Awards for Fred Payne Champion Bagpiper

Professional bagpiper Fred Payne is an expert with his instrument. He has won three Western United States Championships and many awards as a bagpipe soloist and bagpipe band member.

2011: Solo Contests (Grade II)

June 4, Mt. Tamalpais Solo Piping and Drumming competition

  • 1st Place – March/Strathspey/Reel
  • 1st Place – Hornpipe/Jig

May 7 – 8, Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Gathering

  • 2nd Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

April 16 – 17, Las Vegas Celtic Gathering & Highland Games

  • 3rd Place – Hornpipe/Jig

February 18 – 20, Queen Mary Scottish Festival

  • 3rd Place – March/Strathspey/Reel
  • 3rd Place – Piobaireach

2011: Band Contests (With Bushmill’s San Francisco Irish Pipers, Grade III Band):

February 19 – 20, Queen Mary Scottish Festival

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 2nd Place – March, Strathspey,Reel

2010: Solo Contests (Grade II)

September 4 – 5, Pleasanton Highland Games/p>

  • 1st Place – 6/8 March

June 19, Northern Branch Contest
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – Piobaireachd
  • 2nd Place – Hornpipe/Jig
  • 2nd Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

June 12, Mt. Tamalpais Piping and Drumming Competition
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – Piobaireachd
  • 2nd Place – Hornpipe/Jig
  • 3rd Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

2010: Band Contests (With Bushmill’s San Francisco Irish Pipers, Grade III Band):

September 4 – 5, Pleasanton Highland Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley

April 24 – 25, Sacramento Valley Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 1st Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

April 17 – 18, Las Vegas Highland Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 3rd Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

February 13 – 14, Queen Mary Scottish Festival

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 1st Place – March/Strathspey/Reel

2004: Solo Contests (Grade III)

WESTERN UNITED STATES CHAMPION
based on total points won

September 25, Dixon Games

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March
  • 3rd Place – 6/8 March

August 7 – 8, Monterey Games
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 2nd Place – 2/4 March
  • 2nd Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 3rd Place – Piobaireachd

June 26, Campbell Games
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 2nd Place – 2/4 March

June 19, San Diego Games

  • 2nd Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 3rd Place – 2/4 March
  • 2nd Place – Piobaireachd

April 24, Sacramento Games

  • 2nd Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 4th Place – Jig

February 24, Mesa Games

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March
  • 2nd Place – Jig

February 14, Queen Mary Games

  • 3rd Place – Strathspey/Reel

2004: Band Contests (Playing with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band)

August 7 – 8, Monterey Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 1st Place – March Medley

May 29 – 30, Coast Mesa Games

  • 1st Place – March Medley
  • 2nd Place – Timed Medley

April 24 – 25, Sacramento Valley Games

  • 2nd Place – Timed Medley
  • 4th Place – March Medley

2003: Solo Contests (Grade III):

WESTERN UNITED STATES CHAMPION for 2/4 MARCH

October 5, Las Vegas Championship

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March

September 27, Dixon Games

  • 4th Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 5th Place – 6/8 March
  • 5th Place – 2/4 March

August 2, Monterey Games

  • 3rd Place – Strathspey/Reel

June 21, San Diego Games

  • 4th Place – 2/4 March

May 3, Loch Prado Games

  • 2nd Place – Strathspey/Reel
  • 4th Place – 2/4 March

April 26, Sacramento Games

  • 2nd Place – Jig

April 19, Las Vegas Games

  • 5th Place – 2/4 March
  • 5th Place – 6/8 March
  • 5th Place – Strathspey/Reel

2003: Band Contests (Playing with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band)

October 4, Las Vegas Championship

  • 3rd Place overall

September 27, Dixon Games

  • 1st Place – March Medley
  • 2nd Place – Timed Medley

August 30 – 31, Pleasanton Games

  • 2nd Place – March Medley
  • 4th Place – Timed Medley

August 2 – 3, Monterey Games

  • 2nd Place – March Medley
  • 3rd Place – Timed Medley

June 21, San Diego Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 2nd Place – March Medley

June 14, Campbell Games

  • 1st Place – March Medley
  • 1st Place – Timed Medley

May 24 – 25, Costa Mesa Games

  • 3rd Place – Timed Medley

April 22 – 23, Sacramento Games

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 2nd Place – March Medley

2002: Solo Contests (Grade IV):

WESTERN UNITED STATES CHAMPION
based on total points won

October 5, Loch Lomond Games (CA)

OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March
  • 1st Place – Slow March

September 28, Dixon Games
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – Slow March
  • 3rd Place – 2/4 March

August 31, Pleasanton Games

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March

September 21, Fresno Games

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March

August 3, Monterey Games
OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

  • 1st Place – 2/4 March
  • 1st Place – Slow March

May 25, Costa Mesa Games

  • 2nd Place -2/4 March
  • 3rd Place – Slow March

April 27, Sacramento Games

  • 4th Place – 2/4 March

Band Contest (Playing with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band):

October 5, Loch Lomond Games (CA)

  • 1st Place – Timed Medley
  • 1st Place – March Medley

1969: Solo Contest (Novice)

May, Santa Monica Games

  • 4th Place – 2/4 March