Hosted by the British Columbia Pipers’ Association (BCPA), this competition forms part of the new RSPBA International Solo Drumming circuit for 2023. This event is officially recognized and sanctioned by the RSPBA and will be conducted according to RSPBA rules and will be adjudicated by accredited RSPBA adjudicators. The Championship will also enable the top 4 placed competitors who have not already pre-qualified for the World Solo Drumming Championships to enter the World Solo Drumming Championships as a semi-finalist in October 2023 in Scotland. The winner of this event will receive the J. Reid Maxwell medal. Monetary prizes are sponsored by Tartantown and BCPA.
All competitors must meet the required criteria to compete in the 2023 Adult World Solo Drumming Championship. Before entering, competitors should understand the RSPBA rules: https://rspba.org/2022/10/22/the-rspba-adult-solo-snare-drumming-championship-2023/ )
In addition to the Pacific Rim Championship, there will also be an Open Drumming contest with both MSR and Hornpipe Jig events. Of which the aggregate winner will receive $800 to be used for travel to compete at a major solo drumming contest. See information guide for details/rules: https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2022-23/2023BCPAAnnualGatheringInformationGuide.pdf