Amateur Piping Competition @ Piping Live! 2023, Glasgow. – August 2023 (In-person event) 
  • The Nicol Brown – November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • George Sherriff – November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • The CLASP ‘Live Online’ November 2023 (Online)
  • The Sun Belt in Florida November 2023 (In-person Event)
  • Winter Storm - January 2024 (In-person Event)
  • Metro Cup – Feb 2024 (In-person Event)
  • The CLASP ‘Live Online’ Feb 2024 - Overall Grade 1 winner (Online Event)
  • The BC Indoor Competition – April 2024- Overall Grade 1 winner (In-person Event)

The results will be announced a couple of weeks after the event, live via The CLASP Facebook page.

The CLASP will host the event ‘live’ for CLASP members only using a Zoom platform. However, an edited version of the competition (including competitors' interviews) will be launched for all to access a couple of weeks after the event. Qualifying pipers will work with event organisers to set up a good quality audio stream to give audience members a good quality experience. The competitors will video record their ‘live performance’ and send it to on the competition day. 

The event will be compered on the day by Bob Worrall.


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