Toronto Knockout 2018

The Toronto Knockout is back for 2018 – our tenth year in the current format. The Knockout is a series of piping and drumming competitions, held on six evenings or afternoons from October through February. All events take place at Moss Park Armoury in Toronto. Competitors in the Professional, A and B Divisions compete multiple times throughout the series, with different tune requirements each month. The top six competitors in each monthly event collect points, which are added together to determine the cumulative top six competitors in each Division. Those six then play in a final round at the beginning of March 2018. We also have a C Division for pipers only, which has one event in January, and no final round.

* – To help boost participation in 2018, Professional drumming points in preliminary rounds will be tallied, but the final round will be open to all players at that level.

Entry fee for competitors: $10 per event
Admission fee for spectators: $5



October 28 2017

Piping - B Division
2/4 March (4 parts)
Judge: Michael Grey
2:00 PM

Piping - Professional
Two 6/8 Marches (submit four, play two in any order, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Michael Grey
3:30 PM

Drumming - B Division
2/4 March (4 parts, one 4-part, two 2-parts, or one 2-part twice through)
Judge: Dan Bist
1:30 PM

Drumming - A Division
March, Strathspey, Reel (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Judge: Dan Bist
2:00 PM

Drumming - Professional*
Hornpipe & Jig (minimum 4 parts each)
Judge: Dan Bist
2:30 PM
Recitalist: Michael Grey
(The recitalist gives a short performance after the contest)


December 2 2017

Morning: Workshop with Matt MacIsaac. Details TBA.

Piping - B Division
Slow Air (2 parts), 6/8 March (4 parts)
Judge: Andrew Berthoff
2:00 PM

Piping - A Division
Two 6/8 Marches (4 parts each, 5 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Matt MacIsaac
2:00 PM

Piping - Professional
Slow air (own choice), Hornpipe & Jig (submit 3 of each, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Andrew Berthoff
3:30 PM
Recitalist: Matt MacIsaac


January 6 2018

Piping - C Division
One two parted March, once over
Judge: TBA
1:00 PM

Piping - A Division
Hornpipe Jig (4 parts each tune, 5 minute tuning limit)
Judge: TBA
2:00 PM

Drumming - B Division
Strathspey & Reel (minimum 4 parts each)
Judge: Doug Stronach
2:00 PM

Drumming - A Division
Hornpipe & Jig (minimum 4 parts each)
Judge: Doug Stronach
2:30 PM

Drumming - Professional*
March, Strathspey, Reel (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Judge: Doug Stronach
3:00 PM
Recitalist: TBA


January 27 2018

Piping - B Division
Strathspey (2 parts) & Reel (4 parts: one 4-part, or two 2-parts, or one 2-part twice through)
Judge: John Elliott
12:15 PM


Piping - A Division
March, Strathspey, Reel (submit 2 Marches, 1 Strathspey, 1 Reel, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 5 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Andrea Boyd
12:15 PM


Piping - Professional
March, Strathspey, Reel (submit 3 of each, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Judge: John Elliott
1:30 PM

Recitalist: Andrea Boyd


February 24 2018
Final Round

Piping - B Division
Medley, own choice (3-5 minutes)
Judge: TBA
6:00 PM

Piping - A Division
Medley, own choice (4-6 minutes, 5 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Angus MacDonald
7:00 PM

Piping - Professional
Medley, own choice (4-6 minutes, 4 minute tuning limit)
Judge: Angus MacDonald
8:00 PM

Drumming - B Division
March, Strathspey, Reel (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts each)
Judge: Michael Hunter
6:00 PM

Drumming - A Division
March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Judge: Michael Hunter
7:00 PM

Drumming - Professional*
March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig (Own choice, March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Judge: Michael Hunter
8:00 PM
Recitalist: Angus MacDonald

Toronto Knockout 2018 – Entry Form

The organizers request that all knockout competitors sign up online. If you absolutely cannot do so, then contact us. The receipt from Paypal is confirmation of your entry.

Contest entry closes on Thursday at 6pm before the Saturday contest. Order of play will be posted on this website later the same evening.

