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My Competition Journals

My wife sometimes thinks I'm nuts writing all this stuff down, but here are my experiences at various California competitions at which I've played. These will hopefully continue to be helpful—or at least interesting—for the pipers reading about these events.

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-1999-
I had my first piping competition on Saturday, July 24th, 1999 at the Monterey Games.
Here's the newspaper article with my interview from the Sunday, July 25th, 1999, Monterey Herald.
See the actual score sheet from my first competition.

My second competition on Friday, September 3, 1999 at the Pleasanton Games.
My third competition on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2000-
My fourth competition on Friday, September 1, 2000 at the Pleasanton Games.
My fifth competition on Saturday, October 7, 2000 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2001-
My sixth competition on Saturday, August 4, 2001 at the Monterey Games.
My seventh competition on Friday, August 31, 2001/Sept. 1, 2001 at the Pleasanton Games.
My eighth competition on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2002-
My ninth competition on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2003-
My tenth competition on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at the Monterey Games.
My eleventh competition on Fri-Sun, August 29-31, 2003 at the Pleasanton Games.
My twelveth competition on Saturday, October 4, 2003 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2004-
My thirteenth competition on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at the Campbell Games.
My fourteenth competition on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the Monterey Games.
My fifteenth competition on Fri-Sun, September 4-6, 2004 at the Pleasanton Games.
My sixteenth competition on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2005-
My seventeenth competition on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the Mt. Tamalpais Competition.
My eighteenth competition on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the Campbell Games.
My nineteenth competition on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Monterey Games.
My twentieth competition on Fri-Sun, September 2-4, 2005 at the Pleasanton Games.
My twenty-first competition on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2006-
My twenty-second competition on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Mt. Tamalpais Competition.
My twenty-third competition on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Campbell Games.
My twenty-fourth competition on Fri-Sun, September 1-3, 2006 at the Pleasanton Games.
My twenty-fifth competition on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Loch Lomond Games.
-2007-
My twenty-sixth competition on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Mt. Tamalpais Competition.
Due to wrist/hand problems (mild CTS/RSI), I haven't finished typing up Mt. Tam and also haven't competed or played much since. I'm recouperating very slowly, but I'll be back at it eventually.
-2008-
Still suffering from wrist/hand problems. "Overuse Syndrome" the specialist called it. I'm still doing a little practice chanter work almost daily, but no serious piping right now.
-2009-
Still ongoing hand problems, but not as bad as 2007, though I'm hardly playing other than small amounts of practice chanter work now and then. My only public performance was with a friend at a Burn's Supper in January.


You may be interested to read my Things to Know for Your First Competition article.
(You'd think I'd learn to follow my own advice!)




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