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; and entries are due on March 30, 2020. Tune changes may be made until May 20, 2020 (30 days prior to the competition).
Send any tune changes to Peter Kent at email@example.com.
Competitors will receive their tune selections and order of play on or about the Wednesday prior to the competition day.
Competition will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The timeline of events is TBD, but in general the Amateur Piobaireachd event will take place in the morning, followed by the Amateur MSR event. In past years, the competition start time has been between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. The start time for this year's event will be communicated on this website once entries are closed and the schedule can be established.
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
Amy E. DuPont Music Building
University of Delaware
Paula Glendinning - Ashton, MD
William McCallum - Bearsden, Scotland