The Waipu Caledonian Society Inc.
Comunn Na H-alba Waipu
Solo Piping Programme
Established 1871 Tir nam Beann’s nam Gleann’s nam Gaisgeach - The country of the mountains, the glens and the heroes
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit - No one injures me with impunity


The U21 Piobaireachd event will be held in conjunction with the B Grade Piobaireachd. Prize Money will be awarded in both classes and U21 Competitors can pay & compete for both events in this competition. The second event for WBM scholarship competitors will be the U21 2/4 March. The first four place-getters in these TWO events will qualify for WBM Scholarship placing. Please note; All competition stops at 12noon for Pipers to assemble for the lunch time Parade And Official Opening Ceremony


Entry forms for all Piping events are available from Piping Steward

PROGRAMME FOR 2018 - Commencing 9.00 a.m

Conditions of Entry

This Competition shall be conducted under the rules of the Piping & Dancing Assn of NZ except for No’s 0, 14 & 15.
Every competitor shall produce a membership certificate for the current year when asked to do so and if unable to do so may be required to apply for membership forthwith. P & D Rules relating to Pipers Dress will be adhered to.
In the event of a tie for a trophy aggregate marks will be used.
 Rule 37 regarding tuning will be enforced. Competitors risk disqualification if they are not ready to play when called upon.
 No New Zealand, North Island or Centre Championship shall be awarded unless there are not fewer than 5 competitors in the event and the Judge certifies the winning performance is of standard to merit the award of the Championship.
Competitors MUST report to Board Stewards at least 5 minutes prior to each event, otherwise their right to compete may be forfeited.
Tuning time at the board will be at the judge’s discretion.
All events: 3 entries - 1 st Prize only awarded 5 entries - 1 st & 2nd Prizes awarded 7 entries - 1 st , 2 nd & 3rd Prizes awarded 15 or more entries - A 4th Prize will be awarded


Any competitor who is a previous winner of D Grade events is advised to enter other grades Note: No Animals are allowed into the Caledonian Park. This is a Health Dept, requirement and will be enforced by our Security Staff Entries close on the 30THNovember 2017 and a late penalty of double entry fees may be incurred after this date. If there are factors outside our control, we reserve the right to alter this program. The Piping Steward PO Box 34 Waipu 0545


Event 0 Music: Own choice of any tunes lasting no less than 6 minutes and no more than 8 minutes
 All Premium & Open Grade events require three tunes of each time signa ture to be submitted to the Board Steward on the day of competition.  B Grade Championship competitors must submit 2 x tunes each event. Judges nominate which tune to play .
 Under 21 events require two tunes in each event to be submitted to Board Steward prior to event.
 Novice Event is for competitors who have not won a Novice competition before and have not competed at a Nationa l contest. Novice Pipers are listed as D Grade for these competitions.
 Pipers may enter in their own grade and one above.
 Event 14. Music: Own choice. Minimum playing time of 3 minutes - maximum 5 minutes.
 Events 6 &7, 9 & 10, 12 & 13; B Grade & U21 will be combined, but judged separately. Notify Judge & Steward prior to playing.
 U21 competitors can pay & enter both events. Prizes will be awarded in both categories
 Under 21 pipers note. A 4 th placing will be awarded in all your events, although prize money may not be paid (depending on entries)
 A $2 refundable charge will be made for competitor’s numbers.
 Winning Pipers MUST wear correct Highland dress for Trophy presentation .
 All major trophies will be presented on the main stage at the end of the day.
 Points are allocated according to NZ P&D association.
 5 for first, 3 for second & 1 for third. Most Points in any grade for a competitor residing in Northland:

Steve Arblaster Memorial Trophy Evening Ceilidh & Meal Tickets are available from the Secretary’s office during the day.

The Waipu Primary School is available for camping Contact Steve Goldthorpe 09 432 0532 or 0274 849764 or Steve.Goldthorpe@xtra.co.nz


The 147th Waipu Games Piping Programme Monday 1st Jan 2018


Adjudicators : Robert Wallace Scotland - Open Stuart Finlayson Northland - Open Iain Robertson Palmerston North - B Grade and Under 21 Colin Caddock Palmerston Nth - C and D Grade