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USPF Amateur Championships
Qualification: The Amateur Competitions are restricted to competitors assigned by their home Association to Grade 1 in both Piobaireachd and Light Music disciplines.


Questions about eligibility? Contact Us.


Entries will only be accepted online via this website; Amateur entries must be accompanied by a $35 entry fee, payable via paypal as part of the entry process; the entry deadline is April 30, 2024. Tunes names must be submitted with the entry or the entry will be declined.  Tune changes will be permitted through the entry deadline of April 30, 2024.  The organizers reserve the right to limit entries based on logistical limitations of the event.


Send any tune changes after entry to Peter Kent at

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

Each contestant will submit four (4) Piobaireachd selections of their own choice. The contestant will be required to play one selection.

The March, Strathspey and Reel Competition requires each contestant to submit four marches, four strathspeys and four reels. The contestant will be required to play one set.

The competitor with the highest point accumulation from the Piobaireachd and MS&R competitions will receive round trip airfare from the East Coast U.S. to Scotland and two weeks tuition at an approved venue in Scotland. The overall winner also receives the USPF Silver Buckle. Scholarships will be awarded to approved Piping Schools to the top five places. In the event of a tie the over-all winner will be determined by a piobaireachd preference.


Registration is now closed.


  • Skip Cleavinger, Nashville, Tennesee

  • Joyce McIntosh, Anderson, South Carolina

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