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ScotsFestival Competitions

Join us for our silver anniversary and show us your strength against the best!

With several areas of traditional competitions, we want to see you join us and grace us with what you have to represent in our Highland Games, Dancing, Piping, and so much more!

For centuries, Scots have been honoring the ancient Celtic traditions, and for our 25th year the competitions will be better than ever!

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Calling Of The Clans

CALLING OF THE CLANS: REGISTRATION

Register and represent! Provide historical information about your clan and help festivalgoers look up their family names. Includes display space, (2) wristbands for event access per day, complimentary off-site parking, table and two chairs.

Do you bleed Tartan? Come and find out if you are a clansman as you learn about the history and culture as you move through our Clan Hall! With clans from far and wide coming to share their traditions, tartan, and sigils, immerse yourself in the true history of the Scottish!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CLAN

HIGHLAND DANCING

Traditional Highland dancing was once considered an athletic event due to the stamina and physical strength required to perform a variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and the Scottish Lilt. In fact, until the 1900’s, only men performed highland dancing. Today, you can enjoy both men and women perform a variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and even the Scottish Lilt. 

With beautiful traditions brought from Scotland all the way to Long Beach we are proud to host some of the most talented Celtic dancers as they compete and show our guests the amazing beauty of the Scottish culture!

Step onto the stage of world-class competitive highland dancing at its finest! Cash prizes for the Championship - All Classes!

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

QM Premiership
Event #1, 7 & under 10
Event #2, 10 & under 12
Event #3, 12 & under 14
Event #4, 14 & under 16
Event #5, 16 & under 18
Event #6, ages 18 and Over
Event #7, Premier 15 & under (5 Step Hornpipe), see rule #5
Event #7A, Premier ages 16 and Over (5 Step Hornpipe), see rule #12

Primary Class
Event #8, 16 Pas De Basques
Event #9, Pas De Basques & High Cuts
Event #10, Fling (4 steps)
Event #11, Sword (2 &1)

Pre-Premier Class: Beginner
Event #12, Fling (4 steps)
Event #13, Sword (2 &1)
Event #14, Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)
Event #15, Flora (4 steps)

Pre-Premier Class: Novice
Event #16, Fling (4 steps)
Event #17, Sword (2 & 1)
Event #18, Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)
Event #19, Flora (4 steps)

Pre-Premier Class: Intermediate
Event #20, Fling (4 steps)
Event #21, Sword (2 & 1)
Event #22, Seann Triubhas (3 & 1)
Event #23, Flora (4 steps)

QM OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

7 & Under 12 
Event #24, Hornpipe (4 steps) 
Event #25, Blue Bonnets (4 steps) 
Event #26, Villiage Maid (4 steps) 
Event #27, Highland Laddie (4 steps) 

12 & Under 16 
Event #28, Hornpipe (5 steps) 
Event #29, Blue Bonnets (4 steps) 
Event #30, Villiage Maid (4 steps) 
Event #31, Highland Laddie (4 steps) 

16 & Over 
Event #32, Hornpipe (5 steps) 
Event #33, Blue Bonnets (4 steps) 
Event #34, Villiage Maid (4 steps) 
Event #35, Highland Laddie (4 steps)

JUDGES
TBD

RULES & REGULATIONS:
1. SOBHD rules will be followed.
2. All dancers must have a valid 2017 registration card.
3. All Cash Awards for Premier Classes:
- 7 & under 10= $30, $20, $10, Medal, Medal, Medal
- 10 & under 12= $30, $20, $10, Medal, Medal, Medal
- 12 & under 14= $40, $30, $20, Medal, Medal, Medal
- 14 & under 16= $50, $40, $30, Medal, Medal, Medal
- 16 & under 18= $75, $50, $40, $30, $20, $10
- 18 & Over= $100, $75, $60, $40, $30, $20
4. The Champion, 1st, and 2nd runners-up of the QM Championships will receive cash awards of $150, $75, $50 in each category.
5. Event 7 - Queen Mary Cup (5 step Hornpipe) - Perpetual Trophy + $100 Cash Prize. Open to all Premier dancers 15 years and under (5 step Hornpipe).
6. Last to enter, first to dance rules apply.
7. Pre-Premier classes will be divided once all entries have been received.
8. All dances count for Pre-Premier aggregate trophies (except primary events).
9. Communication by a dancer or parent of a dancer with the Judge or Piper is not allowed and is grounds for disqualification.
10. The organizer reserves the right to make any changes to information given in the entry form if necessary.
11. All entries must be received by February 1, 2017. Entries received after the above date will be charged a late fee of $40.00.
12. Special Event #7A Sailor's Hornpipe (5 steps) is open to all Premier dancers 16 years and older. Perpetual Trophy + $150 Cash Prize.

Registration #USW-0602

A $40.00 late fee applies to registrations received after 2/1/2018

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

HIGHLAND GAMES

Step onto the stage of world-class competitive athletics at its finest!

Not only beautiful, the amazing competitors in our Highland Games represent the true metal of the Scottish traditions. With amazing feats like the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Throwing of the weight and so much more, come see and experience the true strength of the Highlanders!

