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Toronto Indoor Games 2018

The Toronto Indoor Games are a long standing tradition at the Toronto Branch, and are back again for 2018! All events take place on March 31, 2018 at Moss Park Armoury in downtown Toronto. Solo events are from 8:30am to 12:30pm, quartets and band contests are from 1pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome – admission for competitors & spectators is $5.

Thank you to our 2017 Indoor Games sponsors! Click on the “Sponsors” tab to see who they are.

Toronto Indoor Games 2018 – Entry Form

The organizers would greatly appreciate online entry submission by all competitors. However if you absolutely cannot submit online, please contact us.

Your email confirmation from Paypal is confirmation of entry in your selected contest(s), and an updated list of entries will be posted periodically. Online entries close 8pm on March 17, 2018 (2 weeks before the event) and order of play will be posted March 26, 2018.

Standard PPBSO rules apply to all contests, except where noted.

Bands PLEASE NOTE:

  • NEW for 2018: We are holding band contests in concert formation. See the “Concert formation” tab for more information.
  • There is an entry limit of 18 bands. Entries will be closed when the limit is reached.
  • This event relies entirely on volunteers!! Bands are requested to provide a minimum of 2 volunteers to steward during the day. We will only keep them busy for 2 hours (solo stewarding), or 1 hour (handing out scoresheets, etc.).
  • There is no maximum band size. Minimum band sizes are:
    • Grade 1&2: 6 pipers, 2 side drummers, 1 bass
    • Grade 3: 5 pipers, 2 side drummers, 1 bass
    • Grade 4: 5 pipers, 2 side drummers, 1 bass
    • Grade 5: 5 pipers, 2 side drummers, 1 bass

Quartets PLEASE NOTE:

  • We are holding combined Grade 1 & 2 and Grade 3 & 4 quartet contests. Quartets should be entered at the level of their band’s grading. A Grade 3 or 4 band may “play up” 1 quartet provided all 4 players are graded at a Grade 1 or 2 solo level.
  • There is an entry limit of 22 Quartets. Entries will be closed when the limit is reached.
  • Due to growing entry numbers, we cannot guarantee that the Grade 3&4 quartets will have a proper tuning room. We will try (!!), but please enter only if you are ok with this condition.

Snare Drumming Contests:

  • Snare drummers in Grades 3-5 have the option of using a PPBSO recording for their performance.

Tenor & Bass Contests:

  • Tenor & Bass contests will be individual solo performances with accompaniment options as follows: recording (grade 5, 4, 3) using PPBSO pre-selected tunes OR live piper accompaniment on practice chanter OR live piper accompaniment on bagpipes OR piper and snare drummer OR recording and snare drummer
  • If a recording is used, the PPBSO will provide the recordings and the sound equipment.
  • Tenor and Bass solos will take place in the morning along with all other solo events.
  • Contact us if you have questions.

Prize money:

  • Prize money will be paid for Professional, Quartet and Band contests for 1st to 3rd place
  • In the event a contest has 3 or fewer competitors, we will pay prize money for 1 fewer than the number of competitors in the contest (i.e. with 2 competitors, 1 cash prize will be awarded)
Indoors 2018 – Entry Form



Toronto Indoor Games 2018 – Entry Form

Piping

Contest:
Piping – Professional MSR
Requirements:
Submit 3 Marches, 3 Strathspeys, 3 Reels, each tune minimum 4 parts
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Professional Hornpipe Jig
Requirements:
Submit 2 Hornpipes & 2 Jigs, minimum 4 parts each tune, play one of each once through
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 1 MSR
Requirements:
Submit 2 Marches, 2 Strathspeys, 2 Reels, each tune minimum 4 parts
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 2 MSR
Requirements:
One four-parted 2/4 march, one four-parted strathspey and one four-parted reel
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 3 March
Requirements:
One four-parted 2/4 march
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 3 Strathspey/Reel
Requirements:
One four-parted strathspey and one four-parted reel
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 4 March
Requirements:
One four-parted 2/4 march
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Grade 5 March
Requirements:
One two-parted march, once over
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Novice Practice chanter
Requirements:
Two-parted march: any time signature
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Professional Piobaireachd
Requirements:
Submit three Piobaireachd
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Senior Amateur Piobaireachd
Requirements:
Submit two Piobaireachd
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd
Requirements:
Own choice
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Junior Amateur Piobaireachd
Requirements:
Own choice
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Piping – Novice Piobaireachd
Requirements:
Own choice, ground and next two passages
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Snare Drumming

Contest:
Snare Drumming – Professional MSR
Requirements:
Submit two – each comprised of a 2/4 March, a Strathspey and a Reel, with a minimum of four parts each
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Professional Hornpipe Jig
Requirements:
Submit two – each comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig, with a minimum of four parts each
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 1 MSR
Requirements:
Submit one – comprised of a 2/4 March, a Strathspey and a Reel, with a minimum of four parts each
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 1 Hornpipe Jig
Requirements:
Submit one – comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig, with a minimum of four parts each
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 2 MSR
Requirements:
Submit one – comprised of a 2/4 March, a Strathspey and a Reel, with a minimum of four parts each
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 3 MSR
Requirements:
One four-parted 2/4 march, one four-parted strathspey and one four- parted reel
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 4 March
Requirements:
One four-parted 2/4 march
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Snare Drumming – Grade 5 March
Requirements:
One two-parted 2/4 march
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Tenor Drumming

Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Professional MSR-HJ
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Grade 1 MSR-HJ
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Grade 2 MSR
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Grade 3 MSR
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel (mininimum 4 parts each tune)
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Grade 4 March
Requirements:
4-parted 2/4 March
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Tenor Drumming – Grade 5 March
Requirements:
2-parted 2/4 March
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Bass Drumming

