This note includes explanations of new protocols during pandemic times that are being used for the solo piping and drumming competitions at the 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games.
BCPA has created these protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible.
- At the Piping & Drumming Registration area, you will sign yourself in on the sheet provided. It is important that you sign in so the officials and stewards will know that you have arrived at the Games. To do this, there will be a designated line that will channel competitors ready to sign in into a single file line. We ask that you respect each others’ socially distanced space when in the line.
- The order of play and the schedule and the results will be posted on a board, again accessible via a designated single file line. Please be respectful and take your turn. To reduce crowding around the results board, the results will be verbally announced and then posted.
- Competitors numbers will not be used in order to keep contact down to a minimum. Make sure that you check in with the steward for each of your events and also let them know where you will be warming up. The number of competitors is small, so all events should move through quite quickly.
- Comment sheets will not be issued until the results for all events in your grade have been posted. Again, via a designated single file line, you will be able to pick up your sheets and any medals you may have won that you will find in an envelope with your name on it. You will see these at the end of one of the tables, the same one as where you signed in.
We appreciate that these protocols are quite different from what you are used to. We would appreciate you being as careful as you can and be respectful of other people’s space.
If you have questions, please ask your steward or look for BCPA Chief Steward Lynn Bullis, rather that crowding around the piping and drumming registration area.
BCPA Competition Operations