Caber Toss - Perhaps the most recognizable event at any Highland Games is the caber toss. In Gaelic, caber simply means pole, and the objective of the caber toss isn’t about distance, but style and accuracy. The athlete rests the caber against their shoulder while clasping their arms around it. Then they try to lift if off the ground while keeping it perfectly balanced. Once the caber is lifted the athlete begins to run, building momentum, before tossing the caber. Caber toss is judged with the aid of an imaginary clock face on the ground, with the thrower facing the 12 o’clock position. Points are deducted according to the number of degrees that the caber is off from the perfect 12 o’clock mark. 

Throwing the Weight (for height & distance)
 - Throwing the weight is divided into two separate categories: throwing for distance (with a 28-pound weight) and throwing for height (with a 56-pound weight). Throwing for distance involves the thrower to grasp the weight in one hand, spin around three times and toss. Tossing for height involves a high jump-style bar, which is raised after each successful attempt. Strength, speed, and coordination are key to successfully competing in throwing the weight. 

The Hammer Throw - Originating in the granite mining quarries in Scotland, workers would compete by tossing actual sledgehammers. Although athletes no longer toss hammers, today they use an iron sphere attached to a chain, the goal of the competition remains the same – toss the hammer as far as you can! In the event, the thrower stands with his back to the mark, swings the hammer around his head to gain momentum and then releases it over his shoulder. 

Putting the Shot -
Derived from the “stone of strength,” which saw clansmen compete in tossing stones for distance, putting the shot is an excellent test of strength. With weights weighing anywhere from 16-to-22-pounds, athletes would lift the stone in one hand in front of their shoulders, run to gain momentum and release. 

Sheaf Toss
 -Similar to the weight toss, the sheaf toss consists of competitors using a pitchfork to hurl a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a horizontal bar. Each competitor has three chances to toss the sheaf cleanly over the bar without touching it and the bar is raised after each round.

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

- Men's A
- Men's B
- Men's C
- Men's Lightweight
- Men's Novice
- Men's Masters 40+
- Men's Masters 50+
- Men's Masters 60+
- Women's Open
- Women's Masters
- Women's Lightweight
- Non-Competition Volunteer

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

PIPE BANDS

A truly distinct part of Scottish culture comes from the amazing piping bands, drummers, and marchers that come to The Queen Mary to represent the Scottish culture like nothing else can! With out grand parade, and competitors that fill the air with bag piping all day, there is no missing one of our most popular draws to our event!

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

CHECK FOR YOUR COMPETITION TIMES HERE

A $40.00 late fee applies to registrations received after 2/1/2018

PIPING INFORMATION

SOLO PIPING

Friday Events Feb 16th
1. Piobaireachd, Grade III (Submit 1 Tune)
2. Piobaireachd, Grade II (Submit 2 Tunes)
3. Piobaireachd Grade I (Submit 3 Tunes)
*In the event the entries are low, the
sponsor has the right to cancel events. You
will be notified if needed.

Saturday Events Feb 17th
Grade 4 Piping
4. 2/4 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
5. 6/8 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
6. 2/4 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
7. 6/8 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events
Grade 3 Piping
8. 2/4 March, 17 & Under
9. Strathspey & Reel, 17 & Under
10. 2/4 March, 18 & Over
11. Strathspey & Reel, 18 & Over
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events Continued
Solo Drumming
12. Grade IV 2/4 March
13. Grade III 2/4 March
14. Grade II MSR
15. Grade I MSR

Solo Tenor
16. Novice 2/4 March
17. Intermediate MSR

Amateur Bass
18. Novice March
19. Intermediate MSR

Sunday, Feb 18th

Grade I Piping
20. March/Strathspey & Reel (Submit
2 of each Tune)
21. Hornpipe/Jig (Submit 2 of each
Tune)

Grade 2 Piping
22. March/Strathspey & Reel
(Submit 2 Marches and 1each of S&R)
23. Hornpipe/Jig
(Submit One Set)

PIPE BAND COMPETITION

Saturday, Feb 17th
24. Grade IV TLM
25. Grade III TLM

Sunday, February 18th
26. Grade IV Mini MSR
27. Grade III MSR

W.U.S.P.B.A. Rules apply for all
Pipe Band contest.
Note: Tune list must be put on a 3 X 5
card and handed to the Judge before
competing.

Drum Major Contest

Saturday & Sunday
28. Adult Open
29. Adult Intermediate
30. Juvenile (17 yrs & under)

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

INDIVIDUAL PIPING

A truly distinct part of Scottish culture comes from the amazing piping bands, drummers, and marchers that come to the Queen Mary to represent the Scottish culture like nothing else can! With our grand parade, and competitors that fill the air with bag piping all day, there is no missing one of the most popular draws to our event!

Tunes must be submitted to the Judge on a 3”x5" index card prior to competition.
W.U.S.P.B.A. rules apply.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel events due to low entry numbers.