Toronto Knockout 2018 – Entry Form



Toronto Knockout 2017 – Entry Form

Piping – Professional

Date:
28-Oct-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
Two 6/8 Marches (submit four, play two in any order, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
2-Dec-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
Slow air (own choice), Hornpipe & Jig (submit 3 of each, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
27-Jan-2018 1:30PM
Requirements:
March, Strathspey, Reel (submit 3 of each, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 4 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Piping – A Division

Date:
2-Dec-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
Two 6/8 Marches (4 parts each, 5 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
6-Jan-2018 2:00PM
Requirements:
Hornpipe Jig (4 parts each tune, 5 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
27-Jan-2018 12:15PM
Requirements:
March, Strathspey, Reel (submit 2 Marches, 1 Strathspey, 1 Reel, all tunes minimum 4 parts, 5 minute tuning limit)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Piping – B Division

Date:
28-Oct-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
2/4 March (4 parts)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
2-Dec-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
Slow Air (2 parts), 6/8 March (4 parts)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
27-Jan-2018 12:15PM
Requirements:
Strathspey (2 parts) & Reel (4 parts: one 4-part, or two 2-parts, or one 2-part twice through)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Piping – C Division

Date:
6-Jan-2018 2:00PM
Requirements:
One two parted March, once over
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Drumming – Professional

Date:
28-Oct-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
Hornpipe & Jig (minimum 4 parts each)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
6-Jan-2018 2:00PM
Requirements:
March, Strathspey, Reel (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Drumming – A Division

Date:
28-Oct-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
March, Strathspey, Reel (March in 2/4 time, all tunes minimum 4 parts)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
6-Jan-2018 2:00PM
Requirements:
Hornpipe & Jig (minimum 4 parts each)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Drumming – B Division

Date:
28-Oct-2017 2:00PM
Requirements:
2/4 March (4 parts, one 4-part, two 2-parts, or one 2-part twice through)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:












Date:
6-Jan-2018 2:00PM
Requirements:
Strathspey & Reel (minimum 4 parts each)
Cost:
$10
Competitor’s Name:













Knockout Entries
Entries received as of 2017-09-16

date contest competitor
October 28 Piping B – 2/4 March Andrew Dewar
October 28 Piping B – 2/4 March Roy Huang
October 28 Piping B – 2/4 March Matthew Parsons
October 28 Piping Professional – 6/8 Marches Lionel Tupman
October 28 Piping Professional – 6/8 Marches Glenn Walpole
October 28 Drumming A – MSR Brody Duncan
October 28 Drumming A – MSR Jessica Martin
December 2 Piping A – 6/8 Marches Liam Melville
December 2 Piping A – 6/8 Marches Charles David Mitchell
December 2 Piping B – Slow Air; 6/8 March Roy Huang
December 2 Piping B – Slow Air; 6/8 March Matthew Parsons
December 2 Piping Professional – Slow Air; Hornpipe; Jig Glenn Walpole
January 6 Piping A – Hornpipe / Jig Liam Melville
January 6 Piping A – Hornpipe / Jig Charles David Mitchell
January 6 Drumming A – Hornpipe / Jig Jessica Martin
January 27 Piping B – Strathspey / Reel Roy Huang
January 27 Piping B – Strathspey / Reel Matthew Parsons
January 27 Piping A – MSR Liam Melville
January 27 Piping A – MSR Charles David Mitchell
January 27 Piping Professional – MSR Glenn Walpole

Moss Park Armoury

Moss Park Armoury is located at 130 Queen Street, at the corner of Queen and Jarvis. Entry is through the front door. On-street metered parking is available, and public parking lots are at Queen and Mutual (one block west, approx $6) and at Jarvis and Shuter (one block north, approx $8).

 

Rules

The contest has three divisions. Competitors should enter in the proper division for their abilities.

  • Professional includes solo players eligible to compete at that level with the PPBSO or an affiliated association.
  • Division A includes solo players eligible for grades 1 or 2.
  • Division B includes solo players eligible for grades 3 or 4.
  • Division C (piping only) is an entry level contest for solo players in grade 5.
  • Players must enter online if they wish to compete. Order of play will be posted on Thursday evening before the Saturday contest.
  • Players must wear appropriate highland attire.
  • C division has one contest, and no final round.
  • The 6 competitors with the most points in Professional, A and B divisions after the fifth round in early February will compete in a final round at the beginning of March. In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place(s), the results of the most recent contest in which at least one of the competitors performed will break the tie.
  • All players who qualify for the final round must confirm their participation by email to ppbso_toronto@hotmail.com minimum 3 weeks before the event, otherwise the spot will be offered to the next person on the points list.
  • The winners of the final round in the Professional, A, and B divisions will be the year’s knockout champions.
  • If a prize sponsor donates a cash prize, it will be paid to the top three competitors. In the event three or fewer players compete in a contest with a cash prize, it will be paid to one fewer than the number of competitors (i.e. a contest with 3 competitors would have a cash prize paid to the top 2 competitors)

 

In the preliminary rounds (October to February), A and B division points will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st place – 6 points
  • 2nd place – 5 points
  • 3rd place – 4 points
  • 4th place – 3 points
  • 5th place – 2 points
  • 6th place – 1 point