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USPF Amateur Championships
Qualification: The Amateur Competitions are restricted to Grade I competitors.


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 has been extended to April 15, 2020. Tune changes may be made until May 20, 2020 (30 days prior to the competition).


Send any tune changes to Peter Kent at

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

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, this competition has been changed to be conducted entirely online.  Details are still being worked out, but in general: competitors will receive their tune selections on Wed 17 Jun; competitors will make a video recording of their performances (one Piob performance and one MSR performance); and competitors will transmit their recordings to the USPF by 8 pm EST on 20 Jun. The judges will evaluate the recordings and determine prizes accordingly.

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.


JUNE 20, 2020

Online competition



  • Paula Glendinning - Ashton, MD

  • William McCallum - Bearsden, Scotland

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