USPF Professional Championships
Qualification: The Professional competitions are open to all North America domiciled players, classified as Professional by their home associations.
Questions about eligibility? Contact Us.
Entries will only be accepted online via this website; Professional entries must be accompanied by a $100 entry fee, payable via paypal as part of the entry process; and entries are due on March 30, 2020. Competitors that scratch from the competition will forfeit their appearance fee; those that actually compete will be refunded one-half of the entry fee. Tunes names must be submitted with the entry or the entry will be declined. Tune changes may be made until May 20, 2020 (30 days prior to the competition). The organizers reserve the right to limit entries based on logistical limitations of the event.
Send any tune changes to Peter Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Professional Piobaireachd event will take place in the morning, followed by the Professional 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.
USPF Professional Piobaireachd Competition:
The Silver Quaich is presented by the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia. The winner receives a silver replica for retention. Each contestant will submit six (6) Piobaireachd selections, one of which will be selected by the judges. Prize money will be: 1st - $1000; 2nd - $800; 3rd - $600; 4th $400; & 5th - $200.
USPF Professional March, Strathspey, and Reel Competition:
The Challenge Charger is presented by the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore. The winner receives a silver replica for retention. Each contestant will submit six (6) competition Marches, six (6) competition Strathspeys, and six (6) competition Reels. The judges' selection is played twice over as a continuous set. Prize money will be: 1st - $1000; 2nd - $800; 3rd - $600; 4th $400; & 5th - $200.
The overall winner receives the USPF Silver Buckle, as well as trans-Atlantic airfare from the East Coast U.S. to Glasgow, Edinburgh, or London, UK, to compete at eligible senior competitions. In the event of a tie, the overall winner is determined with a piobaireachd preference.
JUNE 15, 2020
Amy E. DuPont Music Building
University of Delaware
Ian Duncan - Blairgowrie, Scotland
Nancy Tunnicliffe - Lanesboro, MA