Nicol - Brown Amateur Invitational

The 6th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational
Piping Competition

November 21, 1987
Chancellor’s Hall, New York State Education Department
Albany, New York


Read the article about the 1987 Nicol-Brown Contest by Janet Cassidy in the EUSPBA VOICE. Many thanks to Thompson McConnell for finding the article.


Judges: Amy Garson, Ed Krintz, and Chip Reardon.

Robert Nicol-Robert Brown Chalice for Piobaireachd

  1. Joyce McIntosh (“The Old Men of the Shells”)
  2. Daniel Whatley (“The Unjust Incarceration”)
  3. Skip Cleavinger (“Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”)
  4. Katy Rashid (“Lament for the Departure of King James”)
  5. Frances McClure (“Hector MacLean’s Warning”)

The First William Ross Challenge Targe for MSR

  1. Alasdair Wright (“Leaving Lunga,” “The Bob of Fettercairn” and “The Smith of Chilliechassie”)
  2. Katy Rashid
  3. Ian Murdock
  4. Campbell Crosbie
  5. June Potter

1987 Competitors

  • Skip Cleavinger (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
  • Campbell Crosbie (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
  • Joyce McIntosh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Frances McClure (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Ian Murdock (Lafayette, Indiana)
  • Katy Rashid (Rome, New York)
  • Daniel Whatley (Houston, Texas)
  • Alasdair Wright (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • three others?

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