Contest:
Bass Drumming – Professional MSR
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Bass Drumming – Amateur MSR
Requirements:
2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Bass Drumming – Novice March
Requirements:
4-parted March
Cost:
$8
Competitor’s Name:












Quartet

Contest:
Quartet – Grade 1&2 MSR
Requirements:
Own choice, each tune minimum 4 parts
Cost:
$25
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Quartet – Grade 1&2 Medley
Requirements:
Own choice, 3-6 minutes
Cost:
$25
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Quartet – Grade 3&4 Slow Air & 6/8 March
Requirements:
Slow air (repeats optional) and one four parted 6/8 march
Cost:
$25
Competitor’s Name:












Band

Contest:
Band – Grades 1&2 MSR
Requirements:
Submit 1 set, each tune minimum 4 parts
Cost:
$40
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Band – Grades 1&2 Medley
Requirements:
Own choice, 4-8 minutes
Cost:
$40
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Band – Grade 3 Medley
Requirements:
Own choice, 3-6 minutes
Cost:
$40
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Band – Grade 4 Medley
Requirements:
Own choice, 3-5 minutes
Cost:
$40
Competitor’s Name:












Contest:
Band – Grade 5 March Medley
Requirements:
Own choice, 2:45-4:30 duration
Cost:
$40
Competitor’s Name:













Toronto Indoor Games 2018 – Concert Formation

This year’s Toronto Indoor Games band contests are being held in concert formation, at the request of several Pipe Majors. The aim is to improve the overall sound and experience for players and spectators. We will contact all bands after the event for their opinion on this trial setup.

The stage configuration will be very similar to what is seen here. There will be sufficient carpet for 2 rows of approximately 8-9 pipers, and risers behind for drummers. Judges will be in front of the band. Bands can enter the performance area in 2 or 3 lines, to taps or not, and take a few moments to assemble.

We will post more detailed information by the end of January. Please contact us if you have questions.

 

Indoors 2018 – Tune Requirements

Toronto Indoor Games 2018 – Tune Requirements

Toronto Indoor Games 2018 – Tune Requirements

Contest Tune Requirement
Piping – Professional MSR Submit 3 Marches; 3 Strathspeys; 3 Reels; each tune minimum 4 parts
Piping – Professional Hornpipe Jig Submit 2 Hornpipes & 2 Jigs; minimum 4 parts each tune; play one of each once through
Piping – Grade 1 MSR Submit 2 Marches; 2 Strathspeys; 2 Reels; each tune minimum 4 parts
Piping – Grade 2 MSR One four-parted 2/4 march; one four-parted strathspey and one four-parted reel
Piping – Grade 3 March One four-parted 2/4 march
Piping – Grade 3 Strathspey/Reel One four-parted strathspey and one four-parted reel
Piping – Grade 4 March One four-parted 2/4 march
Piping – Grade 5 March One two-parted march; once over
Piping – Novice Practice chanter Two-parted march: any time signature
Piping – Professional Piobaireachd Submit three Piobaireachd
Piping – Senior Amateur Piobaireachd Submit two Piobaireachd
Piping – Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd Own choice
Piping – Junior Amateur Piobaireachd Own choice
Piping – Novice Piobaireachd Own choice; ground and next two passages
Snare Drumming – Professional MSR Submit two – each comprised of a 2/4 March; a Strathspey and a Reel; with a minimum of four parts each
Snare Drumming – Professional Hornpipe Jig Submit two – each comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig; with a minimum of four parts each
Snare Drumming – Grade 1 MSR Submit one – comprised of a 2/4 March; a Strathspey and a Reel; with a minimum of four parts each
Snare Drumming – Grade 1 Hornpipe Jig Submit one – comprised of a Hornpipe and a Jig; with a minimum of four parts each
Snare Drumming – Grade 2 MSR Submit one – comprised of a 2/4 March; a Strathspey and a Reel; with a minimum of four parts each
Snare Drumming – Grade 3 MSR One four-parted 2/4 march; one four-parted strathspey and one four- parted reel
Snare Drumming – Grade 4 March One four-parted 2/4 march
Snare Drumming – Grade 5 March One two-parted 2/4 march
Tenor Drumming – Professional MSR-HJ 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel and Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Tenor Drumming – Grade 1 MSR-HJ 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel and Hornpipe/Jig (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Tenor Drumming – Grade 2 MSR 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel (minimum 4 parts each tune)
Tenor Drumming – Grade 3 MSR 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel (mininimum 4 parts each tune)
Tenor Drumming – Grade 4 March 4-parted 2/4 March
Tenor Drumming – Grade 5 March 2-parted 2/4 March
Bass Drumming – Professional MSR 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel
Bass Drumming – Amateur MSR 2/4 March; Strathspey; Reel
Bass Drumming – Novice March 4-parted March
Quartet – Grade 1&2 MSR Own choice; each tune minimum 4 parts
Quartet – Grade 1&2 Medley Own choice; 3-6 minutes
Quartet – Grade 3&4 Slow Air & 6/8 March Slow air (repeats optional) and one four parted 6/8 march
Band – Grades 1&2 MSR Submit 1 set; each tune minimum 4 parts
Band – Grades 1&2 Medley Own choice; 4-8 minutes
Band – Grade 3 Medley Own choice; 3-6 minutes
Band – Grade 4 Medley Own choice; 3-5 minutes
Band – Grade 5 March Medley Own choice; 2:45-4:30 duration