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

CHECK FOR YOUR COMPETITION TIMES HERE

A $40.00 late fee applies to registrations received after 2/1/2018

PIPING INFORMATION

SOLO PIPING

Friday Events Feb 16th
1. Piobaireachd, Grade III (Submit 1 Tune)
2. Piobaireachd, Grade II (Submit 2 Tunes)
3. Piobaireachd Grade I (Submit 3 Tunes)
*In the event the entries are low, the
sponsor has the right to cancel events. You
will be notified if needed.

Saturday Events Feb 17th
Grade 4 Piping
4. 2/4 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
5. 6/8 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
6. 2/4 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
7. 6/8 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events
Grade 3 Piping
8. 2/4 March, 17 & Under
9. Strathspey & Reel, 17 & Under
10. 2/4 March, 18 & Over
11. Strathspey & Reel, 18 & Over
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events Continued
Solo Drumming
12. Grade IV 2/4 March
13. Grade III 2/4 March
14. Grade II MSR
15. Grade I MSR

Solo Tenor
16. Novice 2/4 March
17. Intermediate MSR

Amateur Bass
18. Novice March
19. Intermediate MSR

Sunday, Feb 18th

Grade I Piping
20. March/Strathspey & Reel (Submit
2 of each Tune)
21. Hornpipe/Jig (Submit 2 of each
Tune)

Grade 2 Piping
22. March/Strathspey & Reel
(Submit 2 Marches and 1each of S&R)
23. Hornpipe/Jig
(Submit One Set)

PIPE BAND COMPETITION

Saturday, Feb 17th
24. Grade IV TLM
25. Grade III TLM

Sunday, February 18th
26. Grade IV Mini MSR
27. Grade III MSR

W.U.S.P.B.A. Rules apply for all
Pipe Band contest.
Note: Tune list must be put on a 3 X 5
card and handed to the Judge before
competing.

Drum Major Contest

Saturday & Sunday
28. Adult Open
29. Adult Intermediate
30. Juvenile (17 yrs & under)

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

DRUMMING

A truly distinct part of Scottish culture comes from the amazing piping bands, drummers, and marchers that come to the Queen Mary to represent the Scottish culture like nothing else can! With our grand parade, and competitors that fill the air with bag piping all day, there is no missing one of the most popular draws to our event!

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

CHECK FOR YOUR COMPETITION TIMES HERE

A $40.00 late fee applies to registrations received after 2/1/2018

PIPING INFORMATION

SOLO PIPING

Friday Events Feb 16th
1. Piobaireachd, Grade III (Submit 1 Tune)
2. Piobaireachd, Grade II (Submit 2 Tunes)
3. Piobaireachd Grade I (Submit 3 Tunes)
*In the event the entries are low, the
sponsor has the right to cancel events. You
will be notified if needed.

Saturday Events Feb 17th
Grade 4 Piping
4. 2/4 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
5. 6/8 March, 17 & Under (4 Parts)
6. 2/4 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
7. 6/8 March, 18 & Over (4 Parts)
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events
Grade 3 Piping
8. 2/4 March, 17 & Under
9. Strathspey & Reel, 17 & Under
10. 2/4 March, 18 & Over
11. Strathspey & Reel, 18 & Over
NOTE - Possible Heats in this Grade.

Saturday Events Continued
Solo Drumming
12. Grade IV 2/4 March
13. Grade III 2/4 March
14. Grade II MSR
15. Grade I MSR

Solo Tenor
16. Novice 2/4 March
17. Intermediate MSR

Amateur Bass
18. Novice March
19. Intermediate MSR

Sunday, Feb 18th

Grade I Piping
20. March/Strathspey & Reel (Submit
2 of each Tune)
21. Hornpipe/Jig (Submit 2 of each
Tune)

Grade 2 Piping
22. March/Strathspey & Reel
(Submit 2 Marches and 1each of S&R)
23. Hornpipe/Jig
(Submit One Set)

PIPE BAND COMPETITION

Saturday, Feb 17th
24. Grade IV TLM
25. Grade III TLM

Sunday, February 18th
26. Grade IV Mini MSR
27. Grade III MSR

W.U.S.P.B.A. Rules apply for all
Pipe Band contest.
Note: Tune list must be put on a 3 X 5
card and handed to the Judge before
competing.

Drum Major Contest

Saturday & Sunday
28. Adult Open
29. Adult Intermediate
30. Juvenile (17 yrs & under)

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

CLASSIC XV DARTS

A game many have seen in pubs and bars, this fantastic game is anything but a casual game for our Scottish competitors! 

Darts - Although darts is played casually at bars and pubs around the world, professional competitors are anything but casual about the game. Requiring a steady hand, a steely gaze, and total focus, darts is a game of precision where the slightest movement could be the difference between a bull’s-eye and a zero.

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE

- Ladies Singles 501
- Ladies Singles Cricket
- Men's Singles 501
- Men's Singles Cricket
- Ladies Doubles Medley
- Men's Doubles Medley
- Draw Doubles 501
- Draw Mixed Triples

A $40.00 late fee applies to registrations received after 2/1/2018

REGISTER TO COMPETE HERE