Easter weekend saw A&D Pipers Chabb Chia, Tim Chia, Tim Dudley and Lewis MacDonald venture South to Hastings for the annual Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games. This event sees 2 days of competitive solo piping, and is one of the Premier solo piping competitions in New Zealand.
A&D pipers took out the B grade wins on day 1, with Tim Dudley winning the Hawkes Bay Championship 6/8 March and the Strathspey Reel, as well as a 2nd in the Hornpipe Jig. Chabb Chia came out on top in the Hornpipe Jig, with a 2nd in the Strathspey Reel.
Day 2 also saw scattered placings for the A&D lads, with Chabb Chia taking a 2nd in the 2/4 March and a 3rd in the MSR, Tim Dudley a 4th in the 2/4 March, and Lewis MacDonald a 3rd in the Medley. Chabb Chia also ended up taking out the B grade overall prize, with Tim Dudley hot on his heels as runner up.
Full results can be found here.