United States Piping Foundation

USPF Professional Championships - June 17, 2017

Amy E. DuPont Music Building
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Adjudicators for the Professional Piobaireachd and MSR events are:

  • Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario
  • Jack Taylor, Aboyne, Scotland

Qualification: The Professional competitions are open to all North America domiciled players, classified as Professional by their home associations.

Questions about eligibility? Contact Us.

NEW THIS YEAR: Entries will only be accepted online via this website; Professional entries must be accompanied by a $50 entry fee, payable via paypal as part of the entry process; and entries are due earlier than in past years, on March 15, 2017. Tune changes may be made until May 17, 2017 (30 days prior to the competition). Send any tune changes to Peter Kent at peterkentdp@gmail.com.

Competitors will receive their tune selections and order of play on or about the Wednesday prior to the competition day.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 tentative timeline of competitions:

8:00am     Tuning Rooms will open
9:00am     Professional Piobaireachd Competitions will commence
3:00pm     (estimated, after conclusion of Piob) MSR commences

USPF Professional Piobaireachd Competition
The Silver Quaich is presented by the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia. The winner receives a silver replica for retention. Each contestant will submit six (6) Piobaireachd selections, one of which will be selected by the judges. Prize money will be: 1st - $1000; 2nd - $800; 3rd - $600; 4th $400; & 5th - $200.

USPF Professional March, Strathspey, and Reel Competition
The Challenge Charger is presented by the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore. The winner receives a silver replica for retention. Each contestant will submit six (6) competition Marches, six (6) competition Strathspeys, and six (6) competition Reels. The judges' selection is played twice over as a continuous set. Prize money will be: 1st - $1000; 2nd - $800; 3rd - $600; 4th $400; & 5th - $200.

The overall winner receives the USPF Silver Buckle, as well as trans-Atlantic airfare from the east coast to Glasgow, Edinburgh, or London, UK, to compete at eligible senior competitions. In the event of a tie, the overall winner is determined with a piobaireachd preference.

Points are computed on the basis of:

Placement Point Value
1st 5
2nd 4
3rd 3
4th 2
5th 1

Click here to register online.

Previous USPF Professional Over-All Winners list.