Transvaal Scottish crowned Regional Champions 2015

Transvaal Scottish crowned Regional Champions 2015


St Benedict’s College in Bedfordview hosted the penultimate Gathering of the year. As usual the weather was normal for this gathering with its cold wind and cloudy skies, but luckily it cleared up later on and the sun shone through.

In the top grade, the Transvaal Scottish continued to build their momentum ahead of their tour to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow next month. They took the overall for the day which secured the title of Regional Champions 2015. The drum corps also won the day and the Regional title.

The South African Championships, the final gathering of the year, will be held on Saturday 25th July at Benoni High School. We are very happy to welcome P/M Jim Murray and L/D Gary Potter who will be a part of the adjudication panel this year.

The results from the weekend are as follows:

Grade 2 – March, Strathspey & Reel

1st Transvaal Scottish Grade 2 (2,2,1,1)

2nd Benoni MacTalla (1,3,3,2)

3rd African Skye Grade 2 (3,1,2,3)

Judges: Thomas Fuller, Craig Herwill (piping), Clinton Miles (Drumming), Ewen Gilchrist (Ensemble)


Grade 2 – Medley Selection

1st African Skye Grade 2 (2,1,2,1)

2nd Transvaal Scottish Grade 2 (1,2,1,2)

3rd Benoni MacTalla (3,3,3,3)

Judges: Adrian Haddow, David Harris (piping), Dave Jeffrey (Drumming), Thomas Fuller (Ensemble)


Grade 3

1st Sandton Scottish (Regional Champions 2015)

2nd Glen Allen

3rd SA Irish

4th Transvaal Scottish Grade 3


Grade 4

1st African Skye Grade 4 (Regional Champions 2015)

2nd Pretoria Highlanders

3rd De La Salle Combined

4th Cornwall Hill



1st St Benedict’s Juvenile (Regional Champions 2015)

2nd Jeppe CBC Boksburg

3rd Pretoria Boys Juvenile


Novice Juvenile

1st Benoni Novice Juvenile (Regional Champions 2015)

2nd St Benedict’s Novice Juvenile

3rd Cornwall Hill