Mini Gatherings

There are two Mini-Gatherings for 2013/2014: Saturday November 16 and Saturday February 15. Competitors will play two events on each day. Registration is available until one week before each event.

The purpose of the Mini-Gatherings: To provide amateur players with regular opportunities to test the preparedness of their new competition tunes for the outdoor season.

The Knockout events will occur on separate days. Saturday November 9, 2013,  and Saturday February 8, 2014,  at 7:00 pm

We highly encourage all members to attend the Knockouts final round at the Annual Dinner Saturday March 15, 2014.

Order Of Play NOTE: For Mini-Gatherings, entries received by 11:59pm September 29, 2013, will be entered into a random draw for order of play.  Entries received after this date and time, order of play is first to enter, last to play.  For the Piping and Side Drumming Knockouts first round, draws for the order of play will be done on October 26 and January 25, respectively. Draws for the Knockouts semi-final round and the final will be done at the conclusion of the first and semi-final rounds, respectively. .

Please carefully read the entry form for rules and music requirements

Renew membership for 2013/2014 before registration for the Mini-Gatherings

Online Mini-Gathering and Knockout Entry  Choose Events after creating account or logging in

BCPA Mini-Gathering and Knockout Entry Form 2013-2014

Entry deadlines: 

Piping Knockout: October 25
Mini-Gatherings: November 1 & January 31
Drumming Knockout: Jan 24
  • Mini-Gathering events (Nov 16 & Feb 15) are at the Pitt River Middle School, Port Coquitlam, BC.
  • Knockout first round (Nov 10) and semi-final rounds (Feb 8) are at the Scottish Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • The first round of the Professional Piping Knockouts will be held in November. ALL piping competitors will play here in order to advance to the semi-final in February. The first round of the Professional Drumming Knockouts will be held in February. ALL competitors will compete here to advance to final at the BCPA Annual Dinner on March 9th.

Please see entry form (link above) for more details.

We look forward to seeing you all at Pitt River Midde School and the Scottish Cultural Center in November and February!

November 2011 Mini Gathering