R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Inc.

R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia | Gold Medal Competition (May)

This is the major event of each year's calendar. Held over a full weekend in May, the event involves two days of competition and a recital night.

Scheduled Events

All entries to be submitted by email to the society Secretary at secretaryrubrown@gmail.com by Thursday 18th April 2024.

Scroll down for entry form, competition elements, tune requirements and conditions of entry.

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Download fillable PDF Entry Form
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Entry Fees

Piobaireachd Requirements


Each competitor must submit four (4) tunes of their own choice with their entry form. All tunes must have a Crunluath variation. Restricted to former winners of the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of SA Gold Medal.

The tune to be played will be advised by the judge at the judging table when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$2,000; 2nd AUD$1,000; 3rd  AUD$600

No entry fee applicable.  Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Each competitor must submit four (4) tunes of their own choice with their entry form. All tunes must have a Crunluath variation. Restricted to A Grade, or Open players only.

The tune to be played will be advised by the judge at the judging table when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$900; 2nd AUD$700; 3rd AUD$500

No entry fee applicable.  Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Each competitor must submit two (2) tunes of their own choice with their entry form. All tunes must have a Crunluath variation.

The tune to be played will be advised by the judge at the judging table when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$400; 2nd AUD$200; 3rd AUD$100

No entry fee applicable.  Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Each competitor must submit one (1) tune of their own choice. The tune must have a Crunluath variation.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$100; 2nd AUD$75; 3rd AUD$50

No entry fee applicable.  Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Each competitor must submit the ground of one (1) tune of their own choice. 

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$75; 2nd AUD$50; 3rd AUD$25

No entry fee applicable.  Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Ceol Beag Requirements 


Each competitor must submit two (2) MSR sets (minimum 4 parts per tune) of their own choice with their entry form. Restricted to A Grade, or Open players only.

The set to be played will be advised by the judge at the judging table when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$500; 2nd AUD$300; 3rd AUD$100

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Each competitor must submit two (2) Hornpipe/Jig sets (minimum 4 parts per tune) of their own choice with their entry form. Restricted to A Grade, or Open players only.

The set to be played will be advised by the judge at the judging table when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$500; AUD$300; 3rd AUD$100

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Element 1: March, Strathspey and Reel (minimum 4 parts per tune) must be submitted to the Judge on the day when the competitor presents to play.

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$200; 2nd AUD$100; 3rd AUD$50

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.

Element 2: Hornpipe into Jig (minimum 4 parts per tune)

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$200; 2nd AUD$100; 3rd AUD$50

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


March, Strathspey and Reel (minimum 4 parts per tune)

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$70; 2nd AUD$50; 3rd AUD$30

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Simple Time March, Strathspey and Reel (minimum 2 parts per tune)

Prize Monies: 1st AUD$50; 2nd AUD35; 3rd AUD$20

Entry fee of  AUD$5.00. Late entries will incur a fee of AUD$50.


Conditions of Entry