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Games and Events

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Date of Event Venue Contact
January 17-20 Bagpipe Mini Camp with Ian Whitelaw
480 North Canal Street South San Francisco, CA 94080

Flyer (PDF)
Ian Whitelaw
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(310) 528-1514
David Barclay Memorial Competition
Kaysville, Utah
Jim Barclay or DeAnn Goodman
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801-390-0233 (Jim)
801-358-0382 (DeAnn)
Feb. 15-17
as of 1/9/13

Queen Mary Scottish Festival
Long Beach, California

Scott MacDonald
949- 643-0750

Feb. 23
(Date unconfirmed)

2012 WUSPBA InterMountain Branch SMACKDOWN!
and Sanctioned Solo Piping Competition

Elaine Hoffman
303-709-2796 mooseroomsymbol for at
March 2
as of 1/9/13
Redding Solo Piping Contest
Entry Form Here (doc)
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(916) 812-4277
March 23-24
as of 3/8/13
Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
Phoenix, Arizona
Andrew Walker
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March 23
Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA
Chris Parke
44059 Ruthron Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 492-9481
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as of 1/9/13

Harry Moore Memorial Competition
Canyon Crest Country Club
Riverside, California

Chris Jensen
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April 6
as of 2/16/13

Northern Branch Contest at the Ardenwood Celtic Festival
Fremont, CA
Entry Form Here (pdf)

Lisa Graves
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April 20-21
as of 3/29/13

Las Vegas Celtic Gathering & Highland Games
Floyd Lamb State Park. (15 minutes north of downtown Las Vegas, NV.)
James Buggie
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TBD Dr. Dan Reid Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition
Marines Memorial Hotel, San Francisco, California
Ozzie Reid, Chairman, 1814 Frankilin St. Suite 902, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-523-7343 or 510-836-1633
Fax: 510-836-1634
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April 27-28
as of 2/9/13
Sacramento Valley Games
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA
P&D: Andrew Bodemeijer
3406 E. Country Club Lane
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 359-7219
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P&D: Jerry Whealen
(916) 392-3429
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Drum Majors: Angie Roddan
(530) 669-7492
P.O. Box 1873, Woodland, CA 95776
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May 11
as of 1/9/13
Prescott Highland Games
Watson Lake Park on Hwy 89, Prescott, AZ
Jeff Anderson

May 18-19
as of 2/9/13

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Suzanne Lumb
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May 25-26
as of 2/9/13

United Scottish Society Highland Gathering
Costa Mesa, California

Jennifer Reoch
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June 1
as of 1/17/13
Modesto Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans
Tuolumne River Regional Park
Modesto, CA
Michael Akard
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June 7-8
as of 3/16/13

Utah Scottish Highland Games
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
Band Entry Form (PDF)
Solo Entry Form (PDF)
Drum Major Entry Form (PDF)

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June 23-28
Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming at Sonoma State University
(Schools elsewhere in the USA are held on other dates.)
George Balderose
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June 14-21
(Date unconfirmed)
College of Piping School at the Army-Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California See their website for contact information.
June 15-16
as of 5/22/13
Santa Cruz Scottish Festival
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Watsonville, CA

Solo Piping Entry Form (JPG)

Lisa Graves
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June 22
as of 5/20/13

Mt. Tamalpais Piping and Drumming Competition
Piper Park, Larkspur, CA
(Grade V,IV,III,II,I solo competitions and Grade V/IV/III band competitions)
Piper Park, Larkspur, CA
Lisa Graves
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June 22-23
as of 3/16/13
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Brengle Terrace Park
Vista, California

Solo Piping & Drumming Entry Form (PDF)
Coni Canino
10429 Highdale St.
Bellflower, CA 90706
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Bands Only:
Bob Mars
1403 Hidden Mesa View Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
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June 28-30
as of 3/29/13
Pikes Peak Celtic Fesitval
Memorial Park
1605 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Andy Trimble
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July 6-7
as of 3/29/13

Monterey Scottish & Irish Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
William Salmon & Diane Salmon, Registrar
831 659-8155
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July 13
as of 6/3/13

Payson Scottish Festival
Payson, Utah

Payson Scottish Festival Association
Lynette Ethridge
901 West 400 North
Payson, UT 84651
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July 14
as of 6/3/13
Intermountain Games at Colorado United Irish Society (CUIS) Festival
Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado
Intermountain Branch of WUSBPA
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July 12-19
United States School of Piping
at Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Eric Poleski
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July 20-21(Date unconfirmed) Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
Nicki Keesee
July 20-21
as of 6/19/13

Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Elizabeth, Colorado

Barbara Wilson
7449 S Depew St.
Littleton, CO 80128-7009
(720) 981-3799
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July 22-26 "A Week in Paradise" Bagpipe School
Featuring Ian Whitelaw & Colin Gemmell
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Information Flier Here (PDF)
Ian Whitelaw:
(310) 528-1514
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Aug. 10-11
as of 7/29/13

Colorado Scottish Festival
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
John Thornton, 303-798-0844
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Aug. 24
(Date unconfirmed)

Cache Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games
American West Heritage Center, Wellsville, Utah
Erin McMaster
2360 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
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Aug. 31- Sept. 1
as of 6/21/13
Caledonian Club of San Francisco
Gathering and Games

Pleasanton, California
Bill Merriman
415-472-4058 or 415-472-4494
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Sept. 11

Deadline to Submit Proposals for the 2013 AGM.

How to write and submit an AGM proposal

Executive Secretary of WUSPBA

Sept. 6-8
as of 8/21/13

Longs Peak Scottish Festival
Estes Park, Colorado

Dr. Jim Durward
Sep. 28
as of 7/9/13
Dixon Scottish Games & Gathering
Dixon, CA
Solo Piping Entry Form (PDF)
Liz Tubbs
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Oct. 5-6
as of 7/11/13
Northern Branch contest at
Reno Celtic Festival
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Reno, Nevada

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Oct. 11-13
as of 9/10/13
Seaside Highland Games
Ventura, California
Ken Helmes
Director of Piping
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Oct. 19 AGM Meeting of WUSPBA
Location: TBD
See AGM page for more information. All members are encouraged to attend and free P&D workshops will be offered.

Executive Secretary of WUSPBA
Nov 1-3 Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Tucson, Arizona
Solo piper & snare competitions for Grades III & IV.
Andrea O'Meara
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Scotty Dean
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Nov 16
as of 9/10/13
P/M. Angus Macdonald Western Regional Championship
The San Diego Hall of Champions
2131 Pan America Plaza,
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA<
Robbie McKnight
13536 East Lakeview Road
Lakeside, CA 92040-4818
(619) 838-0214
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