United States Piping Foundation

USPF Professional Championships - June 18, 2016

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

Adjudicators for the Piobaireachd and MSR events are:

  • Mike Cusack, Houston, Texas
  • Stuart Samson, Stepps, 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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
7:00am     Tuning Rooms will open.
8:00am     Professional Piobaireachd Competitions will commence in
                Anthony J. Loudis Recital Hall.
March, Strathspey and Reel will commence after Piobreachd, estimated at 3:00 PM.

You will receive your tune selections and order of play, one to two weeks prior to the competition date. In order that this may be accomplished in a timely manner the entry deadline for all competitions is May 21, 2016.

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 also receives the USPF Silver Buckle. In the event of a tie, the overall winner is determined with a piobaireachd preference.

The overall winner receives the U.S.P.F. Championship Silver Buckle, as well as trans-Atlantic airfare from the east coast to Glasgow, Edinburgh, or London, UK, to compete at eligible senior competitions.

Points are computed on the basis of:

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

Entries WILL NOT be processed unless all information is fully completed as requested on the entry form.

Click here to download the USPF Professional Entry & Release Form.

Previous USPF Professional Over-All Winners list.