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Wexford, PA 15090

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, 2019. Tune changes may be made until May 18, 2019 (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. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 tentative timeline of competitions:

8:00am     Tuning Rooms will open
9:00am     Amateur Piobaireachd Competitions will commence 
2:00pm     (estimated, after completion of piob) MSR will commence

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 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 15, 2019

Amy E. DuPont Music Building

University of Delaware

Newark, DE


  • TBD