United States Piping Foundation

USPF Professional Championships - June 21, 2014

Amy du Pont Music Building, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The two adjudicators are:

James McIntosh, MBE
Colin MacLellan

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 21, 2014
8:00am     Tuning Rooms will open.
9:00am     Professional Piobaireachd Competitions will commence in
                Anthony J. Lewis Recital Hall.
2:00pm     March, Strathspey and Reel will commence after lunch break.

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 17, 2014.

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.

Additionally, should the Overall Winner be eligible for the Clasp at the Northern Meeting - the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering - the Gold Medal at the N/M or A/G -the Silver Medal at the N/M or A/G, the USPF will pay the trans-Atlantic air-fare from the east coast to Glasgow/Edinburgh, Scotland.

Points are computed on the basis of:

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

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS May 17, 2014
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.