The Silver Reed Competition


This year’s Highland Games Sychrov will be enriched by another novelty, namely the international competition of Highland Pipers and Drummers – The Silver Reed Competition. It will take place throughout the day on the grounds of the castle park and is open for all bagpipers playing the Highland Pipes and Scottish drums at all levels from beginner to advanced. It is divided into two categories for both instruments – Novice Group and Advanced Group. The judges will be David Johnston and Alec Brown (Highland Pipes) and Allan Rae (Scottish drum). The winners of each category will receive challenge trophies plus prizes donated by the Vaclav Rout, the founder of the Highland Games Sychrov. Competitors can choose tunes of their own choice, with the Novice Group performing at least 2-3 minutes long and Advanced Group at least 4-5 minutes long.

The solo Piping and Drumming competition starts at approximately 10:30 am and will run during the day at various judging stations throughout the park. Competitors will be notified of their competition times in advance. The competition will continue until all entrants have played.

Competitors must be properly attired in Highland dress and their kilt number must be pinned to the front of their kilt. No competitor will be allowed to play without a kilt number.

Applications on site only at the day of Competition.